Connecticut Valley Flyers

Hartford-Brainard Airport (KHFD)
Simsbury, CT 06059

Club Facilities

  • Primary Flight Instruction
  • Online Flight Scheduler
  • AOPA Network Club


The Connecticut Valley Flyers is a flying club based at Brainard Airport, in Hartford, CT (KHFD). 15 members together own N46511, a 1969 Cessna 172K Skyhawk with a 180hp/constant speed conversion. Our members range from recent private pilots to instructors and ATP's with decades and thousands of hours experience.

We schedule N46511 online with, which has worked out very well. Backup reservations are also welcome. Most flights are for a few hours, but occassionally we'll have a multi-day trip planned.

History: The previous owner (in the early 1970's) did the 180 hp constant speed conversion, and we bought the plane soon after. Several years ago '511 was refurbished with a leather interior and new paint. She looks and flies great! Plan on travelling at 130mph at 9.5 gph in cruise, with a 2-3/4 hour range and 1 hr reserve.

Type of Flying Available

  • IFR


Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 11
  • Average number of Aircraft: 1
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

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