Bringing helicopter flight simulation to the crowds

What might be even more fun than bringing helicopter flight simulation to the online community? Bring it to people in the flesh, of course!

HeliSimmer - Event at the Air Museum - Sept, 2017

We love to get in touch with people, be it online or offline. We are active in the Flight Simulation Facebook Group so we get to keep in touch with the community, learn from its member s and share our experiences.

Another thing we love to do is to get in touch with people that range from simming veterans to those that never got in touch with a sim. We have the change to talk about our hobby and passion, show them how fun it is and, perhaps more important, allow them to try it, using a good sim, a nice computer and a kick ass helicopter control kit.

It's very fun and fulfilling to be able to talk with people personally and put a lot of them in touch with flight simulation -- especially helicopter flight simulation. I had the opportunity to talk a lot about the differences between helicopters and airplanes and to destroy some myths -- such as the one in which people believe helicopters are much easier to fly than their fixed-wing counterpart. Crazy, right?

We had an amazing day on September 10th, 2017, at the Air Museum in the Portuguese where we could all this once again. We had kids, teenagers, their parents and even real world military pilots coming in and enjoying our sim. I even had some of them calling me afterwards, saying they want to start simming as well which is absolutely amazing!

Let's hope we manage to attend some more events because, folks, this is a blast! You can check the video below.

Until next time!

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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