This year was absolutely fantastic for flight simulation and the next year seems to be even better.

Which is great, since real life, all the stuff that is happening OUTSIDE the virtual worlds we love and cherish, is been messy and hard. We sure need more reasons to stay inside and run away from all of it. Like hermits!

Jokes aside, it seems we have quite an exciting year for the hobby and Flight Simulation Association is hosting this event with the companies mentioned above, which you can watch here on our channel as well and join the chat.

Meanwhile, here’s the full press-release:

2022 promises some highly-anticipated product releases, including X-Plane 12, several new airliners for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and some exciting new scenery projects across desktop flight simulation. As the year draws to a close, everyone is invited to join developers and content creators for a special live event discussion flight simulation add-on development. Featuring video panelists from Blu Games, Flightbeam, FlightFX, Laminar Research, NZA Simulations, and Orbx, the 90-minute livestream will focus on how add-ons are created, distributed, and enjoyed by our community.

The panel will answer questions like:

Submitted by FSElite: “What are your thoughts on ‘overlapping development’ - is having more than one developer working on an airport a good thing?”

Submitted by Chewwy94: “We’re expecting a few big releases in 2022 - what are your predictions and plans going into the new year?”

Submitted by FlightFX: “What does it take to be a successful flight simulation developer?”

Everyone is welcome to participate. We encourage pilots and flight simmers to watch the stream live on December 18 at 2000 GMT via Flight Simulation Association, on YouTube, or with any of the participating content creators. If you are a flight simulation developer or a content creator, please reach out to FSA for information on getting involved.

Win great prizes. Everyone participating live will have the chance to win prizes! The list includes products from Aerobask, Aerosoft, Canada4XPlane, Captain Bob Flight Simulation, SimWorksStudios, and TFDi Design! There will be multiple prize draws conducted live during the stream.

Watch with your favorite content creators. We’ve invited content creators from across the community to host “watch parties'' on their channels. You’ll be able to catch the livestream on multiple Twitch and YouTube channels, including with Chewwy94, Moosestaffa, and the Stormbirds YouTube Channel. Several developers will also be hosting a “simulcast” on their social channels.