FlightSim Expo is happening in June in about 100 days and, according to the organization, there is an “unprecedented level of interest thus far”. The floorplan is almost sold out and a record-breaking attendance is expected.
If you are still holding off regarding your travel plans, please know that less than 50 discounted hotel rooms remain. You can find all the information about travel discounts on the official website.
Yes, I will be attending. In fact, I will be also doing a presentation so, is you are going, please feel free to say hi if you see me around!
Here’s the full press-release. See you in Houston!
HOUSTON – March 11, 2023 – In a livestream with FSElite, Flight Simulation Association (FSA) today confirmed more than 50 hardware, software, training, and community organizations are participating in this year’s FlightSimExpo. This represents the largest initial exhibitor announcement in the show’s history.
2023’s headline hardware sponsors include Honeycomb Aeronautical, Thrustmaster, and SimFab, maker of modular racing and flight simulation cockpits founded in 2010.
The show is also happy to welcome back Diamond Sponsors Navigraph, Orbx, Lockheed Martin - Prepar3D, and Laminar Research—which has a 600 sq. ft. display for attendees to explore and enjoy the world of X-Plane. iniBuilds, a cutting-edge simulation software company with extensive expertise in imagery, modelling, and systems, makes their first appearance at the show, while PMDG returns as a Diamond Sponsor. The event also thanks simMarket/simFlight, a platform used by developers and publishers since 1997 for their continued support.
“We are thrilled with this early and overwhelming level of support,” says Evan Reiter, co-founder of FSA. “Our unique fly-in venue—coupled with this incredible and varied set of partners—has got us counting down the minutes until we’re back together again in Houston.”
FlightSimExpo is the place to see product reveals and get your hands on the latest in flight simulation technology. This year’s schedule includes a series of reveals on Friday, June 23, including from Thrustmaster, FastCow Productions, Allied Cockpit Equipment, TFDi Design, Virtual Fly North America, and Honeycomb. The full schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
The show is also the public debut of the Yawman Arrow, the fusion of a traditional handheld gaming controller and the unique flight controls found on aircraft of all sizes: “Having spent the last two years working on the Arrow, FSExpo is the perfect setting for Yawman to introduce our new handheld designed specifically for the flight simming community,” said Thomas Nield co-founder of Yawman Flight.
The event is grateful for the support of Platinum and Gold Sponsors, including the Q8Pilot channel, which has been producing reviews, guides, and tutorials for desktop flight sims since 2015. Other confirmed sponsors and exhibitors include:
- Altimeter Motives
- Blackbird Simulations
- Gleim Aviation
- Hype Performance Group
- Infinite Flight
- Just Flight
- LIFT Academy
- Northern Reliable Transport
- Pimax Innovation
- SKALARKI electronics Ltd.
- Stay Level Avionix, LLC
- Virtual Fly North America
- Yawman Flight
- FlightSimExpo Houston
- June 23-25, 2023
- Lone Star Flight Museum
- Houston, Texas
The full list of exhibitors and sponsors may be found at https://flightsimexpo.com/.
FlightSimExpo takes place on June 23-25, 2023 in Houston. Registration is available online at https://flightsimexpo.com/. Attendees making plans to attend are encouraged to book discounted FlightSimExpo hotel rooms before they sell out, and learn about airfare discounts with Delta, Southwest, and United.
Following FlightSimExpo, FSA and FSElite will be co-hosting the FlightSimExpo Developer Conference on Monday, June 26. All flight simulation developers are invited to attend a day of interactive, small group discussions designed to get us all talking. Developers are encouraged to reach out to FSA for an invitation.
Full details on event logistics and discounts with airlines, rental car providers, and hotels are available at flightsimexpo.com/travel. FSA members are also invited to join us in Discord to share their feedback about this year’s event.
About Flight Simulation Association
Flight Simulation Association is a community-driven organization of developers, simmers, and real-world pilots working to make it easier to get started in home flight simulation. Join the community today—free—at https://flightsimassociation.com/ for resources, learning content, webinars, and discounts on top add-ons and simulation hardware.
The association invites the community to attend FlightSimExpo on June 23-25, 2023 in Houston, one of the world’s largest dedicated flight simulation conferences and tradeshows. The event has welcomed more than 3,500 attendees to events in Las Vegas, Orlando, and San Diego since 2018.