FlightSimCon 2017 builds momentum with newest exhibitors and sponsors

Mar 15, 2017 | by Sérgio Costa
FlightSimCon 2017 is getting closer which means the folks organizing it are busy as bees. Each year the event grows a little and you can be there!

FlightSimCon 2016

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn – March 13, 2017 – FlightSimCon 2017, North America’s largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference, is pleased to announce several updates to its growing list of sponsors and exhibitors. The fifth edition of the conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

FlightSimCon will feature representation from all of the major flight simulation developers, including Dovetail Games (Flight Simulator X and Flight School), Laminar Research (X-Plane), and Lockheed Martin (Prepar3D).

FlightSimCon is designed for aviation and flight simulation enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world. Now in its fifth year, the event includes opportunities to meet exhibitors, try out products and simulator setups, and interact with a series of interesting and diverse speakers.

Registration for the 2017 event is now available at www.flightsimcon.com. For just $60, attendees can get full, 2-day access to the conference and all events. Discounts are available for students, student pilots, and groups.

The conference has benefited greatly from regular attendees who go out of their way to contact their favourite developers and help encourage them to attend the show. The conference encourages anyone who is thinking of attending to help make FlightSimCon a reality by speaking to exhibitors they wish to meet.

As the event approaches, the conference’s initial list of exhibitors includes Aerosoft, Boston Virtual ARTCC, Dovetail Games, EasternHops, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FS Flight Control, FSFX Packages, GoFlight, IVAO, Javiator, Just Flight, Noble Flight Simulation, MidContinent Airlines, Orbx, PILOT’S, QualityWings, Seattle Virtual Air Traffic Control, VATSTAR, VATTASTIC, and Vaughn College. Exhibitors are being added regularly as the event approaches. The newly-released speaker list for the conference includes pilots, flight dispatchers, military personnel (including a 20-year tactical helicopter pilot), home cockpit enthusiasts, and flight simulation developers.

YouTubers D’Andre Newman (of AirDailyX), catstrator, Jeff Favigano, DurkaGaming, JonFly, Josh J Gibbs, Novawing24, and AeroSimGaming will all be streaming live from the event. They will be joined by popular flight simulation and helicopter enthusiast ‘Belgeode’.

Throughout FlightSimCon, attendees will have the opportunity to win great giveaway items from Big Fat Simulations, David Clark, ImagineSim, and JustPlanes.com. The conference will also feature a complimentary social event on Saturday night, sponsored by Private Jet Class Sponsor Orbx Simulation Systems.

To see the full list of sponsors, exhibitors and speakers—and to register for the conference—head to www.flightsimcon.com. Registering online in advance of the event is strongly encouraged, and offers substantial discounts from on-site registrations. We encourage attendees to like FlightSimCon on Facebook or follow the conference on Twitter for the latest updates.

About FlightSimCon

FlightSimCon is North America’s largest annual flight simulation and aviation conference. The event was created in 2013 to bring flight simulation enthusiasts and real world aviators together. Each year, the conference offers attendees from many different backgrounds—aviation enthusiasts, aviation professionals, students looking to a pursue careers in aviation, and current and retired members of the military—the opportunity to connect in an interactive, social setting. In 2016, the event welcomed over 520 attendees from over 40 U.S. States, across Europe, and many other countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and more, alongside 50 sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more about and register for FlightSimCon 2017, visit www.flightsimcon.com.

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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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