The schedule for FlightSimExpo 2023 is now out and you can check out everything that will happen at the event, which includes a mix of developer announcements, educational seminars, and community-inspired panels.
FlightSimExpo also has something new this year, which is a set of activities that you can be a part of! You can do things such as FAA tours, on-airport experiences, visit the Space Center Houston, and much more. You can see all that at the dedicated FlightSimExpo page. Registration for Activities starts at 10am CT on April 15 but beware: space is limited.
And don’t forget you can register at a discount if you use the code ‘helisimmer’!
Here’s the full press-release. I will see you there!
HOUSTON – March 31, 2023 – FlightSimExpo 2023 will feature developer announcements, panel discussions, and community-inspired educational seminars throughout the three-day event in Houston this June. This year’s show also includes the option to participate in aviation-themed group activities before and after the main conference. New details and the full seminar schedule are available now at www.flightsimexpo.com.
2023 Seminar Schedule
The 2023 seminar schedule features announcements and new product reveals from Thrustmaster, FastCow Productions, Allied Cockpit Equipment, TFDi Design, Virtual Fly, Honeycomb Aeronautical, and more! Attendees will hear from the creator of Kerbal Space Program—who will be sharing more details on Kitbash Model Club, an RC model simulator announced earlier this week. Other speakers include community members, content creators, and professionals from Hype Performance Group, Lockheed Martin – Prepar3D, Navigraph, the U.S. Air Force, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Before, during, and after FlightSimExpo 2023, attendees can participate in fun activities designed to build lasting memories and visit some of Houston’s coolest aviation-themed venues. Attendees can choose from a variety of paid and free activities that include FAA facility tours, behind-the-scenes airport tours, a group visit to Space Center Houston, and more. Information about 2023 activities is available at flightsimexpo.com/activities now. Registration for these activities opens on April 15.
Alongside Microsoft, FSA has confirmed more than ten new exhibitors and sponsors will be participating at FlightSimExpo. These include RealSimGear, Aviation Training Foundation, FlightChops, FLYING Magazine, Fsdreamteam, Redbird Flight Simulations, MobiFlight, Sim Innovations, Flight Sim Wings, Resonaero, and AIRLAND WORLD.
First-time exhibitor Resonaero shared their thoughts on exhibiting at FlightSimExpo for the first time: “We’re excited to launch our public beta at Flight Sim Expo 2023 and reveal a brand-new passenger simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator, with scenarios and persistent career,” said Mike Mortimer, Founder & Lead Developer. At the show, meet our developers and discover a new purpose to your flying, as virtual passengers rate your ability to fly safely, smoothly, and on time.”
Hotel Rooms & Logistics
A new room block has been opened at the DoubleTree Houston Hobby hotel (where all Friday seminars and the social event happen). The new rate of $129+tax is available at flightsimexpo.com/travel, alongside airfare discounts with Delta, Southwest, and United. Attendees can also book at the nearby Marriott Houston South for $89+tax.
The conference also announced a new transportation option between the two host hotels and Lone Star Flight Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy of Blackbird Simulations, Thrustmaster, and X-Plane, shuttle buses will run approximately every 30 minutes throughout both weekend event days.
“We’re so grateful to Blackbird, Thrustmaster, and X-Plane for stepping up to help provide another transportation option for attendees,” said event co-founder Evan Reiter. “While we know that there won’t be capacity for everyone, the free shuttles will make it that much easier for everyone to participate in the event. Alongside shuttles, attendees can take advantage of free parking at all event venues, discounts on rental cars, and carpool and rideshare options.”
FlightSimExpo takes place on June 23-25, 2023 in Houston. 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 www.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.