Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) was released in August, 2020. How has the release of the new platform changed our community, and what does the upcoming version of MSFS for Xbox mean for the future of add-on development for Prepar3D, X-Plane, and other platforms? Participate in the live discussion starting at 2000 GMT on July 24, 2021.

Here’s the full press-release:

In celebration of #FlyJuly21, developers and content creators are pleased to present a Cross-Community Panel Discussion livestream on July 24 at 2000 GMT. During this special live event, video panelists from Aerosoft, HeliSimmer.comHype Performance GroupOrbxParallel 42, and TFDi Design will discuss the state of home flight simulation and answer questions submitted by content creators and livestreamers. The event will be moderated by Calum from FSElite, hosted by Flight Simulation Association, and broadcast across multiple channels.

The main purpose of the cross-community panel discussion is to offer the simulation community a chance to come together. Regardless of the platform you fly, the type of simming you do, or the level of experience and involvement you have with the community, you’re invited to take part!

Everyone is welcome to participate. We encourage pilots and flight simmers to watch the stream live on July 24 at 2000 GMT via Flight Simulation Association, on YouTube, with Chewwy94 on Twitch, and across various other social and live platforms. You’ll be able to hear from some of your favorite developers regarding the state of home flight simulation and will have the chance to win prizes donated by participating companies.

If you are a content creator: We invite you to arrange a “watch party” with your viewers and submit one question on behalf of your community. Plus, we’ll shout-out your channel and logo as part of the live broadcast. Please email [email protected] to get involved.

If you are a flight simulation developer, freeware or payware: We welcome all developers to take part in this live session. Although the format only allows for a few developers to participate as video panelists, all developers of flight simulation add-ons and products are invited to take part in the panel discussion as chat participants. The “developer chat” will be an integral part of the live broadcast and any freeware or payware flight simulation developer can take part. We are specifically hoping additional developers from the freeware community will get involved. Please email [email protected] for instructions on how to participate.

Following the live broadcast, a recording of the session will be available via Flight Simulation Association and on Orbx’s YouTube.

About FlightSimExpo

FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The first FlightSimExpo was held in 2018 in Las Vegas, followed by a 2019 event in Orlando that attracted almost 1,700 attendees. FlightSimExpo 2021 takes place on September 24-26, 2021 at Town and Country Resort, San Diego and online. FlightSimExpo is proudly produced by active participants of the flight simulation community.

About Flight Simulation Association

Flight Simulation Association connects developers, simmers, and real-world pilots in an effort to make it easier to get started with home flight simulation. Providing resources, learning content, webinars, and discounts on top add-ons and simulation hardware, the association acts as a hub for the flight simulation community to explore the passion for virtual aviation. Anyone can join free www.flightsimassociation.com.