During the live interview with FlightSim Association, in which the company has shown the new forestry system, and as we were bombarded with the amazing technology Laminar Research is pushing for in order to evolve X-Plane, Austin mentioned that we should be able to see more at FlightSimExpo and, possibly, even have a demo available with all the new cool stuff.

While software development is always never easy – and very often quite tricky – we shouldn’t expect it to be set on stone but it sure is something else to look forward at the event.

FlightSimExpo released a press release about it, which you can read below. Meanwhile, did you check the interview and the cool stuff Laminar has shown? What are you mostly eager to get yourself for the next versions of the sim?

SAN DIEGO – July 29, 2021 – Live from EAA AirVenture 2021, the creator and team from Laminar Research shared preview screenshots and videos of a next generation X-Plane simulator today. The broadcast was hosted by Flight Simulation Association and provided FSA members the opportunity to ask questions directly to the X-Plane team. More than 500 people joined the live broadcast across FacebookYouTube Live, and the Flight Simulation Association website

“We’re building the next generation of X-Plane,” says Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane. “[And at FlightSimExpo later this year], I want to show the next gen simulator, say how you can get it, and when. X-Plane 11 has had a heck of a run, but it’s time for what’s next.”

A replay of the presentation is available with a free Flight Simulation Association account: https://flightsimassociation.com/webinars/x-plane-past-present-and-future.

Laminar Research, creators of X-Plane, will be heavily featured at FlightSimExpo 2021. Beginning on Friday, September 24, pilots from Laminar Research will discuss FMC and Systems Operations in X-Plane, looking at the functions and options available in the default version of the simulator. Then, in a one-hour in-person presentation, Austin and the team will be previewing the latest developments in X-Plane and providing more information on the “next generation simulator” previews shown earlier today. Finally, on Sunday, FlightSimExpo attendees can take the stage and compete for prizes in the annual X-Plane Landing Competition.

“We heartily invite everyone to go to FlightSimExpo,” echoed Marty Arant from X-Plane. “See you in San Diego!”

Alongside X-Plane, more than 30 other sponsors and exhibitors are taking part in FlightSimExpo, including Prepar3D, Honeycomb Aeronautical, Thrustmaster, Turtle Beach, Flight Factor, SoFly, Gleim Aviation, Redbird Flight Simulations, and many more. 

For those attending in-person in San Diego, single-day registration begins at $25. FlightSimExpo 2021 also offers an online registration for $15, which includes full access to all event seminars, live chats, product discounts and giveaways, and more.

For more information on FlightSimExpo, to view the full schedule, and to register, visit www.flightsimexpo.com. Attendees making travel plans are encouraged to book discounted FlightSimExpo hotel rooms and learn about airfare discounts with Delta, Southwest, and WestJet.

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.