• FlightSimCon 2017

    Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
    for Pilots and Enthusiasts

    June 10-11, 2017 • Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport

    Windsor Locks, CT, USA


Spread Your Wings

June -, 2017 • Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport

If you are a desktop flight simulation enthusiast or a pilot looking for more information about how desktop flight simulation can benefit you—this event is for you!

FlightSimCon is an annual aviation and flight simulation conference designed to bring pilots and flight simmers together in an interactive social setting. Conference attendees have the opportunity to meet other simulation enthusiasts, experience how online flight simulation can benefit student and rated pilots, and engage with exhibitors and speakers to learn about improving their desktop flight simulators.

FlightSimCon 2017 is being held at The Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, approximately 20 minutes north of Hartford. With hotel and conference rooms overlooking the airport tarmac, the hotel is the ideal venue for an aviation focused conference. Surrounded by the biggest names in flight simulation, conference attendees can immerse themselves in all facets of virtual and real-world flying during the two-day event.


Meet and network with other flight simulation gurus and try out other simmers' setups.


Meet other pilots and learn how to set up your own desktop flight simulator for training.


Share your products and ideas with pilots and some of the largest flight simulation communities.

What's New in 2017

Based on feedback from previous year's conferences, we are excited to announce a variety of new features for FlightSimCon 2017. Continue reading for the major highlights and improvements that you can expect.

  • Venue

    Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport


    With far more space than previous conference venues, the Sheraton Bradley hotel provides greater flexibility for conference exhibitors and attendees. Expect longer conference hours, a larger series of speakers and breakout sessions running in multiple conference rooms, and advanced check-in available on Friday.

  • Whova App

    Communication Platform


    Access the conference schedule, receive important annoucements, and chat directy with other conference members...all from your phone! FlightSimCon has partnered with Whova App for the 2017 event to provide attendees with an easier way of accessing information and connecting with each other.

  • Themed Events

    Better Social Experience


    Each day of this year's conference will center around one of two themes: the flight simulator community in general, and flight simulation's benefit towards real-world pilot training. Also expect themed tables during our Saturday evening social to better connect with attendees about specific flight simulator topics.

Conference registration will be available starting in late 2016.


The fifth annual FlightSimCon will be held on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. A full conference schedule detailing speakers, breakout sessions, and other activities will be posted in late 2016.

The conference features an impressive lineup of speakers and breakout sessions that are designed for users with a variety of interests. Past attractions have included panel discussions on flying in an online multiplayer environment, the future of the flight simulation industry, and talks by real world airline pilots and flight simulator scenery developers.

Highlight videos are available on YouTube for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 events.


FlightSimCon 2017 will be held at the

Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport

1 Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096

The Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport is the host hotel for FlightSimCon 2017, as it offers airside accommodation with sightlines of the runway and terminal in addition to hosting the actual conference. A hotel room block with a special FlightSimCon rate will be available for conference attendees; please check back for more information on how to qualify.

Getting Here

Air Travel

Attendees flying commercially should fly to Bradley International Airport (BDL), served by all major airlines. A direct trans-Atlantic flight is available through Dublin via Aer Lingus.

Pilots flying in to the event are encouraged to park at our partner FBO, Signature KBDL. With a small fuel purchase (at discounted rates), all airport fees are waived for attendees of FlightSimCon. Reserve online or at (860) 623-4955.

Ground Travel

The Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. For participants driving to the event, it is located approximately 3 hours from New York or 2 hours from Boston. Click here for driving directions.

The area is also served by Amtrak train and Peter Pan or Greyhound Bus services. Train and bus passengers will arrive in Union Station in Hartford. A taxi ride is approximately $45 one-way from Hartford Union Station to the Sheraton. An additional option is the Bradley Flyer Bus, which offers low-fare public transportation and runs daily.

Parking and Ride Sharing

Complimentary parking will be offered for all conference attendees via both the Sheraton Hartford Hotel parking garage and validated parking in one of the Bradley Airport daily lots. More information will be sent to attendees as the conference nears.

Also note that many area hotels offer free shuttle service to Bradley Airport, including the Sheraton Hotel. Additionally, FlightSimCon attendees who are either driving in or renting a car may be able to offer rides. Uber and other ride sharing companies are generally available in the Windsor Locks area.

For more information about getting to the event, including what direct flights are available to Bradley Airport, please download the FlightSimCon 2017 Travel Guide.

Additional Options

Other hotel options are within a short distance of the Bradley International Airport. Please note that we do not have special room blocks at these hotels, but the rates are reasonable. Please visit their websites for details.

DoubleTree Bradley Airport

16 Ella T. Grasso Turnpike
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (860) 627-5171

Holiday Inn Bradley Airport

600 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (877) 410-6667

Fairfield Inn and Suites

2 Loten Drive
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (860) 627-9333

Please visit the Bradley International Airport website for a complete listing of area hotels.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

FlightSimCon is grateful to our partners.

FlightSimCon draws hundreds of attendees from around North America and around the world. We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from the many flight simulation and aviation organizations that have partnered with our event this year and in the past. Outreach to sponsors and exhibitors for the 2017 event is currently in progress and an initial list of confirmed supporters will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

If your organization is interested in getting involved with FlightSimCon 2017, please email contact@flightsimcon.com to get started.


FlightSimCon In The News

  • August 2016

    PC Pilot: FlightSimCon 2016

    The fourth annual FlightSimCon convention took place at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Bradley International Airport, Connecticut on June 11 and 12. It was held in two hangars with stands set up next to aircraft on display, enabling visitors to speak to developers and discover new products. More than 20 exhibitors attended the event as well as community groups and organisations such as IVAO, VATSIM and of course Boston Virtual ARTCC, which had a full complement of pilots and controllers demonstrating onine ATC.

    Read More
  • August 3, 2016

    AirDailyX: FlightSimCon 2016 Signing Off

    D'Andre Newman of AirDailyX conclucdes his coverage of FlightSimCon 2016 with a discuss with conference organizers Nicole Glander, Evan Reiter, Tom Gurrette, and Josh Marshall. Listen to some of the exciting things and great opportunities that took place throughout the weekend and a few hints about what the team has in store for next year!

  • June 29, 2016

    General Aviation News: Biggest Year Yet for FlightSimCon

    FlightSimCon 2016 welcomed 520 attendees, along with 24 exhibitors, 30 sponsors, and 24 speakers, to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., at Bradley International Airport on June 11-12. The biggest year yet for the annual flight simulation and aviation conference, FlightSimCon attracted a mix of pilots and aviation enthusiasts from more than 40 states, as well as from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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  • June 13, 2016

    FlightSim.com: Road Trip to FlightSimCon 2016

    The fourth edition of FlightSimCon was held June 11-12 at the New England Air Museum, at the edge of Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, Connecticut and south of Springfield, Massachusetts. The museum has a great collection of historic planes and makes a fine setting for a meeting of aviation enthusiasts. The event booths are right in the hangars among the museum aircraft.

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  • May 8, 2016

    FlightSim.com: FlightSimCon 2016 Ready For Departure

    Registration is available at online. For just $60, attendees can get full, 2-day access to the conference, all events, and to the New England Air Museum's impressive collection of display aircraft. Discounts are available for students, student pilots, and groups. Register this week; rates go up on May 16.



Get in Touch

Please use the information below to contact the FlightSimCon team with and questions, comments, or concerns.

FlightSimCon is a Glander Associates Event Management Solutions production.

Glander Associates Event Management Solutions
1022 Boulevard #323
West Hartford, CT 06119

General Inquiries: info@flightsimcon.com

Sponsors, Exhibitor, and Speaker Inquiries: contact@flightsimcon.com