• FlightSimCon 2017

    Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
    for Pilots and Enthusiasts

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

    Windsor Locks, CT, USA

About

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.

Enthusiasts

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

Pilots

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

Exhibitors

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

    Sheraton

    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

    Whova

    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

    Events

    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.

Online registration is now available!

Register Now!

Schedule

FlightSimCon 2017 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 2017. The event will take over the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, with exhibits on two levels across the hotel. A full conference schedule detailing speakers, breakout sessions, and other activities will be posted in spring 2017.

Early conference check-in and registration will be available from 4-6pm on Friday, June 9.

Check-in for the event begins at 7:30am on Saturday, June 10, with exhibitor access and seminars beginning at 9:00am. Seminars continue throughout the day until 4:00pm, and exhibits remain open until 5:00pm. An optional buffet lunch will be available within the hotel between 11:00am – 2:00pm for $15 per person, plus tax. Following the event, attendees are encouraged to join us for an After Event “Sky Lounge” social from 5:00 – 6:30pm. Co-sponsored by Orbx Simulation Systems, the social will feature light fare as well as complimentary cocktails and drinks. After the event, attendees are welcome to explore main terminal and local area dining options available on our Local Area Guide. For attendees who wish to stay in the hotel, Concorde’s Restaurant will have an optional buffet available from 5:00 – 9:00pm for $16 per person, plus tax.

On Sunday, June 11, check-in opens at 8:00am, with exhibit access and seminars taking place throughout the day from 9:00am until 4:00pm. An optional buffet lunch will be available within the hotel between 11:00am – 2:00pm for $15 per person, plus tax. The conference will conclude with closing remarks in the main ballroom at 4:00pm.

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

Venue

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 special FlightSimCon rate of $115 per night (plus charges and taxes) is available for conference attendees. Please click here to book online. If calling to book rooms, be sure to mention FlightSimCon in order to qualify for the discount rate. The hotel is expected to sell out, so book accomodations early!

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. For restaraunt, entertainment, and shopping recommendations, please download our FlightSimCon 2017 Local Area 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

Thanks 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. If your organization is interested in getting involved with FlightSimCon 2017, please download our FlightSimCon Partner Information Package and then complete our our Sponsorship Application to get started. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email contact@flightsimcon.com.

A preliminary list of FlightSimCon 2017 sponsors, including media partners, is shown below. A green "Attending" tag means the partner will be at the event, while the "Exhibiting" tag indicates that partner is one of our exhibitors.

Private Jet

Flight Deck

Premium Economy

Coach

In-Kind

Media Partners

Exhibitors

See Who's at FlightSimCon 2017

A preliminary list of exhibitors who will be present at FlightSimCon 2017 is shown below. If your organization is interested in exhibiting at FlightSimCon this year, please download our FlightSimCon Partner Information Package and then complete our our Sponsorship Application to get started. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email contact@flightsimcon.com.

News

FlightSimCon In The News

  • December 23, 2016

    FlightSimCon Opens Registration For 2017 Event

    FlightSimCon 2017 is proud to announce the opening of Early Bird Registration for attendees. FlightSimCon is the largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference held in North America. This year's event takes place on June 10-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport.

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  • November 19, 2016

    Dates set for FlightSimCon 2017

    FlightSimCon 2017, the annual aviation and flight simulation conference, will be held June 10-11, 2017, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. Now in its fifth year, FlightSimCon has become the biggest flight simulation and aviation conference in North America, drawing attendees from around the world, according to organizers

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  • November 4, 2016

    FlightSimCon 2017 Announced!

    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 leaders in the flight simulation world, conference attendees can immerse themselves in all facets of virtual and real-world flying during the two-day event.

    Listen to Interview
  • 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.

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  • 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!

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Contact

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

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