• FlightSimCon 2016

    Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
    for Pilots and Enthusiasts

    June 11-12, 2016 • New England Air Museum

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About

Spread Your Wings

June -, 2016 • New England Air Museum


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. Great prizes are available to be won all weekend, including games from Big Fat Simulations, a round-trip flight with Cape Air, DVDs from JustPlanes.com, headsets from David Clark, and TrackIR 5 PRO bundles donated by Natural Point.

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, approximately 20 minutes north of Hartford, is the ideal venue for an aviation focused conference. Surrounded by vintage and present-day aircraft, conference attendees can immerse themselves in all facets of virtual and real-world flying during our 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.

Conference registration is available now.

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Highlights

The video below shows highlights from FlightSimCon 2015, which drew more than 300 attendees from around the world, and featured more than 35 speakers and exhibitors.


Schedule

FlightSimCon 2016 will be held on June 11 and 12, 2016 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT.

The centerpiece of the conference is the online aviation demonstration provided by VATSIM's Boston Virtual ARTCC. This live, interactive demonstration of virtual flight and air traffic control offers attendees the chance to watch, interact with, and try out different at-home flight simulator configurations. This includes access to a full-size C172 “sim-pit” and other impressive home cockpit setups.

First Day

Saturday, June 11 is the first day of FlightSimCon 2016. Activites and museum access start at 10am, and continue throughout the day until approximately 4:45pm.

At the end of the day, a social will be held at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. Later on Saturday evening, an optional FlightSimCon Dinner takes place off-site.

Registration Opens

Exhibitor Demonstrations Open

Welcome to FlightSimCon

Evan Reiter Boston Virtual ARTCC

State of the Sim-Nation

Peter ("Frooglesim") Wright Simulation Personality

Desktop Flight Simulation in the RCAF

Major Adam Cybanski Canadian Armed Forces

Lunch Food Trucks Available On-Site

Exterminating Mice from your Cockpit

Russ Barlow Air Manager Evangelist

Completing Scenery Design Projects

Misha Cajic Airport Developer, Orbx Simulation Systems

Flying Online: The Benefits of Connecting

Panel Discussion

X-Plane

Austin Meyer Laminar Research

End of Day 1 of FlightSimCon 2016

After-Event Social

Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport

Food and Drink at the After-Event Social is Sponsored By:


FlightSimCon Dinner

Local Area Restaraunt

Second Day

On Sunday, June 12, the second day of FlightSimCon 2016, the Museum will once again be open for access beginning at 10am. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with members of Boston Virtual ARTCC's Demonstration Team, speak with vendors and exhibitors, attend breakout sessions, and try out home cockpit and simulator setups. Activities continue until the official end of the conference at 3pm on June 12.

Registration Opens

Exhibitor Demonstrations Open

My Cessna Sim Project

Tom Gauvin

How to Plan like the Pros

Michael Collier Flight Dispatch Training Instructor, AA

Lunch Food Trucks Available On-Site

Flight Simulation Developer Forum

Panel Discussion

Dovetail Games Flight Simulator - My Vision

Stephen Hood Dovetail Games

Closing Remarks

Nicole Glander Glander Associates Event Management

End of FlightSimCon 2016

Hotel & Travel

FlightSimCon 2016 will be held at the

New England Air Museum

36 Perimeter Road, Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096



The New England Air Museum is New England’s largest aviation museum. Conference attendees will spend the weekend surrounded by historically-significant aircraft and engaging exhibits. Admission to the museum is included with FlightSimCon registration.

Getting Here

Air Travel

Attendees flying commercially should fly to Bradley International Airport (BDL), served by all major airlines. The conference hotel is in the airport, while other hotels are nearby.

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 New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, near Bradley International Airport. 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 Air Museum. An additional option is the Bradley Flyer Bus, which offers low-fare public transportation and runs daily.

To and From the Museum

The New England Air Museum is located near the Airport Control Tower on the north side of the airport (most hotels are either on the south or east sides of the runways). Ground transportation to and from area hotels will be required for both days.

The Museum is approximately a 5 minute drive or $15 taxi ride from most area hotels. Many hotels offer free shuttle service to locations nearby the airport, including the Museum. Additionally, many FlightSimCon attendees who are either driving in to the area or renting a car may be able to offer rides to and from the Museum throughout the day.

For more information about getting to the event, please download the FlightSimCon 2016 Travel Guide.

Preferred Hotel

The preferred hotel for the conference—Sheraton Bradley Airport—offers airside accommodation with sightlines of the runway and terminal. Most attendees book rooms at this venue. Complimentary parking is offered to our overnight guests staying as part of the conference. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service, including to and from the New England Air Museum.

Sheraton Bradley Airport

1 Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (860) 627-5311



A special FlightSimCon rate is available for conference attendees. Please use this link to complete your reservation and take advantage of the FlightSimCon rate.

Additional Options

Other hotel options are within a short distance of the Airport and Museum. 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 2016 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. At this point, we have reached our capacity for exhibitors at the 2016 event.

If your organization is interested in getting involved with FlightSimCon 2016, there are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities that are still available. Please download our FlightSimCon Partner Information Package, call (860) 727-0050 or email contact@flightsimcon.com to get started.

The list of partners below includes sponsors, exhibitors, and media partners. 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

Business

Premium Economy

Coach

Basic

Media Partners

Speakers

Simulation and Aviation Experts

Speakers at FlightSimCon include experts with backgrouns in simulation and aviation. Presentations and seminars occur throughout both days of the conference, and cover a wide variety of topics. The speaker list below includes those hosting their own seminars as well as participants of the panel discussions. Speakers are shown in alphabetical order; please use the arrows to scroll through the list.

Media

FlightSimCon In The News

Contact

Get in Touch

Please use the information below to contact the FlightSimCon team with and questions, comments, or concerns. If you want to exhibit, sponsor, or speak at the event, please send an email to info@flightsimcon.com.

FlightSimCon is a Glander Associates Event Management Solutions production.

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

Inquiries: (860) 727-0050

Sponsors and Exhibitors: (860) 727-0050

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