• FlightSimCon 2015

    Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
    for Pilots and Enthusiasts

    June13–14,2015 •New England Air Museum

About

Spread Your Wings

June -, 2014 • 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.

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. The Museum is adjacent to Bradley International Airport Control Tower and the Embraer Executive Jets Facility, and tours of both facilities are planned to be part of conference registration.

Flight Simulator Enthusiasts

Meet and network with other flight simulation gurus and bring your FSX setup to participate live!

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.

Registration for attendees opens in December 2014.


  • Live Demonstration

    FSX Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

    Education Seminar

    Air Museum Main Hangar

    View and participate in a live demonstration of online flying. Conference attendees who bring their own simulation stations to the event will set up as pilots and controllers to showcase the capabilities of online desktop flight simulation as an entertainment and training platform.


  • Facility Tours

    Scheduling to be Confirmed

    Education Seminar

    Embraer and FAA Facilities

    Experience the facilities adjacent to the New England Air Museum. Attendees can tour various aircraft at the Embraer Executive Jets Center and see FAA controllers in action at the Bradley Airport Control Tower. Guided tours will be available throughout the weekend.


  • Speakers & Exhibitors

    Hear From and Talk With Experts

    Education Seminar

    Breakout Rooms

    Engage with the speakers and exhibitors at the event. Discussion topics range from setting up a desktop flight simulator to building a fully-functional "sim pit" from airplane parts. Speakers include pilots, flight instructors, flight simulation community leaders, and others.

Schedule

FlightSimCon 2015 will be held on June 13 and 14, 2015 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. The conference is currently accepting applications from speakers interested in facilitating a seminar or breakout session.

The conference will be held from 10am – 5pm ET on Saturday, June 13, and from 10am – 3pm ET on Sunday, June 14. The live demonstration of pilots and controllers will occur throughout conference hours on both days. Additionally, attendees will have access to the New England Air Museum’s four indoor hangars of exhibits as well as the aircraft displayed outside throughout conference hours.

Seminars, breakout sessions, and facility tours are being scheduled as additional speakers are confirmed for this year’s event. Please check back soon for the 2015 event schedule

Location

FlightSimCon 2015 will be held at the

New England Air Museum

36 Perimeter Road, Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (860) 623-3305



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.

Located just off the grounds of Bradley International Airport, steps from the Embraer Executive Jets Facility and Airport Control Tower, the Museum is an ideal venue for an aviation-inspired weekend. The conference itself is held in the main hangar, with FSX demonstration stations set up between museum exhibits.

The preferred hotel for the conference—Sheraton Bradley Airport—offers airside accommodation with sightlines of the runway and terminal. Additional nearby hotels provide overflow accommodation.

Getting Here

Air Travel

Passengers flying commercially should fly to Bradley International Airport (KBDL), which is served by a variety of major airlines. The preferred conference hotel is accessible from within Bradley Airport, while other hotels are short taxi rides away.

Pilots who are flying in to the event are encouraged to land at either Bradley Airport or Hartford-Brainard Airport (KHFD) in Hartford, about 15 miles away. In either case, a taxi ride (approximately $10 from KBDL and $45 from KHFD) will be needed to get to most area hotels. Rental car facilities are located on site at both airports.

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.

Preferred Hotel

The Sheraton Bradley Airport is the conference’s preferred hotel, and the only hotel located directly at the airport. Most attendees book rooms at this venue. The Sheraton offers complimentary on demand 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 FlightSimCon rate will be available for conference attendees. Please check back here for more information on how to qualify.

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

Help Support the Growth of Online Aviation

FlightSimCon encourages organizations and companies who are unable to attend our event in person to sponsor the weekend. Sponsorship helps support the passion for aviation that motivates the pilots and flight simulation enthusiasts who attend this conference.

Sponsorship packages begin at $150, and we are happy to create a customized package that fits your needs. Sponsorship opportunities include banners and advertisements at the venue, placement in our events guide or within the gift bag attendees receive, focused discussion during breakout sessions and other conference events, and logo placement on our website.

Past sponsors of this event have included a range of companies focused on both the flight simulation users and pilots. These include Plantronics, REX Game Studios, Instructor Station, and Boston Virtual ATC.

Interested in Sponsoring or Advertising? View the 2015 Sponsor Opportunities and download and complete our Sponsor Agreement. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (860) 727-0050 or info@flightsimcon.com.

Speakers

Previous speakers have included airline pilots, flight instructors, FAA representatives including air traffic controllers, leaders of online flight simulation communities, and “sim pit” (home cockpit) experts. As the lineup of speakers for FlightSimCon 2015 is finalized, we encourage anyone who has an interesting perspective on flight simulation or aviation to share with our attendees to apply to speak at the conference. In particular, we are interested in hearing from speakers who can share experience regarding the transition to employment in aviation, and how flight simulation can help to real-life employment in the aviation industry.

Exhibitors

Many attendees will have spent years and thousands of dollars on their hobby; others may be entering the market for a desktop flight simulator for the first time. If your company or organization targets pilots and/or users of desktop flight simulation technology, exhibiting at FlightSimCon represents an outstanding opportunity to meet and share your products with your customers.

FlightSimCon 2015 encourages exhibitors to:

• Reserve a booth to exhibit your products to FlightSimCon attendees and Museum-goers during the event
• Hold breakout sessions
• Network with FlightSimCon attendees during and after the official event
• Give away or sell merchandise

We encourage organizations interested in participating in FlightSimCon to reserve a booth today. Space is limited, and applications will be considered on a first come, first servce basis. Please use the form below, or call or email us with questions.

Questions about Exhibiting or Vending? Please call (860) 727-0050 or email info@flightsimcon.com. Booth Fee Only $99.00!

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
1028 Boulevard #323
West Hartford, CT 06119

Inquiries: (860) 727-0050

Sponsors and Exhibitors: (860) 727-0050

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