• FlightSimCon 2016

    Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
    for Pilots and Enthusiasts

    June 11-12, 2016 • New England Air Museum


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.

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 the Bradley International Airport Control Tower and the Embraer Executive Jets Facility.


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.

Registration for attendees opens in December 2015.


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.


FlightSimCon 2016 will be held on June 11 and 12, 2016 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 11, and from 10am – 3pm ET on Sunday, June 12. 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 2016 event schedule.

Hotel & Travel

FlightSimCon 2016 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.

Getting Here

Air Travel

Passengers flying commercially should fly to Bradley International Airport (BDL), 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 themselves to the event are encouraged to park at our partner FBO, Signature KBDL. With a small fuel purchase, all landing, parking, and handling fees will be waived. The FBO offers free transportation to and from FlightSimCon and area hotels. Please make a reservation with Signature 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.

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. The Sheraton 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 will be available for conference attendees. More information will be posted here when room bookings become available.

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

Join us at FlightSimCon 2016.

FlightSimCon draws hundreds of attendees from around North America and around the world. 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, getting involved with FlightSimCon represents an outstanding opportunity to meet and share your products with your customers.

We encourage organizations interested in participating in FlightSimCon to reserve a booth today. Space is very limited. Please download our FlightSimCon 2016 Partner Information Package, call (860) 727-0050 or email contact@flightsimcon.com to get started.

Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors will start to appear on the FlightSimCon website in the next few weeks. For a preview, check out sponsors and exhibitors from our 2015 event.


Share your perspective.

FlightSimCon is currently accepting speaker applications for the 2016 conference. If you have an interesting perspective you would like to share at FlightSimCon 2016, please complete our Speaker Form.

Previous speakers have included flight simulation developers, airline pilots, flight instructors, FAA representatives including air traffic controllers, leaders of online flight simulation communities, and “sim pit” (home cockpit) experts. The initial lineup of speakers for FlightSimCon will be published in early 2016.


FlightSimCon In The News


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