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

This initial schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly for the latest updates. The final schedule will be published as we approach the event.

Arrival Day

No official conference events take place on Friday, June 9. However, early conference check-in and registration is available and highly recommended for attendees who will be arriving that day.

Early Check-In and Registration

Available Until 6:00pm

Dinner On Own

Conference Day 1

Saturday, June 10 is the first day of FlightSimCon 2017. Activites start at 9:00am and and access to the exhibitor floor begins at 9:30am. Seminars and demonstrations continue throughout the day until approximately 5:00pm.

At the end of the day, a social will be held in the lobby area of the Sheraton Hotel from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Check-In and Registration

Hotel Lobby

Welcome to FlightSimCon

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Evan Reiter Boston Virtual ARTCC

Exhibitor Demonstrations Open

Lobby and Mezzanine Levels

Product Announcement Forum

Windsor Locks Ballroom

X-Plane

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Austin Meyer Laminar Research

Lunch Optional Buffet On-Site

Hotel Lobby

Transitioning from Desktops to Cockpits

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Tom Gauvin and Nathan Palmer "Sim-Pit" Builders

Twitch Streaming and Flight Simulation

Simsbury Room

Panel Discussion

Virtual Reality

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Daniel Church FlyInside

Freeware Development

Simsbury Room

David Waldron Freeware Developer

Flight Simulator Developers

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Panel Discussion

End of Day 1 of FlightSimCon 2017

After-Event Social

Hotel Lobby

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

Dinner On Own

Conference Day 2

Sunday, June 11 is the second day of FlightSimCon 2017. Activites and conference access start at 9:00am, and continue throughout the day until approximately 4:00pm.

Check-In and Registration

Hotel Lobby

Exhibitor Demonstrations Open

Lobby and Mezzanine Levels

A Flight-Simmer Masquerading as an Airline Pilot

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Matthew Cannon Pilot, Skywest Airlines

Lunch Optional Buffet On-Site

Hotel Lobby

Plan Like the Pros using PFPX

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Mike Collier Flight Dispatch Training Instructor

RCAF Flight Simulation at VSIM

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Adam Cybanski Canadian Armed Forces

Closing Remarks

Hotel Lobby

Nicole Glander Glander Associates Event Management

End of FlightSimCon 2017

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

Business

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.

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.

News

FlightSimCon In The News

  • March 20, 2017

    GA Aviation News

    Exhibitors will have a variety of hands-on demonstrations for attendees to try and will be showing off a large selection of hardware and software products. The conference will also feature more than a dozen speakers and seminars on topics ranging from how to make your own DIY home cockpit to turning aviation from a hobby into a career.

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  • March 15, 2017

    Helisimmer.com

    FlightSimCon 2017 is getting closer! The conference has benefited greatly from regular attendees who go out of their way to contact their favourite developers and help encourage them to attend the show. The conference encourages anyone who is thinking of attending to help make FlightSimCon a reality by speaking to exhibitors they wish to meet.

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  • March 13, 2017

    Flightsim.com

    A new addition to FlightSimCon this year is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, will be exhibiting at FlightSimCon 2017. Embry-Riddle joins Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, which will also be exhibiting at the event.

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  • March 12, 2017

    AirDailyX

    The FlightSimCon 2017 exhibitor list is growing! North America’s largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference, is pleased to announce several updates to its growing list of sponsors and exhibitors. The fifth edition of the conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

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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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