• FlightSimCon 2015

    Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
    for Pilots and Enthusiasts

    June13–14,2015 •New England Air Museum

    Register!

About

Spread Your Wings

June -, 2015 • 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.

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.

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  • 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.


  • Sim-Pit Flying

    Try out a Full-Size C172 Cockpit

    Education Seminar

    Multiple Home Cockpits

    Attendees will have the opportunity to try out a “sim-pit” built from a full-size Cessna 172 airplane cockpit. Additionally, attendees are welcome to fly different simulator configurations throughout the event, and have free access to the Museum’s FSX simulators.


  • 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 centerpiece of the conference is the FSX Demonstration Team, which will include the chance to watch, interact with, and try out different FSX configurations. This includes access to a full-size C172 “sim-pit” and other impressive home cockpit setups. The schedule of this year’s conference has been designed to allow extra time for attendees to participate in the demonstration, network with each other, and meet and speak with exhibitors and vendors.

Draws for door prizes will be held throughout the event, in person, and on Facebook and Twitter. Prizes donated by Just Planes, PilotsEYE.tv, and Wilco Publishing will be available to be won throughout the event!

First Day

Saturday, June 13 is the first day of FlightSimCon 2015. 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 Cloud Nine Bar at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. Later on Saturday evening, an optional FlightSimCon Pilots' Dinner takes place off-site.

Registration

FSX and Vendor Demonstrations

Welcome to FlightSimCon

Evan Reiter Boston Virtual ATC

Frooglesim

Seminar | Peter Wright FSX Personality

Flying the Line

Seminar | Jeffrey Wietholter First Officer, Shuttle America

Lunch Optional

Scenery Development for FSX

Seminar | Kenan Ӧzϋn I.D.S and Bill Womack iBlueYonder

The Future of At-Home Flight Simulation

Panel Discussion

Setting Up a Home Desktop Simulator

Seminar | Evan Reiter Boston Virtual ATC

Flight Simulation as a Career Primer

Seminar | John Padua Flight Instructor

End of Day 1 of FlightSimCon 2015

After-Event Social

Cloud Nine Bar Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport

FlightSimCon Dinner Optional

Skyline Restaurant 106 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks

Second Day

On Sunday, June 14, the second day of FlightSimCon 2015, the Museum will once again be open for access beginning at 10am. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the FSX 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 14.

Registration

FSX and Vendor Demonstrations

My Cessna Sim Project

Seminar | Tom Gauvin

The Importance of Simulation Technology

Seminar | Glenn Carter Dean, SAvS, Daniel Webster College

Lunch Optional

Introduction to X-Plane

Seminar | Austin Meyer X-Plane Creator

Freedom’s Wings International

Seminar | Richard Fucci Freedom’s Wings International

As The Pros Fly

Seminar | Tony Vallillo Captain, American Airlines (Ret.)

Closing Remarks

Nicole Glander Glander Associates Event Management

End of FlightSimCon 2015

Hotel & Travel

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 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 of $111 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 group rate is available until Thursday, May 28, and is subject to availability.

Parking is available at the hotel for overnight guests at a rate of $3 per day (or $30 per day for non-hotel guests).

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 2015 is grateful to our partners.

FlightSimCon is actively reaching out to sponsors and exhibitors. The list below is by no means complete, and will be updated regularly. Please check back on this site, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exciting additions.

The word "Exhibiting" next to a logo indicates the sponsor has reserved a booth to exhibit at the event, while the "Attending" tag indicates that representatives from that sponsor will be present at FlightSimCon but may not have their own display.

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Media Partners

Help Support the Growth of Online Aviation

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available for FlightSimCon 2015. Sponsorship helps support the passion for aviation that motivates the pilots and flight simulation enthusiasts who attend this conference. Of course, being at the event in person means your organization has the best chance to reach out directly to flight simmers.

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.

Exhibiting at FlightSimCon is more than just having a booth. Our conference offers several opportunities to target customers, get recognized, and network with the flight simulation and aviation world, both during and after the conference.

A booth at FlightSimCon 2015 includes:

• The chance to demonstrate products
• Opportunities to network with FlightSimCon attendees and other vendors
• Ability to give away or sell merchandise
• Exposure in various forums and articles focused on flight simulation users
• Listing on our website and official program guide given to attendees
• Mentions in articles covering the conference
• Media attention, including possible radio interview
• Attention on social media
• Live streaming of the event online
• On-site video interviews to be posted on YouTube

For sponsors, please view our Sponsor Opportunities and complete our Sponsor Agreement. Exhibitors are encouraged to complete our Exhibitor Form to indicate your interest (booth fee is only $99). Please direct questions to info@flightsimcon.com, or call us at (860) 727-0050.

Speakers

Simulation and Aviation Experts

The 2015 list of FlightSimCon speakers includes experts with simulation and aviation backgrounds. Presentations and seminars occur throughout both days of the conference, and cover a wide variety of simulation and aviation topics.

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
1028 Boulevard #323
West Hartford, CT 06119

Inquiries: (860) 727-0050

Sponsors and Exhibitors: (860) 727-0050

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