• 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.

On-site registration is available begining at 7:30 am on Saturday, June 10.

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

Exhibitor Demonstrations Open

Lobby and Mezzanine Levels

Product Announcement Forum

Windsor Locks Ballroom

X-Plane

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Austin Meyer President, Laminar Research

Lunch Optional Buffet On-Site

Concorde’s Restaurant

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 President, FlyInside, Inc.

Freeware Development

Simsbury Room

David Waldron Freeware Developer

Flight Simulator Developers

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Panel Discussion

Open Source Home Cockpit Hardware and Software

Simsbury Room

Sebastian Moebius Creator, Mobiflight

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

Concorde’s Restaurant

Plan Like the Pros using PFPX

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Mike Collier Flight Dispatch, American Airlines

When an Airline Captain Met the PMDG 777...

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Capt. Myron Ashcraft and Ben Weston Airline2Sim

RCAF Flight Simulation at VSIM

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Adam Cybanski Major, Canadian Armed Forces

Using Simulation Effectively for Real-World Training

Simsbury Room

Stasi Poulos Founder, Mindstar Aviation

FAA Safety Team Seminar

Windsor Locks Ballroom

Stephen Brown FAA Safety Team, Boston FSDO

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. At this point, the discounted room block is full and the hotel is completely sold out for the event. However, there are several nearby hotels with reasonable rates.

Additional Options

Some other hotel options are within a short distance of the Bradley International Airport are listed below. Please note that we do not have special room blocks at these hotels, but the rates are reasonable. Please visit their websites for details, or see the Bradley International Airport website for a complete listing of area hotels. Attendees staying at local area hotels will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the Sheraton Bradley Airport. Most hotels have shuttles available for use, but attendees should confirm prior to booking. Uber and taxis are also available in the area; a ride to the conference venue is under $10 one-way.

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: (860) 386-6300

Fairfield Inn and Suites

2 Loten Drive
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (860) 627-9333

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, all airport fees are waived for attendees of FlightSimCon. Please reserve with Jeremy at (860) 305 7334 or jeremy.palmer@signatureflight.com.

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.

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.

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.

FlightSimCon 2017 sponsors, including media partners, are listed 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 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 backgrounds 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

  • May 22, 2017

    PC Pilot

    FlightSimCon has announced an impressive speaker lineup for the 2017 event, which is scheduled for June 10-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel attached to Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, CT, USA. Speakers include representatives from the FAA, Lockheed Martin, Laminar Research, Dovetail Games, and many more, all with both aviation and flight simulation backgrounds.

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  • May 9, 2017

    AOPA

    FlightSimCon is designed to bring together pilots and flight sim enthusiasts to enjoy an interactive social setting. Participants will experience how online flight simulation can benefit student and certificated pilots, meet other simulation enthusiasts, and engage with exhibitors and speakers. More than 40 exhibitors will present hands-on demonstrations of hardware and software products. Dovetail Games (Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition), Laminar Research (X-Plane), and Lockheed Martin (Prepar3D) will be at the show as sponsors or exhibitors.

    Read More
  • April 19, 2017

    Novawing24 YouTube Channel

    In this Special Edition of the NovaWrap Novawing24 gets a chance to sit down and chat with some of the stars behind FlightSimCon 2017. Together we discuss where FSC has been and more importantly some of the great things to expect and experience at this years event!

    Watch

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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