THE ORIGINAL

Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
for Pilots and Enthusiasts of All Ages

Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel
300 Reunion Boulevard
Downtown Dallas, Texas USA

View 2018 Promo Video

THE ORIGINAL

Aviation and Flight Simulation Conference
for Pilots and Enthusiasts of All Ages

Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel
300 Reunion Boulevard
Downtown Dallas, Texas USA

View 2018 Promo Video

ABOUT

Spread Your Wings

June 23-24, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Dallas

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.

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 is FlightSimCon? – Highlights 2017

SCHEDULE

FlightSimCon 2018 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24, 2018. The event will take place in the Landmark Ballroom and Landmark Foyer.

Early conference check-in and registration will be available from 3-6pm on Friday, June 22. 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 22. However, early conference check-in and registration is available and highly recommended for attendees who will be arriving that day.

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3:00

EARLY CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION

Available Until 6:00pm

Receive your name badge and complimentary attendee bag early at the FlightSimCon registration desk near the Landmark Ballroom at our host venue, the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Early conference check-in is highly recommended for attendees who will be arriving on Friday to help avoid standing in lines Saturday morning.

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6:00

DINNER On Own

Attendees who will be arriving on Friday are welcome to explore Dallas and local area dining options available at www.visitdallas.com. For attendees who wish to dine inside the Hyatt, there are several options available, including Parrino's Oven, Centennial Café, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (located in the Reunion Tower), Cloud Nine Café, Coffee's Post (open 24/7) with Starbucks, and Monduel's Bar.

Conference Day 1

Saturday, June 23 is the first day of FlightSimCon 2018. Activities start at 9:00 a.m. and access to the exhibitor floor begins at 9:20 a.m. Seminars and demonstrations continue throughout the day until 5:00 p.m.

At the end of the day, a social will be held in the Landmark Foyer area of the Hyatt Regency Hotel from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

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7:30AM

CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION

Landmark Foyer

Conference check-in and registration is available beginning at 7:30am and continuing throughout the day. Breakfast is on your own. Optional hotel breakfast options include Centennial Café with a full breakfast buffet or Coffee's Post with favorite Starbucks brews and a pastries.

9:00AM - 9:20AM

WELCOME TO FLIGHTSIMCON

Landmark Ballroom

Join us for an introduction to this year’s conference and highlights for the weekend.

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9:20AM to 5:00PM

EXHIBITOR FLOOR OPEN

Landmark A/B

This year, FlightSimCon has a large exhibit area all located in the Landmark Ballroom. Conference attendees will be able to interact with the flight simulation and aviation exhibitors attending the event. Access ends at 5:00pm.

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9:30AM - 5:00PM

SEMINARS

Landmark C/D

There will be several fantastic speakers throughout the day. Stay tuned as we update the schedule on a regular basis.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH On OWN

Attendees are welcome to explore Dallas and local area dining options available at www.visitdallas.com. For attendees who wish to dine inside the Hyatt, there are several lunch options available, including Parrino's Oven, Centennial Café, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (located in the Reunion Tower), Cloud Nine Café, Coffee's Post (open 24/7) with Starbucks, and Monduel's Bar.

5:00PM

END OF DAY 1 OF FLIGHTSIMCON 2018

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5:00PM - 6:30PM

AFTER-EVENT SOCIAL 5:00 PM

Landmark Foyer

Food and Drink at the After-Event Social

Following the event on Saturday night, a social event, will feature light fare and complimentary cocktails and soft drinks. The social will be held on-site just after the conference.

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6:30PM

DINNER On Own

After the Social attendees are welcome to explore Dallas and local area dining options available at www.visitdallas.com. For attendees who wish to dine inside the Hyatt, there are several options available, including Parrino's Oven, Centennial Café, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (located in the Reunion Tower), Cloud Nine Café, Coffee's Post (open 24/7) with Starbucks, and Monduel's Bar.

Conference Day 2

Sunday, June 24 is the second day of FlightSimCon 2018. Activities and conference access start at 9:00 a.m., and continue throughout the day until approximately 4:00pm.

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8:00 AM

CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION

Landmark Foyer

Conference check-in and registration is available beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Breakfast is on your own. Optional hotel breakfast options include Centennial Café with a full breakfast buffet or Coffee's Post with favorite Starbucks brews and a pastries, plus sandwiches, salads and fresh fruit to go which is open 24/7.

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EXHIBITOR FLOOR OPEN

Landmark A/B

This year, FlightSimCon has a large exhibit area all located in the Landmark Ballroom. Conference attendees will be able to interact with the flight simulation and aviation exhibitors attending the event. Access ends at 5:00pm.

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SEMINARS

Landmark C/D

There will be several fantastic speakers throughout the day. Stay tuned as we update the schedule on a regular basis.

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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH On OWN

Attendees are welcome to explore Dallas and local area dining options available at www.visitdallas.com. For attendees who wish to dine inside the Hyatt, there are several lunch options available, including Parrino's Oven, Centennial Café, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (located in the Reunion Tower), Cloud Nine Café, Coffee's Post (open 24/7) with Starbucks, and Monduel's Bar.

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4:00 PM

END OF DAY 2 OF FLIGHTSIMCON 2018

Thank you for attending! We'll see you again in 2019.

VENUE

FlightSimCon 2018 will be held at the

Hyatt Regency Hotel

300 Reunion Boulevard
Downtown Dallas, Texas 75207 USA

The Hyatt Regency Hotel is the host hotel for FlightSimCon 2018.

We have a special group overnight room rate June 20 – June 25 @ $154.00 plus tax. Click here to book your room. If you need extra nights before or after June 20 – 25 please contact the hotel directly so they can help you. There are 1,120 guestrooms in the hotel – a lot of accommodations for everyone! The cut-off date for reservations is Friday, May 25, 2018.

HOTEL FEATURES INCLUDE

The entrance to the iconic Dallas landmark, Reunion Tower, 50-stories tall with three levels of 360 degree breathtaking panoramic viewing. The location is walkable to downtown restaurants and nightlife. Visit www.visitdallas.com. Modern rooms and suites with city views. Outdoor pool and sundeck. 24 hour gym. Complimentary wi-fi for up to six devices in every guestroom.

GETTING HERE

Air Travel

Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) is the fourth busiest airport in U.S. just 15 miles from the hotel and the convenient general aviation airport, Love Field, is 7 miles away.

DFW has a great place to watch planes land and take off at Founders’ Plaza.

Ground Travel

For participants driving to the event click here for driving directions.

Rental Cars Avis/Budget located inside Hyatt Regency Dallas’ lobby.

Parking

We have a $14 discounted self-parking rate for overnight guests. Valet Parking is available at hotel entrance at a higher rate.

Day guest parking rates range from $19 – $29

Public Transportation

Transportation to / from DFW International Airport (22 miles). Taxi fare is approximately $45-50. Go Shuttle shuttles are for $16 and are located on the front drive. Love Airfield (7 miles). Sedan, SUV and cab service also available. The DART train goes from the airport to Union Station at the hotel. For all transportation info CLICK HERE.

Click Here to Learn More

The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) orange line leaves from the airport and goes to the West End station, and guests can take either the red or blue line to get to Union Station (attached to the hotel via underground concourse). For transportation to DFW Airport from the hotel, guests can take either the red or blue DART lines from Union Station to the West End station and switch to the orange line to take to the airport.

Transportation to / from Love Field Airport (8 miles). Taxi fare is approximately $20-25. Go Shuttle shuttles are for $16 and are located on the front drive. Sedan, SUV and cab service also available. Click here to make a reservation!

The Hyatt is connected to Union Station and the following transportation options via underground walkway from the hotel. Trains are available from DFW to the Hyatt!

Amtrak: Connected to Hyatt Regency Dallas by way of underground walkway to Union Station.
Greyhound: The nearest Greyhound station is located at 205 S Lamar St.

Light Rail Service (Operated by DART – Dallas Area Rapid Transit):

Guests looking to explore the city can access the DART red and blue light rail lines, as well as the Trinity Rail Express to Fort Worth from Union Station. Routes available to immediate downtown area locations include Dallas Convention Center, Dallas Zoo, West End Historic District and North Park Center shopping mall. Cost is $2.50 per person for two hours of unlimited rides or $5.00 for day pass.

Free shuttles D-Link and Streetcar are available. Uber available via the Hyatt App

For restaurant, entertainment, and shopping recommendations, please go to www.visitdallas.com

Dallas, Texas…Big Things Happen Here!

Many Nearby Points of Interest Including

2 AIRPORTS

Please Stay Tuned For More Information…

Early bird attendee registration will open in mid-December.

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SPONSORS

Thank you Sponsors for your generous support!

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, past and present.

This list is in the works and will be updated shortly.

If your organization is interested in getting involved with FlightSimCon 2018, please inquire directly about our FlightSimCon Partner Information and then complete our Sponsorship Application to get started. Email contact@flightsimcon.com or call +1 860.727.0050.

Premier Class Sponsor

gleimaviation.com

Gleim Aviation has helped aviators pass millions of FAA exams since 1980. Gleim publishes and distributes flight training books, online courses, and flight simulation training software and systems.

Coach Class Sponsor

www.afsbi.org

Association of Flight Simulator Builders and Instructors (AFSBI) is a member-based organization promoting the use of flight simulators and collaboration across developers, builders, users, instructors and their communities, institutions and pertinent government and non-government organizations.

EXHIBITORS

The Exhibit Hall

FlightSimCon has will have more exhibitors than ever before featuring organizations and companies from around the globe from the aviation and flight simulation world!

The exhibitor list is a work in progress. Stay tuned as this list is updated on a regular basis.

cockpitfestusa.org

Very excited to welcome Cockpit Fest USA to FlightSimCon 2018! Several really cool cockpits will be on display at our Dallas event. More photos will be posted soon.

Classic 737-200 Project That Began In 2010 for IRVING JENSEN III”

This cockpit is a cut away from a real Boeing 737-200 series aircraft. It’s first public display will be at FlightSimCon 2018!

FlightSimCon will be raffling off a limited number of flight sim 1.5 hour flights. Flights will be scheduled on Saturday between 10:00am and 3:30pm and Sunday between 8:30am and 3:00pm. Flight time split between two pilots. Must be registered by February 15, 2018 to be eligible to enter. Stay tuned for more detailed information coming soon.

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter Cockpit

A 17ft long Bell Cobra cockpit converted by Triad Micro Systems into a weapons procedure trainer for the U.S. Army will be open at FlightSimCon for photos in the pilot seats.

gleimaviation.com

Gleim Aviation has helped aviators pass millions of FAA exams since 1980. Gleim publishes and distributes flight training books, online courses, and flight simulation training software and systems.

www.afsbi.org

Association of Flight Simulator Builders and Instructors (AFSBI) is a member-based organization promoting the use of flight simulators and collaboration across developers, builders, users, instructors and their communities, institutions and pertinent government and non-government organizations.

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. Stay tuned as we post the event speakers on a regular basis.

BART WACLAWIK

OWNER

Owner of Volair Sim, manufacturer of flight sim chassis systems and an active commercially-rated instrument pilot.

ETHAN HAWES

FIRST OFFICER

First Officer on the Embrear 170/75 and Pilot Talent Acquisition Team Member for Republic Airlines.

NEWS

FlightSimCon In The News

NOV 11, 2018

FSElite

FlightSimCon 2018 – Dates and Location Revealed. It feels like just yesterday that the FSElite team were at FlightSimCon 2017 in Hartford. However, the nights have now drawn in and winter is upon us, meaning those sunny memories of June are now well behind us. However, today a new trailer and official confirmation of dates and location for FlightSimCon 2018 have been revealed meaning summer feels a little closer than before.

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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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Please welcome The Association of Flight Simulator Builders and Instructors to FSC2018! AFSBI is a member-based organization promoting the use of flight simulators and collaboration across developers, builders, users, instructors and their communities, institutions and pertinent government and non-government organizations. www.afsbi.org ... See MoreSee Less

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FSC2018 is pleased to welcome Gleim Aviation as a Premiere Sponsor for the Dallas Event!

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Dear Friends,

FSElite has released their article regarding why there are two flight sim conferences in North America, and we're grateful to Calum for taking the time to research and write this article. While we're appreciative of the effort, we feel there are some critical points of view that were overlooked.

With that in mind, we've prepared a response and posted it in the AvSim forums in the thread that started this whole conversation to begin with. We'll encourage anyone who wants to fully understand the story to review the post on AvSim.

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