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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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How Flight Sim Turned Me into An Aviation Nut and Professional Flight Instructor

RICK TODD, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI
President of the National Association of Flight Instructors

Rick will present an in depth look at his roots and how he became a professional pilot and flight instructor. The hope is that more people would see how supplementing your pilot skills with simulation makes for a better pilot.

Session includes Q&A. Find more info about Nation Association of Flight Instructors at www.nafinet.org

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Flight Sim to Real World ATC

TYLER BEALS
United States Air Force and VATSIM Denver ARTCC Deputy Air Traffic Manager

Tyler will discuss the transition from flight simulation enthusiast to real-world air traffic control and how flight sim helped his career. He will discuss common mistakes pilots make pilots make flying with ATC online and how to prevent these errors. Session includes Q&A.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Connecting Real Aircraft Instruments to X-Plane, with a Focus on Arduino

MATT BAILEY
Life-Long Aviation Enthusiast and Active Pilot

Matt will cover the basics of Arduino microcontrollers, the X-Plane API, and how to make the two talk to each other. The internals of some aircraft instrument types will also be discussed, as well as ways to modify real instruments to make them easier to drive with a PC. Session Includes Q & A.

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Paths to Recreation and Professional Flying and Financing Those Endeavors

ETHAN HAWES
First Officer

This seminar is aimed toward helping layout the various paths simmers can take to reach real flying (both recreationally and to a professional level). Additionally, how to go about obtaining funding for those endeavors and financial help.

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4:00 PM -5:00 PM

Flight Simulation as a Tool to Enhance Flight Proficiency for the General Aviation Pilot

BART WACLAWIK
Owner, Volair Sim

The presentation will focus on examples of using flight simulator as a tool for an active pilot or student to maintain and enhance proficiency for VFR and IFR flying. Bart is the owner of Volair Sim, manufacturer of flight sim chassis systems. Bart is an active commercially-rated instrument pilot and an aircraft owner and uses flight simulation to stay sharp and maintain his flying skills. Session includes Q&A. Find more info about Volair Sim at www.volairsim.com

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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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Using Desktop Sims For Real World Training and ATOP Opportunities For Sim Flyers

SEBASTIAN KNOOP-TROULLIER
Real World Pilot and VATSIM ATC

An introduction to flying online with your flight simulator. How to get online, what to expect and a sample flight online. Also, an introduction to the ATOP (www.b737.com ) for anyone who had always wanted fly a full motion 737 simulator.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Integration of Simulator Technology in Flight Training

ETHAN WEIMER and COREY MAISONNEUVE
Flight Simulation Instructors

In this seminar Ethan Weimer and Cory Maisonneuve will discuss the integration of flight simulators at the enthusiast, collegiate, and professional levels, as well as personal experiences as instructors in a King Air B200 Sim.

Session includes Q & A.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ethan will present USB to PIC - Flight Simulator to Real World Pilot Progression

ETHAN HAWES
First Officer

Ethan will help to connect flying tips and techniques used in the real world with the simulator. Information that will allow any simmer, no matter how serious, to take their sim game to the next level and have a better overall experience. This session will also help teach workflow and cockpit organization in addition to other handy techniques used on a day to day basis in cockpits all over the world. Session includes Q & A.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Flying On An On-Line Aviation Network

SAM JOHNSON
International Virtual Aviation Organisation (IVAO) Public Relations Coordinator - North America Region

You might be familiar with online flying aviation networks like VATSIM and IVAO, but did you know that they offer so much more than just being able to connect to interact with other people while you fly? In this seminar Sam will go over all the benefits of flying online and how it will help you in your real-world aviation training as well as pros and cons of various sim networks and how to get started on one. Session includes Q & A.

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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, June 1, 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.

Sponsor list will be updated on a regular basis.

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.

Private Jet Sponsor

thrustmaster.com

Thrustmaster designs and manufactures flight SIM hardware and accessories for civilian, air combat, and space exploration games. We’re proud to support the flight SIM community. Happy flying!

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.

Business Class Sponsor

Event Wi-Fi Provided in Part by SLAVX.com

Stay Level Avionix LLC was founded in 2018 with a focus around enhancing home flight simulation for all aviation enthusiasts. Through unique product offerings customers benefit from a more realistic entertainment simulation using avionics systems that are similar to those found in general aviation aircraft. The flexibility and ease of use of SLAVX Avionics Panels create enhanced simulation anytime, in the comfort of your own home.

Built on the successful foundation of G1000 by SIMiONIC and Logitech Pro Flight, customers already own many of the components that are installed into SLAVX Avionics Panels. A variety of features at different price points means there is a SLAVX Avionics Panel ready to meet any flight simulation budget. All models of SLAVX Avionics Panels are 100% designed and manufactured in Chicago. From panel layout and component compatibility to glare shield wrap, trim and LEDs, all details speak to a product with no compromises. Looking for a better flight simulation experience? Learn more at SLAVX.com.

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.

www.pcflights.com

PCFlights.com is a one stop shop for flight sim amateurs, and home cockpit builders, with focus on professional quality DIY cockpit hardware components, panels, accessories, and custom projects at affordable prices.

Media Sponsor

www.mydeardrone.com

My Dear Drone’s mission is to reduce the complexity, confusion, and overload of information on UAV, Drone, Unmanned and Quadcopter by creating a unique website which is designed and structured purposefully to help the users to understand and study the drone in a practical way. All of this information, news, reviews, guides, and videos are 100% free to access, read and collaborate, The main reason behind it is to offer free knowledge of drone throughout the Internet.

My Dear Drone believes that Drones are one of the most significant innovations of this century and it has touched many peoples lives through entertainment, careers and ultimately saving human lives. With My Dear Drone discover how it can be part of your life to improve your life and ultimately improve the world. So come and experience the World of UAV with us.

PcFlight.net

Your #1 online resource for flight simulator news. Providing you with up to date news and information about the flight simulation community and a trusted resource for virtual pilots all across the world!

www.novawing24.com

“Novawing24” shares video content on a regular basis on his YouTube channel as well as bringing additional to content to the flight simulation world. He is known for his weekly simulation news show – The NovaWrap and his monthly creative expressions in his SkyMusic! series.

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.

Sponsor list will be updated on a regular basis.

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.

Private Jet Sponsor

thrustmaster.com

Thrustmaster designs and manufactures flight SIM hardware and accessories for civilian, air combat, and space exploration games. We’re proud to support the flight SIM community. Happy flying!

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.

Business Class Sponsor

Event Wi-Fi Provided in Part by SLAVX.com

Stay Level Avionix LLC was founded in 2018 with a focus around enhancing home flight simulation for all aviation enthusiasts. Through unique product offerings customers benefit from a more realistic entertainment simulation using avionics systems that are similar to those found in general aviation aircraft. The flexibility and ease of use of SLAVX Avionics Panels create enhanced simulation anytime, in the comfort of your own home.

Built on the successful foundation of G1000 by SIMiONIC and Logitech Pro Flight, customers already own many of the components that are installed into SLAVX Avionics Panels. A variety of features at different price points means there is a SLAVX Avionics Panel ready to meet any flight simulation budget. All models of SLAVX Avionics Panels are 100% designed and manufactured in Chicago. From panel layout and component compatibility to glare shield wrap, trim and LEDs, all details speak to a product with no compromises. Looking for a better flight simulation experience? Learn more at SLAVX.com.

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.

www.pcflights.com

PCFlights.com is a one stop shop for flight sim amateurs, and home cockpit builders, with focus on professional quality DIY cockpit hardware components, panels, accessories, and custom projects at affordable prices.

Media Sponsor

www.mydeardrone.com

My Dear Drone’s mission is to reduce the complexity, confusion, and overload of information on UAV, Drone, Unmanned and Quadcopter by creating a unique website which is designed and structured purposefully to help the users to understand and study the drone in a practical way. All of this information, news, reviews, guides, and videos are 100% free to access, read and collaborate, The main reason behind it is to offer free knowledge of drone throughout the Internet.

My Dear Drone believes that Drones are one of the most significant innovations of this century and it has touched many peoples lives through entertainment, careers and ultimately saving human lives. With My Dear Drone discover how it can be part of your life to improve your life and ultimately improve the world. So come and experience the World of UAV with us.

PcFlight.net

Your #1 online resource for flight simulator news. Providing you with up to date news and information about the flight simulation community and a trusted resource for virtual pilots all across the world!

www.novawing24.com

“Novawing24” shares video content on a regular basis on his YouTube channel as well as bringing additional to content to the flight simulation world. He is known for his weekly simulation news show – The NovaWrap and his monthly creative expressions in his SkyMusic! series.

EXHIBITORS

The Exhibit Hall

FlightSimCon 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.

Click here for Exhibit Hall Layout and Exhibitor Application.

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. 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.

F-16 “Fighting Falcon” Cockpit Familiarization Trainer

This simulator is from Wright-Patterson AFB with three 50″ LCD screens. Walk up and try out a flight in this sim!

F-16 Fighting Falcon Simulator

Made from a real F-16 cockpit. Click this link to video about this project in the making F-16 simulator to be at FlightSimCon 2018.

The Jack Nicklaus Sabreliner 60 Cockpit

See the autographed Sabreliner cockpit used to fly golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to his record setting win at the 1986 Masters.

This cockpit is the complete nose section of a retired Sabreliner business jet! The cockpit has been restored. Lighting is functional and all instruments & avionics are present.

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.

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.

http://www.ivaoxa.org
International Virtual Aviation Organisation

The International Virtual Aviation Organisation was founded in 1998 to provide a platform for enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby in a simulated real-world environment, flying or providing air traffic control.

www.volairsim.com

Volair Sim cockpit chassis is the world’s first flight simulation chassis that is factory pre-configured for popular flight simulation accessories from Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec.

www.simulators.redbirdflight.com

Since its inception in 2006, Redbird Flight Simulations has delivered more than 1,800 innovative, reliable, and high quality flight training devices to flight schools, colleges, and individual pilots around the world.

www.embryriddle.edu

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offering more than 80 Baccalaureate, Master’s and Ph.D degree programs at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through Worldwide Campus.

Virtual Air Traffic Control Booth

On Sunday, we will have live demonstrations of virtual Air Traffic Control throughout the day at a dedicated booth in the exhibit hall.

Come and meet the folks behind the radar scope that provide ATC service to the simulation community.

See what the controllers see, ask the questions you have always wanted to know the answer to, and find out how you can get involved.

EXHIBITORS

The Exhibit Hall

FlightSimCon 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.

Click here for Exhibit Hall Layout and Exhibitor Application.

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. 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.

F-16 “Fighting Falcon” Cockpit Familiarization Trainer

This simulator is from Wright-Patterson AFB with three 50″ LCD screens. Walk up and try out a flight in this sim!

F-16 Fighting Falcon Simulator

Made from a real F-16 cockpit. Click this link to video about this project in the making F-16 simulator to be at FlightSimCon 2018.

The Jack Nicklaus Sabreliner 60 Cockpit

See the autographed Sabreliner cockpit used to fly golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to his record setting win at the 1986 Masters.

This cockpit is the complete nose section of a retired Sabreliner business jet! The cockpit has been restored. Lighting is functional and all instruments & avionics are present.

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.

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.

http://www.ivaoxa.org
International Virtual Aviation Organisation

The International Virtual Aviation Organisation was founded in 1998 to provide a platform for enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby in a simulated real-world environment, flying or providing air traffic control.

www.volairsim.com

Volair Sim cockpit chassis is the world’s first flight simulation chassis that is factory pre-configured for popular flight simulation accessories from Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec.

www.simulators.redbirdflight.com

Since its inception in 2006, Redbird Flight Simulations has delivered more than 1,800 innovative, reliable, and high quality flight training devices to flight schools, colleges, and individual pilots around the world.

www.embryriddle.edu

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offering more than 80 Baccalaureate, Master’s and Ph.D degree programs at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through Worldwide Campus.

Virtual Air Traffic Control Booth

On Sunday, we will have live demonstrations of virtual Air Traffic Control throughout the day at a dedicated booth in the exhibit hall.

Come and meet the folks behind the radar scope that provide ATC service to the simulation community. See what the controllers see, ask the questions you have always wanted to know the answer to, and find out how you can get involved.

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.

If interested in speaking, presenting, instructing or demonstrating at FlightSimCon on Saturday or Sunday please send an email inquiry to info@flightsimcon.com or call +1 860.727.0050. We would love to hear from you.

Topics can include but are not limited to explaining how to use hardware and software devices, pilot and ATC training and proficiency, cockpit building, beginner flight sim instruction, and advance topics.

MATT BAILEY

Life-Long Aviation Enthusiast and Active Pilot
Matt’s day job is in information technology, and he has used his IT experience to build simulator interfaces for X-Plane.
Click Here For Presentation Description

ETHAN HAWES

First Officer
First Officer on the Embraer 170/75 and Pilot Talent Acquisition Team Member for Republic Airlines.
Click Here For Presentation Description

BART WACLAWIK

Owner
Owner of Volair Sim, manufacturer of flight sim chassis systems and an active commercially-rated instrument pilot.
Click Here For Presentation Description

SEBASTIAN KNOOP-TROULLIER

Flying Online on VATSIM and PilotEdge
Sebastian is a real world pilot, currently pursuing his commercial license. He has been a long time user of FSX and Prepar3d, primarily using Boeing aircraft. He is also a controller on the VATSIM network in the Houston ARTCC.
Click Here For Presentation Description

TYLER BEALS

United States Air Force and VATSIM Denver ARTCC Deputy Air Traffic Manager
Tyler is from East Tennessee. He has been a part of the flight sim community for 10 years. He has been stationed in North Texas for nearly 4 years training Euro-NATO Fighter Pilots.
Click Here For Presentation Description

SAM JOHNSON

International Virtual Aviation Organisation (IVAO) Public Relations Coordinator – North America Region
Sam has been on the IVAO staff since 2015, and become an expert in online aviation networks. He is eager to share the good and bad of using online networks. Outside of aviation, Sam owns a small manufacturing business.
Click Here For Presentation Description

RICK TODD, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI

President of the National Association of Flight Instructors
Rick was a former flight school owner and is vice-president of an electrical product manufacturing company in Chicago. Rick has a B.S. from Indiana University and attended the Kelley School of Business.
Click Here For Presentation Description

ETHAN WEIMER

Flight Simulation Instructor
Ethan is senior at Indiana State University, pursuing a degree in Professional Aviation Flight Technology. He has been involved with home based simulators since 2007, which has sparked his interest in flying professionally.
Click Here For Presentation Description

COREY MAISONNEUVE

Flight Simulation Instructor
Corey is a senior at Indiana State University majoring in Professional Flight. He has many hours of instruction in a B200 Super King Air Sim as well as Redbird FTDs. Interest in aviation started for Corey at the age of 7 and has been his passion ever since.
Click Here For Presentation Description

NEWS

FlightSimCon In The News

NOV 11, 2017

FlightSimCon 2018 – Dates and Location Revealed.

FSElite
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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JAN 27, 2018

FlightSimCon Early Bird Registration Ends January 31

AVSIM
With only one week left in the Early Bird Registration period, the opportunity to save up to 25% off the 6th annual FlightSimCon, located in Dallas, Texas, from June 23-24, is making its final approach, so to speak. Prices will remain the same as last year at $50 ($40 for students) for an all-weekend pass and $25 for a daily pass ($20 for students) until the end of the day on January 31, 2018.

FEB 23, 2018

6th Annual FlightSimCon Prepares For Take Off

FlightSim.Com
The 6th annual FlightSimCon will take place in a new, central location in downtown Dallas, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 2018. For the first time, FlightSimCon is being joined by Cockpit-Fest USA, an annual event for cockpit enthusiasts with roots dating back to 1999. After five successful years in Connecticut, FlightSimCon…

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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
Event Manager, Nicole Glander, nicole@flightsimcon.com

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Need a room at #FlightSimCon? We have a SPECIAL RATES from June 20–25 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas only $154 + tax! (current prices elsewhere are $384 at hotels.com and over $200 on hotel website).

Cut-off date: June 1.

Book at book.passkey.com/gt/216188750?gtid=7d175bcc86f54e9e18734d8f00535c97
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Transportation to/around #FlightSimCon in Dallas (more below in comments):

From/To DFW Airport:
1. DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Light Rail System) only $2.50 one-way www.dart.org/riding/dfwairport.asp

FROM DFW, Terminal A: Take ORANGE line to West End Station; TRANSFER to either RED or BLUE line towards UNION STATION (attached to hotel)

TO DFW: Walk to Union Station (attached to hotel); take RED or BLUE line to West End Station; TRANSFER to ORANGE line to DFW Airport.

2. TRE (Trinity Railway Express) only $2.50 one-way: www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/farezones.html

FROM DFW: DFW Airport Remote South Shuttle Bus connects the TRE with terminals at DFW Airport; FREE; CentrePort/DFW Airport Station connects to Union Station (attached to hotel)

TO DFW: Walk to Union Station (attached to hotel); Take TRE to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station; take Remote South Shuttle Bus to DFW Airport terminals; FREE

From/To Love Field Airport:
1. Uber or Taxi ($20-$25) is best and quickest

2.DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Light Rail System) only $2.50 one-way www.dart.org/riding/lovefield.asp

FROM LOVE, take Love Link 524 to Inwood/Love Field Station; take ORANGE or GREEN line to West End Station; TRANSFER to either RED or BLUE line to UNION STATION (attached to hotel)

TO LOVE: Walk to Union Station (attached to hotel); RED or BLUE line to West End Station; TRANSFER to either ORANGE or GREEN line to Inwood/Love Field Station; take Love Link 524 to airport
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EXHIBITOR: JUNE 24: Virtual Air Traffic Control Booth: live demos throughout the day in the exhibit hall + meet the team behind the radar scope that provides ATC service to the simulation community. ... See MoreSee Less

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FlightSimCon 2018 will offer eight educational seminars across the two-day conference on June 23-24, with a diverse group of expert speakers who offer unique insight, tips and techniques for simmers, including benefits of online flying as a tool to maintain flying skills. Topics will help attendees gain deeper understanding of the aspects of pilot life, building and working with simulators, manufacturing for the flight sim industry, and tales of soaring the skies. Speakers include Matt Bailey, Ethan Hawes, Bart Waclawik, Sebastian Knoop-Troullier, Tyler Beals, Sam Johnson, Rick Todd, Ethan Weimer, and Corey Maisonneuve. For more details visit www.FlightSimCon.com #FlightSimCon ... See MoreSee Less

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