Registration for FlightSimCon 2016 will begin late this year. Please check back for more information.
FlightSimCon 2014 was held at the New England Air Museum last June. The video below shows a few of the highlights from last year’s event
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.
Meet and network with other flight simulation gurus and try out other simmers' setups.
Meet other pilots and learn how to set up your own desktop flight simulator for training.
Share your products and ideas with pilots and some of the largest flight simulation communities.
The video below shows highlights from FlightSimCon 2015, which drew more than 300 attendees from around the world, and featured more than 35 speakers and exhibitors.
FlightSimCon 2016 will be held on June 11 and 12, 2016 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. The conference is currently accepting applications from speakers interested in facilitating a seminar or breakout session.
The conference will be held from 10am – 5pm ET on Saturday, June 11, and from 10am – 3pm ET on Sunday, June 12. The live demonstration of pilots and controllers will occur throughout conference hours on both days. Additionally, attendees will have access to the New England Air Museum’s four indoor hangars of exhibits as well as the aircraft displayed outside throughout conference hours.
Seminars, breakout sessions, and facility tours are being scheduled as additional speakers are confirmed for this year’s event. Please check back soon for the 2016 event schedule.
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.
Passengers flying commercially should fly to Bradley International Airport (BDL), 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 themselves to the event are encouraged to park at our partner FBO, Signature KBDL. With a small fuel purchase, all landing, parking, and handling fees will be waived. The FBO offers free transportation to and from FlightSimCon and area hotels. Please make a reservation with Signature online or at (860) 623-4955.
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.
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.
The preferred hotel for the conference—Sheraton Bradley Airport—offers airside accommodation with sightlines of the runway and terminal. Most attendees book rooms at this venue. The Sheraton offers complimentary shuttle service, including to and from the New England Air Museum.
1 Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
Phone: (860) 627-5311
A special FlightSimCon rate will be available for conference attendees. More information will be posted here when room bookings become available.
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.
Please visit the Bradley International Airport website for a complete listing of area hotels.
FlightSimCon draws hundreds of attendees from around North America and around the world. Many attendees will have spent years and thousands of dollars on their hobby; others may be entering the market for a desktop flight simulator for the first time. If your company or organization targets pilots and/or users of desktop flight simulation technology, getting involved with FlightSimCon represents an outstanding opportunity to meet and share your products with your customers.
We encourage organizations interested in participating in FlightSimCon to reserve a booth today. Space is very limited. Please download our FlightSimCon 2016 Partner Information Package, call (860) 727-0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors will start to appear on the FlightSimCon website in the next few weeks. For a preview, check out sponsors and exhibitors from our 2015 event.
FlightSimCon is currently accepting speaker applications for the 2016 conference. If you have an interesting perspective you would like to share at FlightSimCon 2016, please complete our Speaker Form.
Previous speakers have included flight simulation developers, airline pilots, flight instructors, FAA representatives including air traffic controllers, leaders of online flight simulation communities, and “sim pit” (home cockpit) experts. The initial lineup of speakers for FlightSimCon will be published in early 2016.
FlightSimCon 2015 was the most successful flight simulation show in the US in recent years. PC Pilot's Richard Benedikz travelled to the event to find out more.
FlightSimCon 2015, the third annual flight simulation and aviation conference, was held June 13-14 at the New England Air Museum at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford, Connecticut.
With 320 attendees, 19 exhibitors, 31 sponsors, and 16 speakers, FlightSimCon 2015 was the largest flight simulation-focused event in North America in the past several years, according to organizers
It took all of an hour for me to decide. As more devs started to sign up for the Con the more I realized this was not going to some leisure event for me. I was going to have to get to work. The entire time waiting for this event was excitement almost to the point of anxiety. I just can’t remember the last time in my life I had been this excited. This was truly going to be a trip to Disneyland for a 6-year-old. And the first roller-coaster ride was a B767-300 Canarise approach into JFK followed by a 3 hour drive. Finally, the convention was about to begin!
YouTube personality and FlightSimCon speaker “Frooglesim” shares his impressions on FlightSimCon 2015. Alongside a series of updates, the video also includes the latest updates announced by the many developers who attended the event.
The third edition of FlightSimCon was held the weekend of June 13 and 14 at the New England Air Museum. The convention included several components, primarily a display area in one of the hangars and a non-stop series of presentations. It was impossible to attend everything but I spent the two full days there taking in as much as possible. Of course the other big component of an event like this is simply the great opportunity to meet and talk with other like-minded people and there was plenty of that going on!
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 email@example.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