FlightSimCon

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FlightSimCon
FlightSimCon Logo.png
Status Annual
Genre aviation, aviation safety, flight simulation, hobby
Venue Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX
Location(s) Dallas, Texas (2018-Present)
Windsor Locks, Connecticut Bradley International Airport (2014-2017)
Hartford, Connecticut (2013)
Country United States
Inaugurated March 2013
Attendance over 1000 in 2017
Organized by Glander Associates Event Management
Website
www.flightsimcon.com

FlightSimCon is an annual aviation and flight simulation conference held on the grounds of Hartford's Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, Connecticut. [1] Until 2016, the event was held at the nearby New England Air Museum.[2] The event has grown in size every year since its inception, from about 40 attendees in 2013 to over 320 in 2015. FlightSimCon 2016 was the fourth annual FlightSimCon event, and was held June 11–12, 2016, at the New England Air Museum. FlightSimCon 2016 saw over 520 people attend the event.[3][4]

FlightSimCon 2017 is scheduled for June 10-11, 2017. [5]

About[edit]

Vendors at FlightSimCon 2015

The first FlightSimCon was held in March 2013 in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.[6] For FlightSimCon 2014, the event was moved just north of Hartford to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, where the event was again held in June 2015.[7] As of 2016, FlightSimCon is the only flight simulation-focused conference in North America.[citation needed]

The event has a strong focus on flight simulation, specifically Microsoft Flight Simulator X and X-Plane [8] Notable speakers have included PMDG's Robert Randazzo and X-Plane's Austin Meyer.

The conference has also drawn the attention of aviation universities like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, both exhibiting at the 2017 event. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FlightSimCon 2017 Announced! Start Planning Now!". Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  2. ^ "FlightSimCon set for June 13, 14". AOPA Online. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Biggest year yet for FlightSimCon". June 29, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  4. ^ General Aviation News Staff. "FlightSimCon 2016 prepares for takeoff". General Aviation News. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dates set for FlightSimCon 2017". November 19, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Angle of Attack to Present at SimCon". AOA Media. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  7. ^ "FlightSimCon 2015 slated for June". General Aviation News. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  8. ^ "FlightSimCon Coming to Connecticut". AINOnline. Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  9. ^ "FlightSimCon 2017 builds momentum". March 20, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 

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