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Win an All Expenses Paid Trip to FlightSimExpo 2019

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This is your opportunity to win big. FlightSimExpo, in partnership with Thrustmaster, have today announced an all expenses paid trip to FlightSimExpo 2019. Thrustmaster has demonstrated that they are serious about the flight sim community and are doing their bit to get involved. To show that commitment, they are giving people a chance for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you have had any consideration about heading to FlightSimExpo, then this contest is most certainly for you. Flights, hotel accommodation and show access will be provided to you completely free of charge to attend the event, providing you win. Furthermore, you can also win a Thrustmaster product of your choice.

To enter the contest, you have plenty of opportunities to enter the raffle. You can simply enter the raffle with your name and email address. If you want more chances to win, then you can like, subscribe and follow both FlightSimExpo and Thrustmaster. You can find the contest details on the FlightSimExpo contest page.

All the terms and conditions regarding the contest can be found on the contest page. The contest closes on April 30th.

Just a reminder, FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference and event. It will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld during June 7 – 9th 2019. So far, 60 exhibitors have been confirmed including Orbx, Virtual-Fly, Aerosoft and more.

If you’re keen to register, you can do so by buying a weekend ticket. The current cost is $70 until May 15th. After that the price will increase. The two-day event will include discounted rates at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh through a free, 6-month EAA membership.

FlightSimExpo is proud to announce the following new sponsors and exhibitors: iCloth, ELITE Simulation Solutions, SIMiONIC, MidContinent Airlines, TakeFlight Interactive & EAA, and X-Plane.org. They join Diamond Sponsors Aerosoft GmbH, Navigraph, Orbx, PILOT’S GesmbH, Mettar Simulations, PMDG, Lockheed Martin, SimMarket, Laminar Research, and many more of the top names in at-home simulation at the event.

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Flight Sim Show 2019 (Cosford) Tickets Now Available

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Whilst hype is building for FlightSimExpo this coming June, UK fans may be excited to hear that the annual Flight Sim Show in Cosford has had its first round of exhibitors announced, along with tickets now on sale. For the first time, the Flight Sim Show at the RAF Museum in Cosford is now running for a whole weekend. Both Saturday
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Navigraph Seeks Beta Testers

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Over on their Facebook page, Navigraph has put out a post stating that they're seeking beta testers for an upcoming major revision to Navigraph Charts. The upcoming major revision is said to be a long-anticipated release with Navigraph being committed to providing the best product possible and therefore they are looking to select a broad group of users with a diversity
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VATSIM Cross The Pond Westbound 2019 Dates Revealed

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VATSIM has confirmed that this year's Cross The Pond Westbound event will take place on March 30th 2019. The annual event sees pilots take off from a range of airports within the UK and Europe enjoying full coverage on the network as they travel across the Atlantic to various North American destinations. As mentioned, this year's event will take place on Saturday, March 30th
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[Update: Back Online] The FlightSim Store “Temporarily Unavailable”

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Update 17-Feb-2019: It would appear that the store is back online, to where it was before it was unavailable. The liquidation sale appears to still be on-going.

== Original Article ==

A few days ago,  we were made aware that The FlightSim Store’s website was put in a place of being “Temporarily Unavailable“.

Since then, we have kept a watchful eye on it and can confirm that the website has been down for at least several days. Whilst the site is unavailable, there is currently a short message displayed on the home page informing people that The FlightSim store is in the process of making changes to the servers. The whole message is detailed below.

“In order to provide a continually reliable service to our customers, The FlightSim Store is now in the process of making changes to our servers. This means that for a short while our website is unavailable.
Please check back soon. We appologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Whilst the message is clear that this is simply a ‘temporary’ measure, it does follow on the news from the tail end of 2018 that the company is in liquidation. From that news, the company hosted a ‘liquidation sale’, however, we have had multiple email and comment without having any success in receiving their hardware.

At this point in time, we are also unsure if old installers / wrappers are able to be activated with the main website being unavailable.

The FlightSim Store has been facing troubles for many months now with multiple developers going on record to suggest they weren’t being paid by the vendor and/or having issues with activations of products.

We’ll continue to watch the site for any changes to the situation.

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FlightSimExpo 2019 Initial Exhibitor List Announced

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The count-down to one of the biggest flight simulation events has officially started. Although tickets have been on sale for a few weeks for FlightSimExpo 2019, the excitement is now underway with the first official confirmation of exhibitors who will be at Orlando this June. Taking place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, the event will be taking place June
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Help Decide Where FlightSimExpo 2020 Will be Held

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Although FlightSimExpo 2019 is still a few months away, the team are looking ahead to the future already. As it is the community-driven event, the FlightSimExpo team are reaching out to the community to start the process of narrowing down their preferred choice on location for next year. The selection available to vote from is based on nearby attractions, proximity to Class
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