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UK Virtual and Virtual Flight Experience Team Up to Offer Rewards


UK Virtual and Virtual Flight Experience has teamed up to offer members of the UK Virtual community rewards which can be used towards flying hours in a 737 simulator. Virtual Flight Experience has one of the leading 737 simulators in the UK and this new partnership will help people get access to the simulator by flying in their at-home sim.

blankThe partnership means that users who are members of virtual airline UK Virtual can get a £5.00 off voucher for every 25 flights they fly. This is in addition to the hugely discounted rates UK Virtual members already have, meaning you can offset even more cost using the vouchers earned by flying your favourite routes in the simulator. Right now, UK Virtual members can fly an hour session for £65.00 instead of the usual £135.00 and applying reward vouchers, this price can be even further reduced.

In addition to being able to fly the 737 simulator, members can also use the discount and vouchers to have a session in the Piper Seneca that Virtual Flight Experience has. The simulator is built using real-world components from a decommissioned aircraft and it truly is a life-like experience.

Only members of UK Virtual can take advantage of this unique opportunity. You can fly with 130+ real world airliners, take part in group flights and be part of a community designed to be supportive and inviting to all ages and simmers. You can sign up to UK Virtual here and take full advantage of this great offer.

Virtual Flight Experience is one of the leading flight simulators in the UK with 2 fantastic aircraft to fly. You can find out more about Virtual Flight Experience on their website.

UK Virtual has worked with FSElite in the past and host FSElite news via their platform to inform users of the latest flight simulator news.

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FSElite Magazine Issue #3 Pre-Order Today

Our best issue yet. Our third physical FSElite Magazine will be packed with new, unique and original content perfect for those long-haul trips or quick regional hops. Pick up, read and enjoy with the perfect cup of hot joe. Reserve your copy today for £5.99 UK / €8.99 Europe / $9.95 US and the rest of the world (plus shipping). Be amongst the
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Flight Sim Show 2020 Cancelled

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It's with sadness that we are writing that Flight Sim Show 2020 has been cancelled. Whilst never formally announced with dates, the annual event was scheduled to take place in early October at the RAF Museum Cosford in the UK. As per the announcement post on the Just Sim website, the ongoing uncertainty about large gatherings due to the global
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FlightSimExpo 2020 Cancelled

FlightSimExpo 2020 Announcement

With regret, we are today reporting that FlightSimExpo 2020 has officially been cancelled. Following an extensive review of the situation, input from the community and the considerations of the health and safety of the flight simulation community, FlightSimExpo will not go ahead this coming June. Originally scheduled to take place June 12-14 2020 at Las Vegas’ Tropicana, the event was expecting to see over 2,000 attendees and over 50 exhibitors.

Confirmed just moments ago in the live stream (which is still ongoing at the time of writing), Evan Reiter, co-founder of FlightSimExpo said that “in making this announcement, we share the disappointment of the simulation community.” In a press release, he continued, “for the past several weeks, it has become increasingly evident that delivering the event the community expects is not possible. During this time, we have tried to be transparent with our partners and attendees while preserving the future sustainability of the conference. Although we’ll miss everyone this year, we look forward to using the additional planning time to make 2021 bigger and better than ever.”

As with other key decisions, the community’s input was hugely valued. In a survey issued late March, 46% of respondents indicated their preference was to cancel the 2020 event and focus on 2021. By comparison, 31% favored waiting until closer to the event to decide, while 23% would have been interested in seeing the event run later in the year. While community engagement was taking place, organizers also focused their efforts on negotiating with vendors and suppliers to ensure the show could go on in the future.

“We have always felt the importance of being community-driven in our decision-making,” said event co-founder Phil Coyle. “We are proud to have taken the time to make and announce a decision that is aligned with feedback from our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors, and that supports the event in the future. The show will go on…in 2021.”

Registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors should check their email for information regarding refunds or credits on registration fees. Attendees are also able to cancel their hotel rooms with Tropicana Las Vegas at no charge, up to 48 hours prior to check-in.

“Fortunately, simulation is something we’re able to do in earnest from the safety of our homes,” said Evan. “Wherever you find yourself on June 12-14 this year, I hope you’ll take an hour (or more) to fire up your simulator and fly. Whether you’re joining others online or flying solo, you’re never really alone.”

FlightSimExpo organizers wish the community the best of safety and health and look forward to planning the 2021 event.

For more information on FlightSimExpo, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit To receive updates on the event’s plans for this year, and for the next in-person event, subscribe to the FlightSimExpo mailing list.

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Free Webinars to Learn How to Fly Online

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Our friend Sebastian Knoop-Troullier is hosting a series of webinars to help those learn the ropes of flying online. Whilst many are staying at home during the current pandemic, it's meant that many are able to fly online with friends and communities. To help those who may be unfamiliar or just need a helping hand, Sebastian is going to provide
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Navigraph Introduces Simmers Without Borders – Donate Computing Power to Help Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Join Simmers Without Borders In The Fight Against Corona
Navigraph has started a new pro bono venture to help speed up the search for a vaccine against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The new project, Simmers Without Borders, is open to anyone in the flight simulation community who are keen to do something to help find a vaccine for the coronavirus. As you know, COVID-19 is a global pandemic that requires immediate
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FlightSimExpo 2020 Update, Community Survey Released In Response to COVID-19

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As mentioned before, FlightSimExpo continues to hold off any official announcement regarding the 2020 event in Las Vegas this coming June. As they said before, they are waiting on a response from those who are exhibitors, a media partner or an attendee before making a final decision. Today, that survey has been released. The survey, which was emailed to all exhibitors,
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