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Help Decide Where FlightSimExpo 2020 Will be Held


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 B airports with international access and a range of large event rooms. Some destination choices include Los Angeles, Denver, New York, Boston and more.

If you want to have a say on where it could be held next year, then head over to their survey. If you fill it out and leave them your email address, you could possibly win a ticket to FlightSimExpo 2019 in Orlando.

In other news relating to FlightSimExpo, attendees can now receive a discount and 50% Bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines. Travel can be booked at using Corporate ID 99119436. This compliments the existing travel discounts from Delta and WestJet that are already available to FlightSimExpo attendees.

If you’re an attendee, you can register for either a day or weekend pass. The cost is $70 for the weekend or $40 for a single day. If you need reminding, FlightSimExpo 2019 will be taking place in the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld between Friday June 7th 2019 – Sunday June 9th 2019.

If you’re a developer or publisher, you may also like to know that registration for 2019’s event has begun! Be sure to register your interest and sign up – it’s going to be a huge event. We’re going to be there!

Keep an eye on FSElite in the next few weeks where we’re confident that the first wave of exhibitors will be announced.

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Updates from the team at Airport2Sim

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Our good friends at Airline2Sim has had a pretty quiet few years since the release of their PMDG 777 Cadet Training Program (review). They did announce a new product line called Airport2Sim, which is designed to teach you everything you'd need to know about moving around some of the biggest airports in the world. In the update, posted on Facebook,
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POSCON Ownership Changes

Earlier last year, Positive Control Network (POSCON) went through a series of change in terms of management and ownership. It's been confirmed that founding member Andrew Heath has now taken sole ownership of POSCON as of December 8th 2018. On the official POSCON forums, Andrew wrote to the community wanting to be as transparent as possible with the changes. He
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FlightSimExpo Launches Discounted Registration for 2019 Event in Orlando

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FSElite are delighted to announce that we will be fully supporting FlightSimExpo in 2019 with our continued presence at flight sim shows across the world. After the hugely successful Las Vegas trip, the team at FlightSimExpo have been working hard to make 2019's event even better than before. Next year, held at the Renaissance Orlando, FlightSimExpo intends to be bigger and better
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Buyer Beware – Selling Freeware for Profit


Over the past week, we have received multiple reports from trusted members of the community that a new flight simulator add-on site has appeared on the web. is currently selling FSX add-ons via CD distribution. The reports indicates that the person behind the scam is selling freeware products for profit.

The website lists several packages for people to buy add-ons, all of which are broken down into various categories. There are add-ons for commercial airliners, military aircraft and even a bundle set. The usual price for these add-ons are listed at £9.99, with the bundle pack being a crazy £44.99. Included in these packs are various aircraft types. However, none of these aircraft have been developed by the seller, nor have they been uploaded by other developers for sale. Facebook user Indiafoxtecho has confirmed that they are selling their work (F-14 and F-35) without any permissions.

Taking the commercial jet package for example, it states, the user will receive over 20 aircraft from modern commercial jets. The image selection at first glace is already conspicuous, but reading more demonstrates how poorly the attempt is to defraud the community. Most of the add-ons listed have had their “about” section literally copied and pasted from the freeware site – some of which even list the original developer. Other examples include the Whizz-air A320 which clearly states that the model is from Project Airbus. Similar things can be found on other models in the same pack.

Other examples include the Air Force One 747 found on FlyAwaySimulation and the VC140-B by Mark Rooks.

My advice is: under no circumstances purchase anything from this store. You can download all of the aircraft for free via multiple outlets including Avsim, FlyAwaySimulation and ProjectAirbus.


Update: It appears the site has been removed since we wrote the article. We’ll publish it anyway to make the community aware in case they try it again. Here’s a Google Cache link if you’re curious.

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Oz Flight Sim Expo 2019 Dates Announced

Following on from a highly successful 2018 event around 2 weeks ago, the Oz Flight Sim Expo team has announced the dates for the 2019 event, along with the launch of a brand new logo (seen above). The Oz Flight Sim Expo is the only flight simulation event of its kind in Australia, bringing together the, already niche, flight simulation community
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WorldFlight 2018: Simfest

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WorldFlight is dawning upon us as the almost week-long adventure around the world kicks off tonight at 2200z. One of the most well-known crews: Simfest, will be streaming the week-long event from their excellent 747 sim. This year, Simfest will be raising money for Contact the Elderly UK; a charity which aims to bring people over the age of 75
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WorldFlight Charity Event with Team JetSim

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Team JetSim have been around since 2016 doing charity events that cover the Globe. They’re back again this year and are planning on doing something bigger and better than ever before. During Flight Sim 2018 at Cosford this year, I was lucky enough to meet members of the team and talk about their participation in this year’s WorldFlight. Starting on
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