Flight Simulator Show Presentation Lineup Announced

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With a month to go until Flight Simulator Show 2019 takes place in Cosford, the show’s organisers have finally shared the presentation lineup. A very welcome overview for those that are still deciding on coming. The show is held over two days, with plenty of presentations to be looking forward to on both days.

On Saturday, Magknight will kick the day off with a look at what’s coming for instruments and external developer API’s. This is followed by none other than our very own Calumwho will tell newcomers to flight simulation how they can get started in their sim. Saturday will also see Orbx, who will share more of their roadmap and development updates. They also have a special surprise ready, according to the schedule.

Following Orbx is JustFlight, with a look at the 747 Classic and Global Traffic X-Plane, as well as details on other projects. After that is HoneyComb, with a talk on consumer flight simulation and real world flying. The day (presentation-wise) is closed by Laminar Research, who will share more about X-Plane 11 and the 11.40 update in particular.

On Sunday, the day will be kicked off by Infinite Flight. They will present what is coming for their mobile simulator. This is followed by the same presentation from the previous day from Laminar Research, who will in turn be followed by Aerosoft. Aerosoft will take us into the world of X-Plane and preview the new SAMv2 module.

Closing the day is ProSim, with an update on their products, and Orbx, with the same presentation from the day before.

All in all, there are plenty of presentations on both days to look forward to.

You can buy tickets directly from the Flight Sim Show website. Weekend tickets are just £18, which grants you access to the whole weekend, a goody bag and the chance to explore the RAF museum. Single-day tickets are £10, which give you same access and goody bags on a day of your choosing.

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FlightSimExpo 2020 Announced For Las Vegas


We have barely concluded FlightSimExpo 2019, and some of us are still on their way home, but that did not stop the organisers of the event to plan ahead for next year. With a brief plan announced on Twitter, the team announced that FlightSimExpo 2020 will be held in Las Vegas, just like FSExpo 2018. The venue is still being chosen, so that information will come at a later date.

For now though, we’ll make sure we get back to you soon about everything that we saw, learned and tried out at this years FSExpo, so make sure to check back soon to find our post-event coverage and stories.

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FSElite Original: 10 Reasons to Attend FlightSimExpo 2019


FlightSimExpo 2019 is right around the corner. On June 7th, thousands of aviation and simulation fans will converge at Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld in Florida to begin taking in days of content, trying out new experiences, and socialising with friends both old and new. Whilst many have already bought their tickets for North America’s flight simulation conference, there’s still room for more to come and join in on the fun.

The trip to Orlando may be lengthy for some, but below are 10 reasons why you should attend FlightSimExpo 2019 in Orlando.

[If you don’t need 10 reasons, you can buy your tickets from the FlightSimExpo website. Don’t forget, they go up in price as of May 15th, so you better act fast]

Quick Facts

Dates: 7th – 9th June
Location: Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida
Number of Exhibitors: 60+
Ticket Prices: Single day tickets start at $45, with weekend tickets starting at $80*. (Includes free EAA membership)

Do you want discount on tickets?

All you need to do is enter the code “FSELITE” at the checkout to receive your discount.

Head to the registration page now.

Do note: this offer is only valid until 23:59ET on May 19th 2019. After that, tickets will remain at $80 for the whole weekend.

Reason #1 – Over 60 exhibitors to visit

For many, this is the most exciting part of attending any event. The huge number of exhibitors at this year’s event is the most for anyNorth American flight simulation conference. One of the most exciting elements of the exhibitor list is the sheer variety. From big names such as Laminar Research, Orbx, Navigraph and Aerosoft, to the smaller developers who are taking part, like PILOT’S, Hi-Fi Sim Tech and Milviz. Many of your favourite developers will be there showing off a range of products.

Of course, it’s not just flight sim developers who will be there. Expect a range of other related companies too. For example, Graves RC will be there with their products, along with iCloth and 1C Game Studios.

Furthermore, the list of exhibitors does not include other flight sim personalities and developers who are likely to attend. We know that some of your favourite streamers and YouTube stars will be there including Chewwy94, FlightChops, Matt Davies, Squirrel and Jeff Favignano.

And there are still likely to be a variety of developers there representing their companies, but who haven’t explicitly said they are coming. In the past, A2A simulations and Carenado have been known to wander the show floor saying ‘hi’ to fans.

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Vatsim Cross The Pond 2019 Airfield Applications Open March 4

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All European and North American Vatsim event coordinators take note: Airfield Applications are opening on Monday, March 4th at 2000z for Cross The Pond Westbound.

A semiannual event, Cross the Pond sees pilots from all over the world make the trek over the Atlantic. One event sees all traffic head westbound (leaving Europe and arriving in North America) and the second event each year sees the traffic do the opposite.

Departure and arrival destinations vary, but Vatsim controller coverage along the entire route is guaranteed.

Once airfields are nominated, users will have the opportunity to vote on their desired airfields before signing up for a limited amount of departure and arrival slots.

Cross The Pond Westbound takes place on March 30, 2019.

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[Reminder] FSElite Group Flight: Low N’ Slow – The Rockies [Nov 3rd 2018]

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REMINDER: The event starts tomorrow at 16:00z. For those taking part, we have created a bunch of route files for your various simulators or tools. You can find them below.

Flight1 GTN 750 File

FSX/P3D Plan

X-Plane Plan

vPilot File

Also, Orbx has already discounted the airports and regions via their website. Here’s a reminder:

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN) – 30% discount

West Yellowstone Airport (KWYS) – 30% Discount

Jackson Hole Airport (KJAC) – 30% Discount

Furthermore, the following regions will receive a massive 50% off the usual price:

Northern Rockies – 50% Discount

Central Rockies – 50% Discount

Come and join us for our next FSElite Group Flight! Our brand new series of flights Low N’ Slow focuses on the smaller aircraft and airports enabling pilots to be toured around various points of interest and other naturally beautiful areas of the world often overlooked.

We’ll be joining the event online via VATSIM. No controllers have been confirmed, but this is all about the exploration of the region. We’ll create some channels within our discord for a ‘unicom’ experience also.

Our first Low N’ Slow flight focuses on the Rockies. Our partners at Orbx have created a huge range of beautiful products in the region, which we’ll be taking full advantage of.

Starting off at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN) and then flying a specifically designed route to explore many parts of the Rockies. We’ll make a quick stop off at West Yellowstone Airport (KWYS) before then continuing onto our final destination at Jackson Hole Airport (KJAC).


The adventurous journey will begin on Saturday, November 3rd @ 16:00 zulu. You can grab the journey plan from SkyVector at this link. We’ll be reminding you guys as we get closer to the event as well as further details on how we plan to arrange everything. For now, mark your calendar.

To celebrate the Low N’ Slow flight, Orbx has kindly promised some nice savings on products related to the event!

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FSElite Original: Looking Back on Flight Sim 2018

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During every event, me and the team have attended since we have started working on FSElite in 2016 has always been something incredibly special. I am lucky enough to work with a passionate, dedicated, and engaging team of people who stop at nothing to provide great content for the community.

Flight Sim 2018 was no exception. The team didn’t let me down and 7 of them dropped everything to come spend a few days in England to meet the community, shake hands with their favourite developers, and even spend 4 hours discussing a past review. It’s just incredible how, after how all these years, it was the first time I’ve met some of these guys face-to-face. Even more incredible is the fact that these events really do allow us to meet the community in person, hear what they think about the website, what our future should be, and give us feedback on what we could do better. Shaking their hands, talking to them and giving them free biscuits is what we thrive on; and for that reason, I feel Flight Sim 2018 was another success for the flight sim community.

Of course, we weren’t the only people there representing our virtual hobby. There were plenty of developers including Orbx, projectFLY, FSLabs, Aerosoft, and of course, the organiser of the event: Just Flight. It’s also important to remember the smaller guys there too like Pilot Plus (excellent X-Plane developer), Virtual Flight Experience (737 Fixed Base Sim) and Fulcrum Simulator Controls (upcoming new yoke system).

There were also plenty of other exhibitors at the event who really impressed us such as the guys at Infinite Flight and Remex Software (the developers behind Deadstick Bush Flight Sim). With so many different developers, publishers and hardware makers participating, there was always something to see and do.

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