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FSCon 2017: FSElite Interview Dovetail Games

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During one of many interviews we conducted during Flight Sim Con 2017, we took the time to speak to Dovetail’s Stephen Hood. Stephen acts as the executive producer on Flight Sim World.

We spoke about third party development, future roadmap plans and more in our video interview.

Leave a comment below with any feedback. As our first video interview always looking for help to improve the experience for the community.

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LIVE From FSCon 2017 – Closing Remarks (Starts at 18:00z)

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Welcome to the FSElite Live from FlightSimCon 2017.

We’ll be updating this post regularly with any information, news or interesting facts as the event goes on. Refresh this page often for the latest news. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

This post will be updated live for the Closing Remarks, which starts at 18:00 zulu.

What is this event?

“Thank you for attending FlightSimCon 2017! Nicole Glander, conference manager, will officially conclude the conference by acknowledging the sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and attendees that make this event a reality.”

Updates coming soon

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LIVE From FSCon2017 – Plan Like Pros with PFPX (Starts at 15:00z)

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Welcome to the FSElite Live from FlightSimCon 2017.

We’ll be updating this post regularly with any information, news or interesting facts as the event goes on. Refresh this page often for the latest news. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

This post will be updated live for the Plan Likes Pros using PFPX forum, which starts at 15:00 zulu.

What is this event?

“This seminar will provide glimpse into the world of airline flight planning and how to apply these same procedures to flight simulation. Topics discussed will include fuel and route planning, alternate airports, Extended Range Operations, Redispatch, and more. Special emphasis will be placed on using Professional Flight Planner X (PFPX) by FlightSimSoft to apply these procedures.”

Updates coming soon

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LIVE From FSCon 2017 – Flight Sim Developers (Starts at 18:00z)

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Welcome to the FSElite Live from FlightSimCon 2017.

We’ll be updating this post regularly with any information, news or interesting facts as the event goes on. Refresh this page often for the latest news. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

This post will be updated live for the Flight Sim Developers forum, which starts at 18:00 zulu.

What is this event?

“Join some of the flight simulation industry’s most prominent developers for an interactive panel discussion on development priorities, future releases, and perspectives on where the at-home flight simulation industry will take us in the next few years.

Panelists include Stephen Hood and Aimee Sanjari of Dovetail Games, Rob McCarthy of Prepar3D, and Austin Meyer and Ben Supnik of X-Plane. The panel will be chaired by Nels Anderson of Flightsim.com.

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask Dovetail Games, Lockheed Martin and Laminar Research some questions. They are as follows:

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LIVE From FSC2017 – X-Plane (Starts at 14:30z)

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Welcome to the FSElite Live from FlightSimCon 2017.

We’ll be updating this post regularly with any information, news or interesting facts as the event goes on. Refresh this page often for the latest news. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

This post will be updated live for the X-Plane, which starts at 14:30 zulu.

What is this event?

“Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane, along with a team of developers from Laminar Research, provide an overview of the X-Plane 11 development platform and information about the future of the flight simulator.”

Update:

  1. A vertical take off and landing plane is being created using X-Plane. It is being built for a billionaire customer who wants a vehicle that can transport 3D printed organs in emergencies. X-Plane was chosen based upon its advanced physics engine.
  2. New buildings for for their gateway scenery airports including hangars, air traffic control towers, clutter objects and barriers.
  3. New autogen across the globe. This includes some very cool features such as Tower Bridge opening and closing in London as well as Big Ben tracking the time in the sim. Other coverage areas include Sydney and Las Vegas.
  4. Better support for VR. Simpler to use and easier to set up with more functionality.
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LIVE From FSC2017: Product Announcement Forum (Starts at 13:30z)

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Welcome to the FSElite Live from FlightSimCon 2017.

We’ll be updating this post regularly with any information, news or interesting facts as the event goes on. Refresh this page often for the latest news. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

This post will be updated live for the Product Announcement Forum, which starts at 13:30 zulu.

What is this event?

“The Product Announcement Forum is a showcase of upcoming flight simulator product releases, where each participant will be allotted 5 minutes to demonstrate their products. The seminar will provide a one-stop overview of what’s new for the flight simulation community.”

Announcements:

  1. 9:25 FS Flight Control is now available for Android and iOS. It has full compatibility with FSX, P3D, FSW and Xplane.
  2. 9:30 Infinite Flight: Some new features are coming to the popular mobile flight simulator over this summer (2017). This includes 60FPS on ultra settings, real world weather and global coverage.
  3. 9:43 Pilotedge: announcing roadmap for West Coast expansions.
  4. 9:50 FSFX Packages:  showing off what Chaseplane is and what it can do.
  5. 9:54 Laminar Research: New aircraft coming to Xplane 11, a goal of 90FPS throughout the sim.
  6. 9:59 FlyInside: Announcing a new sim designed specifically for FlyInside, includes support for TFDi 717, will contain global terrain.
  7. 10:01 HiFi Simulations: A free upgrade for AS16 users to P3D V4 with release expected in 1-2 weeks. A reduced upgrade price for those that are using legacy products such as Active Sky Next. Active Sky support for all platforms, this includes Xplane. 
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Watch FlightSimCon 2017 LIVE

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FSElite will be doing as much as possible to cover FlightSimCon 2017, but if you want to feel like you’re there, you can watch the official FlightSimCon 2017 live feed right here. Thanks to AirDailyX, people will be able to have a glimpse what it’ll be like to be there.

The video has been muted to keep the privacy of event goers, but you can feel like you’re there at all times.

If you’re at the event, come and find us – we’ll give you some coupons for Real Flight Shop.

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How FSElite Will Be Representing You at FlightSimCon 2017

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We are incredibly excited to be attending FlightSimCon 2017. We are even more excited to be able to bring you guys as close to the action as possible without even being there.

FSCon 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year for the event, with a whole range of flight simulator developers, publishers, personalities and news outlets to bring you loads of great content.

FSElite will be front and center with our whole team ready to deliver the news to you as it happens.

So how we will bring you the latest?

We’ll be there talking to the developers, watching the presentations and delivering all the information back to our guys at base writing as fast as they can. During the major talks, we’ll be updating LIVE all the information you need to know. Anything else outside of these will be separate posts so make sure you check out FSElite often during the event. Each news post will be pushed automatically to our Twitter account so make sure you follow us there to be up to date.

We’ll be doing some live streaming through Facebook as well whenever possible, so like us there too.

We’ll be covering the following events in detail:

Saturday 10th June

  • Product Announcement Forum (09:40 EDT / 13:40 Zulu)
  • X-Plane (10:30 EDT / 14:30 Zulu)
  • Virtual Reality (12:45 EDT / 16:45 Zulu)
  • Flight Simulator Developers (14:00 ETD / 18:00 Zulu)

Sunday 11th June

  • Plan Like the Pros Using PFPX (11:00 ETD / 15:00 Zulu)
  • When an Airline Captain Met the PMDG 777 (12:00 ETD / 16:00 Zulu)
  • Closing Remarks (16:00 ETD / 20:00 Zulu)

Of course we’ll be covering throughout the event as and when something happens. We’ll be sure to publish Youtube videos of the event, developer interviews and much more throughout. Throughout the event, we’ll be interviewing TFDi Designs, Dovetail Games, Just Flight, iBlueYonder and more!

If you are attending the event, look out for myself and Jordan who will be wearing FSElite T-shirts. Find us, and we’ll give you a DISCOUNT COUPON for Real Flight Shop. We also have some other prizes, giveaways and more for those who attend.

We’ll try and do some kind of de-brief blog post as well at the end of each day time permitting.

It’s going to be a busy weekend full of great information, loads of new product announcement and in-depth looks into upcoming software we’re eager to get our hands on.

Don’t forget, you have until TODAY to register your interest to attend the event. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, FSElite will have your back throughout the event.

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iBlueYonder at Flight Sim Con 2017 – Chance to Win Free Prizes for Life

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With only days to go until one of the biggest event of the year for Flight Simmers, iBlueYonder wanted us to let you know that they will be throwing a cool little competition at their booth this year.

If you swing by, you’ll be able to test your piloting skills in the Heron’s Nest Landing Challenge. The challenge is faily simple: using a pre-defined flight, you will have to approach the Heron’s Nest form the north in the default FSX/P3D Piper Club. If you can safely land and taxi into the hanger, your name will be entered into a contest to win. The prize: free iBlueYonder products for life. Pretty cool prize, so don’t expect the approach to be easy.

If you want to practice beforehand, make sure you’ve got a copy of the free Heron’s Nest 2.0 scenery.

Second and third place will be able to download any iBlueYonder prize now or in the future of their choice.

The challenge starts Saturday, June 10 at 3:45pm at the iBlueYonder booth.

Finally, from June 9th to June 11th, you’ll be able to get 50% off Nantucket Island.

We’ll be there interviewing iBlueYonder later this week so keep and eye on FSElite for that.

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FSElite Exclusive: Interview with the FlightSimCon Team

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With Flight Sim Con 2017 only a handful of weeks away, the hype is beginning to build! We’re really excited to be there front and center come June 11th where we’ll be providing you with plenty of exclusive content. Our team of writers will be on hand to share all the footage, information and pictures as humanly possible. In the mean time, we spoke to Flight Sim Con event organisers Evan and Tom about FSCon 2017.

We discussed the important points of what it’s like putting the conference together, the impact it has on the community and how you can get discount at the airport lounge after the event! They also tell us what they’re most looking forward to at the event and how you can literally fly into the event!

If you’re interested in going, make sure you check out Flight Sim Con’s website for full details on speakers, timings and other things taking place.

Make sure you register for the event beforehand. Tickets now cost $70 for the whole weekend or $35 per day. Student rates are available, but you’ll be required to comply with the restrictions.

Furthermore, make sure you download the Whova app (Android / iOS) as it will make your life at the conference so much easier! Be sure to find us.

You can download the interview for offline listening.

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