Following on from the controversial launch of Flight Simulation Association earlier this month, founders Evan and Phil has provided an update with regards to what they’re preparing to do moving forward. In response to feedback from the community and their members, a statement was released via email highlighting some of the upcoming discounts, webinars and changes within the platform.
In the email from the duo, it starts with thanking those who have already signed up. It goes on to say that “in response to feedback from members, content creators, and developers, we’re excited to announce that free accounts no longer expire after 30 days.” Instead, it has been confirmed that free accounts will last forever and that a selection of rotating discounts, webinars and guides will be kept free for those who are seeking them.
When it comes to the membership side of things, there are some changes that are happening in the coming weeks. First is the introduction of a specific Flight Simulation Association, which will have access to live chats during webinars. In addition, new discounts from QualityWings Simulations will be added soon, along with webinars from Aerosoft on the Twin Otter and from Spudknocker on combat simulation. Perhaps the biggest change will be the introduction of the new $3 per month pricing option. This new pricing option will charge you monthly instead of the $30 a year membership fee.
The email closed with a call out to the community asking you to complete a 15-minute survey to help redesign the “Setting Up a Home Simulator” guide. The reason for this survey, as stated in the form, is to help newcomers to the genre to understand what would be required and helpful to get the most out of their simulator. You can take the 15-minute survey if you wish by clicking here.
As a reminder, Flight Simulation Association is a new portal aimed to help educate and provide a discount to members. As a member of the association, you will be able to take advantage of discounts from various developers and partners. The likes of Orbx, FlyTampa, Flightbeam, Aerosoft and many others have all provided discounts of varying amounts. However, it’s worth noting that since the release of FSA, iniBuilds has withdrawn from being part of the associated companies. In addition, Parallel 42 also chose not to be involved “on the ground of not agreeing with the business model” presented to them when the information about FSA was sent.
That concludes the feedback statement email from the team at Flight Simulation Association, but you can read more about the site in our previous post.
Are you a member? Have you found value in the discounts or guides? Let us know in the comments below.
Update: Added in a reference to Parallel 42.