FlightSimExpo has just formally released their discounted advanced registration for anyone looking to attend North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. Weekend tickets are just $50 for the first 200 people. Returning to Las Vegas for June 2020, FlightSimExpo promises to bring the industry’s biggest names to Tropicana Las Vegas to showcase their latest range of products, talk to the community via seminars and announce the latest flight simulation tools.
FlightSimExpo is a true try-before-you-fly experience, offering plenty of variety for people of all ages and experiences. In June 2019, nearly 1700 people attended the two-day show. Seminars from a range of speakers, industry experts and more all took place, along with plenty of opportunities to test out the latest software and hardware on the show floor.
The discounted advanced registration includes two-day access, entrance to all seminars, morning refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, a conference bag, a 6-month EAA membership, and free appetizers and drinks during a social event on Saturday evening. Captains’ Corner – a series of educational seminars for experienced simmers on June 12 – is available as an add-on with event registration. The discounted rate is just $50 for the first 200 people to register. Last year, these tickets sold out incredibly fast.
“We are proud to welcome simmers of all ages and experiences to Las Vegas,” says Evan Reiter, co-founder of FlightSimExpo, pilot, and Community Manager at VATSIM’s Boston Virtual ARTCC. “Like in past years, we’ve worked hard to ensure this event is affordable. We’ve kept our Advance Registration pricing the same, are offering a great hotel rate, and have negotiated deals on airfare, ground transportation, and nearby activities for families, friends, and simmers of all ages.”
Those attending the show will also be pleased to hear that discount rates are already in place for the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton, is centrally located on the Strip and offers an award-winning pool, spa, fitness center, and much more. You can book the best rates via the FlightSimExpo Hotels page, with an average rate of around $150 per night, including all taxes/fees, over a three-night stay.
“This event is the place for the community to come together in North America,” says Phil Coyle, event co-founder and an aerospace engineer. “Whether you’re new to simulation or you’ve been flying for years, this event is all of flight sim, all in one place. You’ll be able to try the latest hardware, learn tips from the experts, and can win great prizes—including a new flight simulation computer!”.
Who is exhibiting this year?
Developer / exhibitor registration opens formally in January 2020, with the first round of announcements to take place early 2020. Once we know who to expect, we will, of course, let you know. We can confirm the following companies are diamond sponsors and have shown their commitment to the show (this doesn’t mean they will necessarily exhibit):
- Honeycomb Aeronautical
- X-Plane 11 (Laminar Research)
A series of Media Partners have also confirmed to be in attendance.
- JetStream Radio
- The Traffic Pattern, with Derek Vento
- TheRAV 2000
What is Captains’ Corner?
An add-on for the enthusiast are designed to be small-audience sessions to offer intimate, early-access to some of the leading developers and community members. This year, five sessions are available to attend. From watching an on-stage demonstration of a PC being built to learning more about becoming a pro with an FMC – there is a wide-range of topics to be explored.
The seminars will take place on Friday, June 12th between 12:30pm and 17:15pm and includes the following presentations.
Hardware: How to Build Your Own Flight Simulator Computer – presented by FlightChops.
Scenery: PBR Techniques for Scenery Modeling – presented by Orbx
Hardware: Realistic Hardware for Home Flight Simulation – presented by RealSim Gear
Simulation: Aerosoft’s View on the Future of Add-Ons – presented by Aerosoft
Simulation: FMC and Systems Operations in X-Plane – presented by X-Plane 11 (Laminar Research)
You can add your Captains Corner add-on with your discounted advanced registration.
For more information about the event, see recordings of 2019 seminars on YouTube, like the event on Facebook and follow it on Twitter for. Viva Las Vegas!