Later this month, FlightSimExpo 2021 will begin in San Diego. Whilst the Pandemic continues to play with plans for many, FlightSimExpo continues to grow the number of exhibitors and sponsors supporting the hybrid flight simulation event.
Announced over the weekend, two new exhibitors have been confirmed to be in attendance at the show this year; 1C Game Studios and AIRLAND SIMULATIONS. 1C Game Studios is best known for its work on IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles series. At previous shows, the team at 1C Game Studios has shared the latest developments in the series and also allowing exhibitors the chance to go hands-on with the combat simulator. AIRLAND SIMULATIONS, founded in 2020 by Fred Naar, is bringing a new helicopter aerodynamics library for MSFS, along with a new standalone rescue mission game.
New Health and Saftey Protocols
With the new Delta variant of COVID-19 continuing to spread, new local guidance has been brought in to help keep people safe and prevent the spread of the disease. In accordance with guidance issued by CDPH, FlightSimExpo will be recommending face masks for all participants. For those who are not fully vaccinated, face masks will be a requirement. At the time of writing, FlightSimExpo will not be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to attend the event as the current attendance rates suggest the event will be less than 1,000 in-person participants. That said, the team do suggest you bring any relevant paperwork with you as a just-in-case.
The event space itself has also changed in accordance with the new guidance. Booths are now spaced further apart, more seating areas for eating and drinking has also been provided. Whilst there is no requirement for physical distancing, speaking rooms and designated seating areas will be physically distanced. As with other industries, FlightSimExpo will also be working with exhibitors and attendees to ensure that hygiene is kept to a high standard. iCloth will be providing all attendees and exhibitors for wiping down surfaces, hardware and screens, whilst hand sanitiser, gloves and masks will all be available.
Of course, if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for a test, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you should not attend the event.
You can read the full COVID-19 FAQ here for more information. You are highly recommended to keep checking this document for any changes to the document in the build-up to the event.
Getting Ready to Attend?
You can participate in this year’s show both online or in person. For those attending, you will be able to try new hardware from the likes of Honeycomb Aeronautical, Thrustmaster, Virtual-Fly, Turtle Beach and engage with software from the likes of 1C Game Studios, TFDi Design, PILOT’S and many others. You will also be able to take part in the numerous seminars being hosted during the event. You can see the full listing here. If you want to attend the show, you can get your tickets for $70 for the whole weekend, or pick from single-day tickets.
For those who can’t go to the event this year, the event can be accessed for just $15. This will give you access to all the streams, events and announcements.