Initial Round of FlightSimExpo 2021 Exhibitors Announced

The initial round of exhibitors has been revealed for FlightSimExpo 2021. Between September 24th and September…

Posted: 25-Jun-2021 @ 20:30z
Initial Round of FlightSimExpo 2021 Exhibitors Announced

The initial round of exhibitors has been revealed for FlightSimExpo 2021. Between September 24th and September 26th 2021, flight simmers from around the world will meet at Town and Country Resort, San Diego to find out the latest product announcements and updates at potentially the first in-person flight simulation event since 2019.

Gleim Aviation, Honeycomb Aeronautical, Prepar3D/Lockheed Martin, RealSimGear, SKALARKI electronics Ltd, Sky Blue Radio, SoFly, TFDi Design, Thrustmaster, VATSIM, X-Plane, and Yaw VR Ltd. are some of the more than 25 sponsors and exhibitors already confirmed to attend FlightSimExpo 2021. This is just the initial round and there will more likely be even more developers confirming their attendance very soon!

What is exciting about these types of events is what exhibitors could be announcing at these shows. It would appear that Thrustmaster intends on doing just that. “Thrustmaster is excited to be an exhibitor and Diamond Sponsor for FlightSimExpo 2021,” says Tim Gorham, North American Marketing Director for Thrustmaster, a leading flight sim hardware manufacturer. “We have made significant expansions to our civil aviation hardware line-up with the 2020 launch of the Airbus-licensed TCA line, and the all-metal TPR Rudder Pedals first announced at the 2019 show. And we’ll be using FlightSimExpo 2021 to share an exclusive first look at another exciting expansion to our growing civil aviation hardware lineup!” 

It’s also been confirmed that Aerosoft, Gleim Aviation, Lockheed Martin (Prepar3D developers), X-Crafts and Laminar Research all intend on making product announcements or updates at the show.

For those attending in-person in San Diego, single-day registration begins at $25. The in-person component of this year’s event includes seminars from Aerosoft, RealSimGear, and X-Plane, a home cockpit construction Q&A, advice on flight dispatch from professionals, and much more. The annual X-Plane Landing Competition takes place over two days, with qualifying flights at their booth on Saturday and the finals presented on stage on Sunday morning. The exhibit hall will be open on Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, with an add-on series of seminars called Captains’ Corner taking place on Friday.

FlightSimExpo 2021 also offers an online registration for $15. This online registration includes exclusive access to event seminars and the ability to chat and engage with participating developers throughout the weekend. In partnership with the large online networks, virtual attendees will be able to participate in a simulator fly-in to KSAN on Saturday alongside other online activities during the weekend.

The organisers are aware that it’s likely that many people will have questions and as such will be putting on a live Q&A session on Monday, 29th June 2021 at 18:30 PDT. You will be able to watch it live via the FlightSimExpo YouTube channel.

“We know people are excited to get back to travel and events,” says co-founder Evan Reiter. “We’re looking forward to meeting face-to-face at what might be the only large flight simulation get-together this year! But we also know there is still uncertainty around global travel that may preclude some exhibitors from participating in-person. Through weekly social media updates and our upcoming YouTube Live Q&A, we’ll keep the community completely up-to-date on attendee and exhibitor participation rates so everyone can make an informed decision.”

If you are looking to register and get your tickets, you can do so here. Whilst Sunday tickets are just $25 each, we’d highly recommend the weekend pass for the best experience.

FSElite will also be in attendance and we can’t wait to see you again this September.

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Calum Martin
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