Whilst FlightSimExpo is still planning to go ahead next week with both an in-person and online event, some developers are deciding to scale back plans a little in order to keep their teams safe. Whilst the event is going ahead, Laminar Research has made the choice to limit its presence at the show.
Firstly, Laminar Research will be present at the show but with two members of the team. Whilst they are at the show, they have made the decision to not host a booth at the event in order to reduce the risk by extended face-to-face interaction.
This may be bad news for those going to the show, they still intend on presenting their keynote event on Saturday afternoon. However, this will consist of a pre-recorded presentation. During this presentation, Laminar Research will unveil more of the Next Generation of X-Plane to the community.
Another element of Laminar Research’s presence at the show included the landing competition. Whilst the final will be conducted in-person, it has been decided that the qualifying round will be held virtually. More details will come soon on how this will take place. Finally, the Captain’s Corner presentation on Friday will continue as planned.
In the meantime, you can learn a bit more about the upcoming Next Generation of X-Plane in our previous post, where new autogen technology and more was shown off.
As for the show itself, if you intend on attending, it’s worth noting the current news about FlightSimExpo. As a reminder, the show is due to take place between September 24th and September 26th 2021 in San Diego. If you are looking to learn more about the show but can’t attend, then you can register for the online-only event which includes all seminars, presentations, competitions, and more – all for $15.00. You can register at the FlightSimExpo website to get the full detail.