Some exciting news! I’m taking the blog on a jet to Orlando Florida for Flight-Sim Expo 2019! It’s been in the works for a few weeks now and I’m now all booked and set to go. There’s a lot going on at the expo and I’m hoping to bring some of the show experience to you before, during, and after!
Last year was the inaugural Flight-Sim Expo and it sounds like it was a huge success as this year is bigger than last with even more show space (15,000 sq. ft.) and capacity for approximately 70 exhibitors.
This year the show goes to Orlando Florida and will take place from June 7-9.
Join us in Orlando on June 7-9, 2019 to meet others who share your passion, learn from experts, and try out others’ simulators. FlightSimExpo is designed to bring flight simulation conferences to cities across the United States. The event is a both conference and tradeshow that allows hobbyists and aviation enthusiasts to engage with industry professionals in a variety of settings. Created by simmers and developers, FlightSimExpo is the largest flight simulation event in North America.Flight-Sim Expo website
The show features a wide variety of speakers, workshops, exhibitors and a very large list of sponsors including companies such as X-Plane 11, Prepar3D, Orbx, Thrustmaster and more.
One event highlight is a landing competition with X-Plane 11 hosted by Laminar Research. The competition will be judged by a number of people including Frooglesim who does a great flight sim news roundup on YouTube.
On the more military simulation side, 1CGS and Jason Williams were at the show last year with a VR IL-2: Great Battles experience. Hopefully they will be bringing more of the same to the show this year and I will be definitely there to report on that right from the show floor. I’m also excited as this may end up being my first VR experience with the IL-2 series so look for my thoughts on that.
In addition to 1CGS, I’m hoping to check out many of the other booths on the hardware and software side of things. I will be bringing highlights of that experience to the blog at some point during the weekend for sure.
Something I am excited to explore is on the more civil aviation side of things. While Stormbirds will certainly remain combat oriented with IL-2: Great Battles and DCS World (with the occasional dabbles in titles like War Thunder), I am hoping to write the occasional civil aviation sim update as well. Flight-Sim Expo 2019 seems like a great way to explore that side of the simulation world.
I will definitely be reporting on the whole experience!
Check out the expo!
I am curious if anyone out there is also planning to be there. If you are, feel free to give me a shout in the comments section!