The annual FlightSimCon 2015 flight simulation conference, now in its third year, will be held June 13 and 14 at the New England Air Museum at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. Featured speakers this year include X-Plane creator Austin Meyer and former naval aviator Richard Fucci, now a pilot for the Freedom Wings International charity, which provides flights and glider training for people with disabilities.
“FlightSimCon is designed to show pilots and aviation enthusiasts the power of at-home desktop flight simulation,” according to the organizers. Attendees will be able to try out desktop flight simulators, fly in a simulator built from the cockpit of a Cessna 172, find out how to set up their own simulators and learn how at-home simulation can help pilots stay current and help them prepare for future employment as pilots. A 20-person FSX demonstration team will give live demos of how Boston Virtual ATC controllers provide real-time ATC services to pilots flying on simulators running FSX software.
“An at-home desktop flight simulator has been incredibly helpful for training,” said Evan Reiter, a student commercial pilot and an administrator with Boston Virtual ATC. “Online aviation has made me a much better, safer and more confident pilot, particularly with radios and IFR procedures.”
Attendance costs $60 and includes full access to the New England Air Museum on June 13 and 14.