SimVenture Flights to Oshkosh Start Today

 - July 14, 2022, 10:10 AM

Anyone who wants to experience what it’s like to fly to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the annual EAA AirVenture show can do so with their desktop flight simulator today through July 17, thanks to PilotEdge, which is hosting SimVenture Oshkosh for the third year.

By logging in to PilotEdge’s real-time air traffic controller service through simulators such as X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and Prepar3D, sim pilots can fly the actual flight path and procedures into Oshkosh and experience landing on the colored dots. Sim pilots will fly alongside other virtual airborne traffic being flown by other sim pilots. They will also listen in on radio calls with actual Oshkosh air traffic controllers who volunteered to work SimVenture through the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. Pilots will have to adhere to the Oshkosh procedures, outlined in a SimVenture Notice, and “rock your wings” when asked to do so by the controllers, just like the real flight to Oshkosh during AirVenture.

For this year’s SimVenture, organizers are giving away more than $2,500 worth of prizes.