Flight Simulation Association (FSA) has released the highly anticipated schedule for FlightSimExpo 2023, taking place from June 23-25 in Houston. The schedule, available at www.flightsimexpo.com/schedule, features a mix of developer announcements, educational seminars, and community-inspired panels.
New this year, the event will include an array of engaging activities such as FAA tours, on-airport experiences, and visits to Space Center Houston. Attendees can view the complete overview at www.flightsimexpo.com/activities. Registration for these activities starts at 10 am CT on April 15, and space is limited.
For those planning to stay at the DoubleTree Houston Hobby hotel, a new room block has been opened with rates starting at $129+tax. Additionally, there are 40 rooms available at the nearby Marriott Houston South for $89+tax.
Microsoft and Asobo have recently announced their presence at the event, joining the ranks of over 50 other exhibitors who have already confirmed their presence at the show. Among these confirmed exhibitors and sponsors are PMDG, Orbx, Just Flight, SimMarket, Honeycomb, Thrustmaster, and many more esteemed names in the industry. Make sure to check the full schedule which includes some exciting announcements on Friday by some of the biggest names in the industry!
2023 Seminar Schedule
The 2023 seminar schedule features announcements and new product reveals from Thrustmaster, FastCow Productions, Allied Cockpit Equipment, TFDi Design, Virtual Fly, Honeycomb Aeronautical, and more! Attendees will hear from the creator of Kerbal Space Program—who will be sharing more details on Kitbash Model Club, an RC model simulator announced earlier this week. Other speakers include community members, content creators, and professionals from Hype Performance Group, Lockheed Martin – Prepar3D, Navigraph, the U.S. Air Force, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Alongside Microsoft and Asobo, FSA has confirmed more than ten new exhibitors and sponsors will be participating at FlightSimExpo. These include RealSimGear, Aviation Training Foundation, FlightChops, FLYING Magazine, Fsdreamteam, Redbird Flight Simulations, MobiFlight, Sim Innovations, Flight Sim Wings, Resonaero, and AIRLAND WORLD.
First-time exhibitor Resonaero shared their thoughts on exhibiting at FlightSimExpo for the first time: “We’re excited to launch our public beta at Flight Sim Expo 2023 and reveal a brand-new passenger simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator, with scenarios and persistent career,” said Mike Mortimer, Founder & Lead Developer. At the show, meet our developers and discover a new purpose to your flying, as virtual passengers rate your ability to fly safely, smoothly, and on time.”
Hotel Rooms & Logistics
Besides the new room block at the DoubleTree Houston Hobby hotel (where all Friday seminars and the social event happen), the conference also announced a new transportation option between the two host hotels and Lone Star Flight Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy of Blackbird Simulations, Thrustmaster, and X-Plane, shuttle buses will run approximately every 30 minutes throughout both weekend event days.
“We’re so grateful to Blackbird, Thrustmaster, and X-Plane for stepping up to help provide another transportation option for attendees,” said event co-founder Evan Reiter. “While we know that there won’t be capacity for everyone, the free shuttles will make it that much easier for everyone to participate in the event. Alongside shuttles, attendees can take advantage of free parking at all event venues, discounts on rental cars, and carpool and rideshare options.”
FlightSimExpo takes place on June 23-25, 2023 in Houston. Full details on event logistics and discounts with airlines, rental car providers, and hotels are available at flightsimexpo.com/travel. FSA members are also invited to join us in Discord to share their feedback about this year’s event.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event that brings together flight simulation enthusiasts, developers, and professionals. We’ll be there for the entire weekend to bring you all the news that emerges from the event.