A huge thank you to everyone who came along to Saturday's Flight Sim 2017 show at the RAF Museum Cosford and to all the exhibitors who supported the show - you all helped make it a most enjoyable day and it really was great to see you all. Special thanks to everyone who travelled to the show from across Europe, the USA and even as far as Australia - we take our hats off to you!
With 34 exhibitors, over 1,800 visitors over the course of the day and a variety of enjoyable presentations in the auditorium, it certainly felt like the best show yet. The world of flight simulation is clearly in very good health and we weren't the only ones to notice a renewed buzz in the community about the possibilities opened up by the release of the latest versions of Prepar3D and X-Plane.
We’ll be taking a short rest now but rest assured we’ll soon be back preparing for Flight Sim 2018.
Flight Sim 2017 is organised and hosted by Just Flight, in association with media sponsor PC Pilot magazine.
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Chillblast is the UK's most awarded PC manufacturer and offers an extensive range of flight simulation systems designed to suit any budget. Our systems are the most flight-optimised systems available and are used by many industry experts. Our team has extensive knowledge of FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane, we supply anything from a budget flight rig to a multi-screen or projector based custom simulator.
Wired2Fire has been building Flight Sim PCs for over 10 years. We offer honest and helpful advice when selecting a system, each one tailored to your individual needs and budget. Our PCs are optimised for Flight Sim. Systems can also be overclocked by us for extra performance. They are then stress tested overnight. Drop by our stand to see what we could build for you.
With nearly 10 years experience, people chose SKALARKI electronics Ltd as their A320 cockpit parts supplier. Not only home users, but also real life pilots looking to stay as close as possible to their aircraft. Our panels, the hardware and electronics designed by us, developed according to high quality standards delivering lots of fun to over 500 customers all over the world.
RC Simulations are delighted to be attending Flight Sim 2017. Our concept is that you climb into a physical aircraft cockpit and when you don a Virtual Reality headset, you enter a virtual one. This year we expect to show a production Jet-VR single seat for home use and also dual seat glass fibre cockpits. The dual seat cockpit is designed to be a perfect environment for flight training. Customers can try these for size.
Would you like more displays, hands on controls or improved flight dynamics to take your hobby a step further? ProSim-AR are creators of the ProSim737 Professional Simulator Suite and the all new ProSimA320 Professional Simulator Suite. Dedicated to creating software solutions for flight simulators.
With over 30 years experience in Flight Simulation, Alpine Flight Systems specialise in designing/building computers exclusively for Prepar3D, FSW, FSX, XPlane. Well known within the aviation industry offering personal and constructive information helping you to choose the right 'Alpine' system for you. We'll be on hand to say hello to existing friends and welcome 'on board' new customers alike.
Here at Midland Computers we are specialists in flight simulation and gaming systems, and we bring a personal touch to the all too often faceless world of IT. With over 17 years’ experience you can be assured that you are getting the best advice, and recommendations that are tailored to your exact needs. Pop down for a chat, take a test flight, and experience our dedicated demonstration machines from the largest independent system builder in Shropshire.
GoFlight’s mission is to provide world-class hardware enhancements to the flight simulator industry and to the virtual pilot enthusiast. We are excited to be in attendance this year for the first time showcasing our high-quality hardware panels and controls. Please stop by our booth to see how GoFlight can improve your flights.
TrackHat Head tracking brings amazing head tracking to your home simulator, at fantastic prices! Wireless and rechargeable, lightweight and durable, easy to use and compatible with all major simulators and games. The only head tracking company to bring open source software to the market, and still making ground-breaking advancements in head tracking technology. Find out what your home simulator is missing!
We develop, design and install immersive simulators based on a proprietary projection visual system that absorbs ambient light. Together with our partner SimPit Technologies, we offer commercial and defense grade technology at consumer prices. We create and invent world leading technology for all aspects of training and gaming to provide the most realistic experience possible.
Founded in 1987, Novatech specialises in designing and building our own high-performance IT hardware, perfect for driving realistic training solutions, synthetic experiences and immersive virtual environments. We deliver adaptable, cost-effective technology to some of the leading names in the aviation, defence and marine industries.
VFE is a flight simulator training and experience centre based in the Midlands, operating a full size Boeing 737-800 Fixed Base simulator. At Flight Sim 2017 we will be offering a special discount on our Boeing 737-800 Virtual Type Rating course, which will teach you to fly the 737 like a professional. Perfect for sim enthusiasts looking to take their simulator experience to the next level.
PC Pilot remains Europe’s only English-language magazine dedicated solely to computer flight simulation. Each bi-monthly issue includes reviews of the latest simulation software, whether new stand-alone programmes, add-on aircraft or scenery or utility software. It has assessments of flight control hardware and articles dealing with technical PC issues.
Mutley's Hangar is a world-wide community meeting place for flight simmers with news, reviews, and forums. We are delighted to be back at the Flight Sim Show this year as we love the friendly atmosphere and historic location. It's always a tiring event with so many enthusiastic visitors, but one we simply don’t want to miss.
projectFLY is a brand new, modern approach to Flight Simming for rookie pilots with little to no experience, or fully-fledged enthusiasts who are taking the virtual aviation world by storm, With our state of the art Career path, you'll soon be earning your wings and joining the growing economy that projectFLY offers. Or you can utilise our Sandbox path - fly what you want, when you want, how you want!
XPlane Dedicated is fronted by Wycliffe Barrett. Wycliffe is a flight simulation enthusiast with 20 years of experience. He has a youtube channel where reviews and advice is provided to the X-Plane Community using his own brand and style of presentation. Wycliffe also manages a facebook group which is based on family friendly principles with the main aim of, members helping members.
IVAO is a dedicated, free of charge online platform for flight simulation enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby in a simulated real-world environment, with a large community of over 25,000 active members, flying or providing Air Traffic Control services. The United Kingdom and Ireland Division is one of 64 divisions which provide localised information for members who choose this division as their home. Drop by our stand for chat and to see how things work.
Inspired by the television show Ice Pilots NWT, our love of vintage aircraft and through our strong partnership with the “Real World Buffalo Airways” we bring exciting features not currently provided by other Virtual Airlines including real world Buffalo flights, Buffalo Air Wear discounts and Buffalo Airways aircraft downloads.
FSElite is one of the fastest growing flight simulation media groups on the internet. As the community is at the heart of everything we do, we’re dedicated to providing fair, impartial and relevant news, reviews and editorials covering a range of subjects. Come and find us at Flight Sim 2017!
The North West Flight Simulator Group was formed in March 2014, originally from two Groups of enthusiasts based not only from around Manchester, but from as far away as Cumbria, Staffordshire & West Yorkshire. Currently we have 100+ members and are still growing month on month.
Founded in 2008, MODsim is a leading military virtual organisation for users of FSX, FSX:Steam and Prepar3D, and operates on its own private server. We simulate the Royal Air Force, Army Air Corps and Fleet Air Arm with twelve operational front-line squadrons and a comprehensive Central Flying School.
The aim of this group is to create a meeting place for anybody from the North East of England interested in flight simulation - at whatever level. Fixed wing, rotary, civil, military, heavy, light, fast, slow. Anything goes. We also have bi-monthly get-togethers where members can bring their rigs and show off their flying skills to one another.
VATSIM hosts an online “world” with over 79,000 active members which allows flight simulation enthusiasts to connect their simulator at home to fly with thousands of others in real time, simulating real air traffic procedures. The beauty of it is that VATSIM also has virtual air traffic controllers who are trained to guide you to your destination. It really is as real as it gets. Best of all, it is completely free. Come and have a chat at our stand to get started.
After 23 years, the PC Pilots Ireland 'membership' requirement was closed at the end of 2016. 'PC Flight' is now a free digital only magazine (PDF) published every quarter. The PC Pilots Ireland continues as a Flight Sim Community Group with their Google Group. PC Flight contains New Products news, Product Reviews, selection of FSX/P3D, FS2004 and XPlane Freeware Files, Articles, Flight Sim Apps, and more. You can pick up a free CD with issues of their magazine at our stand.
Sherburn Flight Simulator Group is one of the longest established groups in the country with a healthy membership covering a wide range of simulator platforms. We have a vast range of interest and knowledge among the group so we can usually solve most problems you may have. We are one of the few groups based on an airfield, Sherburn-in-Elmet near Selby, meeting on the first Saturday of the month.
Based in South Devon, SWFSG is a non-profit gathering of Flight Simulator enthusiasts with a range of experience from beginner to expert and advice is always on hand. The group meets at Ipplepen Village Hall one Sunday a month from September to June. A £4 fee is charged per person each meeting to cover costs. We have an active website and a number of members are involved in online flying sessions held once a week.
Here's what exhibitors and visitors said about Flight Sim 2016
A parking charge is payable by visitors to the RAF Museum's Cosford site. The income generated is used to assist in meeting the costs of maintaining the Museum's national collection and of operating its sites.
Parking charges are applicable for visitors arriving on motorbikes. If there is more than one motorbike per bay, please purchase one ticket only.
Change for parking meters can be obtained from the Admissions Desk in the Visitor Centre (glass fronted building). Two of the parking meters accept card payments.
The show will be held on the 7th October 2017 in Hanger 1 at the RAF Museum Cosford.
Show opening times: 9:30 - 17:00.
A free shuttle bus will be on hand to carry visitors between the local station (Cosford) and the exhibition hall, and will also carry visitors who have parked in the overflow car park which will be open by the train station.
The shuttle bus will operate from 9:00-12:15 and from 13:30-17:00. The driver will take a break between 12:15 and 13:30.
The presentations are held in the auditorium which is located in the National Cold War Exhibition Hangar which is adjacent to Hangar 1.
Staff will be on hand to direct and assist on the day if required.
If you're interested in exhibiting at Flight Sim 2017 please contact us for further details.
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