Thanks for attending Flight Sim 2017
We hope you had a great time and we're looking forward to seeing you again next year!
Crowd of people at Flight Sim 2016
About Flight Sim 2017

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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Exhibitors - Developers & Publishers



Just Flight

Just Flight

Just Flight is the UK's largest publisher of flight simulation software, this year is their 20th year in the industry and they will be on hand to show off some of their latest releases and give an insight into future products. Expect to see some bargains and special show prices for all Just Flight software.

Orbx

Orbx

Orbx is the world's fastest growing flight simulation developer and publisher responsible for the widely acclaimed and award-winning FTX series of products including FTX Global, FTX Vector, FTX openLC, FTX Regions and FTX airports for FSX, P3D and AeroflyFS.Visit the Orbx stand for exclusive product previews. Meet and chat with Orbx staff including CEO John Venema.

Dovetail Games

Dovetail Games

British video game developer and publisher who are looking to make their mark with the release of the much talked about Flight Sim World. The team will be on hand to demonstrate FSW and even better they will also be hosting a presentation where they will be keen to discuss and answer questions from the audience on Flight Sim World and all things related.

FS Labs

FS Labs

Founded in 2008, Flight Sim Labs Ltd. consists of several flight simulator developer experts committed to continuously raising the bar in what can be achieved within desktop flight simulation. Following the success of the A320-X add-on last year, the team is looking forward to demonstrating its new product line for the upcoming Prepar3D and Flight Sim World simulators.

Aerosoft

Aerosoft

Founded in 1991, Aerosoft is a major publisher & distributor of flight & train simulation products. In addition to add-on software, Aerosoft developed the first hardware for use in flight simulation. Their products have won numerous awards and they market their products to various retailers and distributors, as well as selling directly. We have more than 150, 000 registered customers worldwide.

REMEX Software

REMEX Software

Founded in 2014, REMEX Software is a small team of seasoned game developers and pilots with big ambitions. Authors of the UFS flight dynamics engine, REMEX Software are hoping to leave their mark at Flight Sim 2017 with the announcement of a brand new flight simulation title that they hope will both complement the existing flight sim line up and push the boundaries of modern simulation.

TFDi Design

TFDi Design

TFDi Design is an innovative flight simulation add-on and utility development company who specialise in community involvement, pushing the boundaries, and reimagining technology. Our most well-known products are the TFDi Design 717 and smartCARS Virtual Flight Tracking Software.

QualityWings Simulations

QualityWings

QualityWings is a professional Add-On developer, that provides high quality products for FSX and P3D. The award-winning Ultimate 757 Collection garnered a reputation for high quality, deep and immersive products that can be flown by all. Following on from Ultimate 146 Collection in 2012, QualityWings has grown in size and is now developing the Boeing 787.

FSFX Packages

FSFX Packages

FSFX Packages will be staging a presentation in the auditorium but won’t have stand as an exhibitor this year.
The presentation will be used to preview future products and showcase the hidden capabilities of ChasePlane.

Exhibitors - Hardware & Acessories



Chillblast

Chillblast

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

Wired2Fire

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.

SKALARKI electronics Ltd

SKALARKI

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

RC Simulations

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.

Flight Sim PM

Flight Sim PM

We are returning once again this year to this amazing flightsim show, I will be selling my full catalogue list at a 5% discounted rate for this show only. We will also have a 737 quadrant a 777 quadrant and two D.A.G panels for the 737 at the show to sell.

ProSim-AR

ProSim-AR

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.

Alpine Flight Systems

Alpine Flight Systems

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.

Midland Computers

Midland Computers

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

GoFlight

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

TrackHat

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!

Black Widow Simulations

Black Widow Simulations

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.

Novatech

Novatech

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.

Virtual Flight Experience

Virtual Flight Experience

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.

Exhibitors - Media & Community



PC Pilot

PC Pilot

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

Mutley's Hangar

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

projectFLY

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

XPlane Dedicated

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 UK and Ireland division

IVAO

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.

Buffalo Airways Virtual

Buffalo Airways Virtual

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.

XPlane Dedicated

FSElite

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!

North West Flight Simulator Group

North West Flight Simulator Group

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.

MODsim

MODsim

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.

North East Flight Sim Group

North East Flight Sim Group

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

VATSIM

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.

PC Pilots Ireland

PC Pilots Ireland

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 Sim Group

Sherburn Flight Sim Group

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.

SWFSG

SWFSG

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.

Testimonials

Here's what exhibitors and visitors said about Flight Sim 2016


We love the friendly atmosphere and historic location. It's always a tiring event with so many enthusiastic visitors, but one we wouldn't miss for the world!
Mutley's Hangar Exhibitor
The show was a pleasure and I learned a lot. I will indeed attend again next year
 
Árni Stefán Árnason Visitor
Thank you very much for a great event Scott. Had an absolute blast and hope to join you again next year
Christian Thomsen Visitor
Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for a wonderful show. Count us in for next year.
Dovetail Games Exhibitor
The best flight sim show in the UK!
 
PC Pilot Exhibitor
I had a superb time at the show and congratulate all who were involved in putting it on.
Martyn Mitchell Visitor
Thanks for a great day out. At 70+ I am a retired private pilot brand new to the Flight Sim concept and was grateful and pleasantly surprised at the friendly helpfulness and patience of those I spoke to.
Stuart Funnell Visitor
Your Flightsim Shows each year in my opinion are of the highest quality and it is one event that I look forward to every year.
 
Everton Osbourne Visitor
I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I managed to have a close look at some of the exhibits before it got crowded, and was impressed by how far the technology has progressed.

The venue itself almost upstaged the show, but not quite!
Carey Wilson Visitor
The Flight Sim Show at Cosford is our main focus event for showcasing our latest and greatest flight sim PCs. It is a professionally organised, well attended event with a very high quality of clientele. Chillblast has been attending since the show’s inception and have enjoyed watching it grow and prosper into the UK’s premier annual flight simulation event.
Chillblast Exhibitor

Information


Parking

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 fees:

  • 0-3 Hours - £3.00 per car
  • 3-8 Hours - £4.00 per car

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.

Please include the following details in your initial email:

  • Company/Community group details
  • What you are interested in exhibiting

We've now finalised the floorplan for the show this year. You can start planning your visit or just take a look at the floorplan using the link below (right-click, 'Save link as' to save a copy to your computer).

Flight Sim Show 2017 Floorplan