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[Press Release] April 3, 2017

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EMBRY-RIDDLE, LOCKHEED MARTIN, AER LINGUS AMONG NEW SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS FOR FLIGHTSIMCON 2017

Interest in the flight simulation and aviation conference’s 5th annual event has taken off. Over 30 exhibitors are already confirmed, including major aviation universities, airlines, and flight simulation developers.

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (Bradley International Airport) – April 3, 2017 – FlightSimCon 2017, North America’s largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference, is pleased to announce several updates to its growing list of sponsors and exhibitors. The fifth edition of the conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, outside Hartford, Connecticut.

New to the list of sponsors is Aer Lingus, which now offers non-stop flights between Dublin, Ireland and the conference location—Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. With over 25 connections available from around Europe, and US Customs and Immigration in Dublin, attendees from across the pond will now have a convenient and affordable way to get to FlightSimCon 2017.

“The Aer Lingus flight will make it even easier for our European-based attendees and partners to make it to the conference in 2017,” said event manager Nicole Glander. 

Another new addition to FlightSimCon this year is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, will be exhibiting at FlightSimCon 2017. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology will also be exhibiting at the event.

“One of the biggest challenges for student pilots is determining a career path from Cessna to Boeing,” said event team member Evan Reiter. “The addition of both Embry-Riddle and Vaughn to the conference will aid in showing our many high school and college-aged attendees how to turn aviation into a career.”

The conference is also pleased to announce that all three major flight simulation platforms will be represented at the conference. Dovetail Games (Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition) and Laminar Research (X-Plane) are each sponsoring and exhibiting. Lockheed Martin (Prepar3D®) is a sponsor and will have representatives on site throughout the weekend. Dovetail Games, Laminar Research, and Lockheed Martin will all participate in the Flight Simulator Developers panel discussion, on Saturday, June 10.

There are now over 30 confirmed exhibitors for the conference. Exhibitors will have a variety of hands-on demonstrations for attendees to try and will be showing off a large selection of hardware and software products. There will also be over a dozen engaging speakers and seminars on topics ranging from how to make your own DIY home cockpit to turning aviation from a hobby into a career. Speakers include current and former airline pilots, military personnel, flight simulation developers, and others from across the aviation and flight simulation world. The conference will also feature a complimentary social event on Saturday night, sponsored by Private Jet Class Sponsor Orbx Simulation Systems.

To see the full list of sponsors, exhibitors and speakers—and to register for the conference—head to www.flightsimcon.com. Registering online in advance of the event is strongly encouraged, and offers substantial discounts from on-site registrations.

About FlightSimCon: FlightSimCon is North America’s largest annual flight simulation and aviation conference. The event was created in 2013 to bring flight simulation enthusiasts and real world aviators together. Each year, the conference offers attendees from many different backgrounds—aviation enthusiasts, aviation professionals, students looking to a pursue careers in aviation, and current and retired members of the military—the opportunity to connect in an interactive, social setting. In 2016, the event welcomed over 520 attendees from over 40 U.S. States, across Europe, and many other countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and more, alongside 50 sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more about and register for FlightSimCon 2017, visit www.flightsimcon.com.

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