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Viva Las Vegas - Who is planning to attend?

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On ‎4‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 11:54 AM, FlightSimExpo said:

Looking forward to seeing you!

We're planning to have a concession stand available although I'm not sure exactly what menu options will be (and it probably won't be open until later in the day). If you have a Starbucks near by, I suggest you stop on the way to the Strip. Of course, there's also options available in the hotel and around the Strip.

LMAO!  Drats!!!  You're staying at a hotel that doesn't have a Starbucks in it?  I'll have to walk outside to the one at the Carnival Court.  Or go next door to Harrah's.  They have TWO of them inside.  :laugh:

(The things you learn living somewhere for the past 15 years.....)


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On ‎4‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 10:38 AM, Petraeus said:

...in some tasteful chapel with a drag queen or a Shrek impersonator.

This is why "What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas" is our motto out here.

There are some things here even us LOCALS won't do............  :blink:


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On 4/8/2018 at 1:38 PM, Petraeus said:

Flying 4,573 nm to be there. Wrapping a few extra days holiday on either side, so my wife has decided to join me and keep me away from temptation.

It's our Golden Wedding anniversary this year, so we might renew our wedding vows in some tasteful chapel with a drag queen or a Shrek impersonator.

Go with Elvis! Can't go wrong...

 

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On 4/8/2018 at 10:38 AM, Petraeus said:

Flying 4,573 nm to be there. Wrapping a few extra days holiday on either side, so my wife has decided to join me and keep me away from temptation.

It's our Golden Wedding anniversary this year, so we might renew our wedding vows in some tasteful chapel with a drag queen or a Shrek impersonator.

Congratulations!  That is quite the milestone, be sure to stop by the HiFi Simulations booth to say hello.


\Robert Hamlich/

 

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17 minutes ago, HUSSAR said:

Congratulations!  That is quite the milestone, be sure to stop by the HiFi Simulations booth to say hello.

Roger Wilco.


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I'M SO ALL IN!  :biggrin:

Very excited to be hosting at the Squawkbox from 12 Noon - 1PM on SATURDAY for the Avionics Discussion / Q&A!!

Looking forward to meeting EVERYONE!  ( Seriously......Vegas?!  This is going to be a BLAST!!  :gaul: )

Cheers, Blessings.....See Ya'll There!

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Im going very excited to see and meet EVRYONE there

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Serious question:

I'm a Vegas local, but haven't registered yet.  I held off registering due to neck surgery recovery and wasn't sure how mobile I'd be by the Expo time frame.  Looks like I'll be OK to wander around most of the days at the Expo.  I kept reading that registration slots would be "limited", but there wasn't really anything I could do about that.  So....

Can I just show up on Saturday morning and pay the registration fee for the Expo then?  Are you going to have room for last minute "walk-ins"?  I'm not worried about missing the discount price or anything.  Just want to know if I can still "get in" or not if I show up the Saturday morning first day.


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Me too! I originally had a work function on Sat, but now I can attend.  I see that on-line registration is closed now however.  Are walk-ins going to be turned away?  Release more tickets! 🙂 

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Good questions guys, thanks for asking. As you can imagine, we are absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed by the level of support for the event. We had no idea we would be even close to selling out the space when we first started the process! 

Unfortunately, as the issue has to do with maximum venue capacity, we are not able to do any on-site registration, nor do we have another "block" of tickets we can release. However, by managing the capacity a little (i.e., trying to ensure people are in certain rooms at certain times, etc.), we may be able to squeeze in a few extras. 

If you have already made non-refundable travel arrangements, please send me (Evan) an email at info@flightsimexpo.com, and I will do what I can to get you into the event until I myself head for Vegas on Wednesday. For anyone else local, please consider registering online for Sunday only, as we do have some limited space left for that day. (Please note: you won't receive a lanyard or conference bag, as we are going to be out of those by Sunday.)

Trust me, we would love to open more space, are sorry to have to turn anyone away. We'll be sure to keep this in mind as we search for venues next year.


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Thanks Evan.

Also, just some FYI stuff for any attendees that haven't been to Las Vegas in June.  I've lived here since I retired from the Air Force in 2003.  It is VERY easy to get into "medical trouble" out here.  PLEASE beware of the following...

As of today, the forecast High Temperatures for next Saturday and Sunday here will be 104 and 103 degrees.  BUT...and this is NO JOKE...if you are walking on the Strip between hotels/casinos, etc, the temperature you will be walking in will be at LEAST 20 degrees higher.  Why?  The entire Las Vegas Strip is ASPHALT and CONCRETE sidewalks and streets.  It absorbs the direct sunlight heat then releases it above the ground for about the first 20 - 30 feet above the ground.  It will be like you are walking in a frying pan on a stove.  So you would be walking in (roughly) the equivalent of 120+ degree temperatures.  And also note this....things are MUCH FARTHER AWAY from you than they appear to be.  The hotels/casinos buildings are so huge they look like they are only "a couple blocks" away.  It's more like 1/2 mile or more in most case.  TOURISTS DROP LIKE FLIES WALKING THE LAS VEGAS STRIP IN THE SUMMER!!! They think, "Hey, it's only a couple blocks.  No problem!"  Then they unknowingly start a 1/2 to 1 MILE walk in temperatures their body can't deal with. They dehydrate and overheat VERY QUICKLY.  Usually heat exhaustion, but almost every day during the summer here there are heat STROKE cases too...as in "that guy almost DIED!!!" (some people do die walking the Strip every summer).  The Las Vegas Police have bicycle patrols that ride up and down the Strip to try to SAVE the tourists that pass out.  It's no joke.  If you are not used to this kind of heat, be VERY CAREFUL wandering outside on the Strip during the high temp times of the day here.

The forecast LOW temps for the Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid 70's.  But THAT will be just before sunrise.  At midnight it may STILL be in the 90's.  So don't think just because "the sun went down" you will be safe.  90 + 20 STILL equals 110 degrees outside on the Strip. It takes a long time for all that heat in the asphalt and concrete to cool down.

Just thought I'd share the above with any attendees who haven't been to Las Vegas before.  Have fun here, but ya gotta be aware of the summer "heat dangers" here too. STAY HYDRATED.  Drink plenty of fluids.  Dehydration happens very quickly out here, and you may not notice it until it is too late.  Why?  Very low humidity here.  You will still "sweat like crazy", but you might not notice it because of the low humidity...you don't get "drenched" in your own sweat.  It evaporates as soon as it leaves your body.  In many cases, the first symptom you will experience is light-headness, dizzyness, weak legs, etc.  And that is what you DON'T want to happen, because heat STROKE is not far away then if you are outside in the equivalent of 120+ temps walking the Strip.

 


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Great advice FalconAF.  Regarding hydration, it's too late when you are thirsty so keep those fluids going.


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See you all in a few days!


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On 4 June 2018 at 6:32 PM, HUSSAR said:

Great advice FalconAF.  Regarding hydration, it's too late when you are thirsty so keep those fluids going.

...and, from someone who lived in Riyadh (similar climate) for a number of years, it's good practice to lick the ends of your fingers at intervals. If they begin to taste salty, you need water.


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