• PMDG to announce new product at FSExpo


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    PMDG are set to announce a 'new product line' at this year's FlightSimExpo in Las Vegas.

    In a press release, the conference's organisers say the product has been in development since 2008 but has never been announced to the public.

    PMDG CEO Robert S Randazzo, however, has been tight-lipped thus far.

    More than 35 exhibitors will be in attendance at the event, which takes place at the Flamingo Las Vegas resort from 9-10 June, but Randazzo's appearance will undoubtedly be the most eagerly-anticipated.

    Speculation about the announcement has already gone in to overdrive, with many users theorising that a new simulation platform could be in the offing:

    Randazzo has previously hinted at a major secret project, saying that the JS41 for P3D would be delayed due to a "major... massive, YUGE even" project, leading some to believe an A380 could be in the works.

    If true, such a move would represent a major departure from PMDG's established Boeing stable and a direct challenge to YouTuber Matt Davies' A380 development, as well as Airbus specialists FSLabs.

    Knowing PMDG, however, the only time anyone will be able to say for certain what is planned will be immediately after Randazzo stands on the podium in Las Vegas.

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    All the 'flight sim 'news sites speak of a press release and not a single one posted a link to the original press release . (Almost always they do ) ..  I hope to find a source link soon .  Me ocd for verifying :)

    #IHATEFAKENEWS.

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    That is likely because FSExpo have not posted the full text of the press release online.

    However, I am very happy to provide the full text of the e-mail sent to media outlets for you:

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    Hello Media Partners!

    Please find below a press release for immediate distribution. This is being sent to several media partners, so—as always—I encourage you to edit and customize the text for a unique message. Please do check with me first if you wish to add/change/edit any list of sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, etc.

    Highlights:

    • More than 35 confirmed exhibitors
    • First public announcement of The Squawkbox ‘meet and greet’ booth and participants
    • Confirmation that PMDG’s Robert S. Randazzo will be speaking at the event, announcing the world premiere of a new PMDG product line that has been in planning and development since 2008 but has never been announced to the public
    • Attendees should like FlightSimExpo on Facebook and Twitter for chances to win hotel upgrades, Nellis Air Force Base tours, and flight simulation prizes during the week of April 9
    • If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks again for your support!

    Evan

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    JOIN MORE THAN 35 EXHIBITORS AT FLIGHTSIMEXPO: JUNE 9-10, 2018 AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS RESORT

    FlightSimExpo is connecting flight simulation enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. Pilots, air traffic controllers, aviation professionals, and simmers of all ages can register now at www.flightsimexpo.com.

    LAS VEGAS – April 5, 2018 – The biggest names in at-home flight simulation are coming to Las Vegas this summer! Aerosoft, FlyJSim, Infinite Flight, Laminar Research, NATCA, Navigraph, Orbx, PilotEdge, PILOT’S, Prepar3D, REX Game Studios, simMarket, and many more are sponsors and exhibitors for FlightSimExpo 2018. Connect with other like-minded enthusiasts, learn from a variety of speakers and panelists, and enjoy the ultimate “try before you buy” experience: this is the event for virtual aviators.

    FlightSimExpo is a conference and tradeshow. Exhibitors will be displaying the latest in flight simulation and aviation technology in the 15,000 square foot exhibit hall. Attendees will be able to try out simulators and new products from developers across the industry, meet air traffic controllers, and learn about local non-profit aviation organizations. The event runs all day on Saturday, June 9 and until 3pm on Sunday, June 10.

    Alongside more than 35 exhibitors, the conference will feature education-oriented seminars and presentations from a panel of Twitch streamers, PMDG’s Robert S. Randazzo, CFII Jason Miller, Captain John Cox, home cockpit builders Matt Ford and Tom Gauvin, and more! The event will open with the New Release Announcement Seminar, a 30-minute overview of the latest developments in simulation. Following this session, seminars and panel discussions take place all weekend.

    In The Squawkbox, attendees will be able to meet and interact with several flight simulation personalities and experts in a one-on-one format. Ask questions and learn more about freeware (David Waldron), multiplayer and shared cockpit (Dave Hodges), avionics (Ken Smith), scenery design (three developers from Orbx), and more. The Squawkbox will be located on the main exhibit floor, just next to the conference room.

    “There’s something for everyone at this event,” said Evan Reiter, co-founder of FlightSimExpo. “Attendees can meet developers, engage in learning-oriented seminars, or chat one-on-one with experts in The Squawkbox. And if you have a co-pilot with you who perhaps isn’t all that into simulation, there’s world-class shopping, dining, attractions, and of course gaming to keep anyone entertained!”

    At the event, Attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes donated by FlyTampa, FS2Crew, Genovation, PilotsEYE, Stay Level Avionix, Thrustmaster, and X-Crafts. But there’s no need to wait until then: FlightSimExpo High Five will give anyone the chance to win a tour of Nellis Air Force Base, hotel upgrades, and other prizes during the week of April 9! Like FlightSimExpo on Facebook and look for the first chance to win at 8:00am PT (1500z) April 9.

    There are great activities to do in Las Vegas before and after the conference. Just by registering, attendees can get discounts on flying a full motion Boeing 737 NG simulator, helicopter tours of the Strip, and indoor skydiving. WestJet has offered a 15% discount to event attendees travelling within North America. And for attendees coming from out-of-town, staying at the host hotel is as low as $59/night (plus tax) before and after the conference. There’s great planespotting, lots of natural excursions, museums, and fantastic free attractions for people of all ages.

    Planning to attend FlightSimExpo? Registration is open now at www.flightsimexpo.com and is just $70 until May 15. Attendees are strongly encouraged to book their stay at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort now by visiting www.flightsimexpo.com/hotel as discounted room rate availability is limited.

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    About FlightSimExpo. FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The event was formed by a group of community organizers from VATSIM’s Boston Virtual ARTCC with years of experience in flight simulation, aviation, and event planning. The conference and tradeshow takes place June 9-10, 2018 at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort.

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    Simon

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    didnt they partner way back with some flightsim cockpit group and were gona offer sim products to train  in cockpit etc.  dont think they are intro new plane just a new maybe service or home builder cockpit product line bet ya.

     

     

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    A380 developing for P3D and XP11.   That would be great news. 

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