Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s show, despite the great British weather doing its very best to deter people from making the trip to the RAF Museum at Cosford, the show was once again a great success, with a record number of visitors enjoying the day’s events.
There was much to see and experience within Hangar One and all the presentations in the auditorium were again well attended and even over-subscribed in some instances!
The world of Flight Simulation is certainly in a very healthy state, with continuing innovation clearly evident in both software and hardware.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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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.
RC Simulations Ltd are delighted to be attending Flight Sim 2018. This year we expect to show a production Solo-ACE single seat and also Dual-ACE glass fibre cockpits. The dual seat cockpit is designed to be a perfect environment for flight training. This year we will show the Solo-ACE Basic, designed for Virtual Reality. Customers can try these for size.
We’ll be returning once again this year to this amazing flight sim show where we will be selling our full catalogue of products at a 5% discounted rate for this show only. We will also have 737 quadrants and two D.A.G panels for the 737 at the show to sell and possibly other items. TBC! See you there.
We are a leading flight simulator training and experience centre based in the Midlands. We presently operate a full size Boeing 737-800 Fixed Base simulator and at the show we will be unveiling our brand new Piper Seneca V simulator with full G1000 glass cockpit. At Flight Sim 2018 we will be offering a special discount on all our simulator experience packages. Perfect for sim enthusiasts looking to take their simulator experience to the next level.
You want the best for your Flight Sim experience! 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 18 years’ experience you can be assured that you are getting the best advice. Pop down for a chat, take a test flight, and experience our dedicated demonstration machines from the largest independent system builder in Shropshire. That’s why people like you choose Midland Computers.
With over 30 years experience in Flight Simulation, Alpine Flight Systems specialise in designing/building computers exclusively for Prepar3D, X-Plane & FSX Steam. 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 demonstrate our systems and say hello to existing friends and welcome 'on board' new customers alike.
Over the years people all over the world have chosen SKALARKI electronics Ltd as their A320 cockpit parts supplier. We are proud to have members from different countries and cultures and this is a sign of the great quality and durability of our products. They are 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 lot's of fun to over 500 customers all over the world. Please come and visit our stand.
We are an airline flight sim business, we have motion A320, B737 and 747 simulators which are used by both airline pilots and the general public. We are looking to open up our simulators to online simmers and have full sim day events where you can fly all three of our aircraft as a group booking. Pop by and say hello to our airline pilots and see what we can do for you!
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!
A new venture based near Manchester in the UK with the aim of bringing the most complete enthusiast-level yoke to the flight sim community. As long term flight sim enthusiasts frustrated with existing controllers that are not quite 'there' we decided to address the problem. Developed with pilot and community input, combined with modern manufacturing processes, we have created a new design that we anticipate will become the go-to flight sim yoke.
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.
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!
FSElite is proud to be the one of the leading media outlets in flight simulation. Our coverage includes news, reviews and original content from our global team. We provide both the simmers and developers a trusted platform of reliable information and a great opportunity to engage with our huge community.
SWFSG is a group that meets on the third Sunday of each month between September and June, at Ipplepen Village hall in South Devon. There is a broad spectrum of interest within the membership which encompasses almost all available software and hardware. We have an active website and host online flying sessions on a weekly basis. Visitors can see an array of simulations in use at each meeting and we usually have lectures on various aspects of the hobby at each session. We will be showcasing a selection of simulation software at the event.
We are based on an airfield meeting on the first Saturday of the month at the lovely airfield at Sherburn-in-Elmet near Selby in North Yorkshire. Most platforms are supported so we have a good range of knowledge between us. While the group is based in Sherburn, we have members travelling from as far as Newcastle, Northampton and Manchester, with ages ranging from teenagers to those who think they are still teenagers! All are assured a warm welcome so please come and visit us soon.
The NWFSG was formed in March 2014, originally from 2 Groups of enthusiasts based not only from around Manchester, but from as far away as Cumbria, Northamptonshire & West Yorkshire. Currently we have 100+ members and are still growing month on month. Our meetings are currently held monthly at the Heald Green Village Hall. We have a good cross section of Simulators each month and more recently VR available to view. If you would like further information or want to attend a future meeting, please feel free to just turn up, we run a open door policy so no pressure.
IVAO is a FREE online network for both Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers. A unique combination of high quality voice servers, real world weather and a traffic library give an un-parallel experience. The Division is 1 of over 50 on the global network. We support members with sectional information, virtual airlines, training and events to name a few. Visit us at www.ivao.co.uk or search us on Facebook or Twitter @IVAOXU.
Simulating the operations of The Royal Air Force, Army Air Corps, Fleet Air Arm, and NATO VFA-105Sqn, we aim to provide realism and fun within the confines of FSX and Prepar3d. MODSim has a wide choice of squadrons and aircraft to suit all interests and experience levels. Our Central Flying School is recognised as providing the best virtual military flying training on the Internet. We do this on our own dedicated flight server, it is free to join and to fly with us.
vRAF is a Virtual Special Operations Airline (VSOA), operating on the VATSIM Network. We are a free organisation that simulates the daily activities of the Royal Air Force, flying numerous RAF aircraft, in multiple different types sorties. We also operate alongside other VSOA partners, operating on large joint exercises around the world. Learn about military flying and have fun flying part of a group of like-minded enthusiasts. For more information please visit us!
Wycliffe Barrett has been involved in Flight Simulation for over 20 years first starting with military sims. X-Plane Dedicated is the culmination of all that experience and is a community based portal both on Facebook and YouTube where he promotes the X-Plane platform. Wycliffe conducts reviews af X-Plane products and maintains his independance from developers and manufacturers to give his subscribers an honest unbiased opinion on scenery, aircraft, applications and plugins.
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.
BAVirtual started in 1999 as a simulated airline, mirroring the operations of British Airways PLC, with a member limit of 1200 pilots. Running for just over 18 years, BAVirtual is a well-known and highly respected organisation in the community, that exists for the betterment of its global members who hail from all walks of life. We have real world pilots among our ranks freely dedicating their time and experience to help our virtual pilots achieve their best in the simulated world. If you’d like to know more about our amazing community, come say hi at our stand.
The Avro Vulcan B.Mk2 XM655 is maintained by a small group of dedicated technicians, all of whom are volunteers, many are ex-RAF, some even ex-V-Force personnel, including one who actually worked on XM655 in service. They give their time and talents throughout the year in all weathers. The Vulcan XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society (655MaPS for short) is a membership organisation, the aim of which is to maintain and preserve AVRO Vulcan XM655 as a live and working example for the benefit of all.
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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 6th October 2018 in Hanger 1 at the RAF Museum Cosford.
Show opening times: 09:30 - 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 09:00-12:15 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.