06 Oct, 09:30-17:00
Hangar 1, RAF Museum Cosford, TF11 8UP, UK
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The world’s largest flight sim show celebrates its sixth year at the RAF Museum Cosford!
Brought to you by Just Flight and PC Pilot
Crowd of people at Flight Sim 2016
About Flight Sim 2018

We're proud to be hosting this one-day event for the sixth consecutive year and are looking forward once again to giving flight simulation enthusiasts a chance to check out the latest aircraft and other add-ons, take a look at a range of equipment from specialist flight sim PC and cockpit equipment builders, have a chat with developers, publishers and fellow virtual aviators – and no doubt pick up a bargain or two!

Entrance to the RAF Museum is free to all visitors, so join us in October and enjoy the very best of both the virtual and the real worlds of aviation in the same venue!

We guarantee a very warm welcome to all desktop pilots and also to aviation enthusiasts who are keen to find out more about life in the virtual skies.

Flight Sim 2018 is organised and hosted by Just Flight, in association with media sponsor PC Pilot magazine.

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Latest News



Park & Ride Announcement

As per previous shows this free service will be up and running once again this year. The shuttle bus will run from 9am in the morning until 6pm in the evening. The driver will take a 45 minute break from 12.15pm until 1pm.

The shuttle bus will operate from the near-by Cosford station and pick up and drop off next to Hangar One.

2018-09-04

More exhibitors sign-up

We now have more than 30 exhibitors who have already confirmed their attendance, with more expected to follow, with the full day of presentations already scheduled in the adjoining auditorium. We’re already looking forward to welcoming many of the leading companies in flight simulation, including Laminar Research, Orbx, Aerosoft, Infinite Flight and Aviotek Simulation Software. Keep an eye on the listing below to check who else is signing up to exhibit at Flight Sim 2018.

2018-08-17

Presentations & Times

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a full schedule of presentations in place. The presentations will take place in the Auditorium in the Cold War Hangar which is located opposite the entrance to Hangar 1. Staff will be able to help on the day with directions if required.

The full line up and times looks like this:

  • Infinite Flight – 9.45AM
  • FSFX Packages – 10.30AM
  • projectFLY – 11.45AM
  • Orbx – 1PM
  • Aviotek Simulation Software – 2.30PM
  • Laminar Research (X-Plane) - 3.30PM

More details about these presentations can be found here.

2018-08-10

Get your tickets!

Ensure your place at Flight Sim 2018 by grabbing your advance ticket and get a free goody bag on the day! Further details are in the tickets section below.

Tickets will be available to purchase from 30th April 2018 at 9am BST (UTC+1)

2018-04-27

British Airways 787 Simulator
Want to pilot a British Airways 787 at Flight Sim 2018?

Well now’s your chance. Another great addition to this year’s show sees the BA 787 Flight Simulator onsite for the day. To book your flight simply make your way to the Mobile Hub, which will be located on the car-park next to Hangar 1, and speak to a member of the BA team. Please note bookings will be made on a first come first served basis and booking can’t be made until the day. All proceeds will be going to charity.

More details including prices will be revealed closer to the date of the show.

2018-04-26

First wave of exhibitors revealed!

Further details about each exhibitor will be posted soon and more exhibitors are to be announced over the coming weeks and months.

2018-04-26

Exhibitors - Developers & Publishers



Just Flight

Just Flight

Just Flight is the UK's largest publisher of flight simulation software, this year is their 21st 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, TrueEarth regions, CityScenes and FTX airports for FSX, P3D, X-Plane 11 and Aerofly FS2. Visit the Orbx stand for exclusive product previews. Meet and chat with Orbx staff including CEO John Venema.

Aerosoft

Aerosoft

For over 25 years Aerosoft GmbH has been acknowledged for publishing high-quality simulation products. Rooted in the flight simulation business, add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, Prepar3D and Aerofly FS are part of their portfolio. From 2002 Aerosoft extended the product range to other PC simulations such as add-ons for Train Simulator, World of Subways, OMSI and the Fernbus Coach Simulator. Visit our stand for a warm welcome.

REMEX Software

REMEX Software

REMEX Software are a small simulation development studio based in Guildford, England. Founded in 2014 and with a wealth of experience within the games industry REMEX are currently focusing all of their efforts on developing their new title, Deadstick - Bush Flight Simulator.

Laminar Research - creator of X-Plane

Laminar Research

Come and experience the beauty of X-Plane 11 using the latest Virtual Reality technology on the Laminar Research stand.

Pilot Plus

Pilot Plus

Pilot Plus create high fidelity scenery for flight simulation, our most popular products include Gatwick and Geneva, amongst others, for X-Plane. The team have been hard at work pushing the boundaries for scenery, giving you the most realistic experience possible. Head over to the Pilot Plus stand to meet the friendly team and experience our latest products hands on! Our whole product range will be discounted for the show!

Infinite Flight

Infinite Flight

Infinite Flight is a mobile flight simulator for iOS and Android. What started out as a way to bring flight simulation to everyone, is now a full-featured simulator with multi-player pilot and ATC. Infinite Flight is excited to join the flight sim community at Flight Sim 2018! Stop by our booth to give us a try.

FSReborn

FSReborn

FSReborn comprises a range of products created by Flight Sim Technologies Ltd. with the goal of providing a new level of immersive experiences for different flight simulators.

Flight Sim Labs

Flight Sim Labs

A company made up of passionate flight simmers, we specialise in creating the highest-quality, most immersive add-on products and services available for the Microsoft Flight Simulator and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D families. Come over to our stand to fly the A319-X and A320-X and get a glimpse of our upcoming A321-X developed exclusively for Prepar3D v4!

Aviotek Software

Aviotek Software

Based in Italy, Aviotek Software is a fast-growing developer for X-Plane and is the creator of Venice Marco Polo and Skiathos island. Thanks to the experience gained over the past four 4 years, Aviotek Software became an official partner of ORBX in 2017. Come and say hi to Vittorio and his young team at the stand and don’t miss our presentation in the Auditorium in the Cold War Hangar.

Extreme Fliers

Extreme Fliers

Extreme Fliers will be showcasing the next generation product, Micro Drone 4.0 - a palm sized intelligent Drone that flies autonomously and shoots super stable video. More information can be found on www.microdrone.co.uk

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.

RC Simulations

RC Simulations

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.

Flight Sim PM

Flight Sim PM

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.

Virtual Flight Experience

Virtual Flight Experience

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.

Midland Computers

Midland Computers

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.

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, 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.

SKALARKI electronics Ltd

SKALARKI

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.

ProSim-AR

ProSim-AR

ProSim Aviation Research - The creators of the ProSim737 and ProSimA320 Professional Suites. Dedicated to developing flexible and stable software solutions for flight simulators, allowing you to scale simulation exactly to your requirements.

Flight Simulators Midlands

Flight Simulators Midlands

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

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!

Fulcrum Simulator Controls

Fulcrum Simulator Controls

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.

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.

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!

FSElite

FSElite

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.

South West Flight Sim Group

South West Flight Sim Group

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.

Sherburn FS Group

Sherburn FS Group

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.

North West Flight Sim Group

North West Flight Sim Group

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.

JetStream Radio

JetStream Radio

JetStream Radio is an online radio station serving both the aviation and technology communities with a wide variety of music and a vast array of on-air personalities.

IVAO

IVAO

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.

ModSim

ModSim

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.

Virtual Royal Air Force

vRAF

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!

X-Plane Dedicated

X-Plane Dedicated

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

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.

BAVirtual

BAVirtual

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.

Schedule

All presentations take place in the Auditorium.
Presentations are currently still being planned, the running order, times and content are subject to change.

9:30 AM
Doors open

Doors open to visitors. If you have an advance ticket please have it ready to show door staff, if paying on the door please have payment ready.

Join Infinite Flight to learn all about this mobile flight simulator for iOS and Android. Jason and Laura will demonstrate some of Infinite Flight’s many features such as their live ATC system, discuss what’s coming next, and field questions from the audience.

Jason and Laura

Time for Releases - FSFX Packages will demo new products including 747 Immersion and 717 Immersion among other things.

FSFX Packages

Matt Davies & his team showcase their current & future projects. These will include projectFLY and it’s state of the art career mode and all new real world dispatcher, the steam of flight sim - known as Simstall, plus an in-depth look at what to expect from their much hyped, cross platform, study level A380.

Matt Davies

See a live presentation of England TrueEarth for X-Plane 11, the ground breaking new product which covers the entire country of England in licensed crisp aerial photography with almost every single house, building and tree in the right place and the right height. Orbx has spent nearly a year in creating this amazing product which builds on the first TrueEarth region of Netherlands earlier in 2018. In addition to a rich and full coverage of autogen, there will be 3D modeled landmarks for every city in England. The coastlines and rivers are fully water masked and contain rich detail including mud flats, rocks, cliffs, marinas and much more. England TrueEarth is as close to getting inside an aircraft and flying over the country as real life.

Orbx

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the scenes when it comes to creating scenery? Now’s your opportunity to find out! Don’t miss our presentation, we are going to reveal some very exciting news and we will share our experience as developers. Any questions? Write them down and don’t forget to ask us on the day.

Vittorio Greco

Philipp Ringler of Laminar will be presenting on the latest updates and new features for X-Plane 11.

Philipp Ringler

Tickets

Get your advance ticket to receive a free gift bag on the day!

Tickets will be available from 30th April 2018 at 9am BST (UTC+1)



Advance Ticket
£8
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Free entry for under-16s when accompanied by a paying adult.

Testimonials

Here's what exhibitors and visitors said about previous Flight Sim events


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 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.

If you're interested in exhibiting at Flight Sim 2018 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