FlightSimExpo Announces 2020 Event Speakers and Schedule

Alex John
Monday, March 2, 2020

The full speaker and schedule for FlightSimExpo 2020 has been announced, featuring a multitude of speakers, companies, and exhibitors from around the world.

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As always, the event begins with Check-Ins on the Friday, with Captain’s Corner Seminars returning to take place from 12:30 onwards.

These seminars include Dave Carrick and FlightChops presenting a PC build, Orbx demonstrating PBR techniques for scenery modelling, a discussion on realistic hardware for home flight simulation by RealSimGear, thoughts on the future of add-ons from Aerosoft, and FMC and systems operations in X-Plane 11.

Saturday, as usual, sees the bulk of activity kicking off from 09:00 through to 19:00. Developer seminars from the likes of Laminar Research, Orbx, Navigraph, and others run throughout the afternoon, whilst the main event runs parallel.

Acquiring real-life skills with a user’s simulator is one such event, presented by the voice of Microsoft Flight Simulator X’s flight lessons Rod Machado. The Chief of Innovation of the US Air Force, Major Kinslet “TRIGGER” Jordan is set to explain how flight simulators have changed the way the US Air Force trains pilots, in addition to an overclocking Q&A from Dave Carrick.

Sunday features the FlightSimExpo landing competition, run by Laminar Research again. A three-part series dedicated to getting started with at-home simulation is scheduled to take place, which is later followed by a presentation from John O’Callaghan, an NTSB Aircraft Performance Specialist; his seminar will focus on incidents such as “Miracle on the Hudson”, and explain the role of simulation in such investigations.

Aerosoft is to end with some thoughts about Microsoft’s upcoming flight simulator, before the event closes out with a thank you and a “few hints about the 2021 event”.

To see the full list of developers, seminars, times and dates of FlightSimExpo, visit their website.

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