FlightSimExpo Announces 2020 Speaker/Seminar Schedule

The organisers of FlightSimExpo have released the speaker and seminar schedule for the upcoming event taking place in Las Vegas on June 13 - 14.

Schedule Highlights

Following a welcome and introduction by conference organisers, Flight Instructor Rod Machado - the “voice” of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X - headlines Saturday morning with a discussion of using PC flight simulation for real-world training. Rod will also talk about the original FSX “Lessons”.

Following Rod Machado’s presentation, the conference portion of the show splits into two rooms.

One features a series of seminars with presenters from the community. This room includes presentations from Major “TRIGGER” Jordan (Chief of Innovation, United States Air Force), air traffic controller Derek Vento, and pilot and simulation instructor Ethan Hawes. Also featured on the schedule is NTSB Aircraft Performance Specialist John O'Callaghan, who will be discussing the use of simulation technology through case studies of U.S. Air 1549, American 587  “Miracle on the Hudson”, and a 2015 mid-air collision.

The conference will once again feature a series on Getting Started with At-Home Flight Simulation. Designed for first-time simmers, this three-part series highlights the benefits of flight simulation, how to get started, and the world of online flying. Saturday’s schedule also includes a discussion on home cockpit construction from Ian Hoffer (owner of a full-scale Boeing 737 simulator) as well as a Q&A on system overclocking.

On Sunday, attendees HeliSimmer’s Sérgio Costa will give an introduction to VR and Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok will discuss the development process for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020.

In the second room, several developer seminars will take place. Exhibitors will share 30-minute updates on their products and latest developments. Presentations are expected from Virtual Fly, Orbx, Infinite Flight, Navigraph, X-Plane, QualityWings, Mindstar Aviation, Cardinal Horizon, and Gleim Aviation.


Diamond Sponsors & Exhibitor Update

FlightSimExpo is made possible by Diamond Sponsors: Honeycomb Aeronautical, Navigraph, Orbx, PILOT'S GesmbH, SimMarket,, Laminar Research, and Lockheed Martin. All eight Diamond Sponsors are attending the show.

FlightSimExpo also announced its latest round of exhibitors: Extreme Flight Simulation, Flight Velocity, iniBuilds, Javiator, Mindstar Aviation, Nimbus Simulation Studios, Power Set Virtual Airlines, PropWash Simulation, QualityWings Simulations, and Sim Innovations B.V. The conference is pleased to announce attendance from the Prepar3D team and A2A Simulations.

Captains’ Corner returns on Friday, June 12. A series of educational seminars will offer attendees a variety of advanced topics including PBR techniques for scenery modelling (presented by Orbx), getting started with flight simulation hardware (from RealSimGear), the future of add-ons (by Aerosoft), and FMC operations in X-Plane 11. Captains’ Corner will also feature a live PC build on stage. Attendees will see FlightChops and Dave Carrick build a PC from scratch—and have the chance to win the finished product!

Captains’ Corner is available as an add-on to weekend registration and includes seminars only (there is no exhibit hall access on Friday, June 12). For more information about FlightSimExpo, to see the full schedule, and to register to attend, visit

FlightSimExpo is held at Tropicana Las Vegas on June 12-14, 2020. Attendees can book Tropicana guest rooms for $150/night, including all taxes and fees (averaged over a three-night stay). Airline discounts are available from Delta, Southwest, and WestJet. Travellers can save up to 30% on rental cars through Enterprise. And there are special show deals and discounts available at nearby attractions restaurants.

Event registration includes access to all seminars, a goodie bag, free drinks and appetizers during the attendee social, and a 6-month membership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).