Flight Simulation Association is a newly launched hub offeringdiscounts, webinars, learning resources, and even the ability tolocate nearby simmers. Anyone in the community can join for just $30per year atwww.flightsimassociation.com.
In partnership with over 50 developers and content creators, theco-founders of FlightSimExpo are proud to announce the launch ofFlight Simulation Association (FSA). FSA is a new, independentassociation designed to advance flight simulation as a hobby, a pilottraining aid, and as a means to explore the passion for virtualflight. Anyone can join at www.flightsimassociation.com.
For new simmers and real-world pilots, FSA provides guides,learning resources, and webinars to help get started insimulation. For experienced simmers, the association offers over $500in exclusive discounts, in-depth, unique access to developers, and theability to locate nearby simmers.
"Like with FlightSimExpo, we are hoping to spur an independent,simmer-driven effort to promote our hobby," says Evan Reiter,co-founder of FSA. "We think existing simmers will love the widevariety of product discounts, but we also hope they'll get involved toshare their ideas and experiences so we can build great resources forthose joining our hobby for the first time."
Starting today, more than $500 in discounts across flightsimulation's top products are available through FSA. These includelatest releases and popular products from A2A Simulations, Aerosoft,Flight Velocity, Flightbeam, FlyTampa, FS2Crew, Honeycomb, iniBuilds,Javiator, Just Flight, LatinVFR, PacSim, PILOT'S, PropWash Simulation,RealSimGear, Stay Level Avionix, TFDi Design, Virtual Fly, andX-Plane.org.
FSA members can also register for an exclusive group on thePrepar3D forums where they'll have closer access to the developmentteam to ask questions. By joining the FSA Discount Group onOrbxDirect, FSA members can save 20% on a revolving suite oftop-selling Orbx products, including BASE, Vector, openLC, TrueEarth,and more. There's even a 10% discount on purchases of X-Plane 11 fromLaminar Research.
"But it's much more than discounts: we want people to help us buildFSA together so we can continue some of the cool things we starteddoing at FlightSimExpo 2019," continues Evan. "Imagine moreadvertisements for home flight simulation in real-world magazines andat Oshkosh and SUN a€_n FUN. What if, someday, there was a singleplace you could search for add-ons and airports across all platformsand developers? These are the types of things that become possiblewhen you have an independent organization that works to support bothflight simmers and developers."
For the first time ever, FSA will make it possible for simmers tofind other enthusiasts in their local area! By creating a SimmerSearch profile, FSA members can search for and connect with others whoare nearby, creating mentorship and social opportunities beyond thebig annual conferences.
"If you've ever thought that there might be other simmers in yourneighborhood, now you can find out!" says co-founder PhilCoyle. "Available for FSA members who opt in, Simmer Search lets youcreate a profile and then search for others. You can connect via emailto get help, exchange ideas, and even sim together in-person, whenit's safe to do so. We hope this eventually results in simmerscreating local clubs and meet-ups throughout the year."
In addition to Discounts and Simmer Search, FSA will offer live andrecorded webinars, allowing members the opportunity to engage directlywith developers between in-person shows. The initial schedule featuresscenery design with Flightbeam, sneak previews from X-Plane, PCbuilding advice, and tips from real-world airline pilots.
FSA also offers free Getting Started Guides designed to provideinformation to beginners, including curated lists of topresources. Additional members-only guides provide information aboutscenery, navdata, charts, tablets, virtual reality, and more,featuring video content from popular content creators. There's even a5-part Learning Flight series featuring some of the most scenic areasin the United States.
Like the conference, Flight Simulation Association is built by thecommunity. Through surveys, feedback, screen shot sharing, and more,members will help drive the content on the site, ensuring it remainsan active reflection of our world. FSA encourages experienced simmers,content creators, news organizations, and others in flight simulationand real-world aviation to Contribute to the content and offerings ofthe association.
To start accessing the $500+ in members-only discounts, simmers canvisitwww.flightsimassociation.comand create a free, 30-day trial account. A full membership is$30/year.
"With the community, we hope to build something amazingtogether. We're excited to hear what you think!"
FlightSimExpo is North America's community-driven flight simulationconference. The first FlightSimExpo was held in 2018 in Las Vegas,followed by a 2019 event in Orlando that attracted almost 1,700attendees and more than 60 exhibitors. FlightSimExpo 2021 is scheduledto take place on June 4-6, 2021 at Town and Country Resort, San Diegoand online. FlightSimExpo is proudly produced by active participantsof the flight simulation community.
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