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Are you using at-home flight simulation for flight training, proficiency, and currency? If not, you should be! At-home flight simulation—which can be as simple as a laptop and a joystick—is widely recognized as an inexpensive yet effective training supplement for student and rated pilots.

FlightSimExpo is North America’s enthusiast flight simulation conference and tradeshow. At the event, meet flight simulation experts, try a variety of hardware, software, and Mixed/Virtual Reality options, and find out more about online air traffic control communities like VATSIM and PilotEdge. The event takes place June 23-25, 2023 in Houston, and registration is open now at

Whether you are getting into an airplane for the first time, an aspiring hoping to work for the airlines, or a ‘weekend warrior’ pilot looking to stay current, at-home flight simulation can shorten your training time, improve proficiency, and save you money. 

70+ flight simulation and aviation companies are exhibiting at the show, including Gleim Aviation, Redbird Flight, RealSimGear, Aviation Training Foundation, FlightChops, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Civil Air Patrol, and more! You’ll also find the team from FLYING exhibiting at Booth H16. 

Alongside the hands-on exhibits, seminars given by pilots, flight instructors, and flight simulator experts are designed to help those new to the hobby find their wings. There’s even a free tour of the show floor available to all newcomers that will point out the best resources to help you get started. The full schedule is available at

Can’t make it to the event in-person this year? Full access to watch all live and recorded seminars is included in a Flight Simulation Association Captain subscription

To learn more about FlightSimExpo, visit The show is produced by Flight Simulation Association, a free-to-join association of flight simulator pilots and community developers. For more details on how at-home flight simulation enhances aviation training, visit

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