FlightSimExpo 2020

June 12-14, 2020 • Tropicana Las Vegas • Las Vegas, Nevada

North America's community-driven flight simulation conference.

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2019 By the Numbers...

1,650 Attendees

From 36 Countries

63 Exhibitors

The Biggest Names

30 Seminars

Featuring Industry Experts

32 Media Partners

Generating 100,000+ Impressions

Fasten Your Seatbelt...

Welcome to North America's community-driven flight simulation and aviation conference. As the largest enthusiast flight simulation event in North America, FlightSimExpo connects simmers, developers, exhibitors, and real-world aviators from across the globe.

The three-day event includes seminars and exhibits designed to showcase the power of at-home simulation for real-world flight training and to debut the latest technology and trends for home simmers. Join us in Las Vegas on June 12-14, 2020 to meet others who share your passion, learn from experts, and try out others' simulators.

Initial Event Schedule

A breakdown of the three-day conference is listed below. A more detailed event schedule will be published when registration opens in December 2019.

Friday, June 12

Captains’ Corner Seminars
(No Exhibit Hall Access)

Saturday, June 13

Seminars and Exhibits All Day
Evening Event Social

Sunday, June 14

Seminars and Exhibits Until 3pm

Connect

Make connections with simmers, experts, exhibitors, and developers.

At FlightSimExpo, attendees have endless opportunities to network with the people behind their favorite flight simulation titles, put names and faces to voices, and build lasting connections that transcend the online world.

From the conference's dedicated mobile app to the event social, there will be plenty of opportunity to get out of the basement and into a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

Learn

Interact with a wide variety of speakers and panelists.

FlightSimExpo brings together some of the biggest names in the industry with a full series of seminars throughout the weekend. Hear about technology tweaks, flight planning and real-world operations, and the latest releases right from the source.

The biggest news of the year comes out at FlightSimExpo.

Try

The ultimate "try before you buy" experience

At FlightSimExpo, flight simulation hardware and software developers bring plenty to try out. Virtual reality demonstrators, 4K displays, full-cockpit panel setups, and the latest in technology will all be on display throughout the weekend.

Get hands-on, up close, and personal with the best the simulation world has to offer, and see how it all works before making it part of your own setup.

Welcome Back to Fabulous Las Vegas!

Our Venue: Tropicana Las Vegas

As a world-class destination with low airfares, easy transportation, and endless activities and attractions for families, Las Vegas offers a unique, inspiring backdrop for FlightSimExpo 2020. The conference will be held at Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton, and a fixture of the Las Vegas strip. Centrally located, the hotel and casino offers an award-winning pool, spa, fitness center, and much more.

The FlightSimExpo rate offers hotel rooms at Tropicana for an average of $150 per night over a three-night stay, including all taxes and resort fees. This rate includes free parking, WiFi for up to 5 devices, 2 bottles of Tropicana water, 2 for 1 show tickets, 2 for 1 cocktails, and more!

Reserve your room now! Space is limited. Click below to book online with the hotel. The special FlightSimExpo group rate is only available until May 21, 2020. Guests are encouraged to book "Club" rooms, as they are located closest to the event space.

FlightSimExpo Room Block Amenities Include:

  • Access to beautiful ballrooms, a pool, arcade, fitness center, and outdoor game spaces
  • In-room bottled water
  • Wireless in-room internet for up to 5 devices
  • A discounted resort fee of $20, plus tax
  • Free parking
  • 2 for 1 show tickets and 2 for 1 cocktails
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Discounted Room Rates

Friday and Saturday: $125/night

Other Nights: $65/night

A $20/night resort fee and 13.38% tax applies to all reservations.

Travel Discounts

We are actively reaching out to airlines and other transit companies in order to obtain discounts for FlightSimExpo attendees. Please check this page often, as travel discount codes and details will be posted as they become available.

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for FlightSimExpo 2020. Please book flights directly through this link! You may also call the Delta Meeting Network at +1 800-328-1111 (Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 7:30pm Central Time) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTN6.

Southwest Airlines

FlightSimExpo attendees will receive a 3-10% discount on airfare and 50% Bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account when traveling to and from Las Vegas. For the best rates, book before March 26, for travel between June 9-17, 2020.

Flights will be available for booking starting in late 2019 when the summer schedule is released. To book, go to www.swabiz.com and click "Flight" in the top right then click "Book a Flight" to book your travel. When prompted, enter Corporate ID 99119436.

Southwest offers two free checked bags, no change or cancellation fees, and is consistently ranked the "Best in Customer Service" by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

WestJet

WestJet is offering 10% off Econo and EconoFlex and 15% off Premium fares for travel between Las Vegas, NV and any North American WestJet destination. To take advantage of this offer, use discount code W40AN89 and book via the WestJet website. The code is valid for travel from June 5 to 21, 2020.

Rental Car Discounts

Attendees can save up to 30% with Enterprise, National, and Alamo through our dedicated booking portal, or by using the code XZ072KX.

Shared Shuttle Discounts

Discounted shared shuttle service to and from the airport is available with SuperShuttle. Please use this link to receive a 10% discount on one-way trips, and to get a great deal on round trip service. The FlightSimExpo group code is DM6F5. Note that this is a shared shuttle, meaning attendees may have multiple stops or could have to wait up to 30 minutes. Although more expensive, Uber, Lyft, or taxi service will be a faster way of getting to/from the airport.

Terminal 1: After collecting your luggage, exit the baggage claim area via Door 11 (behind Starbucks) and proceed right to the SuperShuttle ticket booth to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative.

Terminal 3: After collecting your luggage, proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket booth to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative. The SuperShuttle booth is located outside of Door 52, to the right of the baggage claim.

Discounted Attractions

Now is your chance to fly a real Boeing 737 Full-Motion Simulator...just like how it's done in the real world! Located just a few minutes outside of Las Vegas, Airline Captain for a Day offers simulator and training sessions for flight simulation enthusiasts. FlightSimExpo attendees can enjoy a 10-20% discount at this fantastic Las Vegas attraction.

Discounted prices are $1,300 for a 2-hour ride, or $2,460 for a 4-hour ride. Attendees are encouraged to partner to help share costs.

For more information, visit www.airlinecaptainforaday.com. To book, email Rod at rodac4ad@gmail.com and mention you are attending FlightSimExpo to take advantage of the discount. Bookings must be made at least one week in advance

The Mob Museum offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities and—increasingly—across the borders and networks of the entire world. Explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside the restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located in downtown Las Vegas.

FSExpo attendees will receive $5 off full-price adult general admission. You must present your delegate badge or registration confirmation email to redeem this offer, which is valid for up to two people until June 30, 2020. This offer is redeemable at the museum box office from 9am-5pm only, and is not valid in conjunction with any other discount, offer or promotion. Please check the museum website for hours prior to visiting.

The 30,000-square-foot, multilevel HyperX Esports Arena is designed to host every form of competitive gaming, from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments, and features a competition stage, 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations, and a network TV-quality production studio.

And, best of all, they're offering FlightSimExpo attendees a "buy one hour, get one free" game play deal. Just show your badge or registration confirmation and, based on arena availability, you'll receive a free hour of game play with your $15 purchase.

Accompanying elements like retro gaming consoles and a comprehensive menu set the arena apart as an unrivaled esports entertainment experience for both casual and professional gamers, or even non-gamers who want an insider's look at what's quickly becoming one of the world's most popular spectator sports.

Use the promo code FSExpo at checkout to receive $15.00 of your adult day time tour ticket at Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon - Desert Zipline in Boulder City, NV. Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon is a series of 4 separate zip lines that give you an aerial view of the canyons and it's local wildlife. The tour begins with a safety class. You will then have a scenic van ride up the Red Mountains, a 15 minute hike to our first platform. At which point you will be 3800ft above sea level and begin our 4 flightlines back down the mountain. Our first run is 1852ft in length. Followed by run 2 at 1864ft long. Our third run is our longest at 2546ft. Followed by our last run at 1150ft. You will be traveling at speeds of 20-60mph.

Experience the thrilling sensation of skydiving, without a parachute or airplane, as a 1,000 horsepower motor keeps you soaring through air in America's original indoor skydiving facility. Enjoy $25 off our "Learn to Fly" package using the promo code FSEXPO19. This experience includes all equipment, training, instructor, and 2 minutes of tunnel time for one participant.

Visit www.vegasindoorskydiving.com for more information.

Logistics and FAQs

As the event approaches, we will continue to work with local attractions and transportation companies to offer discounts for attendees. Please check back regularly for updates to this section.

Getting to the Hotel

Tropicana Las Vegas is located on the Strip, just a few minutes from the airport by car. The Strip area in Las Vegas is very walkable, and our event takes place entirely within Tropicana Las Vegas. See the other sections of this page for more information on getting to and from the hotel.

Food

During the event, the FlightSimExpo Café will offer attendees cash beverage and lunch options ranging from $2 – 8, including tax. In addition, an event social will take place on Saturday evening, which includes free light appetizers and drinks.

An event social will take place on Saturday evening and will include free, light appetizers and drinks.

There are numerous of bars and restaurants located in and around our venue. We encourage attendees to explore the local area for lunch and dinner.

McCarran Airport is a quick 15 minute (5 mile) drive, shuttle, or taxi/rideshare from our venue. The airport is served by a large variety of domestic and international carriers, including several discount airlines. Las Vegas is known as one of the least expensive places to fly to.

Shuttle

The most economical transportation to and from McCarran Airport is by shared shuttle. Pricing varies from $10-20 one-way, and is typically 15-25% lower than taxi fares. Visit SuperShuttle or BellTrans for more information or to reserve a ride. For larger groups, inexpensive van and limousine service is also available.

Rideshare

Both Lyft and Uber are available at the airport. Pick-up locations are located on the parking garage; visit the McCarran Airport website for details.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the airport. A one-way taxi will be approximately $20, not including tip.

Rental Cars

Rental cars are available from a central facility located adjacent to the airport. Free shuttle service is provided to/from the rental car center. Attendees can save up to 30% with Enterprise, National, and Alamo through our dedicated booking portal, or by using the code XZ072KX.

General Aviation

Pilots flying in to the area are encouraged to land at North Las Vegas Airport or Henderson Executive Airport. Taxi and rideshare options are available from both locations.

Address

Tropicana Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip:

3801 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Click this link for driving directions.

Parking

Self and valet parking is available at Tropicana Las Vegas. Both are provided free of charge for guests of the hotel and day visitors for FlightSimExpo.

There are plenty of fantastic day trips and getaway ideas for attendees in the area before and after FlightSimExpo.

When you first arrive, a great attraction is planespotting at the airport! Tune an FM radio to 101.1, and you can hear live air traffic control conversations with aircraft taking off and landing.

Click on any of the links below for more information about:

June 12-14, 2020

Tropicana Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV