FlightSimExpo 2018

June 9-10, 2018 • Flamingo Las Vegas • Las Vegas, NV

North America's community-driven flight simulation conference.

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Welcome to North America's newest annual flight simulation and aviation conference. FlightSimExpo connects simmers, developers, exhibitors, and real-world aviators from across the globe. Join us in Las Vegas on June 9-10, to meet others who share your passion, learn from experts, and try out simulators.

This event is designed to bring flight simulation conferences to cities across the United States. The journey begins in 2018 in Las Vegas with easy international and domestic flight options, discounted hotel rooms, and plenty of activities before, during, and after the event for families and attendees of all ages. Created by simmers and developers, FlightSimExpo is the only community-created and driven flight simulation conference in North America.

What to Expect

FlightSimExpo is a both conference and tradeshow that allows hobbyists and aviation enthusiasts to engage with industry professionals in a variety of settings. The event will run from 9:30am – 5:30pm on Saturday and 9:30am – 3:00pm on Sunday. There will be a social event for all attendees starting at 5:30pm on Saturday night.

Back-to-Back Seminars

Seminars and panel discussions about the latest developments in simulation, real-world aviation, home cockpit building, and more!

Large Exhibit Floor

15,000 square feet of exhibits on display for attendees to interact with industry representatives and get hands-on with hardware.

Networking Social Event

A social event on Saturday evening so attendees can meet and greet other hobbyists and engage directly with the biggest names in the industry.


Thanks to the following partners for supporting FlightSimExpo 2018!

Interested in partnering with us? Check out our 2018 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities for more information.


Orbx Simulation Systems


AirDailyX 1C Game Studios PILOTs X-Plane


Aerosoft Infinite-Flight NATCA Navigraph simFlight simMarket


HiFi Simulation Technologies Jetline Systems


Flightbeam GoFlight Prepar3D QualityWings


The following partners will have display booths at FlightSimExpo 2018

Interested in attending the event? Check out our 2018 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities for more information.

1C Game Studios Aerosoft Boston Virtual ARTCC Civil Air Patrol Flightbeam FSElite FSElite GoFlight HiFi Simulation Technologies Infinite-Flight IVAO Jetline Systems Just Flight Military Visualizations Mindstar Aviation NATCA Navigraph Orbx Simulation Systems Pilot Edge PILOTs QualityWings SimWare Kits Sky Blue Radio TFDi Design VATSIM VATUSA VATSTAR X-Plane

Media Partners

Thanks to the following companies for spreading the word about FlightSimExpo 2018

Interested in becoming a media partner? Email for more information.

Media Partners - In Attendance

AirDailyX FSElite Sky Blue Radio PCFlight PCPilot

Media Partners - Online Support

Aussie Star FS Aussie Star FS FlightDeckX FSAdWork Helisimmer


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.


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.


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 to Fabulous Las Vegas!

Our Venue: Flamingo Las Vegas Resort

The Flamingo Las Vegas Resort is a self-contained casino and resort that offers a fantastic venue for FlightSimExpo 2018. In addition to newly renovated guest rooms and ample meeting space to support the conference, The Flamingo has a tropical Wildlife Habitat and a 15-acre Caribbean-style water playground. Set on the famous four corners of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road in the center of the Las Vegas Strip and minutes from the airport, the venue is just steps from bars, restaurants, and exciting Las Vegas attractions.

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 14, 2018.

Registration Includes:

  • Access to the 2-day conference, including all exhibits and seminars
  • Free drinks and appetizers during our conference social on Saturday night
  • Unlimited access to Flamingo Las Vegas' newly-renovated casino and meeting space
  • A venue that's steps away from great bars, restaurants, and local nightlife
Flamingo Las Vegas Resort

Discounted Room Rates

Friday and Saturday: $119/night

Other Nights: $59-$90/night

A $20/night resort fee and 13.38% tax applies to all reservations.
All rooms must have at least 1 person 21 or older.

Logistics and FAQs

Getting to the Hotel

Flamingo Las Vegas Resort is located in the middle of 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 Flamingo Las Vegas Resort. While inexpensive car rentals are available from a central facility adjacent to Las Vegas McCarran Airport, a car rental is typically unnecessary unless you plan to visit attractions outside the city before/after FlightSimExpo. See the other sections of this page for more information on getting to/from the hotel.


An event social will take place on Saturday, June 9, from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Sponsored by Orbx, the social will include free appetizers and drinks.

There are hundreds of bars and restaurants located in and around our venue. We encourage attendees to explore the local area for lunch and dinner. Buffets at The Flamingo, and nearby hotels, range in price from $15 - $50. The Flamingo also has a food court with inexpensive options, and several restaurants located in, or next to, the casino floor.

Venue Amenities

Flamingo Las Vegas Resort includes a Wildlife Habitat, Caribbean-style pool and waterpark, casino, spa and fitness center, and an award-winning show: Donny & Marie. Visit the hotel’s website for more information on family-friendly and 21+ activities and amenities within the hotel.

Just behind the hotel, the LINQ Promenade includes a great variety of food options, including Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizzas, Yard House, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, In-N-Out Burger, and Starbucks. The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, allows you to soar 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip and offers unique sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and McCarran Airport.

Las Vegas Monorail

Las Vegas Monorail station is connected to the hotel via a covered walkway. The monorail provides easy transportation throughout the strip with service every 4-8 minutes and until 2am or later most nights. Visit the Las Vegas Monorail website for more information.

McCarran Airport is a quick 15 minute (5 miles) 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.


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.


Taxis are readily available at the airport. A one-way taxi will be approximately $18-25, not including tip. A surcharge is added for credit card payments, so cash is recommended.


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.

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.

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.


Flamingo Las Vegas Resort is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip:

3555 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


Valet parking is available at the main entrance. The self-parking lot is available off Audrie Street, at another hotel entrance.

Parking at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort, or any other Caesars Entertainment property, is free for the first hour. If you aren’t staying at the hotel and are self-parking, keep your parking ticket and pay at a kiosk.

For hotel guests, the self-parking fee includes in-and-out access. The room key will be used to access parking facilities.

Self-parking and valet is complimentary for Total Rewards® members at the Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars levels.

Self-Parking Rates

  • Less than 1 hour: Free
  • 1-4 hours: $7
  • 4-24 hours: $10
  • Over 24 hours: $10 for each additional day, or fraction thereof

Valet Rates

  • Up to 4 hours: $13
  • 4-24 hours: $10
  • Over 24 hours: $10 for each additional day, or fraction thereof

For more information about parking, visit the Caesar’s Entertainment website.

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 9-10, 2018

Flamingo Las Vegas Resort
Las Vegas, NV


Network at a New Level

Whova is the official event app provider for FlightSimExpo. Once the conference app page becomes available, we encourage all attendees to download Whova and begin networking with others. Whova is completely free for all attendees, and is available on your smartphone's app store.

Whova Features

  • Explore the profiles of event speakers and attendees
  • Send in-app messages and exchange contact info
  • Receive update notifications from organizers
  • Network and find attendees with common affiliations

Flamingo Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

June 9-10, 2018

Saturday and Sunday

Registration Open!

Register now for the best rates!

Win Great Prizes

Contests throughout the weekend

Drop us a Line

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions! Call 1-833-4-FSEXPO, or email us using the form below. If you wish to stay in touch with us for news and updates, please subscribe to our social media profiles. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Interested in working with our event? Please download our 2018 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities for more information about getting involved.

Potential sponsors, exhibitors, media partners, and speakers may use the contact form at the left to get in touch with FlightSimExpo. Alternatively, you may email one of the addresses below directly.

General Inquiries:

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