Captains' Corner

Friday Afternoon Simulation Seminar Series

FlightSimExpo 2019 attendees are invited to take part in Captains' Corner, a new series of education-oriented seminars hosted by the community's top developers on the day before the conference. Captains' Corner is the ultimate chance to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology you know and love in an intimate, early-access environment.

Presenters from Jetline Systems, Navigraph, Orbx, Prepar3D, and X-Plane will take Captains' Corner participants through in-depth discussions on scenery design, simulation configuration, PC building, hardware tweaking, and more. The seminars take place from 12:30pm to 5:15pm on Friday, June 7, and are available as an optional add-on with attendee registration. These tailored, small-audience sessions will offer the chance to ask questions directly of the developers you know and love, making Captains' Corner a unique engagement opportunity for the advanced at-home simmer looking to further refine the virtual aviation experience.


Advanced Training and Simulation

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Learn from the Prepar3D team on how this high-fidelity simulator can be optimized for the intense sim experience. The Prepar3D development team will discuss some commonly-overlooked capabilities and features of Prepar3D, and answer questions from the audience on improving performance. The team will discuss technical approaches for using Prepar3D’s capabilities to create engaging user experiences.

Jetline Systems

Hardware Tweaking and Tuning

1:30pm - 2:15pm

The experts from Jetline Systems will offer an in-depth question and answer session on PC performance. Building your own PC, or thinking about an upgrade? Talk about which components to upgrade, the benefits of solid state drives, where to focus your hardware spending, tweaking, tuning, and more! Bring your questions, comments, or even your PC and let Jetline Systems help you refine or create the ultimate simulation experience.


Flying at the Next Level

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Take the realism of your online aviation experience to the next level with Navigraph! In this session, you'll learn how to improve your skills, no matter what you like flying on the simulator. Whether you're a seasoned virtual pilot or just getting started, the team from Navigraph will show you how they plan, execute, and fly their simulators with maximum realism, using the same charts and navigation data accessible to the pros.


Scenery Design

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Orbx's Jarrad Marshall will educate and inspire fledging flight simulation scenery developers. Jarrad, one of Orbx's most active developers, also spends a lot of his time mentoring other Orbx team members, enabling them to complete projects efficiently and to Orbx standards. Drawing from years of personal and Orbx experience, Jarrad will share tricks of the trade with the Captains' Corner audience during this special, one-off opportunity.


World Editor (WED)

4:30pm - 5:15pm

The development team from Laminar Research responsible for X-Plane 11 will provide a technical workshop on World Editor (WED). WED is a utility that makes enhancing X-Plane airports with custom buildings, hangers, control towers, and a myriad of objects as easy as selecting the item and dropping it in your custom airport scenery. Attend the seminar and learn how to build your own custom, WED airport scenery from the Laminar Research experts.