Activities

Enhance the FlightSimExpo Experience!

We’re organizing Activities before, during, and after FlightSimExpo so you can make the most of your time in Las Vegas! From air traffic facility tours to fun, after-hours group events, details on these Activities are below.

Activities at a Glance:

Friday, June 21

Morning:
  • LAS TRACON and Tower Tour
  • The Mob Museum Group Tour
  • Dig This Vegas Group Tour
Evening:
  • FlightSimExpo Banquet

Saturday, June 22

At FlightSimExpo:
  • FSExpo Show Floor Tour
  • X-Plane Workshops
  • Cockpit Building Workshops
  • VR Experience Center
Evening:
  • PanIQ Escape Room
  • Trip to the Strip

Sunday, June 23

At FlightSimExpo:
  • FSExpo Show Floor Tour
  • X-Plane Workshops
  • Cockpit Building Workshops
  • VR Experience Center

Monday, June 24

Morning:
  • LAS TRACON and Tower Tour

Friday Morning Group Activities

LAS TRACON and Tower Tour

Go Behind the Scenes

Take part in a group tour of the nearby Las Vegas Approach Control and Airport Tower facilities, so you can see how controllers work the scopes! The price listed covers round-trip transportation from the Rio (the tour itself is provided by the FAA for free).

Several times are available:
  • 8am, 9:30am, and 11am on Friday
  • 8am, 9:30am, 11am, and 12:30pm on Monday

Note: These facilities are security-sensitive areas that are subject to operational availability. For reasons beyond our control, these tours may be cancelled at any time, including on the day of. Additionally, at the request of the FAA, these facility tours are only available to US citizens.

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Air Traffic Control Facility

The Mob Museum Group Visit

All The Dirt. All In One Place.

The best stories are found by digging under the surface. During this guided group tour, get to the bottom of some of history’s most intriguing tales, exploring the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys.

The price listed includes round-trip transportation from the Rio, admission, a group tour, and a Mob Mystery activity, where groups must search the Museum for clues to eliminate suspects and prevent a crime from being committed. The bus will depart from Rio at 8:30am.

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The Mob Museum

Dig This Vegas

The Ultimate Adult Sandbox

Dig, push, and tear up a construction playground operating heavy equipment. It’s fun and exhilarating for adults and families, and you’ll leave with a rewarding sense of accomplishment!

The price listed includes round-trip transportation from the Rio, 30-60 minutes on the equipment, lunch, and open bar (after the dig). The entire experience is climate controlled. The bus will depart from Rio at 9:30am. If you consume alcohol on the experience, please do not drive.

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Dig This Vegas

Friday Evening Activities

FlightSimExpo Banquet

Available to FSA Captains Only

Flight Simulation Association Captains are invited to an exclusive dinner Friday evening. This unique social event provides the opportunity to meet other FSA members and talk about all things flight simulation. Not yet an FSA Captain? Become one today!

The price listed includes a buffet dinner, one drink ticket, a commemorative SimMarket mug, an iniBuilds product of your choice, and the chance to win prizes and giveaways during aviation trivia.

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FlightSimExpo Banquet

On-Site at FlightSimExpo

FSExpo Show Floor Tour

A Getting-Started Tour for Beginners

Are you new to flight simulation? Join FlightSimExpo volunteers on a guided tour through the exhibit hall, focusing on the best places for newcomers to get started with our hobby. Plus, ask questions and share experiences with others who are new to flight simulation.

Multiple tours are available:
  • 12-1pm on Saturday
  • 12-1pm on Sunday

The tour is available free to all attendees and no advance registration is required. To participate, meet at the registration desk at the tour start time.

FSExpo Show Floor Tour

Cockpit Building Workshop

Build Your Own Hardware, and Take it Home!

MobiFlight and Captain Bob Flight Simulation invite you to build your own home cockpit components at the show. Registration includes all required hardware and a one-hour guided build session. All materials are provided and no prior cockpit building experience is required!

Multiple workshops are available:
  • LEDs/Switches/Encoder Box ($55): 10-11:15am on Saturday and Sunday
  • Multi-Radio Module ($75): 11:30am-12:45pm on Saturday and Sunday
Register for Workshops Now!
Cockpit Building Workshops

X-Plane Workshops

Design Your Own X-Plane Airplane & Scenery

Participate in a free hands-on workshop to learn more about content creation in X-Plane 12. All sessions include a guided, 90-minute tutorial on a laptop computer where you design with the instructor in real time. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required!

Multiple times are available:
  • Aircraft Design (Free): 10-11:30am on Saturday and Sunday
  • Scenery Design (Free): 1-2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • 3D Modeling (Free): 3-4:30pm on Saturday
Register for Workshops Now!
X-Plane Workshops

VR Experience Center

Try Your Favorite Simulator in VR

Sponsored by MSI Computers and SimFab and coordinated by NextLevel XR, the VR Experience Center allows FlightSimExpo attendees to try out the latest VR headsets with a variety of flight simulation setups.

Reservations are recommended, as walk-ins will be accommodated space-permitting. All demo opportunities are available for free.

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VR Experience Center

Saturday Evening Group Activities

Escape Room & Vegas Strip

Solve the Puzzle, then Enjoy the Las Vegas Strip

Located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, PanIQ Room is the only Las Vegas escape room that combines brain-challenging games with a full-service bar and lounge. Once you've escaped, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Las Vegas Strip for as late as you wish!

The price listed includes one-way transportation from the Rio and a 45-minute escape room experience. The bus will depart from Rio at 6:30pm. Guests must be 8+ years old. May contain strobe lights or jump scares.

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PanIQ Escape Room Las Vegas

Trip to the Strip

Enjoy a Night Out on the Town

Enjoy a night out with one-way transportation to the Venetian Resort, centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip. Once there, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Strip for as late as you wish!

The price listed includes one-way transportation from the Rio to the Venetian Resort. The bus will depart from Rio at 6:30pm; participants are responsible for their own transportation home.

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Lost Spirits

Nightly at Rio Las Vegas

Penn & Teller

Attend Their Record-Breaking Show, On-Site at Rio

As the longest running headliners in Vegas history, these "Bad Boys of Magic" offer decades of showmanship with new creative twists. Take it all in at the recently renovated 1,500 seat Penn & Teller Theater.

Penn & Teller perform nightly at the Rio from 8-9:30pm. FlightSimExpo has secured a block of discounted tickets for the June 20-23 shows so that attendees can enjoy a group outing to this popular attraction. Discounted pricing is available through May 30.

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Penn & Teller

Comedy Cellar

The Western Outpost of the NYC Comedy Landmark

Attend Rio's 300-seat comedy club that brings laughs in a unique underground vibe. Attendees must be 18+ and show a physical, valid photo ID for entry.

Comedy Cellar performs nightly at the Rio from 7:00-8:30pm and from 9:30-11:00pm. FlightSimExpo has secured a block of discounted tickets for the June 20-23 shows so that attendees can enjoy a group outing to this popular attraction. Discounted pricing is available through May 30.

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Comedy Cellar

Any Time Activities

Fly with Sky Combat Ace

Be an Aviator for the Day in Las Vegas

Founded by U.S. Air Force Veteran Richard ‘Tex’ Coe, Sky Combat Ace (SCA) gives you access to a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Let one of our highly experienced instructors take you for a spin (pun intended!) or even try your hand at aerial combat–think laser tag in the sky! Don’t worry, the flight controls are interconnected, so absolutely no flight experience is necessary. If you’re looking for an amazing adventure to do with your friends and family or chasing the ultimate thrill ride, look no further!

FlightSimExpo attendees save 10% on Las Vegas Flight Experiences at Sky Combat Ace. Use the code FSA when registering at skycombatace.com.

Sky Combat Ace will also be exhibiting at FlightSimExpo.

Sky Combat Ace