Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are the dates and location for FlightSimExpo?

FlightSimExpo is scheduled for June 21-23, 2024. There will be optional/add-on activities such as aviation facility tours happening on the Thursday, Friday, and Monday surrounding the event.

The event will be held at Rio Las Vegas, a vibrant oasis just one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road. Boasting an impressive array of spacious 580 square-foot all-suite guestrooms, a sprawling 5-acre pool paradise, an energetic 150,000 square-foot casino, and a massive convention and meeting complex, Rio delivers the complete Las Vegas experience to its guests. Free self-parking is available at the hotel for overnight and daily visitors. The hotel is a quick drive, taxi, or rideshare from the airport.

Q.What registration options are available?

Details on FlightSimExpo registration are available on our registration page.

Q.Why is there no "Saturday Only" registration option?

Our three registration options are: "Entire Event" (Friday-Sunday), "Weekend Only" (Saturday and Sunday), and "Sunday Only". Because more activities and bigger presentations tend to happen on the Saturday, our "Weekend Only" option includes both Saturday and Sunday.

If you're planning to attend the event only on Saturday, June 22, 2024, please select the "Weekend Only" registration option.

Q.Do Flight Simulation Association members get special registration rates?
Yes! As in previous years, FSA members have access to discounted registration rates. Anyone can sign up to be an FSA member—free—at
Q.I want to bring a spouse/partner/kids. Are there discounts for additional registrants?

We're pleased to welcome children 12 years of age and younger to attend FlightSimExpo at no charge, when accompanied by a registered adult or guardian. Please complete your registration online, then email and we'll provide a code to register a child at no charge.

We ask all attendees over the age of 12 to complete a registration. 10-20% discounts on registrations are available for FSA members and from select Media Partners.

Q.For those unable to attend in-person, will there be an online component to the event?
Yes. Based on the success of our online events in San Diego and Houston, we continue to offer FlightSimExpo as a hybrid in-person and online event. Attendees unable to attend the show in Las Vegas will be able to register for access to watch select event seminars from anywhere in the world.
Q.How can I book rooms at Rio?

Visit our Travel page for details about Rio room reservations. We recommend booking directly with the Rio for competitive rates and the best on-property experience.

Q.How does the $25 food and beverage credit at the Rio work?

Attendees who booked at the Rio through the FlightSimExpo-provided booking link before May 29, 2024 will receive a $25 food and beverage credit added to their room account. Simply charge the bill to your room and the first $25 will be free. The credit is valid at all on-property food and beverage outlets, including the FlightSimExpo Concession Stand.

Q.I had originally booked at Tropicana. When will I receive the $25 rideshare credit?

Attendees originally booked to stay at Tropicana using the FlightSimExpo link will receive a $25 voucher for rideshare travel within Las Vegas. This credit will be emailed to you a few days before the show.

Q.Will there be group discounts to the on-property shows like Penn & Teller or Comedy Cellar?

We are pleased to offer 30-40% discounts on tickets to Penn & Teller and Comedy Cellar for FlightSimExpo attendees. Please visit our Activities page for details on everything happening before, during, and after FSExpo, and to buy discounted tickets for the on-property shows.

Q.How can I engage with attendees and organizers prior to and during the event?
We invite everyone to join the Flight Simulation Association Discord to share thoughts and feedback about our show. Become a member for free at, then join our Discord server.
Q.Did the location for FlightSimExpo 2024 change?

FlightSimExpo changed venues in February 2024 but the dates and overall plan for the event remain the same. The new venue is Rio Las Vegas, located just one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road.

Q.How was Rio selected as the venue for FlightSimExpo 2024?

Rio was selected following three weeks of long nights, in-depth discussions, communication with our partners, along with input from the community. The initial 'lead' for the venue was suggested by a member in our Discord, and the location was voted on during a survey conducted on the week of February 10. In the survey, 77% of more than 600 respondents recommended Rio as the new venue for our show.

Q.What steps are being taken to ensure the safety of attendees and exhibitors at the event?
FlightSimExpo has worked with our venue and recommended third-party security services to conduct a review of security resources and best practices. These best practices will be applied throughout the event. Please wear your FlightSimExpo badge at all times when accessing event venues and expect to see a mix of security and uniformed police officers during conference hours. These officers are in place to ensure the event remains accessible, safe, and welcoming to all registered attendees and partners.
Q.Will there be COVID-19 protocols in place?
We will follow local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 and other attendee health and safety practices. We plan to clearly communicate any requirements above and beyond our 2023 event prior to attendee registration. At the moment, we do not anticipate requirements for masks, social distancing, or any other above-and-beyond safety measures.

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