Schedule


List of demonstrations and speakers 2 & 3 November 2019

Civil FLightsim Clubs

Cockpit builders

Mil Squadrons

Panel / Aircraft / Scenery design / Hard & Software

Virtual Airlines

Online Networks

FS Websites

Special

Lectures / Speakers


Civil FLightsim Clubs

• Dutch Flight Network

DutchFlightNetwork(DFN) stimulates as a club virtual flying with Prepar3D, Microsoft Flight-simulator X(also Steam edition) and X-Plane. The club owns a dedicated server. Using that server we have twice a week a flight-session: Wednesday- and Sunday-evening from 20.00 till 22.00h. To be able to speak to each other we use the freeware program TeamSpeak3To see the other pilots during the session we use the freeware program JoinFS. Our navigating and flight planning-software is the freeware program LittleNavMap.  Several members of our club act as air-traffic-controller(ATC). They use the freeware-program Euroscoop.

Apart from the virtual flying-sessions the club has 3 real-life meetings each year:

    • The DFN-day, usually in may. Several lectures about real-life and virtual flying are presented by members of our club.
    • The spotters-day, usually the last Saturday of September. Members of our club travel to Schiphol to spot airplanes landing and departing on Schiphol Airport.
    • The annual flightsimulator-weekend in the first weekend of November in the Aviodrome in Lelystad. The club demonstrates flying together using our own server. The emphasis is on allowing visitors to participate in our activities there.

What makes DFN special?  As a club we are easily accessible. Club-members  do not pay a contribution. The emphasis during the sessions is on a smooth action of all participants without being too strict. Our flight conversation is in English.

There are several types of sessions: VFR, IFR, helicopter, etc.

Members of our club initiate regularly special activities. Two members practice shared-cockpit-flying. One as pilot-flying, the other as pilot monitoring. Each in their own house, using their own computer.

This year three member formed the Forward Overhead Panel Project(FOPP)-group. They are building a low cost Forward Overhead Panel for the Boeing 737-800. They will use 6 Arduino 2560 microprocessor-boards.

Information about our club can be found on: www.dutchflightnetwork.nl Want to join us? Subscribe as a member on : www.dutchflightnetwork.nl/index.php/nieuw-bij-dfn/lid-worden

Building a forward overhead panel for B737-800

Spring 2019 three members of DutchFlightNetwork decided to build together a low-cost forward overhead panel for the Boeing 737-800. Ready-to-use overhead-panels are offered by several firms, but not really affordable for the mainstream flight simmer. It should be possible at low cost. Freeware software appeared to be available for use with the microprocessor-board Arduino.

A test-project was started to evaluate how hard- and software would work. It appeared to be a smashing hit. All switches for aircraft-lights, engine start and fuel pumps operated well. The project-team thought: “What do we need when building the whole panel?” They ended up with an amount of 88 switches of different sizes and sorts and  80 small LED-lights. Also 6 Arduino 2560 microprocessor-boards with 52 digital ports had to be purchased. It meant that some 300 wires had to be installed between the components.

Most of the components could be bought on the Alibaba-webshop. An Arduino 2560 microprocessor-board was available at the affordable price of 7 euro a piece. Alibaba could also provide the switches and LED-lightsAs said: the software for both the Arduino and the connection with Prepar3d, FSX and X-plane is freeware.

At the end of the project three forward overhead-panels will be manufactured by the project team.On the FSweekend we can show you the prototype with all switches and lights operating. It would have been the easiest way to build if we had chosen to connect the LED-lights directly to the switches. We choose not to do so to simulate the functionality as good as possible.

Have a look. We will answer all your questions.

The Forward Overhead Panel Project team(FOPP-team) of DutchFlightNetwork

Aart Bekendam, Henny Horenberg

• FsFan Voorschoten The Netherlands

An enthusiast active group of people having Flight Simulator as their hobby.  We come together every month in Voorschoten close to Leiden to share our experiences with new developments  in relation to Flight Simulator or computer techniques’. And show everybody interested in the more detailed background of Flight Simulator how things work and can get tweaked to everybody’s personal interest.

Beside the monthly meetings FsFan Voorschoten organises weekly “on line”  VFR and IFR flights. These respectively take place on the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.

Since the founding, on 1 june 1991 at the Schiphol airport Aviodome, we meet every month in the Activiteitencentrum “de Boschbloem” Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oyelaan 39 te Voorschoten.

Where you want to meet, socialize and get a better idea who we are and where we stand for you are most welcome at the Sunday meeting dates published at our website “fsfan.nl ” or have a closer look at the video’s presented at our website.

Flying is done with Microsoft Flight Simulator FS9, FSX, FSX Steam Edition, Flight Sim World, X-Plane 11 and the latest Lockheed Martin Prepar3D software.

Our website is published on “fsfan.nl” and you can always reach us by email on “fsfan.voorschoten@gmail.com”

FsFan is organizing a number of flights in the Philippine and Canada environment. This will be a continuous program without a specific time of start or ending. The flights will be performed with easy to fly aero planes such as the De Havilland Twin Otter or the smaller Cessna’s and are all flying under VFR conditions.

All pilots will fly independent of each other using the same routes. This takes away the pressure of flying in “online“ or “multiplayer” conditions and give ample time to discuss, explain and public participation. Flying will preferably be done at low altitudes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of  British Columbia and the Philippine Islands and hop into small airfields for a cup of thee or other refreshments. Where a visitor has a special request we are most happy to visit an airfield or  special area.

This program is specially interesting for inexperienced pilots from the public to see and experience what the various flight simulator programs can offer. The level of difficulty will be set by the pilots themselves as a go-around can always be initiated and  the next landing can be done on the same airfield or the flight can simply be continued to the next airfield.

The starting point for all our flights is the participation of the public and invite them to take over the steering wheel or simple joystick and be active during the flight or landings. Guidance from a more experienced FsFan pilot will guarantee a safe flight and flight can always be paused  to  explain what is going on and deal with questions from the public. Something that is important within the FsFan Voorschoten community. Be service minded to the members and visitors to assist them in solving sometimes complex questions in the complex world of all different flight simulator programs. Specially now with new 64 bit programs coming to live.

So you pilots and junior pilots “come and fly with FsFan Voorschoten “. Your partner for a new challenge.  See you in the Aviodrome in Lelystad on the 2nd  or 3rd November.

• Flight Simulator Club Belgium – FSCB –

Flight Simulator Club Belgium – FSCB – will be attending the FS Weekend at the Aviodrome Lelystad,, the 2th and the 3th of November 2019

Come and take a look how we fly with both feet on the ground. You will be amazed how realistic flight simulation is. You want to try it yourself? Some cockpits are available to public.

Multiple members built their own cockpit, and they will be happy to help advising you through the world of flight simulation.

The used software is FSX, FSX-SE, Prepare 3D, X-plane

Members receive a monthly magazine called ‘Airmail’.  They are invited to our monthly meetings in Grimbergen as well. Check our site , http://fscb.be for all our activities.

During the meetings we will explain everything you want to know. What type of computer or software do you have to buy,…?

We will give some information about principles of flight, internet flying, etc

Joining the FSCB is possible today during the FS days as well.

U will only pay 25 euros instead of 30 euros.

• FS Haaglanden

100 Years KLM

This year our national airline, the “KLM”, has been in existence for 100 years.

On the occasion of this event, FSG Haaglanden HCC Zuid-Holland will make round trips over the Netherlands with planes that have been characteristic of our KLM over the years.

This concerns: the Fokker VII, the Lockheed Constellation, the Fokker 100 and the Boeing 747-400.

We hope to give you a good impression about the development of KLM during these 100 years.

• FS Groep NHN

Demonstration FS Groep NHN at the FS Weekend 2019.

At our demo we will show scenery’s and techniques how to install them and where you should be aware of!

During all day we let the public behind the yoke just to let them fly a circuit above Lelystad Airport. So they can startup and land themselves.

We will give the audience technical advice in relation to use their PC related FS and P3D.

Also we will show some techniques about the use of FMC and the reason why and we will show some interesting programs to use to make them aware of how to get out the most of flightsim experience.

Of course we will attend 100 years of KLM and Fokker. Our demo’s will consist a demo with Fokker F28 an Foker 70/100. We also fly with the 737 a flight between Schiphol and London. Of course in the LM jubilee colors.

• FS Rijnmond

‘Flightsim Rijnmond’ under the flag of hcc Zuid Holland is an enthusiastic sim club that meets on the first Monday of every month in Capelle ad IJssel.

The meetings will focus on making FlightSim aware of developments, helping people on their way, sharing experiences and, above all, socializing. See: http://www.fsrijnmond.nl

Our hospitality is also the starting point for the FSWeekend 2019. With a number of basic systems and a low-threshold approach, we try to invite as many new Flightsimmers as possible to get behind the control stick. Getting to know P3D, XPlane and FlightGear is possible. There is also room for the advanced pilots to exchange information.

In connection with “100 years of aviation in the Netherlands”, FSRijnmond will modestly respond to this. With a few simple systems we look back on old installed editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The developments over the years make it clear that not only the ‘Real world’ aviation but also the simulation of hardware and software continue to develop. Thanks to the pioneers of the past, we look further into what the future still has to offer. ‘Flightsim Rijnmond’ under the flag of hcc Zuid Holland is an enthusiastic sim club that meets on the first Monday of every month in Capelle ad IJssel.

The meetings will focus on making FlightSim aware of developments, helping people on their way, sharing experiences and, above all, socializing. See: http://www.fsrijnmond.nl

Our hospitality is also the starting point for the FSWeekend 2019. With a number of basic systems and a low-threshold approach, we try to invite as many new Flight simmers as possible to get behind the control stick. Getting to know P3D, XPlane and FlightGear is possible. There is also room for the advanced pilots to exchange information.

In connection with “100 years of aviation in the Netherlands”, FSRijnmond will modestly respond to this. With a few simple systems we look back on old installed editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The developments over the years make it clear that not only the ‘Real world’ aviation but also the simulation of hardware and software continue to develop. Thanks to the pioneers of the past, we look further into what the future still has to offer.

HCC  Frisian Virtual Pilots club

Participation HCC-Fryslân at FSWeekend 2019.

HCC-Fryslân has long been one of the participants at the FSWeekend in the Aviodrome. We demonstrate there for beginners and let them take a seat behind the simulator. In this way the first tricks of flying are taught to newcomers. In addition, there is an opportunity at another table to ask questions to an experienced flight simmer and the matter can be discussed in more detail.

Be welcome!

• Flightsimulatorclub Middle Netherlands

Flightsimulatorclub Midden-Nederland shows the public how aviation works. We show this to the public with our group of pilots and air-traffic-controllers. We fly from Airport A to airport B under the watch of our own ATC. You can follow all of this on our 2 large screens accompanied with commentary. All of us try to show you aviation as real as it gets! During your visit to us we are open for all of your questions. Hope to see you at our stand.

• HCC  Flightsimulator

HCC!Flight simulator does not focus on one simulator or one aircraft type, but tries to cover every aspect of flightsimming.
We can do this because there are experts for every aspect amongst our members.

At the Flight simulator Weekend, we will show several simulators, among st which FSX, Prepar3D, XPlane 11, DCS World and the glider simulator Condor Soaring 2.
We invite visitors to take control at one of our desktop setups or take a seat in one of our cockpits to try our simulators under professional supervision of one of our members.
The possibilities are endless: Try finding thermals in a glider, fly a Cessna or Boeing 737 over the Netherlands, or hop into an L-39C or Yak-52 for a true virtual flying lesson with a real instructor flying with you in the back seat.

If you don’t know where to start, you can always ask one of our non-flying members to connect you with someone who can give you all the answers you need.


Cockpitbuilders

• 7Tair

Over the past years virtual airline 7Tair has been a regular guest at the FlightSim Weekend. In their DC-3 cockpit children (and yes, only kids!) get a chance to fly a vintage propellor airplane for ten minutes. No advanced computer systems in the cockpit, but only analogue gauges to look at, so the pilot has to feel what the airplane does. Take control and learn that real flying is an art and not a game. A DC-3 is not a jet fighter and by teaching children that you really have to take in account that technology has its limits, they learn during their flight not only how to control the plane, but also that technology is only a tool. The pilot is in command, be it in a DC-3 or a modern jet. As every year, the cockpit has undergone some improvements. A completely new designed throttle quadrant gives the pilot a very realistic feel during the flight. We invite children to come fly and parents and the interested visitors to get a look at the new installation.

• Simprojects Motion Cockpit demonstration

This is a fully home-build flight simulator which includes a visuals system with Fresnel lenses which gives extra view depth. The aircraft panel is shown on two separate LCD panels. The flight yoke includes a strong force feedback system which changes stick forces dynamically during flight. A special shaker system adds vibration to the cockpit which includes wheels rumble, touch-down shock, engine vibration gear-down shock and stall vibration. The 3DoF motion system gives an extra feel of flight by adding turbulence heave, rotation and pitch during turns acceleration and deceleration. The simulator now runs on FSX, and can simulate any aircraft.

All FSweekend visitors (from small children to adults up to 85kg) can take a flight (take-off and landing)

• F-16AM Simulator

At the end of 2004, Raymond Peters started his first attempt to build an exact replica of the real F-16 cockpit (1: 1). After many years of construction, blood, sweat and tears, his advanced cockpit has become well known and has set a high building standard in the cockpit builder’s world.

The F-16AM Simulator, as it is now being called, is a constant ‘ongoing project’, with continuous improvements being made. In addition, a very large part of the unique software is fully designed by “partner in crime” Danny Faber.

Through close collaboration with the Air Force, several F-16 pilots (test pilots and former F-16 pilots) delivered their valuable input that we use in our F-16AM simulator, giving it a very realistic way of the F-16 fighter as a procedure trainer.

You can find our F-16AM Simulator regularly at various Air Force related events. E.g. the Royal Netherlands Air Force days, squadron reunions, the fighter pilots call, RNLAF recruitment campaigns, etc. Also, non-air-force related events like the Flight Simulator Weekend in Lelystad are being visited. We have been active participants there since 2006.

This year we chose a slightly different public during the upcoming Flight Simulator weekend: Technicians & Cockpit builders, and of course F-16 enthusiasts.

The cockpit is NOT accessible to the public this year, but is approachable closely for viewing! Parts of the cockpit and technology behind the scenes are displayed separately and demonstrated, including: Construction, Electronics, Firmware, (interface) software.

You cannot only see how the gauges operate in the cockpit, but also from the cockpit (externally). We will show how certain gauges are constructed (with the latest techniques), and let them work synchronously with the gauges built into the cockpit. The interface software is also demonstrated and explained.

Some of our simulated missions are flown by former F-16 pilot Loek ‘PIPE’ Mulder.

• F-104 Starfighter demo Team

The F-104 cockpit is build with only real parts, and just a few replica or self build items.
During the FSweekend we will give demonstrations in full gear that is used in the RNLAF, like the suit, helmet and oxygen mask.
All the instruments and panels are lit up for that extra realism. Also some panels are functional.
Considering the complexity of the cockpit it is not possible to fly it yourself.
Next to out demo’s we will talk about the cockpit and all the questions that you have.

Leon Sleegers, Wouter Heines Starfighter demo Team.

• PH-SRU Flightsimulator

After its retirement at Aeroclub Rotterdam we got our hands on the fuselage of an old Piper-Cherokee. In 5 years’ time we turned the PH-SRU, as part of a school-project, into a fully functional flightsim. Despite the fact that it is not a school project any more, we still try to go an work on some upgrades for the PH-SRU every once in a while. Furthermore the plane cruises through the Netherlands (so now and then) to give everyone the chance to be the pilot of a small airplane.

This second FSweekend as a participant is again a nice opportunity to show the new features of the flightsim, to gain new ideas or to discuss the implementation of old ideas. During the FSweekend everybody is invited to get in the pilot seat to try and make a smooth landing. Of course we are also open for questions about the sim or the building process.

• The F-16 flight simulator “Viper-Charlie”

From an early age I have been interested in airplanes, and in particular “fighter jets”. What would it be like to fly with something like that?

The chance to fly in a real F-16 is almost nil. So in 2014-2015 I started my project, building a flight simulator “F-16 inspired”. It had to be a real size, so scale 1 on 1, and with as many real switches and instruments as possible. So the cockpit is not only an exact copy, but also all and buttons must be physically present and working, as well as the instruments. The simulator is therefore equipped with “shakers” that transmit the vibrations during taxi, runway and landing, but also in the air …

Now, more than 3-4 years later everything is ready, I want to use this flight simulator for the public, young and old, who also want to experience the experience in a Flight Simulator “F-16 inspired”.

The flight simulator “Viper-Charlie”

If you are interested, make an appointment at the FSweekend 2019 for your first flight in the “Viper-Charlie” Flight Simulator. . . .

• HAPTIC

HAPTIC Feedback Yoke

Control Loading in flight simulation has gained growing interest for more realistic yoke handling.  Contrary to motor forces controlling the yoke, an alternative technique using spring loading has been developed (Patent DE 10 2010 021 676 B4). Spring forces affecting the yoke can be attenuated down to zero by a rotating assembly (slewing ring). In reverse, aerodynamic effects on the yoke can be simulated, like propeller airstream, variable flight speed and gust, as well as perceptible load reduction by the trim tab.  The technique turned out to meet high fidelity requirements and smoothness of motion. Only moderate mechanical input and basic communication software is required


Mil Squadrons

• VIRTUAL ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE

…..the only military virtual “airline” within the Dutch division of IVAO. Our community consists of enthusiastic flight simmers, fans of the real-life Royal Dutch Air Force, who share the same passion : flying in formation with most of the post WW2-RNAF fixed-wing aircraft like the Harvard, NF-5, C130, C-17, F-16, F-35 and rotary wings like the Cougar, Chinook, NH-90 and Apache.

However, we execute our flights without the use of any weaponry, so we are not performing as shooters in an action game, we try to fly close to perfection in formation.

We are using the software of Lockheed Martin : Prepared (P3D).

You can find us on Facebook : https://nl-nl.facebook.com/vrnlaf/ and on our website : www.vrnlaf.nl

Demo program VRNLAF 11:00,13:00 & 15:00 hour in the movie theatre.

The virtual royal Netherlands air force (VRNLAF) will perform on both Saturday and Sunday 3 demo flights. One of these flights will be an interception / air to air refueling flight with multiple f-16’s and f-35’s hooked on a kdc10 tanker. The other flight will be a massive paradrop exercise. You are most welcome in the theater of the Aviodrome. The flights will be announced via the public speaker.


Panel / Aircraft / Scenery design / Hard & Software

• CPflight

On the crest of the wave since 2003 Cpflight creates the plug & play dimension with a huge choice of products,  we are going to show news and projects at FSWeekend, visit our website www.cpflight.com for more information…

• FlightGear Flight Simulator

The FlightGear project started 20 years ago from a group of volunteers scattered across the internet. FlightGear is a so-called open source project: this means that development takes place in an open environment and that all materials resulting from the project are freely available for everybody. Although FlightGear has traditionally mainly been of interest to hackers and tinkerers, recent years have seen significant efforts to improve usability and user-friendliness, opening up to project to a large group of users.FlightGear has already been present at FSWeekend since 2005, and this year will be no exception. This year we’ll specifically celebrate our 20 the anniversary by highlighting our history through video presentations on the one hand, and by showing the latest developments in the form of live demonstrations on the other. We explicitly encourage visitors to try FlightGear hands on and obviously, we’re always ready to answer any questions you may have; specifically when it comes to interfacing hard- and software.

Being an open source project, FlightGear is freely available for everybody to download. For this reason, FlightGear is still a project of interest for potential developers. In order to share the workload, we are continually interested in attracting potential developers. You don’t need any programming skills to be able to help. In addition to software development, we are also actively looking for content developers: For instance, we are interested in the development of 3D content: Aircraft, or buildings, texture or aircraft livery painting, or the beta testing of release candidates. Feel free to drop by if you are interested. Our booth staff will be happy to get you started.

If you want to see more, you are also welcome to attend our live demonstrations in the movie theater: see the program for further information.For additional information, see also:
www.flightgear.org
forum.flightgear.org
www.facebook.com/FlightGear/

• Sim Innovations

Sim Innovations is glad to be at FS Weekend 2019. Each year we enjoy meeting existing and new customers. We will be showcasing our virtual instrument panels, like the fully interactive overhead panel for the Zibomod 737-800, and various general aviation panels. We will also demonstrate our hardware device called Knobster.
Knobster is a single knob that allows realistic operation of every dial / rotary switch / knob on your virtual cockpit panel. It works in touch or mouse control mode and emulates single and dual rotary encoders including an integral push button. This low-cost hardware makes a touchscreen panel almost as realistic as a hardware sim. Knobster will be for sale at the show for €100.

• Gforcefactory

Gforcefactory is a brand new initiative of motion simulator enthusiasts that bring to you the best flight motion systems at an affordable price. Our flagship is the compact 6DOF motion system EDGE 6D, which is already selling world-wide to home users, offices and commercial centers. At FSweekend 2019 we are proud to present to you our new cockpit instrument panel for the EDGE 6D motion system. With this new cockpit instrument panel, it is now possible to build a full blown cockpit with instruments and touch panels of the established brands. The setup is very flexible and can be extended with extra touch screens and keyboard. With this is new product line, we introduce the first full 6DOF motion system on the market with complete cockpit setup that is yet compact and affordable for any flight school and even the individual simulator enthusiasts. We are excited to bring this system to FSweekend 2019 and, of course, you are very welcome to try this system at our booth! Looking forward to your visit! Team Gforcefactory

• Sismo Soluciones

Sismo Soluciones is attending the FSweekend with wonderful news and surprises for Boeing 737 flight simulator enthusiasts this year.

After more than 10 years providing solutions for the flight simulation sector, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be introducing new Boeing 737 MAX products for your flight simulator, as well as B737 NG and general-purpose products and you will also have the chance to purchase some of them.

Don’t miss it and visit us in our stand!

• Sim Innovations

Sim Innovations is glad to be at FSweekend 2019. Each year we enjoy meeting existing and new customers. We will be showcasing our virtual instrument panels, like the fully interactive overhead panel for the Zibomod 737-800, and various general aviation panels. We will also demonstrate our hardware device called Knobster.
Knobster is a single knob that allows realistic operation of every dial / rotary switch / knob on your virtual cockpit panel. It works in touch or mouse control mode and emulates single and dual rotary encoders including an integral push button. This low-cost hardware makes a touchscreen panel almost as realistic as a hardware sim. Knobster will be for sale at the show for €100.

• NL 2000 TEAM

Just like all the other versions of the FSweekend in Lelystad, the NL 2000 team is present again in 2019. The NL2000 team is the designer of high quality photographic scenery of the Netherlands , including airports and 3D objects. They are trying to keep the airports and scenery as updated as possible. Not only can they give answers on all the questions about the NL2000 scenery , but also about all FS issues. Just visit the NL2000 stand.

• ProSim Aviation Research

“ProSim Aviation Research are the creators of the ProSim737 and ProSimA320 Professional Suites. Our software has been developed from the ground up for cockpit building. Easy set-up, maximum compatibility and extraordinary realism. All the hard work has been done for you, simply use the graphical user interface, relax and take your hobby a step further”

• Aerosoft

Aerosoft is more present than ever during the FS Weekend. Besides the standard stand where products are sold, there is now also a demonstration stand (in the Uiver room) where the latest developments are shown. Come and see the new CRJ professional with a unique Electronic Flight Bag (including maps!), the A330 professional and World of Aircraft. You can also meet OnAir: Airline Manager, the first MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) specially made for flight simulator enthusiasts. Aerosoft also brings 50 copies of the long-awaited Honeycomb yokes, on it’s gone!

• Honeycomb

Honeycomb will be participating with two demo cockpits, offering the opportunity to experience both a commercial and a general aviation setup of the Alpha Flight Controls and the Bravo Throttle Quadrant. The yoke will be available for purchase at the Aerosoft booth who will also be taking pre-orders for the Throttle.

• FlyHirundo

FlyHirundo is a new startup company based in Switzerland. FlyHirundo develops and produces a high end rudder pedal and yoke. We are proud to be at FSweekend 2019 in Lelystad to launch the new products.

The FlyHirundo Rudder Pedal is a robust all stainless steel construction with a precise smooth movement. The rudder pedal features a linear travel of 150mm. The brake mechanism uses load cells for real life like operation. The pedal position (height and angle) and brake force level can be flexibly set.

The FlyHirundo Yoke is also a sturdy stainless steel construction with a pitch range of 186mm. Like the rudder pedal, the mechanism uses roller bearings for smooth motion. A highlight are the metal springs for the pitch and roll motion which is superior to the often used rubber bungees.

The FlyHirundo Rudder Pedal is production ready and the Yoke is in the final stage of development. Both will be shown and explained in detail.

Virtual Airlines

• Flight-Academy

The Foundation ‘Flight-Academy’ is a virtual education and training platform for sim users.

Theory and practice of flying the wings in an online environment brought by certified trainers with the eyepoint on real-life documentation and flight rules.  The FA trains the student in VFR, IFR and commercial airplanes in all its facets.

For more information: check our trainings platform at  https://dashboard.flight-academy.nl

• V-Bird VA Group

This year the Flight Simulator Weekend will again take place in the Aviodrome in Lelystad.  This annual event, organized by Frans Broekhuijsen, is always a great success.  Frans is a major driver and always enthusiastic.

 V-Bird Virtual Airline will again be present there with a number of set-ups. We are happy to give demonstrations with these set-ups.

 As a visitor you can also get behind the yoke yourself and experience what flying is.

 There are various setups.  The following flight simulators will be flown: Prepar3D, FSX, FS Steam and X-Plane 11.

 We also have 2 setups where you can fly in “virtual reality”, so with VR glasses on.  This gives a lot more immersion in flying.  You are as it were in the cockpit itself.

 We would like to tell you more about this fun hobby and what the added value is to fly for a virtual airline, which we are.  What does a virtual airline give added value to the hobby Flight Simulator.  We are happy to tell you that when you visit our stand.  We look forward to seeing you at our booth on 2 and 3 November 2019 at the Aviodrome, at Lelystad airport.

 Vbird Virtual Airline is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.  Vbird was established in 2004 with the permission of the, in that time, existing airline Vbird.  You can find more information about the history at: https://www.vbirdva.com/vbv/index.php/pages/historyofv-birdva

• KLM Virtual Airline

For the KLM Virtual Airline the year 2019 is completely dominated by the centennial celebration of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the company which we represent in online flight simulation. During the whole year a chain of events is organized for our pilots, culminating in the big Schiphol Fly-In on October 7th 2019.

Pilots who have participated the most are honored with a badge on their KLM-VA-profile page. Additionally, during the FS Weekend we will hand over a special personalized UTC clock to the winners. Truly a great asset for every “flight room”!

To our this year’s visitors we once again offer an uninterrupted opportunity to test their flying skills on one of our sim set-ups. The challenge is to perform a circuit flight at Lelystad Airport while observing real life rules and conditions as closely as possible. Members of our staff attend to the pilots, giving them useful advice on how to improve their performance. Quite an interactive happening, great fun for all visitors.

Finally, we offer our visitors the opportunity to take a look at our website and present a looped video where we try to enthuse visitors for online flying with our Virtual Airline.


Online Networks

• Dutch VACC  /  VATSIM

The Dutch VACC is part of the world wide organization VATSIM. We provide air traffic control to flight simulator pilots. Doing this, controllers obey real life regulations and procedures. Enter a world you can fly together with fellow pilots, see each other, all under behalf of so called ‘virtual air traffic controllers’ from their homes. This will complete your flight sim experience. Come see our stand to discover how simple it is to make the last step. We will welcome you and elaborate with passion!                                                                                  We controlling Vatsim live at Schiphol  at 7 big 55 inch screens in the new Aviodrome tower sim,

• IVAO – Netherlands

IVAO NL is the Dutch region of IVAO (International Virtual Aviation Organization). IVAO is a network where members can connect to simulate the flight and the air traffic control. We are doing this with our professional software.

This year we are going to give some training to all visitors. This will be done by one of our great trainers. Also, the stand crew will be ready to answer all your questions and will try to get you involved to the IVAO network.

See you at our stand!!  Stand crew IVAO Netherlands


FS Websites

• Dutchfs

Since 1997, Dutchfs is the largest Dutch flight simulator related website. (www.dutchfs.com). We provide our members and visitors with numerous manuals and downloads, the core of our website however is the forum. Over 11,000 subjects have been discussed already and still there are questions we are trying to answer as best as possible. Once a year, Dutchfs delegates some members to the FSweekend to give demonstrations, answer questions and especially to offer interested people a possibility to be introduced in virtual flying.

This year we will pay attention to the 100th anniversary of KLM. We opted for some legendary aircraft: Douglas DC-3, Lockheed Constellation and Douglas DC-8. You can also fly a Consolidated PBY Catalina; an airplane with which the KLM Inter-insular Company flew in the former Dutch Indies from 1947 to 1950. The planes that are available with us all have a conventional cockpit with round, analogue instruments. Some already have hydraulic control of the surfaces, but without the intervention of a computer that makes control safer. Two aircraft are available with Sperry automatic, a precursor of the automatic pilot; one has a slightly more modern AP. The pilot must therefore mainly fly himself. Unfortunately we cannot offer force feedback so that you cannot feel the forces on the control surfaces. One of the aircraft has a full (active) crew and passengers. For whom this is all too much of a good thing, we have a Cessna 172 available in the colors of the KLM Aero-club. Many other aircraft and helicopters can be flown on request.


Specials

Dutch VACC (VATSIM)  demonstrate the new tower sim in the Aviodrome

We controlling Vatsim live at Schiphol  at 7 big 55 inch screens.         The New tower sim is at the first floor in the expo hall.


Lectures / Speakers in the movie theater Saturday and Sunday      in Dutch

• Dutch VACC (VATSIM)

12:00 Introduction all about Controlling  the virtual sky

• Jongepionier

14:00 Tim   Introduction for young and new Flightsimmers             

Lectures / Speakers in the  Briefing room in the old Schiphol   building Saturday and Sunday in English.

• ProSim-AR

12:00  About all news and updates from ProSim-AR

• Aerosoft

14:00 Presentation of the Aerosoft/Digital Aviation CRJ
The new CRJ professional now includes more models (the 550 and 1000 have been added) and comes with a whole new graphics, an Electronic Flight Bag, and many other new features. An extensive presentation with possibilities to ask questions to the developers.

15:00 Presentation OnAir: Airline Manager
OnAir is a tycoon simulation that can be linked to flight simulators (FSX, P3D, FS2020 and X-Plane). This simulation is 100% real-time (real weather, real events) and covers all airports from large to small. Give your flights in Flight Simulator a goal and compete with other airlines. Or better yet, try to work with them to make the competition more difficult. Complex and challenging, OnAir is one of our most important products of 2019.