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They say the stars are bright deep in the heart of Texas! Well, nothing could be more true

with the big announcement today by the Flight Simulation Association of the 2023 FlightSimExpo which will be held in Houston, Texas on June 23-25, 2023. The three-day, flight simulation enthusiasts event will be hosted at the Lone Star Flight Museum at the Ellington Airport which is an incredible venue for the potential 2,000 visitors who are now anticipating the show!

The Lone Star Flight Museum is made up of more than 130,000 square feet of air

conditioned space encapsulated by two aircraft hangars. Those hangars house an aviation museum with "real working" aircraft, unlike any other air and space museum in the United States.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s venue,” says organizer and FSA co-founder Phil Coyle. “It’s the perfect backdrop for the FlightSimExpo exhibit floor, and a fantastic city for aviation and aerospace fans like us!”

I echo Coyle's enthusiasm for the location as well as the event itself. The global pandemic has impacted so many tradeshows for both businesses and hobbyist alike. Even though the FSA did a wonderful

job in adapting to the environment in 2021 during their San Diego event, no one is more excited that this long-time simmer to be marking time off my calendar and making initial preparations to head to Houston!

“Save the dates, start thinking of plans, but please don’t lock your travel i

n just yet,” says FSA’s Evan Reiter. “As always, we are working with area hotels, airlines, rental car options, and attractions to secure discounted rates for our attendees. We’re expecting awesome, add-on experiences at NASA, air traffic control facilities, and more – and you’ll want to have that full picture before you start booking.”

Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 will be at the Lone Star Flight Museum. Nestled amongst warbirds, fighter jets, and drones, attendees will find hands-on flight simulation exhibits where they can try the latest in flight simulation software and hardware. Speaker rooms will feature how-to seminars, educational discussions, and announcements from some of simulation’s biggest developers.

As in past years, the Friday will feature an add-on series of group discussions before the main event on the weekend.

The museum is a 15-minute drive from Hobby Airport (HOU), 35 minutes from Intercontinental (IAH), and about 15 minutes from nearby attendee hotels. Located on Ellington Airport (EFD), the museum also has airside access, which will allow attendees to fly their own aircraft to the event for the first time. The area is one of America’s largest aerospace hubs: Houston is a hub for two major airlines, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston, and more. As in past years, discounts on hotels, airfare, rental cars, and more will be available to attendees.

This is going to be an incredible FSExpo! I hope you all will think about joining me and other BRAVO 737 Captains from across the world in Texas - and if you do, make sure you come by and say hello!


You can join the Flight Simulation Association by Visiting there website at:

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