FLIGHTSIMEXPO AND GLEIM AVIATION TEAM UP TO OFFER DISCOUNTS TO PILOTS, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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FLIGHTSIMEXPO AND GLEIM AVIATION TEAM UP TO OFFER DISCOUNTS TO PILOTS, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Students at local Orlando flight schools and at Central Florida High Schools are eligible for up to a 75% discount to attend FlightSimExpo 2019!

ORLANDO – May 9, 2019 – FlightSimExpo will welcome EAA, Gleim Aviation, iCloth, PilotEdge, Redbird, and more than 55 other exhibitors to Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld(R) on June 7-9. Following a sold-out introductory event last summer, the second-annual FlightSimExpo will show pilots how their training, proficiency, and currency can benefit from at-home simulation.

The conference has teamed up with Gleim Aviation to produce a new video highlighting the benefits of simulation for real-world pilots. The video features YouTuber Steve “FlightChops” Thorne, who is setting up a home simulator as he pursues his instrument rating. It also includes commentary from CFII Jason Miller, host of The Finer Points Aviation Podcast, who is Steve’s real-world CFII. Steve and Jason will keynote FlightSimExpo 2019 with a panel discussion on Saturday, June 9.

Gleim Aviation will be providing a special code to flight schools that offers student pilots a 50% discount on event registration. Gleim is also reaching out to Central Florida high schools to offer a 75% discount for high school students interested in learning more about aviation.

FlightSimExpo is open to the public and welcomes first-time simmers of all ages! Public registration is $70 until May 15, which includes two-day tradeshow floor access, panels and seminars, a conference bag, drinks and appetizers during the event social, and a 6-month membership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). For pilots, the event also offers an FAA WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program seminar hosted by the Orlando FAAST Program Manager.

FlightSimExpo is a tradeshow and conference. On the tradeshow floor, hardware and software exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services. Attendees will be able to try simulators and new products from developers across the industry, meet FAA air traffic controllers, and learn about local non-profit aviation organizations.

Next door, seminars will be taking place throughout both days of the event. Topics will include ‘how-to’ seminars on setting up a flight simulator, using online services, helicopter flying, and even building home cockpits using real aircraft parts. Attendees will hear from airline pilots, flight dispatchers, home cockpit enthusiasts, virtual air traffic controllers, and flight simulation developers.

The event takes place on June 7-9, 2019 at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld(R). For more information about the event, please visit www.flightsimexpo.com/welcome.

About FlightSimExpo

FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The first FlightSimExpo was held in 2018 at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort, drawing a sold-out crowd of more than 1,100 simmers along with 45 exhibitors and over 20 speakers. The second annual event takes place at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld(R) on June 7-9, 2019. FlightSimExpo is proudly produced by active participants of the flight simulation community.

About Gleim Aviation

Since 1980, the Gleim Aviation team of flight instructors, pilots, writers, designers, and programmers has helped aviators pass millions of FAA knowledge exams and practical tests using the unique Gleim Knowledge Transfer System. Gleim provides online study courses, training materials, and flight simulation for pilots, as well as training resources for unmanned aircraft vehicle pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. Gleim is an environmentally friendly company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. Learn more at www.gleimaviation.com or call 800-874-5346.

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