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FlightSimCon 2017 was a huge success. By far the highest numbers of attendees ever, and what a stellar lineup of sim creators, add-on developers, hardware manufacturers and enthusiasts! If at all possible, make plans to attend next year.

iBlueYonder was there, of course, and we had a couple of new product announcements that we think will make quite a few of you very happy.

Dallas Love Field (KDAL)

It’s been a while since this airport got some love, and we’re jazzed about bringing it just that. This is a field steeped in history; it was the last field JFK ever flew into, and the site of LBJ’s inauguration in the dark days after Kennedy’s assassination. It’s the home of Southwest Airlines, and soon will welcome Alaska Airlines. And what’s more, it has sweeping views of the downtown Dallas skyline. And yes, that skyline is getting a complete makeover as well – we’re including a custom, high-detail downtown area along with the airport.

Here are a few renders to give you a sense of the scope of the project. It’s early days, but we have several highly skilled modelers and texture artists working on it right now. More soon!

The other big announcement was a joint effort that might take a few people by surprise…

Portland International Airport (KPDX)

Our own Bill Womack will be the lead developer and project manager for Flightbeam Studios‘ KPDX project. Bill is especially fond of this one as it was his home airport for 14 years. The combination of passion, familiarity, and the quality that both iBlueYonder and Flightbeam customers have come to expect will make this a winner, for sure.

FlightSimCon 2017 Show Reel

Here’s the video that was playing at our booth at this year’s Con:

FlightSimCon 2017 was a huge success. By far the highest numbers of attendees ever, and what a stellar lineup of sim creators, add-on developers, hardware manufacturers and enthusiasts! If at all possible, make plans to attend next year. iBlueYonder was there, of course, and we had a couple of new product announcements that we think [...]

Filed Under: Announcements, Dallas Love Field, Flightbeam KPDX, FlightSimCon, KDAL

One Week Until FlightSimCon 2017!

The biggest flight simulation event in North America, FlightSimCon 2017, is only a week away and we’re getting excited! iBlueYonder will be exhibiting this year, and we’ve got some good stuff planned, including a test of your piloting skills and not one but TWO big product announcements.

For those who can’t make it to this year’s show, we’ll be posting the announcements online as soon as they’re made public. For those who can, you get to take part in our first ever piloting challenge:

How good are you pilot skills? If you’re up for it, stop by our booth at FlightSimCon 2017 and sign up for the Heron’s Nest Landing Challenge. The challenge is fairly simple: using a pre-defined flight, you’ll approach the Heron’s Nest from the north in the default FSX/P3D Piper Cub. If you can safely land and taxi into the hangar barn, your name will be entered to win. Sounds simple, right? Well… it is, sort of. Bear in mind there will be a crosswind component, and those tail-draggers can be treacherous. The equipment at the show will be minimal; a joystick with twist action for the rudder. If you plan on competing, make sure you’ve got a copy of the free Heron’s Nest 2.0 scenery so you can practice beforehand.

First prize is Free iBlueYonder Products for Life! Second and third prizes are a free download of the iBlueYonder scenery of your choice, either current or future. And we definitely have some interesting projects coming up in the near future.

If there is only one winner, they automatically win first prize. If there are more than one, all names will be put in a hat with first, second, and third prizes drawn.

The challenge starts Saturday, June 10 at 3:45pm at the iBlueYonder booth.

And for everyone, a little special to brighten up the show weekend:

Nantucket Island will be marked down 50% on our site from June 9-11 to celebrate the show weekend. If you haven’t gotten it yet, now would be an excellent time. We will also be rolling out a new P3D4 version very soon, along with more airport content that’s free of charge for all Nantucket owners.

See you at the Con!

The biggest flight simulation event in North America, FlightSimCon 2017, is only a week away and we're getting excited! iBlueYonder will be exhibiting this year, and we've got some good stuff planned, including a test of your piloting skills and not one but TWO big product announcements. For those who can't make it to this [...]

Filed Under: Announcements, FlightSimCon, Heron's Nest, KACK, Nantucket, New England Scenery