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: