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Only Three Weeks Until FSWeekend 2008

Last updated Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:31:56 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 22:22:38 GMT

Three weeks to go for the annual International FSweekend on 1 and 2 November 2008. Again in the National Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome at Lelystad in the Netherlands. With more then 350 participants to demonstrate everything about Flight simulation. And a lot of international companies will show and sell their hard and software.

See the long exhibitors page at

We expect a lot of international visitors to exchange their experiences with Flightsim and cockpit building. We hope to see you all.

As a date to mark down for any flight simulation fan, FSWeekend is THE place to be when you want to start learning about all of the amazing things that are going on in simulation at this moment in time.

The 2008 edition may have been a short few years ago, but it still brings back a great list of memories for simmers that were there, and benefitted from the various releases and projects that came out in sync with the event. With more than 15 years of history today, the 8th edition of FSWeekend was a massive hit and provided one of the most enjoyable experiences for simulation fans in quite some time.

More than 400 experts took part in this event, ranging from modders and coders to designers and staff helping organizing the stalls and the stands. Alongside this came a whole range of promo gifts stalls to try out new software and releases and some brilliant professional tips from the people who make all of the mods that we love so much! For a simulation fan, the 2008 edition of this massive event brought so much to the table and allowed people to get a sneak peek at some of the biggest releases of the year at that point.

Alongside this was the fact that more than 30 simulation clubs had come along to take part as they do every year, giving people the chance to see how others were flying. It was a fantastic viewing experience that made it possible for people to turn up and get some brilliant advice and information on how they could change their own simulation game, ensuring that they were learning from the past as the vent carried on, with so many brilliant pilots showcasing their skills at the booths.

It was also a year whereby the scenery experts were able to show everyone what they were made of – they created some truly amazing products throughout the year with some new releases being showcased throughout the event. Teams like Dutch Flight Network and HCC Flight Simulation were here, too, giving people a chance to see some of the experts that we see and hear about online all the time!

New features and products were being tested out all the time, too, giving people the perfect chance to see what was on the menu, so to speak. This let people from the likes of ProSim4U and Radius Design to give everyone a taster of what was to come in the later parts of 2008 and beyond; and it’s safe to say that with the knowledge of hindsight, things have gone pretty well!

Add in the software developers like Flyware and Simkits, the editorial bigwigs like PC Pilot and FSMagazin and you had the makings of an absolutely bombastic event. If you never made it to the 2008 edition and now feel like you have missed out, why not look forward to the future editions instead? These annual events are a must for any big simulation fans out there! 

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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