Support FSA in building a community-driven organization that can help grow our hobby.
We work with simulation developers, content creators, and flight simmers alike. Through structured, curated content, we aim to help new and experienced members learn more about the hobby we all love.
Our Growing Community
Subscriptions help support the website and enable us to grow the simulation community. Read more.
- Full access to 55 discounts and special perks from our partners
- Free Orbx products for MSFS, X-Plane, and Prepar3D
- A free one-hour coaching session with a Flight Sim Coach instructor ($55+ value)
- Discounts and free online access at FlightSimExpo, our annual conference
- "Ask a CFI" and other expanded access in our Discord community
- Access to Simmer Search, our membership database that allows you to connect with other Captains in your area
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Although most of the content on FSA is available for free, we do offer a subscription for those who wish to support the website and help in our mission to grow the community.
As we’ve done with FlightSimExpo, we reinvest membership fees back into the community through exhibiting flight simulation to real-world pilots at events like SUN 'n FUN and placing ads in aviation magazines and gaming publications. These are the types of things that become possible when you have an independent organization, supported by subscriptions, that works to support both flight simmers and developers.
Subscription income also allow us to make our website available without advertisements.
As the organizers of FlightSimExpo, we regularly hear that it’s difficult to get started in flight simulation. Because there are so many fantastic free resources out there, knowing where to start isn’t always easy. Answering a basic question like “which simulator is right for me?” might be obvious to an experienced simmer, but is often overwhelming for newcomers. Even as simmers become more experienced, how do you know where to look for information on purchasing a HOTAS, adding VR to your setup, or updating aircraft navdata, especially if you don’t know what these terms mean?
Especially because not everyone is comfortable jumping onto a forum or asking questions in Discord on day one, we’re trying to centralize and link to great free content here. The idea is to help those who are just joining our community make connections with great content creators, high-quality developers, and even other nearby simmers.
We are working to build FSA into a place for flight simmers, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts to come together. Some of that already happens once a year at FlightSimExpo, our annual convention. But we can do more.
Your subscriptions have allowed us to present webinars to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), advertise flight simulation as a hobby in aviation magazines, and exhibit flight simulation at events like SUN 'n FUN and Consumer Electronics Show. We're starting to connect simmers with local clubs and chapters that host smaller events throughout the country and across the world.
As we gather thousands of simmers together, we can begin to achieve the type of advocacy shown by the 'real-world' pilot organizations out there. What if governments started recognizing flight simulation time as valuable for real-world training? What if air traffic control organizations recruited from networks like IVAO and VATSIM? What if our community played a role in training the drone operators of the future?
We think it's possible, someday, through an independent, simmer-driven organization like this.