Become a Member
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
Access our beginner content free, forever.
- All guides and learning flights
- Live and recorded webinars
- Our Discord community
- Limited access to selected discounts
Subscriptions help support the website and enable us to grow the simulation community. Read more.
- Full access to 51 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, our intention is to reinvest membership fees back into the community. We’d love to be able to pay big-name speakers to offer webinars or help grow flight simulation by placing ads in real-world aviation magazines and in gaming publications. What if, someday, there was a single place you could search for add-ons and airports across all platforms and developers, including freeware? 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.