In the light of the successful events in previous years, we want to offer you not only an exhibition about flight simulation, but also several interesting lectures on the topic.
On this page you can find information about the speakers who will give a talk at this year’s conference. We’ll also publish the complete speech programme here shortly.
|11:40||00:35||SODE - more than just jetways & how I use flight simulators as an airline pilot
SODE - Mehr als nur Jetways & Wie ich als Linienpilot den Flugsimulator nutze
In the first part, Jeffrey Stähli reviews the history of SODE and gives a detailed insight at the jetway engine. He also demonstrates the possibilities of the Tool beyond jetways, e.g. with an outlook at the Visual Docking Guidance System. In the second part, he tells how he uses flight simulators to aid him in his real world flying.
|9:55||00:30||XPlane 11: insight and outlook
XPlane 11: Einblick und Ausblick
Introduction to XPlane 11 for FSX and X-Plane 10 pilots. A look back at the beta phase and outlook for future updates and new versions.
|12:30||00:35||Introduction to the flight simulator Aerofly 2
Einführung zum Flugsimulator Aerofly 2
Presentation of the flight simulator Aerofly 2 with technical details, flight physics and the SDK (Aerofly as an open platform).
|10:40||00:45||Realism, or why pilots hate horses
Realismus, oder Warum Piloten Pferde hassen
About the strange discrepancy between what customers do with their simulations and what happens in reality, e.g. how (un)likely a pilot is to use a certain system. Also takes a look at strange situations that can emerge from that.
|14:00||00:30||Presentation of the Douglas PC-6 by PMDG – history, example, development
Vorstellung der Douglas DC-6 von PMDG – Geschichte, Vorbild, Entwicklung
History of the Douglas DC-6 (especially the Namibian V5-NCG “Bataleur”) and highlights from the development of the PMDG version of this aircraft.
|Alexander M. Metzger||German|
|13:20||00:25||Integrate DIY hardware for a home cockpit with XPlane & integrate Saitek with XPlane
DIY Hardware für Homecockpits in XPlane integrieren & Saitek in XPlane integrieren
Build DIY home cockpit hardware and integrate it with XPlane. Use Saitek hardware with XPlane with the help of the “Xsaitekpanels” plug-in.
|Carsten Lynker & Bill Good||German/English|
|15:45||00:30||Painting or snapping - surface sceneries for flight simulation
Maler oder Knipser - Flächenszenerien für die Flugsimulation
Since ancient times, two irreconcilable groups oppose each other – the proponents of photo-real and generic sceneries. This speech tries to lend a helping hand as to which scenery is best for which kind of PC pilot.
|15:00||00:30||Behind the scenes - the making of a flight sim video
Hinter den Kulissen - Das Making-of eines Flusi-Videos
A video making How To for FSX/P3D – which tools do you need and some tips and tricks to get started.
|16:30||00:15||IVAO: A place for your dreams
IVAO: Raum für Ihre Träume
Kalle Cedermalm from IVAO presents how everybody can fulfil his aviation dreams – either in reality or virtually.
|IVAO (Kalle Cedermalm)||English|
Philipp Münzel is a pilot instructor during sunshine and a software developer during rainy weather. Since 1993, he “flusters” the virtual sky, with the real sky following since 2013. From the Aviat Husky to the Piper Seneca, he flies everything with a propeller. As a software developer he was involved in the creation of various XPlane 10 add-ons like the CRJ-200 and the FlightFactor 777 and 757. At the moment he’s working on the flight simulator XPlane 11 as part of the team of Laminar Research.
Mathijs Kok is the long-standing Community Manager of Aerosoft. With him as the lead the famous Airbus family has been developed and became a great success. He cares about customer issues and keeps the public informed about the latest developments of Aerosoft products.
A trial flight in a gliding club got him into flying as a hobby. If you’ve ever wanted to connect DIY hardware with XPlane, you’ve surely come across the plug-ins developed by Mr Lynker. Besides that, he is involved in VATSIM’s online aviation network, both as air traffic controller and as a pilot of smaller sports planes. He has been a member of the Friesenflieger for several years.
Bert Groner is the editor-in-chief of FS Magazin, a specialised magazine about flight simulation that’s being published bimonthly since December 2005 in print and e-Paper format. He’s an active flight simmer since 1991.
Alexander M. Metzger
Alexander M. Metzger is a mechanical engineer and has a special place in his heart reserved for historical aeroplane models. Since the year 2000 he works as a flight dynamics developer for various developing and publishing companies.
Computer flight simulation has been his hobby but Bill Good has also been able to complete over 100 hours of real life flight training including over 300 landings in a Cessna 172. Xsaitekpanels started as a Linux XPlane plugin to support Saitek switch, radio, multi and BIP panels but has now grown into a multiplatform plugin. He is also a multiplatform plugin builder helping other plugin authors have multiplatform support including FlyWithLua.
The company IPACS develops flight simulators for full-scale airplanes as well as model flight simulators for desktop computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets – for example the flight simulator Aerofly FS2, an advanced flight simulator for Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and Google Android.
Jeroen Doorman has had a fascination for aviation ever since he was little and is into flight simming since 2006. In 2007 he started making video’s as a hobby and since 2011 he has been making them for Aerosoft and other big and small companies in the flight sim community.
Jeffrey Stähli learned programming during his electro technology studies; he’s interested in PC flight simulation since the days of the FS98. During his time at the university he was a scenery designer for FlyLogic (Switzerland Professional X, among others). After finishing his studies, he completed airline pilot training at Swiss. Today he is Senior F/O in A330s/A340s on long-haul flights, but he always stayed committed to the flight sim scene. While he is no longer an active designer, Jeffrey now mainly develops modules (SODE).
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