The flight simulation community has been steadily growing for decades at this point. So much so, that folks some who start off with sims have ascended (no pun intended) to become real pilots. Dedicated to helping those who are interested in taking their passion to the next step, the Flight Sim Association has built a website to facilitate simmers both new and seasoned.
As the website explains, FSA is for “new simmers, real-world pilots” and “experienced simmers.” It offers “guides, learning resources and webinars to help you get started in simulation,” as well as “exclusive discounts, in-depth, unique access to developers and the ability to locate nearby simmers.”
The Flight Sim Association is backed by well-known companies and products in the industry such as Infinite Flight, Just Flight, X-Plane 11, Prepar3D, Aerosoft, and Honeycomb Aeronautical — among others. You’ll find plenty of resources on the site meant to help simmers and pilots of all kinds hone their craft both in the air and in their homes.
The discounts include savings on payware flight sim products from reputable companies like ORBX and FlyTampa, as well as hardware. The webinars are dedicated to simmers with presentations from “developers, content creators, and at-home simulation experts.” The guides include “articles, tutorial flights, videos, and resources for beginners through to advanced home simmers.” As for the social aspect of it all, FSA allows its members to share and search email addresses to allow them to connect to members in their area.
Access to Flight Sim Association is being offered as an annual membership that costs $30. That comes out to less than $3 USD per month. However, to get integrated into the service, FSA offers a month-long free trial (credit card not required) for newcomers to see for themselves if it’s a good fit.