UK Rejoice: Flight1 Open Day on October 3rd in Shoreham

Flight1Europe-logoLiving in the UK? no plans for October 3rd? then maybe fancy a trip to Shoreham Airport to meet the folks of Flight1, aka (warning! very long blah blah follows):  ‘one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of PC-based flight simulation software with standalone training packages for glass cockpit systems such as the Avidyne Entegra series, plus a wide range of aircraft and scenery enhancements for Microsoft’s multi-million selling Flight Simulator.’ (you were warned!).

They (that is Flight1 Europe) are putting together their first ‘Open Day’ event with activities such as talk, lectures, presentations, guided tours and a virtual fly-in! there is a press release issued today that you can read after the break.

Looks like a fun day, you can register for it at their dedicated page here: CLICK.

Flight1 Open Day

Saturday, October 3rd at Shoreham Airport

When we announced our inaugural Open Day we had no idea the event would prove so popular — at the time of writing we have nearly 400 guests registered and the list continues to grow daily.

We’re working with Shoreham Airport to ensure there is room for everyone and there is plenty to see and do on the day — from our own simulation products to lectures and real aviation activities.

The Open Day web page ( has been updated — and we invite you to take a few minutes to read about the latest news and activities which are highlighted there. In particular:

-          Discounted landing fees

-          Talks and lectures

-          VATSIM and the Virtual Fly-In

-          Official Airport Tour

We welcome any thoughts or suggestions you have and of course are happy to answer any queries or questions you might have. Just email us at

we will be in touch again in a couple of weeks as more activities are firmed up.

With best wishes,

The Flight1 Crew

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Ian P
Monday, September 7, 2009 20:30

Well, it appears that the point I was trying to make has been lost in semantics. I never said it was a show, only that the UK cannot support multiple other events in addition to a viable show.

I hope that those able to attend enjoy the event.

Monday, September 7, 2009 17:10

Well I am looking forward to the event and have arranged to meet up with friends from 100’s of miles away staying overnight in order to visit the show.

I have to re-book a much anticipated trial flying lesson to attend, with what’s on offer it looks worth it.

More power to your elbow Flight1 and thanks for keeping our hobby alive!

Cheers, see you there


Monday, September 7, 2009 12:31

Just to clarify for people, we are NOT putting on a flight sim show. It is an Open Day. The Open Day page explains exactly what it is planned. This is an event where people can come and chat to us about flight simulation, see our products, see aircraft, talk to pilots and thus Shoreham is a logical place as our ‘home’ airfield. The airfield and the companies on it are supporting what we are doing in all sorts of ways: which is not something we would find if we held it in London, or a hotel or souless exhibition… Read more »

Ian P
Friday, September 4, 2009 22:21

Oh Simon. You still can’t read can you? I’m sorry. I’ll explain again. I doubt it will penetrate your aura of self-importance and self-opinion however, so I won’t bother trying again. I’ll let you have your all important last word. So. Most of the population don’t live in the South East. Unlike you, they don’t find £100 an acceptable price to pay solely for travel to an event, when there will supposedly be another one closer to them. Or that’s the theory. What actually happens is that all of the events draw about 10% of the UK flight sim user… Read more »

Simon Evans
Friday, September 4, 2009 19:42

Unlike you, I fly there, spent many years driving and riding the roads of the area, and if you take but three of your friends in the plane you get an unforgettable experience for them, as well as cost-effective flying for yourself. Cheaper than the four of you taking the train, if truth be told. By the way, Lydd isn’t the next closest international airport. But hey! Why would I want to interrupt your condemnation of my own inexactitude… except to say trains – FAST ones – run from London to Gatwick to Brighton, and from there its’a short ride… Read more »