Interesting press release this one – the combined computer flight simulator and aviation show at the Red Cow Inn. For hobbyists, pilots and anyone with an interest in planes I presume. And you can play the latest in the ’25 year’ phenomenon which is Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Only €5!



Ireland’s only combined Computer Flight Simulator and Aviation show

The PC Pilots of Ireland will host Ireland’s only combined Computer Flight Simulator and Aviation Show on Sunday, 1st October 2006 in the Red Cow Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin, from 10am to 5 pm.

The purpose of the event is to promote Computer Flight Simulation as a hobby in the context of the wider aviation interest. The show will feature exhibits from the computer flight simulator communities in Ireland, UK, Holland, France, Germany, Canada, and Aviation groups in Ireland.

Show visitors will have the opportunity to fly Microsoft’s newest addition to the 25-year “Flight Simulator” franchise “Flight Simulator X” before it hits the shops in Ireland on 13th October; watch demonstrations of flying on the internet using live virtual Air Traffic Control, and fly in a home built cockpit. Presentations from flight simulator, aviation groups and screenings of Aviation Cockpit DVDs will take place in a seated ‘Presentation Theatre’

Visitors will get the opportunity to win copies of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Keyboards and Mice, and Combat Flight Simulation software by entering a free draw on the day.

Visitors will be able fly a range of aircraft such as a Cessna 152, a Learjet, a DC3, or a Boeing 747 on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 in the PC Pilots Ireland home built cockpit.

Demonstrations of On-Line Flights, where Flight Simulator Pilots will have live virtual Air Traffic Controllers guiding them while flying on the Internet. The virtual Irish Air Traffic Controllers will be controlling aircraft flying into Ireland from the UK, Mainland Europe and the USA.

Experience the FRASCA Training Simulator. A light aircraft training simulator from the UK.

Take a seat in the ‘Cyberseat’. This seat moves with the movements of Flight Simulator and Falcon 4.

Members of the PC Pilots Ireland will have their PCs running Flight Simulator on various setups from a simple PC and Joystick to Multi-Monitors, flight controls and software.

Advice will be available on Flight Simulator equipment and accessories including a specially designed “Pilots Seat”, suitable home computers, graphics cards, joysticks, control yokes, rudder pedals, etc.

Software will be on sale for use on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (Aircraft, Scenery, Utilities), plus Joysticks, Throttles, Flight Control Yokes, Rudder Pedals, Cockpit Modules, Graphics Cards.

Share your interest in computer Flight Simulation by joining the ‘PC Pilots Ireland’ and receive our magazine ‘PC Flight’.

Enthusiasts will be able to order purpose built PC on the day from Alpine Systems, who specialise in building PCs for Flight Simulator, Office, or Home use.

Flight Simulators Ltd will have a selection of Elite Consoles and Control Yokes for the PC Pilot.

For those who are looking for a different approach to flying, the National Microlight Association of Ireland will introduce you to flying a Microlight.

Want to share your interest in aviation with other enthusiasts? Talk to the ‘Aviation Society of Ireland’.

The ‘Model Aeronautics Council of Ireland’ will introduce to flying remote-controlled model aircraft.

The ‘Historical Aviation Society of Ireland’ will have information on Ireland’s aviation history.

If you’re looking for a dedicated Irish aviation magazine, ‘Flying In Ireland’ is Ireland’s new aviation magazine. You can subscribe or just get the latest issue.

‘PC Pilot’ magazine is a UK dedicated Flight Simulation magazine, covering Civil and Combat Flight Simulators. You will be able to subscribe or buy the latest issue.

For those interested in building their own cockpit, Canadian company ‘Flightdeck Solutions’ provide panels and components and Dutch company ‘Sea Gull’ produce high quality instruments for such projects.

Entrance fee: €5.00 per person. Family €10.00

Full details are available on our website

Contact: Terry McGee (PC Pilots Ireland)

Email: Ph: (H) 01 8405 105 (M) 087 257 0020 (Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm)