Every autumn, an International Flight Simulator Weekend is held at the Aviodrome Museum at Lelystad Airport. The leading man is Frans Broekhuijsen, who organises and makes sure that this annual event runs smoothly.
Since 2004 the V-Bird Virtual Airline is present at this event. In 2004, it was together with the Dutchbird VA, in 2005 together with a (then) new online network called GlobalSim, and since 2006 we do it on our own.
Every year we look at people who take their first steps in this fantastic hobby. We try to answer as many questions and of course we meet old friends and our own pilots. It's always fun to see the faces behind the voices on Teamspeak or behind the e-mails.
During this event, the audience can take note of the versatility of the hobby. During one weekend in November the museum is filled with stands of various groups. Virtual Airlines like V-Bird, networks like IVAO and Vatsim where you can fly online, Scenery builders like NL2000, various HCC Groups, cockpit builders and many more are present during this weekend. Various groups give demos or give you the opportunity to fly virtually around.
In 2020 and 2021, the weekends were canceled due to the Corona Pandemic.
De editie van 2022 vindt nu plaats op 5 en 6 november 2022. However, it should be taken into account that cancellations can still be made when the situation around Corona changes. V-Bird VA will also be present during this event with a number of systems and members.
Provisional program for 2022:
Marcel shows that you can still use a flight simulator with limited resources
Jan shows and you can also try it yourself what it's like to fly with Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality glasses
Kees shows what you can do with a common system
An explanation is given about all kinds of facets of the hobby and in particular also about V-Bird Virtual Airline
Bas shows what you can do with an extensive system
You can always try it out on one of the systems what it is like to fly virtually
In 2006, Sander Parijs started making promotional videos for V-Bird Virtual Airline special for the FS-Weekend. In 2009 Kees Aarts took over and also made 3 videos for the FS weekend.
Enjoy the promo movies that have been made over time!
(Promo movie FS-Weekend 2006) (Promo movie FS-Weekend 2007) (Promo movie FS-Weekend 2008)
(Promo movie FS-Weekend 2009) (Promo movie FS-Weekend 2010) (Promo movie FS-Weekend 2014)