33rd Annual Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation Courses

Main Course: January 23-27, 2017

  • Week long program featuring 10 distinguished expert lecturers

Four Specialized Short Courses: January 30-31, 2017

Presented by Binghamton University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science in cooperation with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAIA) Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee

In 1929 Edwin A. Link, “the Father of Flight Simulation”, received his first patent for his pilot trainer in Binghamton, NY. What Link started as a simple and ingenious way of training pilots, has evolved into an integral part of the engineering design process of air and ground vehicles. Simulation not only saves lives, time, money and the environment, it provides a means to train for tasks that cannot be done on a real system.

For the last thirty years, Binghamton University has proudly hosted the Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation courses. Technical training provides a significant return on investment and educates leaders in the field.

The revolutionary “Blue Box” or "Link Trainer" started the now multi-billion dollar flight simulation industry. The greater Binghamton area continues to shape the field as it is home to numerous companies involved in the business of flight simulation.

Take advantage of this opportunity to have world-renowned simulation experts guide you and your staff during your visit to the "Cradle of Flight Simulation." Offerings include our 5-day Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation main course and 2-day specialized courses in Visual Database Design, Visual System Specification & Acceptance TestsSystem Interoperability Standards and Next Generation Display System Requirements, Metrics and Measurements

Register today!

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Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for people from a range of backgrounds working (or planning to work) in the simulator industry and for anyone seeking an overview of modern flight simulation. While introducing the key technologies, the course does not deal in detail with the technical methods.

  • Engineers
  • System hardware and software specialists
  • Managers, and simulation support personnel
  • Product sales/marketing representatives
  • Professionals associated with the specification, design, testing, implementation, or acquisition
  • Those involved in all aspects of contract administration or procurement
  • Industry, government, military, and university personnel


The course will take place on the Binghamton University Campus in Vestal, New York. Please see the travel section for maps and directions. (Click here for special hotel rates offered to our 2017 attendees.)

Last Updated: 11/16/16