Flight and Ground Simulation

The Annual Flight & Ground Vehicle Simulation course has been retired.

Please contact us at wtsnindy@binghamton.edu if you are interested in a private offering of this class delivered at your location for your organization.

Presented by the State University of New York at Binghamton University, Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science in cooperation with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAIA) Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee

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 System Specification and Acceptance Tests and Next Generation Display System Requirements, Metrics and Measurements

Main Course:

Two Specialized Short Courses:


Program History

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 over 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • System hardware and software specialists
  • Project/Program 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


Binghamton University
Innovative Technology Complex (ITC)
85 Murray Hill Rd
Vestal, NY 13850