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The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Flight and Ground Simulation

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The 34th Annual Flight & Ground Vehicle Simulation course May 7-15, 2018

At the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (

Main Course: May 7-11

  • Week long program featuring 9 distinguished expert lecturers

Two Specialized Short Courses: May 14-15

  • Visual System Specifications and Acceptance Tests with Roy Latham
  • Next Generation Display System Requirements, Metrics and Measurements with Charles Lloyd

Presented by the State University of New York at Binghamton University, Thomas J. Watson School 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

Register today!

Please click on the link below to see our program brochure (new dates are May 7-15)

Click for a printable PDF of the 2018 brochure

  • 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


The course will take place at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator ( which is located in downtown Binghamton in close proximity to hotels and restaurants.

Address: Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
120 Hawley Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901


Below you can find Hotel Links (in order by distance from the conference venue; Koffman Southern Tier incubator)

Strongly recommended since these hotels are within walking distance to the venue and restaurants. Hotel shuttle will also be available
Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown (Hawley St) (Use group code BFS for reduced rates)
DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton (Use group code BFS for reduced rates)


Residence Inn by Marriott
Quality Inn & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott (Call hotel and mention Flight Sim for special rate)
Hampton Inn & Suites
Candlewood Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Homewood Suites
Comfort Suites 


La Quinta Inn
Best Western Johnson City
Hampton Inn Johnson City
Red Roof Inn
Traditions at the Glen
Greater Binghamton Convention and Visitors Bureau Hotel List:
Special hotel rates offered to our 2018 attendees

Last Updated: 4/5/18