FSweekend 2012

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This wiki page lists all information related to FlightGear's FSweekend attendance, as well as information for those that'd like to pay a virtual visit. FlightGear will be represented by a team of regular FlightGear developers and users.

<eventcountdown date="03-November-2012"><daysuntil in="days">03-November-2012</daysuntil> until the FSweekend</eventcountdown>

Booth information

Equipment Checklist

  • CH Yoke (GdR)
  • CH Rudder Pedals (GdR)
  • Pairs of anaglyph 3D-glasses:
    • Two (TD)
    • Two (JvdV)
    • One (GdR)
    • One (DT)
  • Business cards
  • A Cessna 172 (D-EEQA) as a full-size simulator (TD)

15 years anniversary

This year it's 15 (!) years ago that the first version of FlightGear was released (July 17, 1997). Might be nice to do something special. We will collect ideas on this page, independant of budget/complexity. Feel free to add whatever comes up in you.


  • Cake/tompouce/candy with logo, to attract visitors :)
  • Balloons with logo to cheer up our booth
  • One (old) computer running a very old version (preferably the very first version) of FlightGear.


If there is a group of FlightGear-users/devs coming to Lelystad, we might as well do some FGconference/sightseeing around the weekend.

  • TU Delft Aerospace Engineering faculty's full-motion-simulator [1]
  • Schiphol panoramic terras (on top of the terminal) incl. entrance to out-of-service Fokker 100.

Flight information


Activities will mainly take place at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM), Lelystad Airport (EHLE), Volkel Air Base (EHVK) and the VU University Medical Center Helipad (EH0001).


All charts that you may have to use on your flights are available at http://ais-netherlands.nl (AIS Publications > Integrated Package). Please note that these are the most up to date charts available, so certain situations might not have been changed in FlightGear (EHAM, EHLE and EHVK taxiways should be correct though).

Parking positions have been created for most of the Dutch airports including EHAM, EHRD, EHVK and EHLE (A1-A6, B1 and B2).

All named airports are for civil usage, except for Volkel Air Base (EHVK). This base will be occupied by the (AI) F-16 squadrons and likely one setup in Lelystad. Feel free to join with your F-16 or other Dutch/NATO military aircraft. For EHVK specific departure and recovery procedures please visit http://cenor.org/pages/proc_eh.html and dowload the corresponding .pdf file.

Weather information

Reallife weather information can be found at the KNMI (Dutch Meteorological institute) website.

  • METAR current weather at airports
  • TAF expected weather at airports

If the weather is really bad, it is likely that the FSweekend guys will use a preset weather scenario.


For FSweekend 2012 we're planning to show Scenery which has been available for testing before the show and doesn't require manual fiddling on-stage ;-)

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