ALSIM returned to EAA Airventure Oshkosh, marking their second year exhibiting at one of the largest aviation gatherings in the world. Alsim’s booths in Hangar B were flowing with nonstop traffic from flight school owners and employees, university personnel, media, and general public eager to test-fly one of the simulators on the stand.
This year’s event brought over 600,000 attendees to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA from July 23rdto 29th. For Alsim, the week included over 150 professional demonstrations in their AL250 and AL172 flight simulators. Alsim also invited youth attendees to test-fly the simulators on the weekend to spark an interest for future pilots.
Alsim played host to three celebrations during EAA Airventure, with two ribbon cutting ceremonies for new clients, and an “Alsimien’s” birthday. The AL250 and AL172 simulators on display at Alsim’s booths were accepted by their new owners in two separate commemorations. Fabio Montoya, director of Escuela de Aviacion Flying in Colombia, and his family accepted the AL250, marking Alsim’s first client in South America. The AL172 was accepted by David and Nayda Cattin, owners of Cirrus Aviation in Sarasota, Florida, a premiere flight school and Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate. Cirrus Aviation accepted the first AL250 in the US at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017, and this year added to their Alsim fleet. Additionally, Alsim team member Camille, a pilot herself who is part of the company’s Certification team, celebrated her 26thbirthday while at Airventure. There was cake, candles, and even a helicopter tour for Camille.
Also at Alsim’s stand was one of their newest clients, Kent State University. Josh Eyring, Director of Aircraft Maintenance at Kent State, and several flight instructors saw the simulators side by side for the first time. The university recently purchased two of each for their new Aeronautics Academic Center, and are scheduled to be installed in July next year.
The Alsim team attended Liberty University’s annual meet and greet, the University of Dubuque’s Alumni & Friends event, and sponsored the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)’s Annual Member’s Breakfast.
Several media outlets covered Alsim’s numerous announcements during the week, including AOPA, Aviation Pros, EAA, and interviews with Aero-News Network, Association of Flight Simulators Builders and Instructors, and Frontlines of Freedom. Links to the articles are below:
- Aviation Pros: AL172 Simulator Headed to Cirrus Aviation in Florida
- EAA: Kent State University Invests in New ALSIM Simulators for Aeronautics Academic Center
- Aero News Network: Airborne 7.26.18
- AOPA: France-based Alsim crossing the ocean to US
- AFSBI: We Fly Alsim’s AL250