In the light of the successful events in previous years, we want to offer you not only an exhibition about flight simulation, but also several interesting lectures on the topic.
On this page you can find information about the speakers who will give a talk at this year’s conference. We’ll also publish the complete speech programme here shortly.
Philipp Münzel is a pilot instructor during sunshine and a software developer during rainy weather. Since 1993, he “flusters” the virtual sky, with the real sky following since 2013. From the Aviat Husky to the Piper Seneca, he flies everything with a propeller. As a software developer he was involved in the creation of various XPlane 10 add-ons like the CRJ-200 and the FlightFactor 777 and 757. At the moment he’s working on the flight simulator XPlane 11 as part of the team of Laminar Research.
Mathijs Kok is the long-standing Community Manager of Aerosoft. With him as the lead the famous Airbus family has been developed and became a great success. He cares about customer issues and keeps the public informed about the latest developments of Aerosoft products.
A trial flight in a gliding club got him into flying as a hobby. If you’ve ever wanted to connect DIY hardware with XPlane, you’ve surely come across the plug-ins developed by Mr Lynker. Besides that, he is involved in VATSIM’s online aviation network, both as air traffic controller and as a pilot of smaller sports planes. He has been a member of the Friesenflieger for several years.
Bert Groner is the editor-in-chief of FS Magazin, a specialised magazine about flight simulation that’s being published bimonthly since December 2005 in print and e-Paper format. He’s an active flight simmer since 1991.
Alexander M. Metzger
Alexander M. Metzger is a mechanical engineer and has a special place in his heart reserved for historical aeroplane models. Since the year 2000 he works as a flight dynamics developer for various developing and publishing companies.
Computer flight simulation has been his hobby but Bill Good has also been able to complete over 100 hours of real life flight training including over 300 landings in a Cessna 172. Xsaitekpanels started as a Linux XPlane plugin to support Saitek switch, radio, multi and BIP panels but has now grown into a multiplatform plugin. He is also a multiplatform plugin builder helping other plugin authors have multiplatform support including FlyWithLua.
The company IPACS develops flight simulators for full-scale airplanes as well as model flight simulators for desktop computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets – for example the flight simulator Aerofly FS2, an advanced flight simulator for Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and Google Android.
Jeroen Doorman has had a fascination for aviation ever since he was little and is into flight simming since 2006. In 2007 he started making video’s as a hobby and since 2011 he has been making them for Aerosoft and other big and small companies in the flight sim community.