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Cockpit-Fest USA

Started by dc8flightdeck, October 26, 2012, 12:45:22 PM

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Cockpit-Fest USA and Cockpit-Fest UK is an event organized by Newark Air Museum UK and the Kansas Aviation Museum USA for cockpit and simulator enthusiasts.

After a stunning 2012 event, Cockpit-Fest USA 2013 has partnered with Boeing Wichita to celebrate the legacy of the 737, the world's must successful jet airliner. All 737 fuselages are manufactured at Spirit Industries next to the Kansas Aviation Museum. Pre-registered 737-200 sim flight flight opportunities will be announced on the Kansas aviation Museum website.

The date for Cockpit-Fest USA 2013 has been set for the weekend of May 4th.

The official 2012 photo album is at http://s1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh628/cockpitfest/Cockpitfest%20USA/Cockpitfest%20USA%202012/

A video from the 2012 event is here Kansas Aviation Museum Cockpit-Fest 2012 Festival

The Cockpit-Fest USA 2012 award results are,

Steve Blevins F-4 Phantom - Stearman Award for Best Aircraft Cockpit.

Steve Cannaby B-52 Stratofortress - Flight Safety Award for Best Simulator Cockpit.

Steve Cannaby B-52 Stratofortress - Most dramatic restoration award.

Dewey Larson A-7 Corsair - People's Choice outdoor exhibit.

Matt Bailey home built simulator - People's Choice indoor exhibit.

Chris Woodul - Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award.



Cockpit Exhibitor Grand Prizes

Stearman Best Aircraft Cockpit – wins a Stearman Bi-plane ride!
Flightsafety Best Simulator Cockpit – wins a motion simulator flight session!

General Public Activities:

• Open 10AM – 5PM Saturday and Sunday.
• The Spirit AeroSystems 737 exhibit, celebrating over 10,000 aircraft ordered.
• The AVSIM Fancon, with simulation software vendors from around the world.
• Multiple aircraft simulators available to the public for flight.
• The new Boeing Kids Aerospace Education and Simulator Center.
• Helicopter Rides.
• The Wichita Aircraft Manufacturing Tribute, featuring group aircraft flybys.
• Wright R-3350 Duplex Cyclone engine start, from the B-29 Superfortress "Doc".
• Museum Aircraft open to the public.
• See the VATSIM virtual air traffic controllers in action.
• Food provided by Papa Johns.
• RC model airplane display.
• Public prize giveaways.

Special Cockpit Exhibitor Activities

• Free Cockpit Exhibitor registration.
• Complimentary Friday night mat 3rd Cockpit-Fest USA / AVSIM exhibitor dinner with night tour of museum aircraft and museum terminal airport tower.
• Saturday awards ceremony with exhibitor prizes.
• Sunday morning social at Stearman Airport.
• Hosted at the Kansas Aviation Museum situated adjacent to McConnell AFB.
• Located next to Spirit AeroSystems where all 737 fuselages and Dreamliner cockpits are manufactured.

The AVSIM Fancon and Saturday Night Awards Banquet

Details are at the Official AVSIM website http://forum.avsim.net/page/FANCON%202013/index.html

Cockpit-Fest Registration:

Is on the official Cockpit-Fest website

Email your Cockpit-Fest USA registration to CockpitFestUSA@yahoo.com.

Or mail your Cockpit-Fest USA registration to:
The Kansas Aviation Museum
3350 South George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210

Special hotel rates are available for Cockpit-Fest 2013 attendees:

• The Wichita East I-35 Holiday Inn is offering special rates between April 30 and May 7 for Cockpit-Fest attendees.
• For $77+tax, travelers can choose between single king or double queen rooms.
• visit HolidayInn.com and book your room today. Make sure to use Group Code: AVS.

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