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March Edition

Where one great show leads to another!

New Community Network Building a bright future for flight simulation Welcome to the brand new Astrasim Expo Newsletter. Every month we will bring you the latest news as the build up to the show continues. We are delighted to have the full support of the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford right behind this event. Alongside our new company website which, after only four weeks, has already started to show healthy signs of growth. The website was an idea to not only promote events in the UK but to bring together

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a true community, to promote and help ensure a healthy future for the flight sim genre. The show is just one part of this plan in creating a network of organisations where ideas and thoughts can be shared and utilized amongst the members.



I’d like to thank everyone who has already given support to this very important


event for flight simulation. With your support we can achieve our goals of giving you


a new community website to be proud of and a show that offers flight fans whether


real or virtual a great weekend at Summer Sim 2010

RAF Museum Cosford Securing the future of British aviation history

Set in scenic Shropshire, the Royal Air Force Museum's Cosford site is vast and it is really impossible to see everything in just one visit. The Museum's aim is to preserve an important part of Britain's national aviation heritage and to display it for future generations. At Cosford they have collections of artefacts unique in the world. The jewel in the Museum's inventory is undoubtedly the most amazing Research & Development Aircraft Collection featuring some of the World's most exotic aircraft. Below are a few of the areas you must see when visiting.

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Cold War Exhibition.

Test Flight.

War Planes.

Hangar 1 (Summer Sim 2010 venue)

Engines and Missiles.

FREE to Exhibit Did you know as a non commercial organisation you can exhibit for FREE at this years show? To find out more on how you can get your VA, User Group, or Cockpit Builders along to RAF Museum Cosford Visit our Events area and register your interest.

Photos & Videos Another great way to express your passion for flight simulation is to share your images and videos for all to see. We select what in our opinion are the best images each month and display them in the magazine. Maybe you will be in next months featured collage!

WIN Tales From An Airfield This month's competition is fantastic we have a book, audio CD, DVD and a FSX title all rolled into one. George Walker is the author of the ‘Tales from an Airfield’ and the adventures of Archie and his friends. George says "This book is for all of you who, like me, love anything to do with aeroplanes and airfields, enjoying the easy camaraderie that still exists between those who choose to defy gravity for the sheer fun of it" To win this great package simply answer the question here. We also have runner up prizes of audio CD and DVD’s to give away. Competition

Expo Club If you want to add to your collection of flight simulation software, save money and gain some fantastic deals! Then check out our latest development, the Expo Club is the place to visit! Delivered direct from one of the world’s leading publishers, Just Flight. For more info visit the Expo Club.

closes on March 31st full terms and conditions are available here

Tutorials Tutorials are nothing new, but we felt it was a good way to explain certain things on the site that could cause a little confusion. Unfortunately seeing as our budget does not extend to professional voices you have to listen to my dulcet tones! We are here to help in any way we can so if you have any questions about the site or the show or would even like a tutorial created to explain certain things then please send in your questions and requests here.

Come Fly With Me! Starting next month we are going to be bringing you a series of flights you can do on your simulator. We are just planning the routes now and will bring information to you via the website as soon as we have them finalised. Enjoy the journeys to some of the most exotic places in the world, you can even use our very own fleet of aircraft available in our download area. Keep those radios tuned and get ready for some flights of fun with us at Astrasim Expo

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ADVERTISING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Astrasim Expo Official Website can provide you with instant access to your target audience. Used on its own or as part of your integrated media campaign. Advertising and Sponsorship also helps you increase image and prestige and help you target your core customer. We have a number of opportunities to help broaden your area of expertise and bring that message to the 3,000 plus who will be attending this year. You can take part in our sponsorship for pennies to thousand pound ideas. Everything from just placing a button advertisement on the site to becoming official show sponsor. So, why should your company be interested in sponsorship? When done well, it offers some significant opportunities for distinct marketing and competitive advantages, as well as showing support of the event. For more details on advertising or sponsor opportunities, please contact us for an informal discussion.

Next edition published April 2010

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Astrasim Expo March Newsletter  

Monthly Newsletter for flight simulation hobbyists, with the latest news on Summer Sim 2010 our showcase event at RAF Museum Cosford, UK