The 2020 annual Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Simulation Group (RAeS) spring conference will mark the 50th anniversary of the very first Flight Simulation Conference by reviewing today’s challenges in technology, training and regulation as well as past challenges and how they were overcome.

RAeS is now collecting presentation abstracts on the following topics:

  • Traditional flight simulation technologies; what improvements are needed?
  • Expanding the Simulation envelope, including UPRT implementation and best practice.
  • Emerging technologies – what are they and how can they be used?
  • Advancing the art and science of modelling and simulation.
  • Simulation and safety; both through continued development, and by leveraging wider initiatives such as Safety Management Systems, Advanced Qualification Programmes, Evidence Based Training, Digital Twins etc.
  • Simulation and aviation security; exploring security benefits that could be unlocked by applying simulation solutions to aviation security scenarios.
  • Human factors considerations for new technologies.
  • Virtual, Augmented and Blended Reality.
  • Enhanced communications environment simulation, Datalinks, FANS, EFB, SATCE, etc.
  • Training for Competency – how objective are assessments?
  • Pilot Competencies: Performance data and privacy in a safety-critical profession.
  • How are the regulators addressing changes in training and examining regimes?
  • Hurdles to the future – what challenges need to be overcome?

To propose a presentation, please email More information including deadlines can be found on the RAeS website.