ORLANDO, FL, MARCH 28, 2011 — Specializing in King Air simulator training since 1991, SIMCOM Aviation Training recently completed its 23,000th King Air pilot training event. The Company has trained King Air pilots in Orlando, FL; Scottsdale, AZ and most recently at its new training center in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (the former PrestoSIM facility). The 23,000 simulator training events have included Initial, Recurrent, Second-in-Command and Instrument Refresher training, which are available at all three locations.
With the addition of a ninth King Air simulator at the DFW facility (the sim was part of the PrestoSIM acquisition completed earlier this year), SIMCOM now boasts one of the most comprehensive and substantial King Air simulator training fleets for every model of the venerable Hawker/Beechcraft line of turboprop-powered twins. Specific King Air models for which SIMCOM offers training include all Model 90, 100, 200, 300 and 350 series aircraft. Initial type ratings are available for the 300 and 350 series.
“The simulator experience and the variety of avionics configurations we offer are well-suited for the majority of the King Air fleet in service worldwide,” said Wally David, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our company grew up with the King Air as one of the premier aircraft, and we have since become a ‘specialist’ in providing training for it. We attribute our success to providing customers with a value-oriented, personalized and friendly training environment. We ensure our King Air customers are learning from instructors who have significant experience in the aircraft. We have been fortunate to employ some of the best King Air instructors around, because it is extremely valuable to learn from someone who has actual operational experience in the aircraft you’re learning to fly — and to do so in a safe and highly realistic environment. We look forward to training the next 23,000 King Air pilots.”
Using its renowned 180-degree, wrap-around visual displays, King Air pilots can perform numerous visual and instrument procedures in a variety of simulated weather and operational scenarios, including day, night and twilight in addition to weather conditions ranging from VFR to low IFR. Pilots can also safely and practice abnormal and emergency procedures that would be next to impossible to simulate in the actual airplane. When a King Air pilot completes any simulator training course at SIMCOM he/she is well-prepared for flying in the “real world”.
For more information on SIMCOM’s King Air or other type-specific simulator training, call 1.800.272.0211 or 407.275.1050 or visit its website at www.simulator.com.
SIMCOM Aviation Training is a premier General Aviation and regional airline training provider. It offers simulator training programs for an array of aircraft, including the Aerostar series; Beechjet 400 series; Beech Baron/Duke series; Cessna 300/400 series; CitationJet, CJ1, CJ2 and CJ3; Citation I/II/SII/V/Bravo/Ultra/Encore; Dornier 328 Jet; Eclipse EA-500; Falcon 20; Hawker 400/700/800/800XP; Hawker Beech 400XP; JetPROP; Jetstream 41; King Air 90/100/200/300/350; Learjet 20/30 series; Learjet 55; Mitsubishi MU-2 series; Mitsubishi MU-300 series; Pilatus PC-12; Piper Cheyenne I/II/III; Piper Meridian/Mirage/Malibu/Matrix, Navajo, Saratoga, and Seneca series; Socata TBM 700/850; Turbo Commander; and Westwind I/II.
SIMCOM is the exclusive factory authorized training provider for the Eclipse EA-500 (in the Americas), Pilatus PC-12 (in the Americas), Socata TBM (in North America and Mexico), Mitsubishi MU-2 and the Piper Meridian, Mirage, Malibu, Matrix, Seneca and Saratoga aircraft.
A privately-owned, comprehensive learning institution, SIMCOM provides advanced aviation training services to owners and professional pilots and maintenance personnel operating in general aviation, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world.
Headquartered in Orlando, FL SIMCOM operates training facilities in Orlando; Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ; and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. Training on one of the company’s two Jetstream J-41 simulators is also conducted at the Eastern Airways headquarters at Humberside International Airport in Kirmington, UK.
NOTE: A high-resolution photo for this release can be downloaded from SIMCOM’s website www.simulator.com. Click on PRESS CENTER. Click on PRESS IMAGES. Scroll until you locate the photo titled King Air 350 FTD with Pro Line 21 Avionics.