SimCom Training Centers recently completed its 23,000th King Air pilot training event. The company has trained King Air pilots since 1991 in Orlanda, Fla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and most recently at its new training center in Dallas/Ft. Worth (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, company officials said.
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 offers training in all King Air models, including all Model 90, 100, 200, 300 and 350 series aircraft. Initial type ratings are available for the 300 and 350 series.
Using its 180°, 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 practice abnormal and emergency procedures that would be next to impossible to simulate in the actual airplane, officials note.
For more information: 800-272-0211 or Simulator.com.