Auburn SimFlight had a great experience with Precision Flight Controls. We bought a DCX
MAX AATD Flight Training System. It was shipped to us in an impressive, packaged crate. I
personally spoke with Doug in their shipping who could not have been more experienced and
professional in what he was doing. I explained that the dimensions would not fit in our storage
area due to the height. He came up with a way for us to remove the crates exterior that gave us
the clearance we needed to secure it in an air-conditioned enclosure. He went out of his way to
circle the screws that would need to come out and provided me with instructions on how to
dismantle the outside easily. This is a massive structure that has been protected and secured with
great care. Having his guidance and the attention to detail that he provided made it easy for us to
dismantle and store safely. We would rate their shipping department with an A+.
Ivan from their company flew out and wasted no time on assessing our situation. We had the
simulator stored downstairs and had to get it to the second floor. He came up with a plan in short
order and began to disassemble the simulator. We had plenty of people available to take parts
upstairs and help hold items that needed to be unscrewed and removed and with his direction it
went very smoothly. We carried the larger pieces upstairs with help from several individuals.
Once upstairs he assembled it in the same way he broke it down. He provided training after that
and was also very knowledgeable and professional. We would rate their installation and training
as an A+ as well.
Currently I have a full set of PFC C2 Pro, Avionics Enhanced Edition and GA Rudder. The PFC simulators are very innovative products. Its accurate controls and durability are on point, especially the compatibility of the board for different softwares and full wide array of options for upgrades. The flawless design are very intuitive which makes it beautiful and elegant. Before i had my PFC, I came from regular plastic built simulators then moved to DIY sims then to some other competing products, but PFC have the best well built overall. I am also amazed on how the tech support team is very knowledgeable of the product. The parts are always readily available and shipped quick, the phone support is very helpful and the response is very quick, Bart is very on point on doing the diagnostic on my PFC over the phone and makes a an accurate solution on a problem. The PFC is an investment, and its best to learn on this wonderful product. I attached a picture of my PFC build setup.
For the past year, we have researched general aviation flight simulator manufacturers. Due to the expense of purchasing an AATD, we were looking for the best pricing available that would provide as much realism as possible. We found that Precision Flight Controls provided the best options. Our Precision Flight Controls’ DCX MAX is the closest general aviation simulator compared to the other manufacturers that meet AATD requirements that we considered. As a retired airline pilot, I found that the fidelity and realism were as good as, and in many cases better than, the level D simulators I had used at the airlines.
The entire Precision Flight Controls team consists of true professionals, which made my experience seamless from start to finish. Their technical support has been nothing less than outstanding.
For our operations, one of the most impressive aspects of Precision Flight Controls is that they continue to upgrade and improve their systems. This means over time we will be able to keep our simulator up to date. As our company continues to grow, and with our DCX MAX AATD usage expanding, we are planning to purchase a second simulator when the time comes.
The Medallion Foundation maintains a fleet of Precision Flight Controls’ simulators at ten locations throughout the state of Alaska. The simulators are made available to operators under the direction of the Medallion Foundation Star and Shield program. These systems are mainly used by members of the Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) for accident prevention training (CFIT), by CFI’s for flight training, and by private and commercial pilots for instrument proficiency and currency.
According to Medallion’s Simulator Manager, Glen Morthorpe, “Precision Flight Controls’ simulators were chosen because of their exceptional affordability and reliablity. I have worked with many advanced simulators at the airlines and consider PFC’s simulators to have fidelity that is nearly as good”.
The DCX MAX with ProMotion motion base is an ideal platform to maximize training experience toward any pilot certificate or rating being sought. The system is a fantastic and efficient way to maintain currency and proficiency after the rating is earned. The wide variety of aircraft models available to train with and the accuracy of aircraft performance make this AATD very cost effective and second to none in value. The simulator is very cost effective for flight schools and active freelance instructors alike. The entire staff at Precision Flight Controls is great to work with before, during, and after the sale
SimCheck International has used PFC Simulators for their advanced simulator-based flight training for over 8 years. These simulators have amazing capability and provide an outstanding platform for their pilot clients who consist primarily of professional pilots and flight crews.
“The PFC Modular Flight Deck Turboprop B-200 has been the core simulator for our training. We use highly advanced scenarios that require a simulator with advanced navigation capabilities, superior fidelity and visuals, and outstanding reliability. The PFC Sim’s have continued to improve over the years and we have been able to develop and teach the most demanding and realistic scenarios using these Simulators” offers SimCheck International’s Director of Training, Juan Mendez. A recent client, a retired B-767 Captain who completed the initial course for the King Air C90, remarked after a session, “I feel like I just got out of the sim at American”.