Simcom CE525 program

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Anybody been through it? I know its substantially cheaper, but how does it compare in content & quality to Simuflite or FSI?
 

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I did the C-525 at SimCom. Over the last 20 years I have been to all three and see very little difference, other than price, between them. If given a choice and the price was the same I would take SimCom unless another location would be more convenient.

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Not sure about the CJ, but for the 500-series, I've been to SIMCOM and FSI and have to agree with Headwind in that the biggest difference is cost. Good and not-so-good instructors at both. Some with experience in the plane, some with none. Convenience is the biggest issue.

For example, SIMCOM is cheaper, but I live in the Atlanta area, so FSI ATL is the best way for me without hotel/rental car/airline costs.

You do get more goodies at FSI - calculator, cool bag, books, etc. each time you go, but do you really need all that stuff EVERY TIME? Maybe that's where some of your (and my) money is going!
 

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Wow, I am suprised that you guys had anything nice to say about SimCom. I went through the Citation 2(500) training back in 2006, and I thought that it was horrible(however I did not have anything to compare it to at the time). And recently I just got out of FSI on the Gulfstream and think that there is a difference that is night and day. A guy who was training with me on the Gulfstream had a very similiar experience to me at Simcom. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to FSI check out Simuflite, I have a friend that uses them for the Citation 650 he goes to the Dallas facility and he really likes them (plus you are next to bone daddy's!).
 

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You can't evenly compare Simcom's CE-550 program to FlightSafety's G-550 program...
 

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The FSI Gulfstream program is an entirely different animal.

Having been to both, apples-to-apples, SIMCOM and FSI's 500-series Citation programs have little to no difference.
 

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Done several types at both, including C525 at FSI. I would go with Simcom. Good sims and good instructors.
 

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You can't evenly compare Simcom's CE-550 program to FlightSafety's G-550 program...

I agree you cant compare them. You cant even compare the FlightSafety G-550 and the Flightsafety CE-550 program. The 550 class is hands down the best class I have ever been too.
 

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Which one, the Gulfsteram or Citation?
 

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BoilerUP,

For what it's worth, I have done BE400/Hawker400XP recurrent at FSI, Simuflite and SimCom, very little difference. Had very good instructor at Simcom, last training at FSI-bad experience, Simuflte-generally very good. I will be going back to SimCom, much less $, good training.
 

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BoilerUP,

Had very good instructor at Simcom, last training at FSI-bad experience, Simuflte-generally very good. I will be going back to SimCom, much less $, good training.
Why thank you. ;) We'll be glad to have you back!
 
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