Pacific Flying Club based in Vancouver, BC, has traded in its Alsim AL200 MCC simulator for the modern ALX simulator, which has been available for the past eight years. The ALX is currently Alism’s best-selling simulator with more than 90 installations worldwide.
Pacific Flying Club (PFC) owned its AL200 MCC for more than 10 years. For its new ALX installation, PFC opted for all available flight models and options from a single engine piston (close to a 172) to a medium jet (close to a 320), and will use two Garmin GTN650s.
With advanced features like complex overhead, dual FMS and Alsim’s new visual system, the ALX is described as a device that provides a range of flight training from someone’s first flight to jet orientation training before joining the airlines.
Based out of Boundary Bay Airport, PFC owns and operates 30 aircraft including 152s, 172s and PA34 Senecas. PFC also purchased the first ever Alsim AL250 in early 2016. PFC graduates are flying for airlines such as Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Jazz, Encore, Central Mountain Air, Cathay Pacific and other airlines, companies, and corporations around the world.
“We used our very reliable AL200 extensively for more than a decade and we look forward to 10-plus years with our new ALX,” said Clark Duimel, executive director at PFC. “We pride ourselves in offering our students and instructors the latest and greatest Alsim has to offer. We very much look forward to receiving the ALX early in 2020, as well as the software upgrades Alsim continues to roll out.”