Against plenty of odds, New Zealand-based Pacific Simulators has delivered a new ProJet PS4.5 flight training device to Tri-Star Aviation in Houston, Texas. Based on the Boeing 737-800, the new trainer is the ideal segway for General Aviation (GA) pilots looking to make the move to jet operations and preparation for their first airline job.

The move to providing jet simulator training services is the brainchild of founder and Chief Pilot, Dan Marrouf, "With the current Covid pandemic it may not seem the ideal time to be expanding our operations, but we are in this for the long haul. We know that the aviation sector will get back to what it was earlier this year, especially now that the vaccines are just round the corner, and we see the FTD as an important tool in our flight school," stated Dan.

To complete the installation, PacSim Director, Russell Hubber decided to make the journey from Covid-free New Zealand to Houston, one of the hottest Covid spots in the USA. "I wasn't prepared to have my staff exposed to the risk, so I made the decision to do it myself using some Tri-Star staff to help onsite. It meant that I would be spending two weeks in quarantine in a Medi-Hotel on my return to NZ, but we wanted to ensure the best result for our client. All part of the service!" smiled Russell.

Tri-Star Aviation is a full service FBO and flight school providing fuel, maintenance, flight training, avionics and aircraft support since 1989.