Record Sales, Future Demand Lead FlyThisSim to Expand Facilities
New airport-based location for Sales & Engineering is ideal of future growth, fly-in customer demos
San Jose, CA-September, 2015— Increasing demand for FlyThisSim TouchTrainers from flight training customers coupled with the conversion of leads generated at EAA AirVenture provided the San Jose-based simulator company with its most successful sales month ever in August.
The success also prompted the company to move ahead with plans to relocate its sales and software engineering offices into facilities at South County Airport (E16), 20 miles south of San Jose, where the additional of 1100 square feet of space will permit the display and demonstration of its full product range, from SimAVIO Pro software all the way to the top of the line TouchTrainer FM 210s.
“Being on an airfield has really advantages for us and our customers,” said Carl Suttle, co-CEO of FlyThisSim. “Our customers, who usually have access to aircraft—especially those who are involved in flight training or flying clubs—can fly directly in to our location. Our personnel can obviously fly out to customer locations and we obviously have great synergy with other airport-based businesses. Of course, being on an airport is literally like being in a full-time ‘laboratory’ environment for us because it provides us with access to a wide range of aircraft and avionics to ensure that we continue to provide accurate, high fidelity aircraft-specific simulations,” he added.
While FTS’s production and hardware engineering operations remain in the city of San Luis Obispo for the time being, they also plan to move into a new airport-based, purpose-built location at San Luis Obispo (KSBP) Airport in March, 2016. “Increased sales to home and flight school customers have resulted in a 100% growth in our business over the past 12 months,” said Chuck Cali, Director of Sales. “With the outstanding success of our new FM 210 product we realized we have to provide a simulator demonstration center. Locating this team of aviation enthusiasts—and we all are at FTS—at the airport is also a good move because it feels like we’re working at home and leaves us strategically positioned to add more sales and engineering simulation professionals to our team.”
FlyThisSim plans to continue building on the exceptional response from new and prospective pilots it experienced at EAA AirVenture 2015 when it exhibits at the Cirrus Migration in Addison, Texas next week on September 10-13 and at the FLYING Aviation Expo, October 15-17 in Palm Springs, California.
Founded in 2007, FlyThisSim markets fixed and rotary wing simulators to Pilots, Flight Schools, Aviation Colleges and Independent Instructors using high quality simulations specific to their aircraft. For information contact [email protected] or call (844) 746-2846 ext. 1.