Just ran across this post and thought I would throw in a few comments even though I don’t know how old the post is.
FlightSafety Training Manuals - When FSI exited the Commander market the program was based in Houston. When the simulators went away so did all the training manuals, most of them were trashed.
Number of simulators - things may have changed but there were only twoCommander simulators ever certifiedand FSI certified both. A third flight training device was constructed and operated by Simu-Flight but it never attained simulator status. My information is that all three devices have reverted FTD’s and a Commander simulator is no longer certified.
Training manuals - my office is getting too cluttered so I’m ready to get rid of a few items.
1- I have one almost new 1984 version complete FSI 690 Training manual that is available.
2- I have one new FSI JetProp Training manual available
3- I have one soft cover 1968 “Turbo Commander Training Manual” published by Aero Commander Division, North American Rockwell available. This manual covers the 680T, V, W with some reference to the 681.
4- I have one 1969 “Model 681 Training Manual” published by Aero Commander Division, North American Rockwell available.
5- There is one hard cover 1971 690 Aero Commander Training manual available.
6- There is one 1973 version of the Garrett/Airesearch Pilot’s Brief booklet available.
7- I have hard copies as well as digitized copies of 690A through 695A flight manuals. The supplements and performance data has been removed from the hard copies but are around here somewhere. There is also an unused complete 500S and 695B flight manual available.
And finally I have a couple of collectors items. One is an uncirculated 1973 sales brochure for the 690 Commander. The second is a pewter model of the Commander incorporated into a wine bottle stopper.
If you need or want any of these items you can call/text me at 405-503-0253 or you can email me at email@example.com.