Peter, you are right about being viable. I think that the flying Saucer / spaceship that was at Westgate for a while suffered the same thing and ran out of paying customers. It had moved to MOTAT last time I looked.
Dave, Sean's still around ..he is a poster at NZFF and I think he is still in the simulator business
Yep, I'm still around, and in the business. The Hamilton sim is still in use, just not open to the public. The owner and some of the instructors have in running in private, somewhere around Hamilton. The Auckland store has left our franchise group, and are very much doing their own thing, and the Northlands mall sim has relocated to Adelaide.
Like most on the board I'd be a one-time customer too, but there are a huge number out there who are regulars, some doing an awful lot of hours
The group as a whole is still ticking along, we have franchises scattered around the world now, with 5 in Aussie, plus Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Paris, with a new one opening in Bangkok by Christmas. We also have 4 sims in private hands.
Still building my Skyhawk sim in my spare time too... can't get enough sim building it seems ;-)