Whew, almost too late...
I'm a Noob and I would tell anyone that Phoenix is worth every penny.
Stop being a cheap-skate (been there..) and bite the bullet. It's 3 weeks later and I've been "training" with my new-used JR9503x. Primarily I've been flying Model Name T-28 Trojan
(to be my first ship) a couple days a week a little each day, and I'm nearing the edge of flight. No instructor, just me. Some more serious practice time in the coming weeks and soon I'll be in a field with me
, and I
Bottom line, this software has above-average value. And I know the feeling of not wanting to pay for software for whatever reason but this one is worth it.