Redbird Flight Simulator Specifications
Panels and Avionics
Piper Archer Panel
Garmin GNS430W GPS/NAV/COMM #1
Garmin GNS430W GPS/NAV/COMM #2
Piper Seminole Panel
Control Yoke Loading
Cygnus Integration - Foreflight, Garmin Pilot and CloudAhoy
GIFT - Guided Independent Flight Training
Expanded Monitors for 240 degree view allowing for true ground reference maneuvers in the simulator.
Control Yoke Loading
When someone talks about a simulator, the fact that “it doesn’t feel like the real thing” almost always comes up. While that might not be a big deal when you’re teaching instrument procedures, this lack of “feel” turns most devices into a paper weight when you try to teach basic aircraft handling. The primary culprit of “simulator feel” is the traditional spring-loaded yoke system that has been the industry standard since the 1940’s. We’ve known that force feedback systems are the answer to this problem, but these systems have been hugely expensive and delicate components that aren’t even an option on most general aviation training devices … until now.
The Redbird Control Loading system is a mechanically simple, inexpensive force feedback system that takes the realism of your simulator experience to a completely new level. Control Loading is without doubt the most valuable upgrade you can make to your Redbird training device. It allows your customers to learn how the aircraft controls will feel at various trim and airspeed combinations. In fact, you’ll be able to teach the core building blocks of flight on the ground before a customer ever tries to manhandle the real aircraft into level flight. Unlike our competition, the Redbird Control Loading system is small, clean, quiet, and on our single yoke simulators, interchangeable.
Cygnus allows you to use any aviation or navigation apps running on your Apple iOS device while connected to any one of a wide range of flight simulation software products. When using Cygnus during a simulation session your iOS device and the aviation app it is running will believe that it is located wherever the aircraft in the active simulation is located. Cygnus is the perfect tool for training pilots in the use of iPad© aviation apps in a safe and controlled environment.
Cygnus Pro Wireless comes with a fully-functioning Bad Elf GPS Pro external Bluetooth wireless GPS receiver, and can be used to feed simulation data to up to 6 Apple iOS devices.
Cygnus talks directly to the location services on your iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, or iPod touch allowing you to display your simulated location on any location based App, including:
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck
Redbird’s Guided Independent Flight Training for Private Pilot is a simulator-based maneuvers training supplement designed to help your customers learn, practice, and get feedback on every maneuver required for their pilot’s license.
Each GIFT lesson focuses on a specific flight maneuver or skill required to earn a Private Pilot Certificate and includes:
A video and written pre-flight briefing
A simulator mission with an AI-powered flight instructor that provides real-time coaching and corrections on your performance
A post-flight debrief with objective scoring based on the FAA Airmen Certification Standards
In-depth post-flight review and trend tracking by uploading your lesson history to Redbird Landing
GIFT for Private Pilot includes 33 modules:
Straight and Level Flight
Changing Airspeed in Straight and Level Flight
Best Rate of Climb
Best Angle of Climb
Turns Around a Point
Power Off (Landing) Stall
Power On (Takeoff) Stall
Basic Instrument Flight
Traffic Pattern Operations
Emergency Approach and Landing
Short Field Takeoff
Short Field Landing
Soft Field Takeoff
Soft Field Landing
Instrument Climb, Descent, Turns to a Heading
Cross Country 1 (Short)
Cross Country 2 (Long)
The Redbird Flight Simulator is an excellent training environment for VFR and IFR training.
If you are looking for IFR currency, IFR training, emergency procedures training, G1000 training or just want to sharpen your pilot skills, the Redbird is ready for your mission.