We are proud to announce that we have received FAA certification for our FMX and SD flight simulators. Both devices are now certified as Advanced Aviation Training Devices making the FMX the first full motion AATD, that is priced at less than $60,000. This certification means that a pilot may now log flight experience in a Redbird simulator toward new certifications and instrument proficiency.
The low cost FMX features a proprietary motion base that is clean, quiet, safe, surprisingly energy efficient and can be setup in a standard classroom. The entire FMX, motion platform and all, requires only a single 20 amp, 120 volt circuit and a standard wall outlet. This revolutionary platform design coupled with wrap-around visuals that provide greater than 200 degrees of visibility, interchangeable cockpit configurations, compatibility with scenario based training programs, and a price tag of less than $60,000 makes the FMX an affordable and effective training device for flight schools of all sizes.
Since its inception in 2005, it has been our goal to change the way flight training is delivered by providing cost effective training tools to general aviation pilots and flight training operations. This means developing training devices that are versatile enough to be used in all aspects of training, IFR and VFR, at a price that fits well within the budget of all flight schools. This certification enables us to achieve that goal.
"Now that the FMX is certified, we can start delivering against our backlog of orders," said Charlie Gregoire, Redbird VP of Sales and Marketing. "I'm not sure who is more excited about that, us or our customers." The much anticipated FMX is now scheduled for initial release later this year and is expected to be installed in more than 50 locations by the end of 2009.
The Redbird FMX is available for demonstration at the Redbird headquarters in Austin, Texas and can be seen at air-shows and conferences around the country in the coming year.