The latest addition to the Guided Independent Flight Training product line is designed to help student pilots advance faster and more cost-effectively through their instrument training.
For the past two years, Redbird’s Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT) software has provided student pilots with the lessons, practice, and feedback they need to earn their Private Pilot’s License more efficiently. Now, at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, the company is unveiling the next phase of the product line: GIFT Instrument Rating.
“We’re eager for student pilots and professional flight training organizations to begin implementing GIFT Instrument Rating into their regular training environment,” said Josh Harnagel, VP of Marketing at Redbird. “GIFT assumes the tedious role of introducing students to concepts and developing proficiency through repetition, allowing flight instructors to focus more on evaluating skills like judgement and decision-making. Used regularly, GIFT Instrument Rating has the potential to revolutionize the way that we conduct instrument training.”
Similar to GIFT Private Pilot, every module in the new instrument training supplement includes a pre-flight video and a written brief, a simulator mission with AI-powered real-time coaching and corrections, a post-flight debrief with objective scoring based on the FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS), and in-depth post-flight review and trend tracking on the Redbird Cloud. However, GIFT Instrument Rating is even more customizable, giving student pilots hundreds of variations and settings options for each approach type and maneuver. When the ‘Surprise Me’ feature is enabled, GIFT will randomize the settings to create highly realistic training scenarios that are unpredictable for the student pilot.
Redbird also has improved the in-flight and post-flight capabilities of GIFT Instrument Rating. Added functionality to the in-flight screen helps students maintain situational awareness, stay on task, and access reference materials and important details about the flight in session—such as objectives, initial conditions and aircraft configurations, and keys to success. The revamped scoring system allows for minor deviations from the ACS while making mastery difficult to achieve, which creates an engaging training environment that encourages student pilots to revisit missions and improve their proficiency.
GIFT Instrument Rating was developed for use on any Redbird training device. The versatile courseware can be used in conjunction with most existing curriculums.
Redbird will be demoing the GIFT product line and utilizing it for live flight training all week in the AirVenture Main Aircraft Display, booth 304. Redbird GIFT software can be purchased at many local flight schools or online directly from Redbird.