Former AOPA Chief brings industry and organizational experience to Redbird’s leadership team
Redbird Chairman Jerry Gregoire today announced the appointment of former AOPA Chief, Craig Fuller, to the company’s Board of Directors. “Craig Fuller is the perfect addition to our leadership team, and we look forward to benefiting from his insights and experience,” says Jerry Gregoire, Chairman of the Board for Redbird Flight Simulations. “His leadership at AOPA has put him in touch with every facet of the aviation community. This is vitally important to Redbird, as we reach far beyond building flight-simulation equipment toward more complete training solutions, including the Redhawk training aircraft.”
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Redbird Winds Back-to-Back Awards at AOPA Summit
Redbird Skyport | Oct 15, 2012
The San Marcos Skyport and Redbird Chairman Jerry Gregoire both honored.
AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence awards had their debut at this year's AOPA Summit in Palm Springs. Redbird’s Skyport, along with Tailwheels, Etc. of Florida, received the President’s Choice award.
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Jeff Van West heads Redbird Media to change how pilots and instructors think about simulation
There’s wide agreement that flight simulation is crucial to making flight training more affordable. But truly integrating simulation into flight training too often falls short in the real world. “The core issue is that most pilots and instructors see simulation as an adjunct to flight training and proficiency,” says Jeff Van West, Director of the new organization Redbird Media. “We need to shift people’s concept of simulation such that it becomes a central part of a pilot lifestyle. To reap the benefits, using simulation must become a habit.”
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Redbird Flight Simulations is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with AVIC International Holding Company (AVIC International) of Beijing, China to distribute Redbird simulators and products. This multiyear agreement establishes AVIC International as the sole distributor of Redbird Flight Simulation products throughout China, Taiwan, and South Africa.
OSHKOSH, WI (July 29, 2011) - Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc. and its industry partners, has announced the construction of a multi-faceted aviation research and development laboratory, located in San Marcos, TX. The new facility, designated Redbird Skyport will open on November 8, 2011. Skyport is the culmination of the efforts of Redbird Flight Simulations and King Schools and is supported by GAMA, AOPA, Cessna, Avemco and other industry partners. Skyport will be a first step in developing solutions to the challenges of a shrinking pilot population, staggering student drop-out rate and the ever increasing cost of flight training. The innovative aviation laboratory will include a full service FBO, flight school, and aviation experience center. All aspects of the project will provide a test bed for innovative hardware, software, business processes and ideas with the goal of revitalizing general aviation. The grand opening event will be attended by John and Martha King of King Schools, Craig Fuller of AOPA, Pete Bunce of GAMA, Mark Paolucci of Cessna and other industry leaders. Directly following the Grand Opening, Skyport will host a flight training symposium in conjunction with the Cessna Pilot Center Program that will feature presenters from Redbird, King Schools, Avemco, Cessna Aircraft and many others.