Three student pilots go from zero time to ready to solo in one week.
Three aviation rookies, one week, three solo flights—that’s the idea behind “One Week Ready to Solo”, a joint project designed to demonstrate that learning to fly is more achievable than most people think.
The project, which is a collaborative effort of Redbird Flight Simulations, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Jeppesen, Sporty’s, Garmin, LightSpeed, and Sun ‘n Fun, will take three individuals with no aviation experience, put them through six days of intensive training, and have them ready to conduct a supervised solo flight at the end of one week.
Redbird partners with Mooney to expand simulation-based flight training in China.
Redbird Flight Simulations and Mooney International are pleased to announce that Mooney will serve as the exclusive distributor of Redbird products in China. This new agreement is the result of the strong partnership that has developed between the two companies over the last 18 months.
Sporty’s Pilot Shop now serving as a retailer for Redbird Flight Simulators.
Redbird Flight Simulations has partnered with Sporty’s Pilot Shop to serve as an online retailer of its flight simulators.
Redbird MCX Simulator demonstrating the solar powered, electric aircraft
Redbird Flight Simulations has partnered with Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation (AEAC) to demonstrate the revolutionary new Sun Flyer aircraft at Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in and Expo. The Sun Flyer has been designed to be the first practical all electric airplane serving training and recreational markets. Redbird Flight Simulations has developed a scenario of the Sun Flyer, operating on its MCX full motion flight simulator, so that Sun ‘n Fun attendees will have the opportunity to experience flight in a solar powered, electric aircraft. The three pilots participating in AOPA’s One Week Ready to Solo event will also fly the Sun Flyer on the MCX simulator as part of their training using the Redbird curricula.
Twelve talented finalists will fly a Redbird simulator live, onstage at Oshkosh to see which pilot, student pilot, and aviation enthusiast will take home the Flying Challenge Cup
“When we opened the Flying Challenge at Sun n’ Fun last April, we didn’t know if we’d get a hundred participants or several thousand,” says Charlie Gregoire, VP of Sales and Marketing for Redbird. “So we’re pretty happy with the results.”