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.
Starting a training session in a Redbird Flight Simulator is as easy as taking your iPhone out of your pocket.
Redbird Flight Simulations has announced a new operating system for its simulators called Navigator. Navigator provides users a simpler and more connected way to operate Redbird Flight Simulators. Using a variety of portable personal devices (tablets, smartphones, and laptops), Navigator allows flight school operators, instructors, and students the opportunity to control the simulator in a variety of ways and share that information through cloud-based software.
Expect to see the future flight training, including TRACE instructional technology, a "connected airplane," the VTO Helicopter Simulator, and RedHawk training aircraft.
The summer airshow season has finished, but the Redbird team is hard at work preparing for the company's flagship event: The Migration Flight Training Conference.
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.”
The Marine Military Academy, U.S. Marine Corps based secondary school will use Redbird’s Redhawk training aircraft and Redbird Skyport’s Migration training curriculum.