The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators’ (SAFE) Pilot Proficiency Project will be available during next week’s AOPA Aviation Summit. During the three-day show in Palm Springs, Calif., SAFE instructors will provide training in Redbird FMX simulators.
Conceived by SAFE in 2010, the project in Palm Springs will be a cooperative effort between SAFE, Redbird Flight Simulations, and AOPA.
SAFE’s Pilot Proficiency Project provides forums and simulator training sessions that address key safety of flight issues. During Summit, however, only the simulator portion will be offered, SAFE officials said.
A number of modifications to the simulator sessions have been made based on feedback received from previous participants, including:
- One-hour simulator sessions consisting of a 15-minute pre-briefing, 30 minutes in the simulator, and a 15-minute debriefing;
- Scenarios available with either a Legacy panel (i.e., “steam gauges”) or a G1000 panel;
- Ability to choose two of 11 scenarios co-developed by SAFE and Redbird.
Training sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 am to 5 pm. Slots are limited, so interested pilots are urged to sign up early during the event, SAFE officials said.