Burlington Aviation, a Cessna Pilot Center and FAA Part 141 flight school in Burlington, N.C., has added the Redbird FMX Flight Simulator to its arsenal of eight aircraft.
The Redbird FMX is an Advanced Aviation Training Device that features wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit and a full motion platform. Burlington Aviation is the only flight training school in North Carolina making the Redbird FMX available to its students, according to company officials.
“We’ve long wanted to have a simulator on site, but have not seen or experienced one that offered a flexible and realistic flight experience until the Redbird,” said Alan Ostroff, owner. “The combination of the Redbird with our highly knowledgeable flight instructors will bring our students the most comprehensive and reliable training experience imaginable.”
As an example, time spent training in the Redbird FMX can take the place of 20 out of 40 hours of in-air instrument training, allowing pilots more flexibility with their training schedules. The simulator can be used when flying outside is not possible due to bad weather and also allows pilots the ability to train in daylight during evening hours and vice versa. In addition, bad weather and disaster situations that are not trainable in the air can be simulated in the Redbird. Students can record and save all flight training data on a Redbird USB pilot key, allowing for detailed tracking and review with an instructor.