Redbird Flight Simulations is now a sponsor of the MyGoFlight iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition, a seminar and contest series challenging pilots to get the most out of their iPads and other tablet devices. This Challenge Edition series builds on the iPad Takes Flight! seminar series given by MyGoFlight, maker of iPad gear for pilots, to thousands of people over the past three years.
“Skilled iPad use in the cockpit in real time has become an essential tool for many pilots,” said Charlie Gregoire, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Services, Redbird Flight Simulations. “We need to integrate iPad EFB use into the training environment during simulated flight. Our contribution to MyGoFilght focuses on exactly that.”
Redbird’s Cygnus system lets pilots connect their iPads directly to a simulator using any EFB app of their choosing (or multiple apps) and see position, speed and altitude exactly is if they were really in flight.
“Mastering the iPad as an EFB takes practice,” said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight, “and that’s exactly what our challenge gives pilots. Adding simulation to the challenge puts pilots under pressure, just as can happen in the real cockpit.”
The iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Seminar and Contest will run multiple times on the grounds of Oshkosh next week.
Simulator integration will then be an option for iPad EFB Challenge Session leaders worldwide as they lead contestants and audience members through real-world scenarios using the paperless cockpit. Contest questions cover flight planning, as well as pre-flight and in-flight decisions for both VFR and IFR. Pilots can follow along on their own iPad to learn and test their own skills. Participants not only win prizes from MyGoFlight, but the best-of-the-best can advance to regional contests and the national event scheduled for Oshkosh in 2015.
MyGoFlight and IMC Club Chapters plan to deliver seminars and contests nationally.