Mooney has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations, buying three full motion Redbird FMX simulators.
One will be at the company’s headquarters in Kerrville, Texas, another in Chino, Calif., at the company’s global headquarters; and the third in Beijing, China, in an office set to open later this summer.
The customized and calibrated flight simulators will mimic every aspect of a Mooney airplane, according to company officials.
“It’s as authentic as you can get,”noted Tom Bowen, Chief Operating Officer for Mooney. “These simulators step up our sales game like never before because they will show any prospective pilot just how responsive a Mooney aircraft is in flight.”
The Redbird FMX simulators will have Mooney branded graphics. Among the many features, the simulators will include a fully enclosed cockpit, quick-change configurations, customized wrap-around visuals, scenario-based training compatibility and an electric motion platform.
While these simulators will be used for sales, they will also serve as transition training and pilot proficiency training, company officials said.
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