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Flight Simulator Training

Redbird Pro App & Flight Simulator Sessions

The Redbird Pro app is a first-of-its-kind pilot proficiency app that tailors training to your individual needs and goals as a general aviation pilot. Couple that with one of EAA’s 12 Redbird LD AATDs (Approved Aviation Training Devices), and you have the ultimate flight proficiency training package.

EAA’s Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC) allows pilots to hone their IFR and VFR skills in a controlled, virtual environment in one-hour time slots that can be booked online. During these in-person simulator sessions, pilots can participate in scenarios that they normally would not be experienced with.

Redbird Pro Flight Simulator Training Format

Along with your active Redbird Pro App subscription (or free trial), you can choose from hundreds of flight scenarios when you plug your phone or tablet into a Redbird Training Device in our Pilot Proficiency Center. Whether you have an instrument rating or not, if you are looking to expand your flying skills and flight preparedness, this customized training is ideal for you. Another great aspect of flight simulator training is that you don’t have to wait for clear skies…you can hone your skills year-round. You can improve your existing piloting skillset and learn best practices for situations you’ve not yet encountered, but would like to be ready for when you are already at cruisting altitude.

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How Self-Guided Simulator Training Works

  1. Register for a one-hour training session at EAA’s Pilot Proficiency Center in Oshkosh. During your first session, you will participate in a baseline flight that will evaluate your current skills.
  2. Download the Redbird Pro App on your mobile device and sign up for a free trial of the software or purchase a monthly subscription.
  3. Attend your simulator session, where the software will objectively measure your performance and assign you a Pro Score. Based on your Pro Score, the Redbird Pro App will deliver a personalized proficiency training plan that will target your largest opportunities for skills to improve.
  4. Once you have your customized flight simulator training plan, you use the Redbird Pro App to walk you through the knowledge and skills you need to increase your pilot proficiency.
  5. Register for additional time slots on the dates and times that work best for you. There is no limit to how many sessions you can register for…it’s all about getting you to be as safe and proficient as you need to be. During your subsequent training device sessions, you can apply your newly enhanced knowledge with scenarios from your training plan.

Fully-immersive, Certificate-based Training

Practice flight situations in a safe, hands-on experience with multi-screen, wrap- around visual panels, realistic controls, and even specific environments. Some of your simulator time may also count toward basic, advanced, or master FAA Wings credits.

Fly Solo or as a Group

Do you have a group or chapter that wants to practice your flying skills together? EAA’s Pilot Proficiency Center can accommodate up to 12 simulator sessions at one time. Simply have all members of your group sign up for training slots on the same date and time. Or, if you’re looking for group proficiency training that is more comprehensive, contact the Pilot Proficiency Center and we can help build a customized group training session.

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