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Hillsboro Aviation Purchases Redbird Simulator
Hillsboro Aviation is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Redbird FMX Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The Redbird’s features include wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, reconfigurable construction and a motion platform. Its three axis motion platform has 50 degrees of pitch, 40 degrees of roll and 60 degrees of yaw.
The Redbird FMX comes equipped with a light-weight aluminum cockpit enclosure so the pilot and instructor can be isolated from the outside world. Equipped with six monitors dedicated only to external views and two monitors for the instrument panel, this high-quality, wrap-around visual system helps pilots experience the sensation of flight and enhances training by allowing the pilot to practice procedures and maneuvers that are not possible with other flight training devices. The Redbird also includes an intercom system that is compatible with standard pilot headsets. This allows the instructor to act as ATC so the student can build radio communication skills.
Hillsboro Aviation will use the Redbird for currency and proficiency checks, G1000 transition training, inadvertent IMC training, upset/spin recovery training, multi-engine training and emergency procedures training.
“Over the last 30 years, Hillsboro Aviation has trained thousands of pilots from over 75 countries and our graduates fly for companies worldwide. Our four Frasca airplane and helicopter flight training devices have been an important part of our training for years. The addition of the Redbird FMX allows Hillsboro Aviation to enhance our training in numerous ways, including adding a Frasca airplane flight training device to our Troutdale, Oregon campus. We are excited to be able to offer the benefits of simulated flight to all of our customers,” said Ryan McCartney, Hillsboro Aviation’s flight school director.
Click here to see the rates for the Redbird FMX.