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AdvancedFlightSim (AFS) is proud to feature the Redbird Full-Motion Simulator! Whether you are a student looking to practice emergency procedures, or an IFR-rated pilot looking to brush up on cloud flying, the Redbird Full-Motion Simulator is a great alternative to the real thing!

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Redbird™ FMX   When it comes to flight simulation, there’s little doubt that motion is desirable but the steep cost of most motion simulators makes the idea of owning one ridiculous for most training operations. But not anymore! Enter the FMX, the flagship model of the Redbird family.

The Redbird FMX is a high-quality, feature-rich motion AATD, priced with real-world flight training operations in mind. With standard features that are anything but standard, such as wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, reconfigurable construction, and of course a motion platform, the FMX serves up a level of realism that is simply unavailable in other training devices on the market.
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Motion Without the Commotion

The idea of using motion to enhance the flight simulation experience is nothing new. In fact motion simulation has been used to train pilots since 1929. However the expense of motion simulation has kept it largely out of reach of all but the largest training operations.

From the start, we committed ourselves to building a superior, safe, and cost-effective alternative for motion simulation. That’s why we developed an all-electric platform that provides fluid and consistent motion, without requiring you to run a special power line into your building. Our platform is quieter and smoother than pneumatic systems and smaller, cleaner and more affordable than hydraulic systems.

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Keep Your Arms and Legs Inside the Cockpit At All Times

Immersing the pilot in the simulation is essential to selling sensation of flight. Sitting in a corner at a desktop trainer might help to train certain skills, but it will never be confused for real flight. You have to isolate the pilot and instructor from the outside world so that they can be totally focused on the simulation. That’s why the Redbird FMX comes equipped with a light-weight aluminum cockpit enclosure. Not only does this help to immerse the pilot in the simulation, but it also isolates the student and instructor from outside distractions that can easily derail a training session.

Have a Look Around

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A great visual system is essential for a training device to be truly effective and versatile. And if you want to train complex maneuvers such as turns around a point, circling approaches or even basic pattern work, one forward looking screen is not going to cut it. That’s why we equipped the Redbird FMX with six monitors dedicated only to external views. This high-quality, wrap-around visual system helps to sell the sensation of flight and enhances training at all levels by allowing you to train procedures and maneuvers that are not possible with other flight training devices.

Intelligent Instruction

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The Redbird FMX is built with exceptional flight training in mind. The station allows the instructor to monitor and control aspects of flight such as equipment failures and special weather situations. It also allows the instructor to quickly reposition the flight on the ground or in the air.

Most simulators on the market today represent one type of aircraft only, but most flight schools use a variety of aircraft to train their students. The FMX is reconfigurable to allow you to use one simulator to represent multiple types of aircraft configurations.

Proper Training is Key

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Proper flight training requires an instructor to manage and track a student’s progress. The Redbird FMX is equipped with a USB keying system that allows you to do just that. Each pilot is assigned a unique Redbird pilot key which allows access to the simulator and stores information about flights taken in the FMX. With this key, the instructor can authorize the pilot to fly only those training missions that are applicable to the curriculum. It also allows you to restrict access, store pilot information, record instructor notes and view recordings of the student’s flights during debrief sessions.

Push to Talk

One of the hardest things for new pilots to learn is proper radio communications. That’s why the FMX includes an intercom system that’s compatible with standard pilot headsets. This allows the instructor to sit back and play ATC so that the student can build radio skills before it really matters. The headsets also help to isolate the student and instructor from distractions that can derail a training session.

Contact today (615) 459-3337 to schedule your next Redbird Full-Motion Simulator session!

The simulator rents for $75.00 per hour, Instructor fees are additional.

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