October 1, 2009
By Ian J. Twombly
King Schools, the instructional source led by John and Martha King, is offering Redbird Flight Simulations, a newcomer to the flight simulator market.
Under the agreement, King Schools will have exclusive marketing, sales, and distribution rights worldwide. The simulators are relatively inexpensive, high-fidelity, full-motion products geared toward the general aviation market.
“Redbird has created the first affordable full-motion simulator with sufficient fidelity to be truly useful to VFR pilots, not just IFR pilots,” said John King, co-chairman of King Schools.
Available for less than $67,000, Redbird’s simulator uses student-specific scenarios to allow for maximum flexibility and interactivity in training. “Redbird’s products bring the same level of flight training experience to new and non-professional pilots that has proven so effective in creating safe and proficient professional pilots,” said Barry Knuttlia, head of marketing and technology for King Schools.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
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