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Learn to fly apps

Article | Nov 02, 2012

I am currently a student pilot and a fool for pilot-related apps. I need all the help I can get in learning the ins and outs of flying, so this week, I’m reviewing apps that student pilots should consider.

Redbird: Simulation in training works

Article | Oct 24, 2012

By using full-motion flight simulators, one school is cutting flight time in airplanes to 38 hours for private pilot applicants.

Redbird names Pelton to board, announces partners

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Former chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co. Jack Pelton has been named to Redbird's board of directors, and ForeFlight has been added as a new partner.

Family's legacy: Training, education center opens in Kansas

Article | Sep 11, 2012

The Spencer Flight and Education Center, created in response to a tragic aircraft accident in 2011, opens Sept. 14 with a focus on making pilots safer.

Tips to survive life-or-death situations

Article | Aug 28, 2012

Learning how to manage risks, mitigate in-flight emergencies, prepare for an emergency landing, and exit the aircraft safely can mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations.

New high school leverages aviation to the max

Article | Aug 15, 2012

Imagine a high school that takes Fridays off and includes flight training as part of the curriculum. Ready to sign up? Some 300 Albuquerque students did just that at the new Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy (SAMS) located at Double Eagle II Airport on the city's northwest side.

Vision of Flight program lets youths soar

Article | Aug 09, 2012

Have you ever dreamed of flying? That's the question Orlando, Fla., businessman Michael McKenzie is asking youngsters ages 14 to 17 in his metro area. He offers a surprisingly accessible answer in the Vision of Flight program.

Cygnus connects iPad, sims

Article | Jul 27, 2012

With technology comes complexity. Redbird and King Schools have worked together to try to take the complexity out of iPad apps by developing a device that allows for training on the ground.

Engine company takes flight training to shopping malls

Article | Jul 24, 2012

Continental Motors is taking a new flight school concept it calls Zulu to non-airport locations like shopping malls and promising customers full-motion simulator training on their own schedules, a full syllabus, high-quality aircraft, and a fixed price for obtaining ratings (instead of hourly charges).

Log support for AOPA/EAA medical petition at Oshkosh

Article | Jul 19, 2012

Attendees at EAA AirVenture can stop by the AOPA Tent to express support for a request by AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association that would reduce the burden of the third class medical.

Flight training center added to AOPA Tent at AirVenture

Article | Jul 05, 2012

The AOPA Flight Training Center will appear for the first time in the AOPA Tent at AirVenture. Bring with you a future pilot who is dreaming of flying. Prospective pilots can try their hand at becoming an aviator by taking the controls of a Redbird Flight Simulations FMX full-motion flight simulator.

Oshkosh briefs

Article | Jun 28, 2012

Flying High Coffee fuels all of AirVenture If the air traffic controllers, volunteers, exhibitors, and staff working EAA AirVenture seemed bright-eyed, they might have Flying High Coffee to thank. The company has provided free coffee all week to everyone working the show, as well as free samples to AirVenture attendees.

Event at 'hidden gem' takes 258 passengers aloft

Article | Jun 05, 2012

Near-perfect weather and an enthusiastic crowd were an ideal recipe for Learn to Fly Day at the Frederick (Md.) Municipal Airport on June 2. The event, sponsored by AOPA and the airport, drew an estimated 600 people throughout the day; volunteer pilots flew 258 passengers.

Boeing chief test pilot calls for training overhaul

Article | May 24, 2012

Using antiquated methods to learn antiquated technology will not help avert a serious shortage of pilots, a problem that threatens both GA and commercial aviation. Boeing's chief test pilot wants to see technology better used in classrooms and simulators--and for students to stay proficient with their hand flying at the same time.

'For real?' Sporty's sweeps winner stunned

Article | May 21, 2012

Pilots took a break from chowing down on hot dogs, hushed their chatter, and gathered around Sporty's 2012 Sweepstakes G300-equipped Cessna Skycatcher hoisted high in the aviation consumer's atrium--they had a stake in what was about to happen, so silence was essential.

First pilot completes Redbird's experimental training

Article | May 10, 2012

Pilots pursuing advanced training and ratings regularly use full-motion flight simulators; some gain type certificates in sims having never flown the actual aircraft. How would that training format translate to primary instruction? Redbird Flight Simulations is putting an experimental training program to the test at its headquarters in San Marcos, Texas.