King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations now offer a $6,995 Redbird TD home aviation simulator.
“This home simulator will really keep you sharp! Unlike other ‘desktop’ models, the TD desk-mount places the yoke and controls under the table, achieving the feel of a real cockpit while you practice instrument procedures to any airport in the world, or maybe pre-fly that upcoming cross-country,” said John King, co-chairman of King Schools.
“With airplane manufacturers restricting the use of circuit breakers to simulate system failure in the air, a good simulator has become essential in preparing to deal with emergencies—and the Redbird TD really delivers,” added Martha King, the other co-chairman of King Schools.
The Redbird TD comes with either a “glass” or analog instrument panel—each option providing realistic system failures—and is approved as a basic aviation training device by the FAA. This approval allows pilots to log instrument time for the purpose of recent experience and to log up to 10 hours toward an instrument rating, or log up to 2.5 hours toward a private pilot certificate.
The Redbird TD is available exclusively through King Schools’ marketing, sales, and distribution channels worldwide. First deliveries are expected in May.