Redbird Flight Simulations is sharing its “vision for the future of flight training” by supporting a “network of forward thinking and technology driven flight schools called ImagineFlight,” the company announced July 19 at EAA AirVenture.
The professional flight training organization grew from a proposal at Migration, Redbird’s annual flight training conference, in October and was created to develop and promote “quality flight training experiences.” Redbird began working on the mission and goals for ImagineFlight after seeing support and interest for a network of Redbird-affiliated flight schools from Migration attendees.
“We are excited to bring ImagineFlight into the spotlight at AirVenture,” said ImagineFlight program director
Brittney Miculka in a press release. “Redbird understands how to move the flight training industry forward in an innovative and positive way. It is important that we support and work with flight schools to create a successful training environment and a strong future for aviation. We look forward to sharing ideas and hearing from the aviation community about how we can support them as we build and grow ImagineFlight.”
Flight schools, pilots, and prospective pilots can talk to Redbird staff at AirVenture (space 304) about the ImagineFlight network, and schools can sign up to become a part of the network. Flight schools also can learn the benefits of affiliation with the program, which include cooperative marketing, generation of leads, and tools to support their business. The ImagineFlight curriculum, currently being developed, will include a simulator-integrated syllabus, instructor guide, and pilot study guide based on Redbird’s Migration Method that the company has used at its San Marcos, Texas, Skyport laboratory since 2011. Proficiency and scenario-based training will be emphasized, along with predictable expectations and results for student pilots.
Flight schools that want more information about the program can sign up to receive monthly newsletter updates. Those who want to find a Redbird flight school near them can type their city or zip code into the “Find a Redbird” locator on the ImagineFlight website.