Oshkosh, WI, July 29, 2011 –
“Solving the two major problems in general aviation, the student dropout rate and the fatality rate, requires this fundamental change in the way flight training is conducted,” said John King. “And this program is designed to demonstrate how it will work,” King continued.
“The ProFlight Academy development laboratory will be a Cessna Pilot Center and will utilize a simulator-centric flight training curriculum that integrates knowledge and flight training, together with affordable, full-motion, visual flight simulation” Martha King commented. “By utilizing Redbird full-motion simulators with +200°, wrap-around visual systems, pilot’s will be able to practice all VFR private pilot maneuvers right in the simulator,” added Martha. “This will make the time in the airplane more efficient since the customer will be simply demonstrating what they have already learned in a practical scenario-based situation,” continued Martha. “The goal is that by using scenario-based training that makes abnormal situations realistic, we will produce pilots truly ready to be pilot-in-command,’’ added John.
“The combination of Redbird’s sophisticated flight simulation products and Cessna’s new online scenario-based training will provide a very productive and predictable experience for aspiring pilots who are managing busy schedules,” said ProFlight Academy’s General Manager, Roger Sharp. “The good news is that all the best-practices discovered will be made available to the entire flight training industry,” concluded Roger.
“We fully expect the output of the development laboratory to revolutionize the flight training industry,” concluded Martha.
About Redbird Flight Simulations
Since its inception in 2005, it has been the goal of Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc. to change the way flight training is delivered by providing cost effective training tools to general aviation pilots and flight training operations. Considered the fastest growing flight simulator provider in the industry, Redbird develops FAA approved training devices that are versatile enough to be used in all aspects of training, IFR and VFR, at a price that fits well within the budget of all flight training operations.
Redbird´s full motion FMX and other training devices are available for demonstration at Redbird headquarters in Austin, Texas and can be seen at air-shows and conferences around the country. For more information or to schedule a personal demonstration, visit the Redbird website at www.redbirdflightsimulations.com.
About King Schools
For over 30 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed King Schools´ clear, simple and fun courses. In fact, nearly 1 out of every 2 pilots flying in the U.S. today has learned with King. The company is also a leader in on-line pilot certification and avionics training for pilots of high-performance and turbine aircraft. To find out more, please visit www.kingschools.com. or call 1-800-854-1001.
Barry Knuttila, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Technology, King Schools
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