Exterior Shield


Visual System


Room Size

8.5′ x 7′


110 volt, 15 amp

Avionics Panel


Advanced Aviation Training Device

The Redbird SD is a top choice for flight schools needing an affordable, fully enclosed Advanced Aviation Training Device. It includes all of the features found on our groundbreaking FMX, with the exception of the motion platform making the SD an excellent alternative when space is at a premium.

The FAA has approved it as an Advanced Aviation Training Device.


With its wrap-around visual system, the Redbird SD will totally immerse your customers in their flight training. It’s versatile enough for single or multi-engine training and can represent glass panel or the traditional 6-pack avionics configurations. In short, the SD provides a government-approved, fully enclosed, visually stunning flight simulator for less than the price of a new SUV!

Immersive Visuals

In the past, simulators have been used almost exclusively for instrument instruction and a single screen was all you needed to show the runway when the student broke out at minimums. But why limit your customers’ training and your profit if you don’t have to? The Redbird SD is a great primary training platform, thanks in large part to its expansive visual displays. You can still put’em in the soup if needed, but accurately simulating VFR flights opens up a huge range of uses for the SD. Let a student practice turns-around-a-point or show them the highway they’ll pass over on their long cross-country. With a world-wide terrain database to support the 200° visuals, the SD lets your customers experience the view from the cockpit before they ever leave the ground.

Simulator Details

One Simulator, Dozens of Airplanes

Gone are the days when every aircraft in the fleet had the same avionics package. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could offer a simulator for every type and panel in your fleet without needing to spend a few hundred thousand dollars? We thought so too, that’s why we designed our innovative, quick-change aircraft configuration system. In less than 10 minutes, your instructors can switch the SD from a 172 with analog gauges to a SR22 Perspective to a Baron 58 with a 430/530, or any of the 30+ aircraft configurations we offer. From the latest in glass panel technology to the old 6-pack and lots of GPS/Radio stacks in between, the SD can meet just about any need.

 Exterior Shell Aluminum cockpit enclosure.
 Visual System 200°, wrap-around visuals with world-wide terrain database.
 Primary Flight Control Single yoke/center stick/side stick with optional Control Loading system. Interchangeable depending on aircraft configuration.
 Rudder Pedals Standard rudder pedals with differential brakes.
 Throttle Quadrant Controls for throttle, propeller, and mixture as appropriate to aircraft being simulated. Interchangeable depending on aircraft configuration.
 Avionics Panel Controls for flight instruments, GPS(s), radio(s), and autopilot as appropriate to aircraft being simulated. Interchangeable depending on aircraft configuration.
 Dimensions 81″x70″x78″
Room Size At least 8.5′ x 7′ with a ceiling that is at least 8′ high.(370 km/h)
Electrical US standard 110 volt, 15 amp wall outlet.
Internet A high-speed connection is highly recommended to allow remote support and added functionality.
Single-Analog Model
Redbird C172-S Represents a Cessna 172 | Standard, Analog 6-Pack | Redbird 430/530 GPS | Redbird KAP140 Autopilot
Single-Glass Model
Redbird C172-G KAP140 Represents a Cessna | 172 Redbird G1000 | Redbird KAP140 Autopilot

Flight Simulator

FAA Approved Arizona Flight Simulator Rentals with CAA

Loggable Hours

Private Pilot – Use up to 2.5 hours towards your license.

Under federal aviation regulations you can use up to 2.5 hours of simulator time towards your private pilot rating.  Utilizing this option can save you approximately $260*.

Instrument Rating – Use up to 10 hours towards your rating.

Under federal aviation regulations you can use up to 20 hours of simulator time towards your instrument rating. Utilizing this option can save you approximately $1050*.

*Amount saved is calculated utilizing average “wet” rates. Amount saved will vary based on training aircraft utilized for training.

Redbird SD Flight Simulator

The Redbird SD flight simulator is a fully-enclosed Advanced Aviation Training Device with wrap-around, immersive visuals. It’s versatile capabilities allow students to fly multiple configurations and plane types. The SD simulator is FAA and government approved and allows for single and multi-engine training.

  • FAA Approved
  • Variety of Configurations
  • Immersive Visuals

Aircraft Fleet

Red Bird SD

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