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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Air Associates Employs State of the Art Redbird Simulator in Flight Training Program

By Carmelo Turdo
Pilot training in the St. Louis area is conducted with greater efficiency and in all weather using the advanced Redbird MCX flight simulator at Air Associates of Missouri, the Cessna Pilot Center located at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO.  The Redbird MCX is a full-motion, fully dual-control simulator offering an exceptional level of realism to the pilot training environment.  The Redbird MCX at Air Associates of Missouri also offers dual crew training capabilities as well as optional features that can be tailored to specific training objectives.  The Redbird MCX will be employed as part of the comprehensive training program, including the acclaimed  Quick Start Flight Training Program.

A simulated flight around the St. Louis area in a twin-engine Baron configuration demonstrated the Redbird's realism.  The experience of flight was enhanced by the wrap-around visual references, stunning instrument displays, and the full-motion performance of the Redbird MCX.  The feeling of being pushed back in the seat during turns and climbing maneuvers lent a layer of realism that is usually reserved for actual flight.  Even with this level of realism, there is a way for the instructor to take advantage of those teachable moments - the Pause Button.  When a student is having difficulty in a training scenario, the instructor can stop the event at any time to discuss the proper pilot response before continuing the lesson.  After further practice in the simulator, the student pilot develops a sense of confidence based on training received under realistic conditions in the Redbird MCX.

Get a Fast Track to Flight With the Air Associates Quick Start Program

Getting that first real flight training experience has become much more accessible through the Air Associates Alpha Pilot Academy Quick Start Flight Training Program.  Get those first hours of flight training in a modern Cessna 172 and in the high-tech Redbird simulator at less cost and time investment than other programs.  And knowing that it will be conducted by Air Associates gives the program instant credibility.

The Quick Start program includes a 1 hour flight training session in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, four sessions in a Redbird flight simulator, and home study materials that include internet-based practice modules.  The new student pilot can learn the basics of flight within a week if desired, and then make plans for additional training toward the Private Pilot Certificate.  The program is also great for those participants who want to get their bucket list flight "Solo" experience.  

The Aero Experience has posted several stories featuring the modern aircraft and the ultra-realistic Redbird simulators employed at both the St. Louis, MO and Olathe, KS locations.  We encourage our audience to contact Air Associates to begin a Quick Start program, take additional flight training, rent an aircraft or schedule maintenance for your aircraft.


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