The Frasca Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD) is our newest FAA, part 141 approved flight simulator. The RTD can be configured as a Piper Archer G1000 and a Piper Seminole with a wrap-around visual display system. The device includes digital sound simulation and provides a high level of realism that enables the students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the AATD to the aircraft.
Purdue Global University’s new professional flight degree program, of which Sterling is the sole flight training provider, has an entire course built around this device. Students will complete 25 simulator hours practicing a variety of different maneuvers and procedures including an IFR cross-country lab, instrument approaches, holds and more.
The Redbird FMX is a revolutionary, full-motion, Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) that is FAA, part 141 approved. The Redbird can be configured for multiple airplane cockpits including G1000 and multi-engine. With greater than 200° visibility, courtesy of wrap-around screens, the Redbird is capable of stunning visuals to enhance the realism of the simulation. This versatile simulator is integrated into our training programs for both Sterling Flight Training and Airline Training Solutions. Domestic and international students can greatly benefit from the use of integrated simulator training by reducing the cost and duration of the course.
The Redbird is not only extremely beneficial for initial and accelerated courses but also recurrent training. It is FAA approved for Instrument Currency and Instrument Proficiency Checks (except circle-to-land). Current cockpit configurations include the Cessna 172SP G1000 and the Piper Seminole equipped with a Garmin 530/430 stack.
To maintain currency a pilot must have performed and logged the following tasks within the preceding six calendar months.
Per these requirements, all approaches may be conducted in a simulation training devices, under IFR-simulated conditions.
Ready to be a Professional Pilot? Want to experience our Redbird FMX Simulator, or join our ranks via your university’s aviation program? Let’s get you in the air.