About Redbird Flight Simulations Inc. (Austin Texas, USA)

Redbird Flight Simulations was established in 2006 with the specific purpose of making simulation more accessible to the general aviation industry. Since its inception Redbird has delivered innovative, reliable and high-quality training devices to flight schools, colleges, universities and individual pilots around the world. With more than 800 devices in service worldwide, Redbird has quickly become the fastest growing and most innovative simulator provider in the industry.

Mission Redbird

  • Deliver fully capable and comprehensive flight training devices at prices that every flight school can afford
  • Re-define the industry standard with functionally rich, durable simulators backed by the best service and support
  • Keep our products and our customers on the leading edge
  • Leverage our collective backgrounds in technology, the best-of-the-best off the shelf technologies, and a passion for aviation to deliver truly revolutionary training devices

N45480 The Original Redbird

One of the best ways to make a pilot feel like they are flying a real airplane is to put them in a real airplane. That’s why when we set out to revolutionize the flight simulation industry, they decided to make a simulator out of a real airplane fuselage, salvaged, restored and modified for use as a simulator cockpit. They started searching aircraft graveyards across the state of Texas to find a suitable candidate when they stumbled across N45480 decaying in a field south of Dallas. It was a Cessna 177 Cardinal RG and it was perfect for their first prototype.

Not long after they bought this Cardinal, they realized that the idea of using an old fuselage was not as ingenious as they had once thought. So they revised our plans, and N45480 was sent back to quietly repose in the Texas sun. Although their original plans for her didn’t work out, they’ve never forgotten the plane that was once to become the first FMX. How could they? After-all they named the company after her.

Today Redbird is the most innovative and fresh-thinking simulator manufacturers in the industry. Get in one near you and try them out for yourself.

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