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Can Flight Instruction Get Any Better?

Can Flight Instruction Get Any Better?

Flight Technology
Migration 2019 took place at the Wings Over the Rockies’ “Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery” at Centennial Airport in Colorado. An appropriate “red bird”—this time, a classic Stearman—served as a mascot and offered flights. (Stephen Yeates/) If the basics of airmanship still apply in safely controlling an airplane—coordinated maneuvers, power-and-speed management, and situational awareness, for example—wouldn’t the methods to deliver those skills to new pilots remain anchored in fundamental truths as well? Redbird Flight Simulations launched in 2006 with the idea that this is not necessarily the case—and pursued development of a line of full-motion aviation training devices and other products priced for the flight school market to help prove the point. For the past 10 years, the c...