Redbird TD Table Mounted Simulators
with Interchangeable Panel options
$6,995 TD Glass Panel
When used with
optional rudder pedals
The best simulator to sharpen your skills and stay current anytime
Ergonomic Design Enhances Learning
Traditional "desktop" flight training devices sit on top of a table or desk, causing the pilot to reach up for the yoke and to look unrealistically high for the gauges and outside visuals. The Redbird TD is different. Designed with the ergonomics of flight in mind, the TD´s unique mounting system allows it to be mounted under the table, placing the yoke, switches, gauges and visuals in the correct and most realistic position for the pilot. This innovation is one of the many enhancements that makes the TD the most realistic and effective training on the market.
Sharpen Your Skills ... Anytime!
Whether you are a flight school interested in enhancing your training with simulation, or an individual pilot looking to hone your skills and stay current from the comfort of your home or office, the Redbird TD is the perfection solution.
Used by hundreds of Flight Schools!
- Start your flight on the ground at any airport or in the air
- Fly day or night in VFR or IFR conditions
- Practice aircraft failures and emergency procedures
- Shoot instrument approaches to minimums at any airport in the world
- Practice cross-country flights to unfamiliar airports before you get in the airplane
Maintain Your Instrument Currency
With the optional rudder pedals, the TD is approved as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) by the FAA. That means that you can log instrument currency for approaches and holding right at home. Not only will you save time and money, but with a good currency plan, you will stay sharp by regularly practicing the real-world failures that can occur including vacuum failures for analog instruments and loss of your Air Data Computer on the G1000. While regularly practicing instrument flying in the airplane is critical to safety, you can get prepared and stay sharp by incorporating the TD into your overall currency plan.
Q: Why can you use a Redbird Simulator for recency of experience without an instructor present?
A: The FAA Administrator is authorized under 61.4 (c) to approve any device they wish for specific purposes. AFS-800 (FAA Flight Standards Service), acting in behalf of the Administrator, has issued Letters of Authorization (LOAs) approving Redbird devices as AATDs and BATDs for use in meeting currency requirements without the requirement for an instructor, and for instructional purposes with the requirement for an instructor.
Q: Why don´t the limitations of 61.51 (g) 4 requiring the presence of an instructor apply?
A: Redbirds are operating under a specific FAA authorization, per 61.4 (c). Once a device has been approved by AFS-800 (FAA Flight Standards Service) as a BATD or AATD under 61.4 (c), the LOA will specify the conditions of use for that specific device and may make exceptions to existing FARs. Redbird´s LOA specifically states "An authorized instructor must provide and certify the above instructional use." Instrument currency is not instruction, therefore an instructor is not required.
Q: I have heard there is an FAA Counsel opinion saying an instructor is required to be present to meet currency requirements. Why doesn´t that opinion apply to Redbirds?
A: The Redbird AATDs and BATDs are authorized by AFS-800 (FAA Flight Standards Service) under the provisions of 61.4(c), through a Letter of Authorization. The LOAs for Redbird AATDs and BATDs specifically allow them to be used for instrument currency without an instructor being present.
Gain FAA-Approved Flight Experience
Add optional rudder pedals and the Redbird TD is approved as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) by the FAA. It is then authorized per 61.4(c) for use in satisfying the Tasks/Maneuvers and Procedures outlined in the Letters of Authorization issued by the FAA (see download links above).
Enhance your training options by adding a simulator to your "flight line"—at a very low cost of acquisition and ownership. For only $6,995 ($7,995 for the TD2 model) you can substantially increase the quality of the training you provide your customers by incorporating a simulator into your syllabus. There is good reason why most insurance companies insist on sim training to fly jets. You can practice failures and situations that simply would not be safe in the air. Don´t just talk to your students about dealing with difficult situations, put them in front of the TD so they can practice the skills that can be a true life-saver!
TD2 Model Available for Complex Airplanes!
The Redbird TD now also comes in a TD2 model that adds propeller and gear controls to the hardware and manifold pressure gauge and gear position indicators to the display. If you are flying a complex airplane, you will want this model to ensure you complete your GUMPS check at the right times. The TD2 model also allows the selection of a "simple" airplane, which disregards the prop and gear controls. This gives you the option to start with the simple model and grow into the complex, or to select the right model for a customer in your flight school.
Includes everything you need to begin flying
- One cockpit configuration (analog or G1000)
- 27" monitor
- Computer completely configured and ready to run
- Instrument panel
Redbird TD & TD2 Options
NEW! Panel Expansion Packs
You will not be locked into your choice of G1000 or Analog panel—you can have both! Simply order the optional expansion pack at any time and have the ability to quickly swap between the two.
Redbird TD/TD2 G1000 Expansion Pack
Redbird TD/TD2 Analog Gauge Expansion Pack
Parrot is designed to operate with Redbird's TD series of FAA certified flight training devices. It makes learning to talk on the radio fun and stress-free.
- The pilot talks to the computer
- The computer understands and replies as ATC would in real flight situations
This intelligent and sophisticated technology will enable you to learn how to properly communicate one the radio—even without a flight instructor!
Redbird TD/TD2 Table
Designed specifically for the Redbird TD and TD2, the Redbird TD table places your Redbird TD/TD2 trainer at the ergonomically correct height. Provides table space for your TD/TD2 keyboard, speakers and training materials.
Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Rudder Pedals
With the addition of these the Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Rudder Pedals, your TD/TD2 Table Mounted Trainer qualifies as an approved Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD).
Inspired by pedal designs in Cessna aircraft, these rudder pedals are solid and robust, providing durability and authenticity for the most demanding of pilots. More info >
TD, Table and Rudder Pedal Combination Bundles...
|Redbird TD G1000 Panel Bundle||$7,823|
|Redbird TD Analog Gauge Panel Bundle||$7,823|
|Redbird TD2 G1000 Panel Bundle||$8,823|
|Redbird TD2 Analog Gauge Panel Bundle||$8,823|