Redbird LD Simulator (AATD)

Offering an all weather instructional platform, the Redbird LD Simulator allows Race City Flight Operations to offer high performance, complex, instrument or visual instruction even when it’s sleeting and snowing outside! This simulator is located at our LKN (Lake Norman Airport – 14A) Location. The RedBird LD has the Cygnus Pro Wireless attachment which allows you to connect to your ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot and simulate you actually flying in the airplane while you’re practicing your instrument skills. With the control loading yoke, it feels more realistic than previous models of simulators with springs alone. Cessna 172 Steam Gage Panel Beechcraft Baron B55 G1000 Panel Under the current FAA Letter of Authorization, this Advanced Aviation Training Device can be used for:
  • § 61.51(b)(3) – Logbook entries;
  • § 61.51 (h) – Logging training time;
  • § 61.57(c) – Instrument experience;
  • § 61.57(d)(1) – Instrument proficiency check, per the Instrument ACS;
  • § 61.65(i) – Instrument rating; up to 20 hours;
  • § 61.109(k)(1) – Private Pilot Certificate aeronautical experience: up to 2.5 hours;
  • § 61.129(i)(1)(i) – Commercial Pilot Certificate: up to 50 hours;
  • § 61.159(a)(4)(i) – Airline Transport Pilot Certificate: up to 25 hours; and
  • § 141.41(b) – Approved for use under the part 141 appendices as follows: – Appendix B – Up to 15% toward the total Private Pilot training time requirements; – Appendix C – Up to 40% toward the total Instrument training time requirements; – – Appendix D – Up to 20% toward the total Commercial Pilot training time requirements;
Note: Minimum training or experience requirements for cross country, night, solo, takeoffs and landings, and the 3 hours of training with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test must be accomplished in an aircraft. Private Pilot Airplane applicants must also accomplish the minimum requirement for 3 hours of control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments specified in § 61.109 in an airplane. No portion of the practical test or type specific training credit can be conducted in an AATD. Additionally, the flight portion of a flight review specified in § 61.56(a) cannot be accomplished in an AATD. FAA Certification Letter Redbird LD User Guide