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The AOPA Jay simulator by Redbird was introduced during the Sun 'n' Fun fly-in at Lakeland, FL in April, 2013. Although not an FAA approved flight training device, it provides the pilot with structured scenarios for practicing specific flying skills.
While primarily intended for home use and marketed to individual pilots, the scenario-driven Jay simulator appears ideally suited to small flight schools. AvSport is pleased to be one of its very first adopters.
Dave Stover, founder of Keystone Instruments on the Piper Memorial Airport, flies a Piper J-3 Cub in our South Practice Area, on AvSport's Redbird Jay simulator. Stover's company specializes in restoring antique Cub flight instruments.
Sentimental Journey Fly-in secretary Kim Garlick prepares for takeoff in a Piper J-3 Cub from Lock Haven's grass runway, on the Redbird Jay simulator at AvSport. Kim is currently training in a Cub. Her father-in-law was the late William T. Piper Jr.
For formal scenario-based simulator training, AvSport uses as its textbook Microsoft Flight Simulator X for Pilots: Real World Training, by Jeff Van West and Kevin Lane-Cummings. Van West is currently Director of Redbird Media. The book is in stock at AvSport of Lock Haven.
AvSport has incorporated a realistic software model of its Evektor SportStar Max primary trainer into its Redbird Jay flight simulator. Here, AvSport primary student (and Sim Club Charter Life Member) Dick L. back-taxis for takeoff on Lock Haven's Runway 27R. Despite heavy rain outside, the simulator made it possible for Dick to complete his scheduled lesson.
AOPA Jay by Redbird logo. AvSport was an early adopter, acquiring its Jay simulator less than a month after its introduction at Sun-n-Fun 2013.
AvSport is pleased to offer Simulator Club Membership gift certificates, which you can order online using PayPal.
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