Flight Simulator

Redbird MCXExperience can be the best teacher. We are proud to use the Redbird MCX and our supporting Pilot Proficiency Center to provide the powerful hands-on experience you and your pilots-in-training will need when up in the air.

With the Redbird MCX you’ll get a level of realism unavailable from any other simulator on the market. And the tools and technologies available at our Pilot Proficiency Center enhance the basic capabilities of the MCX.

It Doesn’t Feel Like a Simulator

Our Redbird MCX is a motion-based AATD simulator, featuring dual yoke, dual rudder training configured for Crew Resource Management and two pilot cockpit training.

Using the Redbird MCX

Breaking out at minimums on ILS-12R approach to KSTL

The +200° wrap-around visuals, enclosed cockpit, and electronic motion platform are just a few of the features that put this simulator in a class all its own. Other features include:

  • Modern avionics
  • Autopilot
  • Fully functional interconnected dual controls with live force feedback
  • Adaptive cockpit sound system
  • Audio panel
  • Headsets
  • Yoke-mounted PTT
  • Autopilot cutoff and trim switches
  • GPS bluetooth link to a pilot’s iPad running Foreflight
  • Complete terrain and airport database
  • Ergonomically correct design
  • User-defined missions database
  • FAA Certified AATD


Example of reconfiguring the Redbird MCX

Cessna 172 Round Instruments configuration (Glenwood Springs, CO)

The MCX can also be reconfigured in minutes to replicate most general aviation aircraft (single and multi-engine, traditional and glass-cockpit).

Currently, the Pilot Proficiency center offers three MCX configurations:

  • Cessna 172 with Round Instruments, G530W, G430W, ADF, and KAP-140 Autopilot
  • Cessna 172 with G1000 Panel plus backup instruments, integrated G700 Autopilot
  • Beech B58 Baron, Round Instruments, G530W, G430W, ADF, and KAP-140 Autopilot
Example of reconfiguring the Redbird MCX

Cessna 172 G1000 configuration (Santa Catalina Island, CA)

The changeover is done by simply plugging in a complete instrument panel and engine control module.

The modules then provide the MCX with that airplane’s unique performance data and handling qualities, as well as unique external visuals such as nacelles, propellers, wings, and struts seen outside the windows.

The simulator also includes a flight instructor’s console on the right side of the cockpit. Here, the instructor can set up flight location and starting conditions (ground or airborne), time of day, ceiling and visibility, weather types, precipitation, winds, and turbulence level. The instructor can also introduce realistic failures of all kinds.

Internal instructor's console

Instructor’s console on right, GPS iPad on kneeboard.

When a crew of two occupies the cockpit, the instructor can duplicate the instructor’s console on an iPad, tablet or desktop PC.

External instructor's console

External Instructor’s console, including a wide screen PC.

All these elements are designed to provide a totally immersive flight simulation experience.


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For more about the MCX, see RedbirdFlight.com.



General use of the Redbird MCX flight simulator: $90.00 / hour
(Only flight time in the simulator is recorded (Hobbs meter). Billing is done monthly.)
All instructors are given a free 1-hour introductory checkout.
Affiliated flight schools and instructors qualify for a discounted rate. Contact us to learn more.

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