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Redbird Trainers Boost Flight Instruction

Flight instructor Michael Marik, left, and Fred Breier, senior check instructor, FIT Aviation

FIT Aviation, LLC (FITA), recently installed four Redbird MCX training devices, ordered as a special configuration to match its Piper single-engine fleet.

“We had a special need for a particular type of trainer, with broad flexibility, because our growing training fleet is equipped with three types of glass panel configurations,” said Ken Stackpoole, vice president of aviation programs.

The advanced features of the Redbird MCX include wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, quick-change configurations, scenario-based training compatibility and an electric motion platform.The university also purchased a Redbird crosswind trainer to be used in improving the crosswind proficiency of its pilots.

Shannon Ferry, FITA chief instructor, and Michael Klenz, FITA chief of standards, traveled to Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas, where Redbird develops training programs. “This is about safer, better training, at a lower cost to our customers,\” said Ferry.

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