Practicing at home is a great idea for every pilot. You can keep your skills sharp and your mind in the cockpit even when you can’t make it to the airport. The clean-sheet design of the JAY by Redbird prioritized one thing: Get the pilot flying with a minimum of fuss. There are no peripherals to configure, no systems to install. Take it out of the box, plug it in and turn it on. Now say, “preflight complete.”
Going from shipping box to flying in five minutes isn’t much fun if it breaks five minutes later. That’s why the JAY shares design components with full motion simulators built by Redbird Flight Simulations, which withstand thousands of hours of abuse in flight schools around the world. The software on the JAY is the same code powering those FAA-certified machines. It’s one tough bird.
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Scenario-based training? It’s built in.
The Jay is more than a simulator—it’s a flight experience device supporting training, proficiency, and just plain fun! In addition to the free flight mode where you select the aircraft and conditions, the Jay has a scenario mode where you can load a preset scenario and fly it. A scenario could range from a simple aviation challenge to a complex flight with multiple potential outcomes. For example, a magazine article about an aircraft accident can be linked to a mission you’ll be able to fly on your Jay. Redbird creates many of these scenarios in partnership with many training outlets and magazines. The scenario exchange is open to any company wishing to create scenarios for the Jay. A one-button update on the Jay loads the latest free scenarios.
Built by Redbird
The Jay is built in the same Austin, Texas factory as our full-motion Advanced Aviation Training Devices and we use the same thoughtful engineering to a create a robust product far above the industry standard. The chassis is metal, not plastic. Control smoothness is paramount. The parts should last indefinitely.
In addition, there are pilot-centric touches. For example, the yoke travel is equivalent to a typical Cessna or Piper single—about three times as far as most plastic flight sim yokes move.
Professional Level Software for Powerful Training
The software powering the Jay is Lockheed Prepar3D (pronounced “prepared”). Prepar3D is an evolution of Microsoft’s FSX, enhanced and expanded for professional-level simulation, including our full-motion simulators. This means most of the many plug-ins, aircraft, and communities designed for FSX will work flawlessly on the Jay.
The Jay comes preloaded with a diverse selection of aircraft for training and for fun. Plus, just about any FSX aircraft or add-on from these developers will work!
Preloaded Aircraft Include:
- Cessna 172SP with Analog Gauges
- Cessna 172SP with G1000
- Mooney Bravo with Analog Gauges
- Mooney Bravo with G1000
- Beech Baron 58 with Analog Gauges
- Beech Baron 58 with G1000
- Maule M7
- Maule M7 on Skis
- Cessna Grand Caravan
- Beech King Air 350
- Lockheed Constellation
- Piper Cub
- Extra 300S
- The JAY1
- Keyboard with Shortcut Commands3
- Flight Controls
- 90 Day Warranty / 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
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- The JAY is not approved or certified by the FAA or any other foreign government or entity for use in flight training to satisfy required proficiency time, instrument experience, training for certificates or ratings.
- All prices exclude shipping, taxes, and tariffs.
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RD1 Rudder Pedals - $495
Rudder pedals are the single most important option to add realism to your Jay or TD, but consumer level, low cost pedals often give you the sense of playing a computer game rather than providing real flight training. The Redbird RD1 Rudder Pedals are designed to mimic exactly what you’d expect while flying.
The advanced spring system means you can apply pressure to the rudder verses only forcing rudder travel, just like in the real aircraft. For precise ground handling, the RD1’s have a full range of travel and aircraft-style, differential toe brakes. The all-metal RD1 Pedals use the same technology found in Redbird’s professional-grade simulators, so they are not only realistic, they’re virtually indestructible.
Cygnus allows you to use any aviation or navigation apps running on your Apple iOS device while connected to any one of a wide range of flight simulation software products. When using Cygnus during a simulation session your iOS device and the aviation app it is running will believe that it is located wherever the aircraft in the active simulation is located. Cygnus is the perfect tool for training pilots in the use of iPad© aviation apps in a safe and controlled environment.
Cygnus Home Direct - $199
Cygnus Home Direct connects your iOS device directly to your flight simulator for wired operation. NOTE: Uses Apple 30-Pin connector, Lighting adaptors are available.
Cygnus Pro Wireless - $599
Cygnus Pro Wireless comes with a fully-functioning Bad Elf GPS Pro external Bluetooth wireless GPS receiver, and can be used to feed simulation data to up to 6 Apple iOS devices.
Cygnus talks directly to the location services on your iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, or iPod touch allowing you to display your simulated location on any location based App, including:
- ForeFlight Mobile
- Garmin Pilot
- WingX Pro7
- Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck
- Reader Plates
Cygnus will work with most Windows based flight simulation software, including:
- All Redbird Simulators
- Lockheed Martin Prepar3D
- Microsoft ESP
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000-2004
- X-Plane 9 and 10
Aviation Headset Connect - $99
The Redbird Aviation Headset Connect box converts the aircraft-style headset plugs into standard computer audio jacks, allowing you to use your aviation headset with your simulation device. Both audio and microphone are converted connect to allow for two-way communication. Aviation Headset Connect supports both mono and stereo headsets.
|Visuals||27-inch LCD monitor (1920 x 1080 pixels) with ATI Radeon HD 4250 Video Card.|
|CPU||AMD 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor.|
|Memory & Storage||4GB of RAM and a 160GB, 7200-RPM Hard Drive.|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium.|
|Flight Simulation Software||Lockheed Prepar3D Flight Sim (the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator X)|
|Primary Flight Control||Redbird professional-grade yoke system.|
|Throttle Quadrant||"Boat style" controls for throttle and mixture.|
|Desk or Table Size||At least 30" wide and 27" deep.|
|Electrical||US standard 110 volt, 15 amp wall outlet.|
|Internet||A high-speed connection is highly recommended to allow updates and added functionality.|