Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT) is an in-sim training asset intended to give student pilots practical flight training that compliments instruction from their CFI, and provides opportunities for practice.
It is recommended that the CFI accompany their student on their first several GIFT missions until the student has demonstrated the ability to:
- Maintain straight and level flight
- Return to straight and level flight from a shallow bank, climb, or descent
Students should be able to initiate new lessons without the presence of a CFI by no later than the successful completion of Module 3: Changing Power in Straight and Level Flight.
CFIs are encouraged to keep track of student performance scores via each student’s online GIFT account. This allows CFIs the ability to identify a student’s deficiencies and provide extra instruction and practice.
The final two modules, Cross Country 1 and 2, will require the student to plan cross country flights with the assistance of their instructor. Please be sure to read and understand the instructor content for these two missions before your student is ready to undertake these modules.
If you have questions, feedback, or would like guidance on any of the GIFT modules, please contact the Redbird GIFT team at firstname.lastname@example.org.