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Redbird LD

Low Cost, Versatile Flight Training Tool 

  • LD
  • $37,9001
  • FAA Approved AATD2
  • One Aircraft Configuration
  • One Year Warranty3
  • LD/cl
  • $45,9001
  • All Standard LD Features, Plus:
  • Control Loading Yoke
  • LD-E
  • $71,9001
  • All LD/cl Features, Plus:
  • EASA FNPT II Qualification Kit2
Pricing Notes:
  1. All prices exclude shipping, installation, and training.
  2. Read more about FAA approval, EASA qualification or certification in other countries.
  3. Service and support after the initial warranty expires is available for an additional charge. Read more about our Service Agreements.

For the legally minded, you can download the full warranty document. For the rest of us, we summarized the high points:

This simulator includes a warranty against defects in material and workmanship that starts on the day you take delivery of your new simulator and ends one year later. Basically, if something broke because we didn't built it correctly, we'll fix it or send you a replacement. This doesn't cover normal wear and tear, modification, acts of nature, or other stuff that's out of our control.

Additionally, we also provide one year of free product support that includes:

  • Software and database updates
  • Part repair or replacement
  • On-site support for US customers
  • Phone and email support for all customers
  • Remote diagnosis for all customers
  • Access to our online knowledge database

After your one year warranty expires you have the option to choose one of two Service Agreement levels for the next 12 months. All Service Agreements are billed quarterly based on your actual usage with a maximum of 1,400 hours a year.

Class B: $5.50 per Hobbs hour

  • Software and database updates
  • Malfunctioning parts replaced at no charge (excluding shipping outside the continental U.S.)
  • On‐site break‐fix and support is available and is billed at $100.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum per trip
  • Live phone support available M–F 7:30 AM‐6:00 PM (CST)
  • Remote diagnosis and support
  • E‐mail / Web Support
  • Access to our online knowledge database

Class C: $3.50 per Hobbs hour

  • Software and database updates
  • Malfunctioning parts replaced at the current quoted component cost plus shipping
  • On‐site break‐fix and support is available and is billed at $100.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum per trip
  • Live phone support available M–F 7:30 AM‐6:00 PM (CST)
  • Remote diagnosis and support
  • E‐mail / Web Support
  • Access to our online knowledge database

Customers may enter into a Redbird Service Agreement up to 90 days after expiration of the Warranty or an existing Service Agreement. After that time, customers wishing to purchase a Service Agreement will be required to undergo a recertification process and pay for an on-site inspection, replacement parts and travel expenses to bring the product configuration up to current standards. The minimum charge for a recertification will be $1,000 per system plus the actual cost of repairs, travel/lodging, etc.


Optional Equipment

Redbird Control Loading Yoke

Control Loading

Real Training Value, Real Control Feel


When someone talks about a simulator, the fact that “it doesn’t feel like the real thing” almost always comes up. While that might not be a big deal when you’re teaching instrument procedures, this lack of “feel” turns most devices into a paper weight when you try to teach basic aircraft handling. The primary culprit of “simulator feel” is the traditional spring-loaded yoke system that has been the industry standard since the 1940’s. We’ve known that force feedback systems are the answer to this problem, but these systems have been hugely expensive and delicate components that aren’t even an option on most general aviation training devices … until now.

The Redbird Control Loading system is a mechanically simple, inexpensive force feedback system that takes the realism of your simulator experience to a completely new level. Control Loading is without doubt the most valuable upgrade you can make to your Redbird training device. It allows your customers to learn how the aircraft controls will feel at various trim and airspeed combinations. In fact, you’ll be able to teach the core building blocks of flight on the ground before a customer ever tries to manhandle the real aircraft into level flight. Unlike our competition, the Redbird Control Loading system is small, clean, quiet, and on our single yoke simulators, interchangeable.

Redbird GIFT


Guided Independent Flight Training

Redbird’s Guided Independent Flight Training for Private Pilot is a simulator-based maneuvers training supplement designed to help your customers learn, practice, and get feedback on every maneuver required for their pilot’s license.

Each GIFT lesson focuses on a specific flight maneuver or skill required to earn a Private Pilot Certificate and includes:

  1. A video and written pre-flight briefing
  2. A simulator mission with an AI-powered flight instructor that provides real-time coaching and corrections on your performance
  3. A post-flight debrief with objective scoring based on the FAA Airmen Certification Standards
  4. In-depth post-flight review and trend tracking by uploading your lesson history to Redbird Landing

Read more about GIFT here.

Redbird Insight


External Monitoring and Debriefing Station


Whether you’re a student pilot or instructor, Insight provides valuable information to enhance the flight instruction process. With Redbird Insight, an instructor can monitor a training session from outside the simulator. They can view the flight from a variety of angles, both inside and outside the aircraft and record the flight for playback during a debriefing session.

Insight integrates with the Redbird line of flight simulators to render the outside view of the aircraft, a live video feed from the inside view of the cockpit and cockpit instrumentation onto an external display. Key aspects of the flight can be immediately reviewed on the Insight screen after a flight is completed by using DVR-like controls on the Insight viewing station.

Redbird Insight Includes:

  • Stand-alone computer with software pre-installed
  • Live video cockpit camera
  • Automatic flight recording and playback
  • Optional viewing screen and cabling can be added for $600
Redbird Corvus


EFB Training with ADS-B Data from your Redbird


Redbird Cygnus


Connecting Aviation Apps with Flight Simulation


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 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 Compatibility

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
  • CloudAhoy

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

Corvus connects your Redbird simulator to ForeFlight (more EFB connections are in the works) by providing data akin to an ADS-B receiver. In addition to representing own-ship position of simulated aircraft, Corvus also broadcasts attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS) information as well as Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B) data. Select Flight Information Services-Broadcast (FIS-B) functionality, such as weather and airspace information, are currently in development and will be available in future updates.

Custom Paint for your Redbird

Custom Paint & Decals

Customize Your Simulator to Match Your Branding


Want to show off your school spirit? We’ll customize your simulator to match your school colors and branding. Our creative team will work with you to choose colors and design decals to personalize your simulator for your training operation.