Win the Ultimate Home Proficiency Kit
Train with Redbird Pro for 90 days, improve your aviation skills, and you'll be entered automatically to win a Redbird TD2 and accessories valued at up to $12,520.
Take the Next Step in Your Pilot Proficiency Training
Pilots* who have an active subscription to Redbird Pro and complete any activity in the app during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 will be entered automatically into a challenge to see which pilot can improve the most in 90 days. The pilot who shows the most improvement in their Pro Score will win the ultimate home proficiency setup consisting of an FAA-approved Redbird TD2 with a Horizon monitor expansion kit, Alloy RD1 rudder pedals, and a TD Table. The second-place pilot will win a Redbird Alloy Home Flight Simulator Kit, and the third-place pilot will receive a free one-year subscription to Redbird Pro. (Terms & Conditions)
What Is Redbird Pro?
Download Redbird Pro
Download the Redbird Pro app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Sign up for an account and start your 30-day free trial. You must be 18 years old and have a student pilot certificate or higher to enter. Other conditions apply.
Complete an Activity in the Redbird Pro App
You'll be entered automatically into the challenge by completing at least one activity in the Redbird Pro app — an article, quiz, scenario flight, or skill flight — between 9 a.m. Central Time on July 25, 2022 and 4 p.m. Central Time on July 31, 2022.
Use Redbird Pro To Improve and Track Your Proficiency
Redbird Pro puts personalized proficiency planning, training, and tracking right in your pocket to make becoming a better pilot an achievable and enjoyable part of your daily routine.
See How You Stack Up on the Leaderboard
We will publish a live Redbird Pilot Proficiency Challenge leaderboard early in August. Check it frequently to see how you're doing relative to other participants. Remember, this challenge is about improvement, not who's the best pilot. Just keep working to become better, and you'll be in the running.
Winners Will Be Announced on November 1, 2022
The pilot who shows the greatest positive point change from their Pro Score at 4 p.m. Central Time on July 31, 2022, and their Pro Score at 4 p.m. Central Time on October 29, 2022, will be the first-place winner. Additionally, there will be prizes for second and third place.
The three pilots who show the most improvement over 90 days will be selected to win*:
Ultimate Home Proficiency Kit
- Redbird TD2 with a glass or analog instrument panel
- Horizon monitor expansion kit
- Redbird Alloy RD1 rudder pedals
- Redbird TD Table
- Free one-year subscription to Redbird Pro
- This sim configuration is an FAA-approved Basic Aviation Training Device that allows you to maintain instrument currency from home.
- Total value (including shipping) up to: $12,520.00
Frequently Asked Questions
- You must be 18 years or older on July 31, 2022 with a student pilot certificate (or a higher airman certificate) to be eligible for the Redbird Pilot Proficiency Challenge.
- You must complete at least one activity in the Redbird Pro app – an article, quiz, scenario flight, or skill flight – between 9 a.m. Central Time on July 25, 2022 and 4 p.m. Central Time on July, 31, 2022.
- Users located in a country under a current U.S. embargo or listed as a sanctioned destination are not eligible.
- Redbird Flight employees, vendors, or contractors are not eligible.
Nope. You can enter by completing an activity in Redbird Pro from your home — or anywhere, really. We're just using the show start and end times to define the entry window. #OSH22
- We will take a snapshot of the Pro Score of each eligible user at 4 p.m. on July 31, 2022. The user who shows the greatest positive point change from their Pro Score at 4 p.m. Central Time on July 31, 2022 and their Pro Score at 4 p.m. Central Time on October 29, 2022 will be the winner.
- We will use the same criteria to select the second- and third-place winners.
- All winners must have a valid, paid subscription to Redbird Pro for the duration of the event. Users that are on a free trial during the entry window (July 25–July 31, 2022) are still eligible to win, assuming they continue their paid subscription after the trial ends.
- If a user is found to be abusing a loophole in the Pro Score algorithm — and/or logging an unreasonable number of External Events in an attempt to boost their Pro Score — they will be disqualified from the proficiency challenge. Enforcement of this rule will be at the sole discretion of Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc.
- If a user's subscription expires during the event, but the user resubscribes within a 14-day window, they will still be eligible to win.
No! You can still review scenarios and watch the chair flight videos, read articles, take quizzes, and log the flights and training activities you do outside the app. However, the sim is a great place to practice and learn. So, we encourage you to use it! You can find a flight school in most parts of the U.S. and many locations worldwide that will rent you time on a Redbird.
Redbird Pro is designed to help pilots maintain and improve their proficiency. It really isn’t built to teach someone to fly. We have a product, Redbird GIFT, that helps you learn the skills you need for your private pilot certificate or instrument rating. We’d love to have you as a Redbird Pro user once you get the basics down.
A careful attorney would say no, since technically you don’t pay anything to enter into the Redbird Pilot Proficiency Challenge, but a normal human would say yes. You’ll need to have a subscription to Redbird Pro. Plus, you’ll need to pay for simulator time, airplane time, and instructor time. Unfortunately, flying airplanes costs money, especially if you want to be good at it. Ideally, it’s money well spent, and you’ll enjoy yourself while participating in the challenge.
Negative, Ghost Rider. Your subscription to Redbird Pro pays for access to the content and technology behind the app. We’ve got bills to pay. If life gets in the way and you’re unable to dedicate time to flying, that is totally understandable. We would recommend cancelling your subscription to avoid paying for something you’re not able to use.
The best way to “game” the Proficiency Challenge is to spend a lot of time flying airplanes and simulators, reading articles, taking quizzes, and attending safety seminars. We highly recommend devising a strategy to outwit us by doing these things. Other methods are going to be extremely obvious, and they will result in disqualification and the painful social stigma that goes along with abusing the rules of a competition that was clearly designed to help motivate people to pursue their passion and improve. So, whatever you’re thinking about trying, we’re watching for it.
Please call 1-800-CHEATER and complain.
Hahahahahaha. Nope. I’d suggest looking into a career in politics. Someone with your moral fiber should go far in that field.