Horizon Aviation is excited to announce that it is expanding its flight training capabilities with the addition of two Redbird LD flight simulators. These immersive flight simulators offer realistic cockpits, flight environments, and responsive flight controls without ever leaving the ground. Each of Horizon Aviation’s facilities will receive a flight simulator in mid-October. “We are thrilled to add these Redbird LD flight simulators to our operation,” reports Zeke Valtz, President of Horizon Aviation. “We will be able to introduce our students to flight scenarios  that will expand their abilities, confidence and decision making abilities efficiently and effectively. We will even be able to train for weather situations and equipment failures that we would never do in the air. We will be able to make more efficient use of our students time and training dollars.” Redbird flight simulators revolutionized flight training when they debuted 10 years ago. Technology that was once only available to the military, airlines and jet operators became accessible to flight schools. The panoramic digital screens provide 200° of view, allowing the Redbird sims to be used for private pilot and commercial pilot training as well as instrument training. The FAA approved the Redbird LD as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) so students and pilots may use the LD to log 3 hours of flight time towards the Private pilot certificate, 20 hours towards the instrument certificate, and 50 hours towards the commercial certificate under Part 61. Horizon’s Redbird LD’s will be upgraded models that offer an augmented experience above and beyond the standard simulator. The sims will be configurable to traditional cockpits, Garmin G1000 cockpits and even the Tecnam P2006T G1000 cockpit complete with multi engine controls. In addition, a special module will be installed that will provide a force feedback on the controls to give pilots the realistic sensation of controlling an airplane through a variety of configurations, attitudes and profiles. Pricing and scheduling will be available when the simulators arrive in October.