|Model||Year||Tail Number||Location||Usable Fuel||Max. Useful Load||A/P||GPS||ADS-B|
|C172SP||2000||97PD||KRNT||53||883.45||KAP 140 Dual||GTN650||IN/OUT|
|C172SP||2001||2711R||KRNT||56||874.4||KAP 140 Dual||GTN750||IN/OUT|
|C182P||1973||58628||KPAE||79||1209||STec 50||GNS 430W||OUT|
|C24R||1981||38566||KPAE||57||931.25||S-Tec 50||GNS430W GTN750||IN/OUT|
|CIRRUS SR2CIRRUS SR200||2006||662AJ||KRNT||50||848||S-Tec 55 X||GNS430W||IN/OUT|
|CIRRUS SR22T||2013||927CS||KRNT||92||1120||Garmin GFC 700||Dual Garmin G1000||IN/OUT|
|CT210||1982||9843Y||KRNT||87||1516.41||Cessna 400B Autopilot||Dual GTN750i||IN/OUT|
Training in a flight simulator offers excellent benefits to both experienced flyers and pilots in training. Situations and scenarios that would be impossible mid-flight are commonplace in a simulator!
Simulated flight allows a pilot to fly anytime and in any weather without putting personal safety at risk and allows scenarios that would be dangerous in an airplane to be viewed as good training instead. This provides invaluable experience to pilots that is directly applicable to real-world scenarios. In a simulator, pilots are able to practice situations like difficult approaches or technical landings multiple times without using extra fuel or time, and without the high risk of real flight. There is even a practical benefit – sim flight saves aircraft from the wear and tear of extended training flight! All in all, simulated flight contributes to a safer and better-trained pilot and offers a valuable experience that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.
BEFA has two flight simulators: One-G Foundation and the Redbird Flight Simulator.
The newest simulator is the One-G Foundation which offers its signature cockpit fidelity and realistic aerodynamics by applying blade element theory and physics modeling to simulation-based flight training. This FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) is configured as a Cessna 172S with a Garmin 650.
The one-G Sim equipment is comprised of the following:
- 1G-IOS (Instructor Operators Station) includes Integrated flight scenario build tools as well as
recordable flight parameter tracking
- Control Loading yoke, Haptic Feedback
- Headset jacks for student pilot and instructor communication
- Administrative features including Data Logging complete with secure, web-based one-G Portal access
- Compatible with PilotEdge (live ATC, subscription necessary) using Push-To-Talk buttons
- Wireless support for Foreflight, Garmin Pilot, WingX Pro, and FlyQ apps, including AHRS and synthetic vision
- 1G-650 GPS emulator module with touch screen, based on popular Garmin® GTN650
- 1G-KX165A NAV/COM module with flip/flop frequency swap
- 1G-KR87 ADF module with flip/flop frequency swap
- 1G-KFC150 autopilot module with flight director
- Audio panel with OMI
- LED advisory panel
CLICK HERE for the One-G SOLO User IOS Checklist which is an operational guide and has a link to the Checkout Quiz. After completing this training session, the user is to take the One-G SOLO Checkout Quiz, print the quiz for the instructor to review. Upon review and approval by the instructor, the quiz is filed in the pilot’s folder. The pilot has become an authorized SOLO User.
CLICK HERE for the One-G New Instructor IOS Checklist which is an operational guide and has a link to the Checkout Quiz. After completing this training session, the instructor is required to take the one-G New Instructor Checkout Quiz before being added as an Authorized Instructor.
The Redbird is also an FAA-approved AATD 3-axis simulator that may be used to satisfy the flight portion of a BEFA IFR/VFR six-month checkride provided the pilot has accomplished a six-month check out in an aircraft within the preceding eight months. All required landings must be accomplished according to the checkride matrix. The Redbird may not be used for consecutive six-month checkrides.
The BEFA Redbird Flight Simulator currently supports:
- C172 with standard analog gauges
- C172 with G1000 avionics.
- Cirrus SR-20 with Avidyne glass panel
- Cirrus SR-22 with G1000 glass panel
- PA-44 Seminole with standard analog gauges