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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