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Mitchinson Flight Centre adds Redbird FMX SIM

Mitchinson Flight Centre has announced the purchase of a Redbird FMX full motion flight simulator. This purchase represents a major capital investment by Mitchinson and enables it to move into the next generation of advanced flight training.


July 23, 2015
By Carey Fredericks

This is the first and only flight simulator of its kind to be operated by a Flight Training Unit in Saskatchewan, and continues to build upon the centre for aviation excellence in Saskatoon in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Commercial Pilot Program, the new Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and the SIIT Aircraft Maintenance Training program.

The Redbird FMX can simulate various aircraft types allowing students the opportunity to train on single- or twin-engine aircraft with standard instrumentation or a full “glass cockpit. Other features include wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, and the ability to perform scenario-based training.

“Mitchinson’s has always had a reputation for flight training excellence in the province and the Redbird FMX simulator will reinforce that reputation and put us on the map as a destination for flight training, both nationally and internationally,” stated Dan Glass, president of Mitchinson Flight Centre. “We’ve been eager to bring this technology to Saskatchewan. We look forward to the benefits it will provide to our students, helping to equip them for a successful career in the aviation industry while reducing their training costs.”

Mitchinson Flight Centre plans to have the Redbird FMX simulator installed and operational by mid-September.