Redbird Launches FBO in San Marcos, Texas

Flight sim maker is branching out to training.

Redbird's New FBO
Redbird's New FBO

Redbird Flight Simulations of Austin, Texas, has signed a lease at nearby San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) for an innovative, multi-pronged aviation business that aims to do training differently. The facility will house a traditional FBO with fuel sales and a foodie-quality eatery, as well as a flight school that will incorporate Redbird’s popular flight simulators into the curriculum. The facility, known as Redbird Skyport, will also be home to a high-end flight experience center, where individuals or groups can come to get a first-rate flight training experience.

Skyport's FBO will start with more than a dozen airplanes and nine flight simulators, from Redbird's desktop FX trainer models to the company's full-motion airplane-specific FX model. Click here to check out the company's approach to the sim game. Redbird plans to break ground soon and move into its new facility in November of this year.