Redbird Rolls Out Training Enhancements

Flight controls for home simulator users broaden company’s market reach.

Redbird Home Simulator Oshkosh
Redbird showed off enhancements for home simulator users at Oshkosh this week.Jon Whittle

Simulator maker Redbird introduced a number of new products and training enhancements this week at Oshkosh, including flight control for home simulator users and a new version of its Parrot automated ATC tools.

The new Alloy line of flight controls for home simulator users encompasses the TH1 single-engine throttle, TH2 multi-engine throttle and YK1 yoke and RD1 rudder pedals, which can be used with most simulator programs, including Microsoft Flight Simulator, Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3d and Laminar Research’s X-Plane.

Redbird is also showing off updates to its voice-recognition software tools with the release of Parrot 2.0 and Scarlet 2.0. Parrot offers computer-generated radio communication training, and Scarlet allows an instructor to control the virtual training environment, including weather and system failures, through voice commands.