Each GIFT lesson focuses on a specific flight maneuver or skill required to earn your Private Pilot Certificate or Instrument Rating and includes:
With over 1,000 Redbird simulators in the US, you’ll be able to use GIFT at most major flight schools or at home on your personal Redbird Jay. In addition, GIFT makes for a great refresher tool after you earn your pilot’s license or Instrument rating. With lifetime access, GIFT follows you no matter where your aviation journey takes you.
GIFT is software that runs on Redbird simulators and provides flight instruction aimed at helping you earn your private pilot license.
$249 for an unlimited, lifetime license. This doesn't include the hourly rate that you'll be charged to rent a simulator from your flight school. Some schools sell blocks of simulator time for a set price, so be sure to ask about this option. We've also heard of flight schools that bundle a GIFT license with unlimited time in the Redbird, this is a great deal if you'll be using GIFT for your training. You can also use GIFT on a Redbird Jay at home for no additional cost.
No. While GIFT is remarkable technology, it is intended to supplement instruction from an actual Certified Flight Instructor.
GIFT is an effective way to reduce the amount of time and money it takes to earn your Private Pilot license or Instrument Rating– learning in a simulator is much easier than learning in an airplane – in a Redbird simulator, GIFT can teach you maneuvers (in comfort) no matter the weather or your instructor’s schedule, all while saving you money on the costs of actual flight.
GIFT is realistic enough to teach you flying skills in the simulator that will transfer to a real airplane…the skills you’ll need to earn your private pilot license.
Yes, GIFT is an excellent way to maintain proficiency – as a pilot, you should always strive to be in top form – GIFT instruction is a good way to stay sharp, especially if you haven’t flown in a while.