Finally, a flight simulator that doesn’t require an advanced engineering degree to set up! The Redbird Jay features realistic controls and powerful training scenarios, as you would expect, but it also emphasizes ease of use and fast setup. Simply take the Jay out of its box, plug it in and turn it on – no configuration, no settings and no mess of wires. You’ll be up and running in less than five minutes.
Once you are flying, choose from dozens of pre-loaded training scenarios: low instrument approaches, cross country trips or adventures in exotic airplanes. Or create your own flight from one of the dozens of airplanes included. Choose the time of day, location and weather conditions for added realism.
The Jay’s solid metal housing indicates this simulator is made to last, and the sturdy yoke feels like it’s right out of a Cessna or Piper. Panel includes magneto switch, yoke with electric trim, throttle, mixture and flap handle. Includes built-in computer and screen, so there’s nothing extra to buy.
The software powering the Jay is Lockheed Prepar3D (pronounced “prepared”). Prepar3D is an evolution of Microsoft’s popular Flight Simulator X, enhanced and expanded for professional-level simulation, including Redbird’s full-motion simulators.
This means most of the plug-ins, aircraft and communities designed for FSX will work flawlessly on the Jay.