Bahamas Habitat Receives Sponsorship for
Skyport’s Simulator First Flight Training Experiment
A truly revolutionary way to train pilots will be put to the test at Redbird Skyport. The research team at Skyport is testing the notion that a student can gain the majority of the required skills and experience in an immersive, realistic motion simulator before stepping foot in the cockpit of a real airplane. The intensive simulator training will be followed by transition training in the airplane and an FAA checkride. This proposed training method, called Simulator First, represents a major departure from normal flight training.
The first participant, or “lab rat”, in the Simulator First experiment is Abraham McIntyre, Executive Director of Bahamas Habitat. Bahamas Habitat serves the residents of the Caribbean by supporting disaster relief efforts, supply missions and ongoing construction and repair missions. The organizations volunteers and staff use small private aircraft to reach remote islands and areas with limited infrastructure. The training being under taken by Abraham will give Bahamas Habitat and the people it serves an immediate benefit. The program will result in McIntyre being fully trained and certified as a Private Pilot in three to four weeks. Redbird Skyport and Bahamas Habitat are teaming up to give Abraham the tools to better serve the people of the Bahamas and are doing so in a revolutionary way.
You can follow Abe’s progress every step of the way. He will be capturing the entire experience on a regular blog feed. Click the Skyport logo below to track his progress. Congratulations Abe! With your training from this program and anticipated in-flight support from experienced Bahamas Habitat pilots, your ability to serve the Bahamian people will surely grow exponentially.
AOPA Live – Alyssa Miller Reporting
Update Bahamas Habitat Flight Training on AOPA Live
Alyssa Miller of AOPA Live checks back in with Abraham McIntyre of Bahamas Habitat to see how his Redbird Skyport Training is going.
Update Bahamas Habitat Training Taking to the Sky AOPA Life
Abraham McIntyre has transitioned from the Redbird Simulator to a Cessna 172 by Alyssa Miller, AOPA Live
Bahamas Habitat Update: Pilot Certificate
First Pilot Completes Redbird’s Experimental Training by Alyssa Miller, AOPA Live