FLY WITH THE AEROSTARS IN A ONE-OF-A-KIND REDBIRD SIMULATOR
AirVenture visitors can fly formation with the Aerostars aerobatic team in Redbird’s custom-built Yak-52 simulator—and maybe the real airplane
Oshkosh, WI (July 24, 2013) – It takes years of practice to earn a spot in the daily airshow over Oshkosh, but this season visitors can experience formation flying for themselves using a Redbird MX2 simulator at AirVenture. This custom-built simulator replicates a Yakolev 52TW, the 450-horsepower, tailwheel version of the fully aerobatic Russian military trainer flown by the Aerostars. Visitors can just try on the Yak for fun, or experience what it’s like to fly formation in the Aerostars flight challenge.
The challenge starts on the runway at Oshkosh in the front seat of the Yak-52 belonging to Aerostars Right Wing Dave Monroe. Just ahead and to the left is the Yak-52 of Lead Pilot Harvey Meek. After takeoff, the visitor must hold position on Harvey’s right wing, while Dave supplies helpful hints as if he was riding along in the back seat. Completing the entire challenge requires holding position through several tight turns and landing back at Whitman Regional airport (Oshkosh).
Sennheiser Aviation has sweetened the deal even more: Everyone completing the challenge in the Yak-52 simulator is automatically entered into a drawing. Two winners, selected at random, will receive top-of-the-line Sennheiser PC350 gaming headsets. One grand-prize winner earns a flight in the real airplane.
In addition to the full-motion experience of the Yak-52 cockpit at the Redbird tent, the challenge can be practiced on any Redbird Jay desktop simulator. These are located at the AOPA tent (#195), the Redbird Flight Simulations tent (#208), or the Aerostars trailer right off Phillips 66 Square.
Team Aerostar will be available in person at the Redbird tent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1–2 p.m. The prize drawing will be at the Redbird tent on Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m.
About Redbird Flight Simulations™, Inc. Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc. is an Austin, Texas-based company dedicated to revolutionizing aviation by designing, manufacturing and delivering affordable and innovative flight training technologies. Each of the Redbird devices is designed to enhance the training experience for pilots of all levels, from student to ATP.