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EAA Chapter 292 Simulator Program

Chapter members can use the Elite RC-1 flight simulator for a nominal cost. This simulator helps to enhance flying skills and safety for all chapter members.

Redbird FMX Full Motion Simulator

Chuck West was the driving force getting the first simulator (the Elite RC-1) for the Chapter back in 2008, and now he has acquired a Redbird FMX Full Motion Simulator.


Through Chuck’s driving force a new Simulator room has been completed inside the Chapter Clubhouse that will house both simulators and a small training room.

The new Redbird Full Motion Flight
Simulator is up and working and is available for demos.

The Elite RC-1 has been moved out of the broom closet and is now up and operational in the new training room.

For those of you that have purchased time and have been using the RC-1, would like to demo the simulators or get
information on them, contact Chuck West at He will be setting up access to the new training room and has information on
getting checked out on them.


What kind of time can I log in it? Do I need and instructor?

To “log” time you do need to work with an instructor. To simply practice to maintain proficiency you can use the simulator solo.

As required by the FARs, any training you do with an instructor in this simulator will be done under Part 61, which is the authoritative source of all information about pilot certification outside a Part 141 flight school.

When working toward a pilot rating, this table summarizes the number of hours of AATD simulator time that may be credited toward the requirements of a
rating. If you have any questions about this information, please talk with a 

competent CFI or CFII, or contact the 

Portland FSDO (Oregon).


The simulator is also acceptable for use with the following activities:

  •  Instrument currency

  •  Instrument proficiency check

  •  Commercial practical test

  •  ATP practical test

With respect to “Recent flight experience: Pilot in command” please refer to FAR Section 61.57(c)(3) when using an AATD to maintain instrument currency.

Who can use the simulator?
Any EAA Chapter 292 member in good standing can purchase and use simulator time. If you use an instructor, the instructor must also be an EAA 292
member qualified to instruct using the simulator. Contact the simulator manager for more information.

When is the simulator available? Does it need to be scheduled?
The simulator is available 24×7. No advance scheduling is required at this time. Just show up and go flying!

How much does it cost? How do I pay for it?
Simulator time must be paid for in advance. There are three payment plans available for the Elite RC-1. Plan C also includes a lifetime EAA 292 membership at no extra cost. EAA 292 also contributes a free hour of simulator time to chapter members who are performing a flight review.

Information on the Redbird costs will be posted shortly.

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