Featured Redbird Pro Scenarios for August 2022

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Aug 11, 2022
Editor's Note: This month, we are highlighting three of our favorite scenarios in the Redbird Pro library. These VFR and IFR scenarios address several areas of proficiency and are sure to challenge pilots of all skill levels!

In this month's featured scenarios, you will experience the challenges of oncoming IMC, circling to land, and an engine failure on takeoff. All three scenarios are available today in the app's growing library of training tasks. Read on to learn more about a few of our favorite scenarios in Redbird Pro.

VFR Flight With IMC in Vicinity

VFR Into IMC scenario in Redbird Pro

Inadvertent flight into IMC is a killer, and it happens far too often. The subtlety by which visibility can erode presents the danger of losing the ability to see the ground, obstacles, and other traffic while you focus on getting to your destination. Will you make good decisions when VMC starts to turn into IMC?

Skill Level: Advanced 

Proficiency Areas: Aeronautical Decision-making, Weather, Navigation

Subscription Plan(s): Visual Pilot and Instrument Pilot

IFR Circle To Land

Circle  To Land scenario in Redbird Pro

Circling to land is one of those weird things where, after flying a strictly regimented glide path to minimums, you suddenly find yourself in a situation where you just (kind of) make up a path to the runway the best way you can. Sure, there are recommended paths to the approach end of the runway based on where you popped out of the clouds, but every situation is a little different. You must also maintain visual contact with the runway environment the whole time you're circling to line up on your intended runway. Otherwise, you have to go missed, and you're not always pointing in an advantageous direction to do that. Plan well, use good ADM, follow the rules of the approach plate, and you'll do fine. 

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Proficiency Areas: Instrument Approach Procedures, Regulations, Aeronautical Decision-making

Subscription Plan(s): Instrument Pilot

Impossible Turn 

Impossible Turn scenario in Redbird Pro

You're going to lose your engine during takeoff, and it's not coming back. In this scenario, which you should fly several times, you can experience how the diabolical "impossible turn" looks and feels. Hopefully, you can also start experimenting to learn how to minimize the risks associated with this very scary situation.

Skill Level: Advanced 

Proficiency Areas: Emergencies, Stick & Rudder

Subscription Plan(s): Visual Pilot and Instrument Pilot