By Ian J. Twombly
When Jerry Gregoire and Redbird Flight Simulations first unveiled the FMX full-motion simulator to a skeptical flight training community five years ago, it was unlike anything that had been tried previously. This presented a problem for the company as it sought to create a market for a product that had already been designed, built, and offered for sale. The answer was to show it in action—prove it could change the face of flight training as we know it. Redbird’s Skyport laboratory concept was born.