On February 13, 2018, IBX STEM marked a major milestone with the completion of its Aviation, Technology and Fitness Center located at the Washington-Warren Airport at 201 Airport Rd Washington, NC. This 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility serves as headquarters of the IBX STEM Center.
The desktop Redbird Jay Velocity Flight Training Device (FTD) is the latest generation of an introductory flight training device. This a cost-effective and very effective entry-level teaching tool that can accurately replicate the airplane movement relative to control inputs made by the student to maximize student learning.
The FMX is “state-of-the-art” FAA-approved device that can be used to conduct all phases of flight training. It accurately replicates the 3 axis motions of flight; yaw, pitch, and roll. Small electric motors, computer hardware/software and eight screens combine to create 180 degrees of realistic outside visual references including airports and terrain. This simulator is an example of a sophisticated robotic device. Exposing the students to the aerodynamics of flight, thinking in a 3-D environment, and the function of the flight controls through the FMX has proven to be extremely successful and a phenomenal teaching tool.