King Schools, distributor for Redbird Flight Simulation’s desktop TD and TD2 flight training devices, demonstrated a new Redbird feature, the Parrot context-aware ATC simulator. Parrot responds to student radio calls depending on the “position” of the simulator. For example, before takeoff from a busy airport, the student will have to call clearance delivery to obtain a clearance, then ground, then tower.
Redbird, Dallas, Texas
To more closely reflect its primary customer base of business aviation, the city of Dallas is changing the name of Redbird Airport to Dallas Executive Airport, effective May 1. Business aircraft are now served by two FBOs–Dallas Air Services and Jet Center. A third FBO, to be operated by Cutter Aviation, is scheduled to open next month.
The Dallas Executive Airport (RBD) has been selected as the 2004 Reliever Airport of the Year by the Texas Department of Transportation. The award was presented at the 22nd annual Texas aviation conference held recently in the state capital, Austin. Dallas Executive, formerly known as Redbird, is a 1,000-acre facility about 10 miles (18 minutes’ drive time, according to MapQuest) south of downtown Dallas.
Last month the City of Dallas used a jackhammer to break ground for a $5.6 million terminal building and control tower at Dallas Executive Airport (RBD), formerly known as Redbird Airport. Construction is expected to be complete next summer.