Arizona’s Longest Standing Cirrus Aircraft Training Program



The Redbird TD2 is an approved Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD). It can be used to simulate normal procedures, emergency situations, or instrument flying conditions for the purposes of training towards a rating or to maintain proficiency. This flight simulator is also a great tool for instrument rated pilots to retain currency with instrument approach requirements. The FAA allows for a learning pilot to use an approved BATD for the following:
  • Simulated flight time allowable for Private Pilot License: 2.5 hours
  • Simulated flight time allowable for an Instrument Rating: 10 hours
  • Simulated Flight time allowable for a Commercial Pilot Rating: 37.5 hours
    (50 total simulation hours accumulated)
  • Rate: $55

** Flight simulator must be rented with an instructor

Requirements / Minimums for Rental:

  • Checkout with Scottsdale Executive
  • Student Pilot License or Higher
  • Received appropriate written endorsements (solo or cross-country) of the students log book for solo flight
  • Completed Cirrus VFR Transition Course

Max weight per occupant per seat: 275lbs.
Max weight of all occupants in front seats: 450lbs.

Important Disclaimers for Cirrus Rentals:

  • A Cirrus transition course is required for rental in any of our Cirrus fleet prior to rental (for non-Scottsdale Executive Flight Training clients...if a transition course is already completed and is registered with Cirrus, then a bi-annual flight review is required for rental.
  • Pilot must fly over 60 days in make and model to be considered current - otherwise they are required to go up with an instructor for three takeoffs and landings.
  • Additionally, Turbo aircraft require an instrument rating or higher to rent.
  • Renters insurance is also required in the amount of $100,000 for Hull coverage liability. This insurance can be obtained through Avemco, AOPA, or similar aviation insurance carriers. This insurance protects you as the operator of the aircraft and is in your name. This insurance is good in any aircraft you rent and can be obtained on a yearly basis.