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redbird advanced aviation training device

Upgrading our Frasca Sim to A Redbird AATD

Category : Education , resources

Del Sol Aviation is pleased to announce that early to mid January we will be receiving a brand new Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device! It’s FAA approved and will be ready to log flight time once installed.

Unlike our Frasca, this training device will be fully enclosed with a wrap around, total immersion visual set up. It will have the capabilities of a Cessna-172S with a Garmin 430.

This upgrade will allow us to provide the most complete and comprehensive training available in the New Mexico area. As well as a way to effectively reduce training costs and enhance training scenarios.

Follow the progress of our newest addition on the Redbird’s page on our website here.

For more information or to contact us on how to book the Redbird give us a call at 505-242-2701.

blogs for pilots

Top 5 Useful Blogs For Pilots Of All Levels

Category : resources

Knowledge is the key to passing your written exams and ultimately your check rides. While we strive to provide the most complete information for all our students and rental pilots we know that sometimes it’s best to hear information from a different point of view.

Here is our pick of the top 5 blogs for pilots of all ages.

Bold Method

This is one of our favorite blogs to share on our Facebook page. The quick quizzes and other well written articles are a great asset to students of all levels and pilots of all ages. Check it out at


Adventures of Cap’n Aux

King Schools Blog

John and Martha King have been teaching aviation for many years. Their style of teaching works for many pilots. This blog is run by an aviation education product company first, but the content they provide on the blog is worth reading. You can check out their blog here.

AirFacts Journal

Mainly staying in the general aviation / personal travel posts, this blog is a great source of information on all topics of aviation as the writers see fit. The blog is heavily sponsored by Sporty’s Pilot shop, but the content does a good job of staying away from the sales pitch. Check it out at

Learn To Fly Blog

How To Pay For Flight Training

Category : resources

There are several different methods to pay for flight training. Here is a quick resource on the most popular options we’ve seen and recommend for our students.

Pay as you go

This method is paying for each lesson as you have the funds. You should check out our blog post on 22 ways to keep flight training costs down. This will help ensure you get the most out of your flight training.

Block Payments

This method is paying for blocks of flight and instructor time in one shot. It allows for students to pre-pay their flight training in manageable chunks while not racking up finance fees from a banking institution.

Your flight and instructor time is then deducted from your pre-paid account as you take each lesson.

Pilot Financing

We work with xxxx company to provide affordable financing for your flight training. Visit their website here or call them xxx-xxx-xxxx.

There are also other avenues of financing. Check out AOPA’s financing page for additional information

The last method in financing is talking with your bank about a loan through them.


There are several scholarships available for pilots of all ages, aspirations and certifications. Here is a list of a handful that you can research and apply for.

Directions To Our School

Category : resources

Navigating your way around an airport can be difficult at times. So we tried to make it easy on you.

Our address is 2501 Clark Carr Loop SE, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Your GPS may not send you to the right location. We are located on the south side of the airport. Not the airport terminal side.

Here is how you can find us:

Or Follow The Map:

And lastly, written directions:

From Sunport Blvd.,

  1. Take the first exit on the right towards University Blvd and the Rental center.
  2. Turn Right on University Blvd.
  3. Take the second left on to “Access Rd B” or “Spirit Drive”.
  4. Turn Left onto Clark Carr Loop SE
  5. We are the second building on the left.

If you are still having problems finding us, don’t hesitate to call. (505) 242-2701