Help Support our Flight Sim Purchase!
The Iowa City Airport Commission is considering the acquisition of a Redbird Flight Training device (TD2) 3-screen simulator for use by flight training students and area pilots!
More information about the Redbird Simulator can be found here: https://simulators.redbirdflight.com/products/td2
The Iowa City Airport Commission is offering an introductory pledge rate to pre-purchase time on the device as a way to offset the acquisition costs. We are offering time in 10-hour blocks at a rate of $45/hour. We expect the retail rate for using the simulator will be $60-65 per hour. You can lock in your introductory rate and get 2 years of time to use those hours (time will begin when the simulator comes online).
To pledge to support the project and get your time secured. Please follow the survey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J7PMGZH
The Iowa City Airport Commission will accept pledges until November 30, 2019 after that, we will make a final determination if the acquisition will be completed.
About the Iowa City Municipal Airport
The Iowa City Municipal Airport is located two miles southwest of Downtown Iowa City in Johnson County. Iowa City is the home of the University of Iowa, with a student body of approximately 30,500. The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids corridor is one of two principal economic growth areas within the state of Iowa. The Airport is integrated into the activities of the University of Iowa, including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the medical college, the other academic colleges, and the athletics department. The Iowa City Municipal Airport is strategically located in close proximity to Interstates 80 and 380, as well as U.S. Highways 6 and 218, and Iowa Highway 1.
The Airport is the third most active general aviation airport in Iowa with 84 aircraft based here. The Iowa City Municipal Airport conducts approximately 36,000 flight operations annually. These operations generate $11.2 million of activity into the local economy.
The Iowa City Municipal Airport supports the strategic goals of the City of Iowa City and is an integral community asset that contributes to the region’s economic vitality and evokes community pride.
The Iowa City Municipal Airport, directed by the Airport Commission, provides a safe, cost-effective general aviation facility. The Airport creates and enriches economic, educational, healthcare, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the greater Iowa City community.