Pitcairn Island. The British Dependant Territory of the Pitcairn Islands for FSX. Adds fantasy airports to four of the islands. By Andrew Randall.
The British Dependant Territory of the Pitcairn Islands for FSX.
If you look at a world map and see a group of tiny islands next to the bottom right of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean, tagged as belonging to GB or UK, these are the Pitcairn Islands. To actually get there takes weeks by ship as there are no airports and only Pitcairn is inhabited. Well now you can get there much more easily with these little airports in the FSX world. You can even re-fuel on Pitcairn but just don't try and land your large trans continental jets there!
A Little History:
Pitcairn Islands: A British Dependent Territory comprising the islands of; Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. Pitcairn Island was uninhabited when discovered by Philip Carteret in 1767 and he named the island after the midshipman who first sighted it. On 28th April 1789 a mutiny broke out on H.M.S. Bounty employed by the British government to convey breadfruit trees from Tahiti to the West Indies. The commander, Lieutenant William Bligh was set adrift with some of the crew, who managed to make it to Timor. The 25 mutineers at first all returned to Tahiti, some remained and six of these eventually faced court martial in England, three were executed. Fletcher Christian, the leader of the mutiny, eight Englishman, six Polynesian men and twelve Polynesian women left Tahiti and took possession of Pitcairn Island in 1790. By 1800 all the men were dead except Alexander Smith, afterwards known as John Adams who successfully trained up the youthful generation left in his charge. Various ships visited the island and fear of drought in 1830 caused the islanders to vacate to Tahiti. However, they returned to Pitcairn in 1831. An adventurer, Joshua Hill arrived and claiming government authority tyrannised the islanders until his removal by a Royal Navy ship in 1838. They were moved off again in 1856 to Norfolk Island but many chose to return. Various visits found the colony in excellent order. The population in 1910 was about 170, in 1995 it was 54. Norfolk Island was discovered by Captain Cook in 1774 and became a penal settlement for New South Wales in 1826. 194 Pitcairn islanders took the place of the convicts in 1856 and 40 of them returned to Pitcairn. Norfolk Island is a part of Australia.
The scenery on Pitcairn uses FSX library objects, so you will (should) have them including the textures.
Airport ICAO are:
EGP1 - Pitcairn Island (Concrete - 2350ft)
EGP2 - Oeno Island (Coral - 2166ft)
EGP3 - Henderson Island (Coral - 2526ft)
EGP4 - Ducie Island (Coral - 2551ft)
Unzip to a temporary folder.
Copy or move the contents (the five BGL files) of the 'Pitcairn' folder to your MSFX/Addon Scenery/scenery folder.
When you start FSX it will rebuild its scenery data base.
Put your 'senery complexity' slider to normal or above.
Look under Pitcairn Islands and choose your island.
That's it. Enjoy, or not, as the case may be!
The airports and scenery were built using 'Airport Design Editor' for FSX, a freeware programme from most flight simulator websites.
If you have 'ADE' feel free to modify or add to. All I ask is that you give me some credit if you upload any modification. Thanks.
This scenery is freeware.
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