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FSX Ghost Airports - Maryland - KBMA

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Baltimore Municipal Airport / Harbor Field (BMA). KBMA was built starting in 1929 as a replacement for the obsolete Logan Field on a site that was created from silt dredged from Baltimore Harbor, MD. Construction continued until the airport was officially dedicated in November of 1941. Prior to opening of the full airport it was used as a terminal for seaplane operations. When the airport was finally finished, they soon found the jet age was on the horizon which rendered BMA obsolete. In 1950 Baltimore's Friendship Airport opened and took the airline traffic. KBMA's name was then changed to Harbor Field. Relive some of Baltimore's aviation history with FSX. By Richard O. Finley.

Boeing 307 departing KBMA.

Boeing 307 departing KBMA.

BMA was built as a replacement for Logan Field on a site that was created from silt dredged from Baltimore Harbor. The silt took much longer than expected to settle and dry. This caused problems with runways settling during almost all the airport's existence. The BMA construction which started in 1929 lasted until the airport was officially dedicated in November of 1941.

When the airport was finally finished, they soon found the jet age was on the horizon which rendered BMA obsolete. That meant that for a third time Baltimore had to hunt for a new airport site. This one needed to be jet capable. According to the old saying, "Third time's a charm."

Its biggest use prior to opening of the full airport was as a terminal for seaplane operations. Pan Am, for example, ran Clipper service between Baltimore and Bermuda. Passenger operation for the land airport was brief as civilian passenger operations ceased with the onset of WWII one month after the airport officially opened. Passenger operations resumed after WWII but ended when Baltimore Friendship airport opened in 1950 and the airlines went there.

Maryland Air National Guard had a presence there after WWII. When the airlines left, they tried to promote it as a general aviation field shared with the military. The military remained at BMA until the field closed.

During its existence BMA had two major names and one military name during WWII. From 1929 until 1950 it was called Baltimore Municipal Airport (except for WWII when it was Baltimore Army Airfield). After 1950, it was called Harbor Field until the field closed at the end of 1960.

The simulation is for FSX only. It has night lighting except airport rotating beacon (limitation of ADE). There is a beacon light mounted on top of a bridge across from the main ramp (as it was at the real airport) but is non-functional. There are no instrument approaches to this airport because I can find no information about approaches at the actual airport. Tower frequency is 119.9 and Ground is 121.7.

Installation:

This scenery is for FSX only. Put the two .bgl files from the downloaded Zip file into the folder~~microsoft flight simulator X\addon scenery\scenery. It will show up as Name: Harbor Field or Identifier: KBMA.

Hope you enjoy it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
KBMA.jpg06.22.12261.68 kB
KBMA_ADEX_ROF.BGL06.23.1220.94 kB
KBMA_ADEX_ROF_CVX.bgl06.23.121.03 kB
Readme.txt06.22.123.87 kB
Boeing 307 Departing KBMA.jpg06.22.12151.55 kB
Boeing 314 Clipper Departing Baltimore Seaplane Base.jpg06.22.12106.90 kB
Boeing 307 TWA Touchdown @ KBMA.JPG06.22.12209.22 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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