Fly Away Simulation

FSX USAF Boeing KC-97F 376th ARS

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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This is a repaint of Team Strat's KC-97 (C-97BP_UPDATE.ZIP) to represent KC-97F-17-BO 51-0363 of the 376th ARS based at Barksdale AFB in 1960. In March 1960, while on rotation to Stephenville-Edward Harmon AFB and flying to MacDill AFB, 363 suffered engine failure and ditched 50 miles west of Cape Canaveral. The aircraft sank in 300 feet of water with the loss of three lives, but was discovered by a team of divers in 2015; her Arctic Red paint was still visible on the nose. The repaint is an attempt to recreate for the dive team, how she would have looked before she crashed and was done by request from one of the dive team, Michael Barnette and is for the team. The only significant variation is that the -F model was not equipped with wing tanks. By Dave Quincey.

Screenshot of USAF Boeing KC-97F 376th ARS in flight.

Screenshot of USAF Boeing KC-97F 376th ARS in flight.


  • Unzip the file to a location of your choice and copy and paste the 'texture.51-0363' into your main Airplanes/Boeing_C-97 directory.
  • Then open the 'aircraft.cfg' file and copy and paste the following lines after the last variation entry.
  • Replace the xx with the next variation number and save.

title=Boeing KC-97F USAF 51-0363
atc_airline=AIR FORCE
atc_flight_number=363 // max 5 digits, use same as for atc_id below
ui_variation=KC-97F 51-0363
description="Boeing KC-97F Stratotanker. Ditched in March 1960 off Cape Canavaral, FL. Discovered 2015 in 300ft of water"
ui_createdby="Team Strat."


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The archive has 18 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
KC-97 51-0363.jpg06.26.15271.70 kB
Read Me.txt06.26.152.36 kB
texture.51-036306.26.150 B
C97_01.dds06.25.154.00 MB
C97_01_BUMP.dds04.06.151.00 MB
C97_01_spec.dds06.25.154.00 MB
C97_02.dds06.25.154.00 MB
C97_02_BUMP.dds04.06.151.00 MB
C97_02_spec.dds06.25.154.00 MB
C97_03.dds06.13.154.00 MB
C97_03_spec.dds06.13.154.00 MB
C97_04.dds06.22.151.00 MB
C97_04_spec.dds05.26.151.00 MB
C97_05.dds01.27.15128.12 kB
propdisk.dds10.29.14256.12 kB
texture.cfg04.03.14110 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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