FSX Flights For The Space Shuttle Atlantis, Edwards CA

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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640.11 KB
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Scanned 10 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

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Flights For The Space Shuttle Atlantis. Two approaches to shuttle landing facilities in Edwards, California. There is one easy final approach with direct heading and ILS approach per autopilot. The second flight is a challenge: without autopilot and throttle to zero (gliding like the real shuttle is manually almost not possible) you have to do a turn to the left to begin the final approach. The space shuttle ATLANTIS-1.ZIP from Bruce Fitzgerald is required. Optional there is an external view with the Space Shuttle and braking chute for the panel folder. From Erwin Welker.

Flights For The Space Shuttle Atlantis, Edwards CA.

Flights For The Space Shuttle Atlantis, Edwards CA.

1. Install the great animated shuttle from Bruce Fitzgerald with its Effects first (atlantis-1.zip).
2. Copy the folder with my flights (Flight Simulator X Files) to the place where you have all the others. It should be somewhere at the OWN Files.
3. Copy the aircraft.cfg and the airfile (Landing shuttle.air) into the FSX-shuttle. There are 2 different airfiles configured, one for launch and orbital missions, the second is for landing. Do the same with the Sound.Landing. I use the aliased sound from the glider airplane DG808S, because in the reality the Space shuttle is landing without rocketengines.
5. Copy the Panelfiles into your panel and edit your panel, as discribed in the text.

For both flights: After loading the Flight (with complete shuttle on tank with boosters) release the boosters (Sh E2) and the tank (Shift E3).

More tips and instructions are in the text of the flights

This file is FREEWARE. It should not harm your computer, but you install it on your own risk.
Feel free to copy or to distribute it, but don't make any money with it. It is not permitted to use it for commercial-purpose.

Happy landings

Erwin Welker

Flights For The Space Shuttle Atlantis, Edwards CA.

Flights For The Space Shuttle Atlantis, Edwards CA.

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The archive shtl-edw.zip has 27 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
aircraft.cfg01.12.109.45 kB
file_id.diz01.12.10582 B
Flight Simulator X Files01.12.100 B
Space Shuttle final approach to Edwards shuttle landing facility (IEDW).FLT01.12.109.97 kB
Space Shuttle final approach to Edwards shuttle landing facility (IEDW).FSSAVE01.12.10120.08 kB
Space Shuttle final approach to Edwards shuttle landing facility (IEDW).WX01.12.10210.64 kB
Space Shuttle last turn for approaching Edwards shuttle landing facility (IEDW).FLT01.12.109.92 kB
Space Shuttle last turn for approaching Edwards shuttle landing facility (IEDW).FSSAVE01.12.1053.22 kB
Space Shuttle last turn for approaching Edwards shuttle landing facility (IEDW).WX01.12.1093.62 kB
Landing shuttle.air09.04.066.77 kB
Landings Edwards AFB.jpg01.12.1037.28 kB
panel01.12.100 B
Chutebraked.bmp01.11.10769.05 kB
config.cfg01.12.10218 B
readme.diz01.12.10576 B
Thumbs.db01.12.104.50 kB
pics01.12.100 B
Hangars Edwards AFB.jpg01.12.1033.29 kB
Image_100112_154131.jpg01.12.10103.85 kB
just landed.jpg01.12.1028.07 kB
Panel option.jpg01.12.1089.43 kB
Spaceshuttle Edwards AFB.jpg01.12.1047.79 kB
Readme.txt01.12.102.18 kB
sound.Landing01.12.100 B
Sound.cfg01.11.1030 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Complementing Files & Dependencies

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Ever fancied flying a space shuttle? Due to the rather…exclusive…nature of being an astronaut, most of us are probably likely to never step foot inside the real thing. However, thanks to this mod b Erwin Welker, you can do just that. It only takes a few hours of planning and preparation to get yourself ready to fly this aircraft as – despite the differences – it’s relatively easy to get to grips with the way that it handles itself in the skies.

This mod sets you as the pilot of the shuttle Atlantis and the attention to detail, the care for precision and the desire to make it feel as authentic as possible is something that you can really feel from the minute that you start using it.

Ease of Installation

This really made it much easier to get going as installation was very easy – it just took a bit of moving around and following instructions. That being said it was not a problem to command or control in any capacity – in fact, it was much easier to start using and enjoying than many mods with far less complex additions and changes to the usual formula, making it even more impressive!

Ease of Use

Another factor that was really impressive to me was easy it was to get into the mood for flying. This aircraft was exceptionally simple to start learning how to fly despite the differences, giving that it gives you to distinct approaches to undertake.

You’ll have to use both direct heading and ILS to make sure you can do the landings right, but the extra touch of realism really is a great way to help the entire project feel the best it can.

However, the ease of use is quite challenges when you take on the second approach with no access to throttle or autopilot. That being said, it was easy enough to get to grips with and I found it a really enjoyable challenge trying to land the aircraft in this manner.

I would happily suggest that anyone who is a fan of space flight tries this mod out – it’s a great freeware approach to the wonderful world of space flight.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Richard Patrick CantlayThu, 11 Oct 2018 07:41:24 GMT

I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I thought I read that this Space Shuttle is updated for SP2. I only use FS2004 and SP1.

kris martinTue, 24 Oct 2017 00:28:44 GMT

How do you install this mission? I cannot get it to come up. I have the aircraft installed but no mission

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