FSX London Stansted Airport Scenery

PreviewLondon Stansted Airport UK. Modifications to John Young's London Stansted FS2004 scenery (EGSSJY7.ZIP) to make it work in FSX. By P. Nigel Grant/John Young.

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London Stansted Airport UK. Modifications to John Young's London Stansted FS2004 scenery (EGSSJY7.ZIP) to make it work in FSX. By P. Nigel Grant/John Young.

London Stansted Airport Scenery.

London Stansted Airport Scenery.

John Young’s scenery for London Stansted Airport (EGSS) for FS2004 (version7), has always been one of my favourite sceneries.

Imagine my disappointment when this scenery would not work properly in FSX – most of the buildings reproduced okay but the ground polygons were all messed up and AI traffic had disappeared.

For my own use, I have had a try at modifying EGSS to make it work in FSX, quite a lot of work to do this, using trial and error to determine which field files to remove and a complete re-vamp of the AFCAD into an ADE file, with a few shortcuts along the way.

Without going round the scenery inch by inch, most of the buildings seem to transfer without trouble, and a bit like my CYVR, the building textures look even better in FSX. I have had to apply some aprons to the various industrial and commercial sites around the airport, their original aprons were embedded within some of the field files I removed, most of the buildings are there and I have not touched any of these, but the various aprons will not necessarily be correct or complete. Unfortunately this patch eliminates John’s great photo-scenery of the airport’s environs.

I am pleased to report that John Young has given me permission to share this patch with others. The zip file egss_FSX, of which this text is a part, provides the files and instructions to modify John’s FS2004 scenery, to allow it to function in FSX.

The London Stansted Airport (version7) scenery by John Young can be downloaded from FlightSim.com (egssjy7.zip). I am not aware of any other sites carrying this download.

To use this scenery in FSX you need to do the following two steps:

1. Remove the five bgl files from the EGSS scenery folder, as listed in the attached text file – “remove”. I suggest you create a folder called “removals” in this scenery folder and just move the five files into there.
2. Move the three attached bgl files into the EGSS scenery folder.


Sorry but you are on your own with this modification. Please do not contact John Young for problems in FSX, this patch is not his work. Please do not contact me for problems in FSX, this was produced for my own use and it does the job for me.


Of course John Young for his original magnificent rendering of Stansted.
Scruffy Duck for his Airport Design Editor program (ADE), an eminent replacement to Lee Swordy’s AFCAD program.
Luis Sa for his SBuilderX program.

I hope you enjoy this little conversion.

P Nigel Grant

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The archive egss_fsx.zip has 13 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Add_to_Scenery_folder08.14.080 B
CVX_Stanstead.BGL08.10.08421 B
EGSS_ADE_PNG.BGL08.13.0815.51 kB
EGSS_png_EXCL.BGL08.02.08112 B
EGSS.jpg08.15.08355.34 kB
egss_FSX.gif08.18.0813.09 kB
File_ID.diz08.18.08156 B
readme.doc08.17.0832.00 kB
readme.txt08.17.082.97 kB
remove.txt08.14.0885 B
egss_FSX08.18.080 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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airtourspilotTue, 26 Mar 2019 19:29:02 GMT

Loading instructions are vague , remove 5 replace with 3 bgl... does not say where to exactly find the EGSS folder in scenery. So could not use.

ADBTue, 06 Sep 2016 13:30:30 GMT

Looks very nice however unless i did something wrong the jetways don't seem to move

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