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FSX/SP2 Newtownards Airfield (EGAD), UK, for use with default scenery. Built from scratch using custom Gmax models, textures and runways all positioned accurately and based on photographs. All files necessary for this scenery are included. By Terry Shields.
This scenery was designed for users of FLight Simulator X with Service Pack 2 for FSX or Acceleration installed. This particular version is compatable with the default FSX Scenery. Another almost identical version is available for users of Ultimate Terrain X Europe which in itself provides more accurate coastlines and Landclass.
About this Scenery
There is not an abundance of Northern Ireland Airport Scenery available for FSX with the only commercial example being of Gary Summons excellent UK2000 Scenery, Belfast Xtreme which depicts Belfast International Airport (EGAA). I decided to model Newtownards Airfield as I personally visited it and was given permission to take lots of photographs.
About the design
This scenery was designed using the FSX SDK, FS2004 SDK, FS2002 SDK, GMAX, SBuilderX and Airport Design Editor. The airport buildings and hangers are reproduced as realistically as possible using photographs for reference as well as for some textures. The Runways and Aprons also make use of custom textures. The Airfield including individual hangers and airport buildings were positioned on top of a Satellite Image for accuracy in positioning. The satellite imagery could not be included with this release owing to copyright restrictions. I have included a picture to compare this scenery with the real Airfield (FSXvReal.jpg)
Although very detailed, this is still a small airfield and any impact on FPS is minimal with very little difference noticed between this scenery and the default FSX Scenery. All the models have been carefully constructed using Gmax with the FSX plugin and Polygon counts have been kept to a minimum.
1. Extract 'EGAD_Default.zip' into your main FSX directory, start FSX and activate the scenery.
1. Extract 'EGAD_Default.zip' into your main FSX directory eg.'C:\Program Files\ Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X'
2. Start FSX.
3. Click on 'Settings' (Below Learning Centre)
4. Click on 'Scenery Library' within 'Other settings'
5. Click on 'Add Area'.
6. Click on 'EGAD_Default.zip'.
7. Click 'OK'
1. Deactivate the scenery within the Scenery Library and then delete 'EGAD_Default.zip' folder from your main FSX directory.
Settings and Options
AI General Aviation traffic is activated by default around this Airfield to represent Flying Club Aircraft. The traffic file is in FSX format so it will not conflict with or interfere with other FSX AI scenery or flightplans. To disable AI Traffic around this Airfield go to the EGAD_Default\Scenery folder and rename 'EGAD_AirTraffic.bgl' to 'EGAD_AirTraffic.xxx'
Moving road traffic is activated on the roads around this Airfield by default. To disable road traffic around this Airfield go to the EGAD_Default\Scenery folder and rename 'RoadTraffic_Default.bgl' to 'RoadTraffic_Default.XXX'
Scenery Complexity should be set at a minimum of 'Normal'. A higher setting will have no impact to this scenery.
About Newtownards Airfield
Newtownards Airfield is the home of the Ulster Flying Club which was founded in 1961. It is currently Northern Irelands largest flying school and is located at the head of Strangford Lough approximately 9 miles east of Belfast on the outskirts of the market town of Newtownards. The airfield has 6 runways with 22/04 being in predominant use. This Runway has night lighting and is 794 M in length. Runway 26 is for landing only owing to high ground (Scrabo Hill). The Multicom frequency for the Airfield is 128.300 and AV100, JETA and JETA1 fuel is available. Further information including charts can be found at http://www.ulsterflyingclub.com/index.php.
Other included scenery
Scrabo Tower sits on top of Scrabo Hill to the west of the Airfield. The tower is 125 feet high and was erected in 1857 as a monument to Charles William Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.
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