FSX NW Washington State Scenery - July 4 Fireworks Project
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NW Washington State July 4 Fireworks Project. Fireworks either on July 3rd and/or 4th for Orcas Island, Big Lake, La Conner, Freeland, Anacortes, Everett, Friday Harbor, Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Sedro-Woolley, Bellingham, Blaine, Concrete, Oak Harbor and Lopez Island.
**IF NOTHING ELSE: PLEASE READ FIREWORKS LICATIONS BEFORE you fly please!**
*Say, I'm also truly sorry this isn't being posted to the appropriate flight sim freeware websites until late July 3, 2011 Pacific, but I found errors for Oak Harbor & Bellingham among others the night before that persisted into 1 AM today. Had to re-do em to get it right, as I refuse to release to the FSX Freeware Community anything I even suspect as defective.*
HOW TO INSTALL: Just drop the two BGLs into the Addon Scenery\Scenery folder of your FSX. Only the BGL files will activate the fireworks.
Now you'll have fireworks for these muincipalities between 10:15 & 10:45 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:
Oak Harbor - July 4, 10:30 until 10:59 PM
Freeland, South Whidbey Island - July 3
SAN JUAN COUNTY
Friday Harbor - July 4
Lopez Island - July 4, 10:30 until 10:59 PM
Orcas Island - 2 locations for July 3 & 4
Anacortes - July 4
Big Lake, Skagit County - July 3
La Conner - July 3
Lake Shannon, Concrete - July 4, 11 until 11:15 PM^
Mount Vernon - July 4
Sedro-Woolley - July 4
Everett - July 4, 10:20 until 10:50 PM
Stanwood - July 4
Bellingham - July 4, 10:30 until 10:59 PM
Blaine - July 4
^Also there is at the bottom a fantasy one placed in lower Lake Shannon for July 4th between 11:00 until 11:15. Figure all the Concrete FTX users would like that since it's just north of the city and it's delayed so you can get there from other fireworks sites.
You also may delete the thumbnails - just previews 1/2 size of orignals for the discriminating freeware downloader needing screenshots.
These all should work well in ORBX, all are placed in bodies of water. It's just I don't use ORBX since I like MegaScenery Earth photoscenery for my Washington State since then I can fly over landmarks I recognize like city halls, home, Cascade Mall, historic downtowns, home, suspected drug dealers who need the upcoming VRS TacPack and home.
My source is http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/plans_for_the_fourth_of_july_weekend/ and all notes in locations are in miles.
Compiled by FSX Acceleration SDK's BglComp.exe from FSX Gold. Enjoy!
DIRECTIONS FROM AIRPORTS:
Unless noted otherwise fireworks go from 10:15 to 10:45 PM local time as many of 'em just say "dusk"... some on July 3rd, some on July 4th.
Some of these fireworks are in a 2nd BGL file and denoted by (2).
Fireworks are in the following by order of placement in the XML file:
Deer Harbor, 8 miles southwest of KORS/Orcas Island, 6 miles north of Friday Harbor => July 3
Eastsound, about 1.35 miles southwest of KORS/Orcas Island => July 4
9.5 miles southeast of KBVS/Skagit Regional, 5.7 miles northwest of JC's in Conway, 4.64 miles east by northeast of Barker => July 3
6.9 miles southwest of KBVS/Skagit Regional, 10.64 miles southeast of Anacortes Airport => July 3
23+ miles southwest of Whidbey NAS, 16.82 miles south by southwest of Camano Island Airport, 14 miles northwest of KPAE/Paine Field, about 12 miles south by southwest of Coupeville's airports => July 3
3 miles east of Anacortes Airport, 8.73 miles west by northwest of KBVS/Skagit Regional, 11 miles north by northwest of Whidbey NAS => July 4
6 miles north by northwest of Paine Field/KPAE, 10:20 until 10:50 PM => July 4
1 mile northwest of KFHR/Friday Harbor Airport, 13 miles southwest of KORS/Orcas Island, regular time => July 4
4.9 miles southeast of KBVS/Skagit Regional, 2.86 miles north of Barker, regular time => July 4
3.44 miles southeast of Camano Island Airport, 15.34 miles southeast of Whidbey NAS, regular time => July 4
6.15 miles west by southwest of Israel's Farm/WA56 & 9.1 miles east of KBVS/Skagit Regional, regular time => July 4
3.45 miles south by southeast of Bellingham/KBFI which has a great freeware airport, *10:30 until 11/2230 until 2300* => July 4
3 miles & change west of Blaine muincipal airport, 11.40 miles southwest of Boundary Bay/CZBB (a great freeware airport package just came out), 18.2 miles northwest of Bellingham/KBFI, regular time => July 4
--FANTASY & Lake Shannon (Concrete)-- (2)
2 miles northeast of Concrete/3W5, 11:00 to 11:15 PM => July 4
--Oak Harbor-- (2)
1 mile southwest from the Oak Harbor Seaplane Base (there's freeware out for it) & you can't miss it) & 5 miles south of Whidbey NAS, 15 miles of Anacortes Airport, 10:30 PM until 10:59 PM => July 4
--Lopez Island-- (2)
1.8 miles north by northwest of S31/Lopez Island, 4.61 miles east by southeast of KFHR/Friday Harbor Airport, about 14 miles south of KORS/Orcas Island, 10:30 until 10:59 PM => July 4
I decided for those who may still have trouble finding the fireworks displays to include the XML source file w/ the GPS coordinates rendered from research & Google Earth.
Note: HOD=22,22;MOH=15,45; means the fireworks start locally at 22:15 & end at 22:55 hours.
The archive nw_wa_st_july_4th_fireworks.zip has 28 files and directories contained within it.
This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.
|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|NW WA ST July 4th Fireworks||07.03.11||0 B|
|Anacortes 01.jpg||07.03.11||65.36 kB|
|Anacortes 02.jpg||07.03.11||41.33 kB|
|Bellingham 01.jpg||07.03.11||47.20 kB|
|Big Lake 01 - Thru VRS Super Hornet HUD.jpg||07.03.11||61.02 kB|
|Big Lake 02.jpg||07.03.11||45.03 kB|
|Blaine 01.jpg||07.03.11||106.76 kB|
|Blaine 02-Cropped.jpg||07.03.11||113.28 kB|
|Concrete-Lake Shannon Fantasy 01.jpg||07.03.11||47.18 kB|
|Everett 01.jpg||07.03.11||58.18 kB|
|Everett 02.jpg||07.03.11||60.53 kB|
|La Conner 01.jpg||07.03.11||40.30 kB|
|Mount Vernon 01.jpg||07.03.11||49.75 kB|
|Mount Vernon 02.jpg||07.03.11||72.40 kB|
|Oak Harbor 01 - thru IRIS F-14A Tomcat HUD.jpg||07.03.11||34.64 kB|
|Oak Harbor 02 - IRIS F-14A Tomcat as jet.jpg||07.03.11||62.44 kB|
|Oak Harbor 03.jpg||07.03.11||51.97 kB|
|Orcas Island 01.jpg||07.03.11||44.02 kB|
|README 1st 4 NW WA ST July 4th.txt||07.03.11||5.46 kB|
|Sedro-Woolley 01.jpg||07.03.11||48.94 kB|
|Sedro-Woolley 02.jpg||07.03.11||47.04 kB|
|Stanwood 01.jpg||07.03.11||32.57 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
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