Fly Away Simulation

FSX Ghost Airports Updates For Cradle Of Aviation

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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ghost_airports_collection_new_york_update_1.zip
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Ghost Airports Updates For Cradle Of Aviation Airports. This file contains updates for R. O. Finley's two Cradle of Aviation airports. They are update #1 Roosevelt Field (GHOST_AIRPORTS_ROOSEVELTFIELD_MINEOLA_NEW_YORK.ZIP) and update #2 for Mitchell AFB (GHOST_AIRPORTS_COLLECTION_NEW_YORK_MITCHEL_AFB-1.ZIP). It makes improvements on a number of fronts especially night operations. Some new eye-candy is sprinkled around. By Richard O. Finley.

Screenshot of 'Cradle Of Aviation' scenery.

Screenshot of 'Cradle Of Aviation' scenery.

This .zip update contains update #1 for KRVT and update #2 for KMCH. It makes changes to problem areas I have found with the New York airports. They affect the quality of rendering of the taxiways/aprons on some graphics cards (IE: bushes randomly appearing in some runways/taxiways and odd shaped artifacts attached to the edge of taxiways near some taxiway junctions). It corrects problems in rendering of taxiway lights. This update also adds some new taxiway/apron lighting and taxiway/runway signs. There are no operating rotating beacons at either airport because Airport Design Editor does not support operating beacons at this time.

Mitchell now has parking areas and a fuel box with a fuel trigger. I have also thrown in some improved/added eye-candy for both simulations.

There is one issue that some have noticed that is not addressed. The runway headings are off by ten degrees. This is due to normal magnetic drift that occurs naturally. If these airports still existed today, they would have new runway numbers. FSX scenery contains much more current magnetic variations so these simulations should have new runway numbers to correspond with the cockpit indications. I, however have chosen, in order to preserve the historic flavor of the simulations, to keep the historical runway numbers.

Night operations at Mitchell are a breeze. Roosevelt Field, on the other hand, was never set up well from the beginning for nighttime operations. Unless you are very familiar with the layout of Roosevelt, you will have great difficulty keeping track of where you are on this unusually laid-out airport at night.

Installation:
This is very simple. Now that you have unzipped the downloaded file, put all resulting .BGL files in ~~microsoft flight simulator X\addon scenery\scenery. Allow it to overwrite the old files.

Richard O. Finley

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The archive ghost_airports_collection_new_york_update_1.zip has 8 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Roosevelt & Mitchell.jpg11.22.11398.41 kB
KMCH_ADEX_ROF.BGL11.22.1145.29 kB
KMCH_ADEX_ROF_CVX.bgl11.22.11770 B
KRVT_ADEX_ROF.BGL11.22.1115.40 kB
KRVT_ADEX_ROF_CVX.bgl11.22.11850 B
Readme.txt11.22.113.05 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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