FSX Mitchel AFB Scenery Update 3
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Mitchel AFB Update #3 NY. Ghost Airports Collection - New York: This is it, update #3 for KMCH. This should be the final update for Mitchel Field as no further changes are anticipated for this simulation. This update installs an ILS with MALSR approach lights and a VASI on runway 30. There is now a working control tower. This update fixes a taxiway lighting glitch and sprinkles a little more eye-candy around. By Richard O. Finley.
This is it. This is update #3 for KMCH. This should be the final update for Mitchel Field. Unless someody finds a glaring error, I do not anticipate any further updates for this simulation.
I found, upon closer inspection of a diagram on Paul Freeman's Abandoned & Little Known Airfields web site, that there were approach lights to runway 30 at Mitchel Field. I put an ILS with MALSR approach lights on runway 30. There is now also a VASI on Runway 30. The ILS frequency is 111.1. There is a NDB (Babylon - BBN) almost exactly on the final approach centerline at a good location for navigation to the ILS. Its frequency is 275.
I figured that since we now have an ILS, why not have a working control tower. I got that established and working on 119.9 for Mitchel Tower or 121.8 for Mitchel Ground. FSX cannot pronounce "Mitchel" so the simulated voice just answers, "Tower" or "Ground."
Ground Control will stipulate taxi routes so I made up taxiway designators. I have included a color-coded diagram of the Mitchel taxiways with this package.
I have sprinkled a little more eye-candy around. There was a taxiway segment on Taxiway B that had centerline lights and left edge lights instead of left and right edge lights. That has been fixed. Misspelling of Mitchel has been fixed.
RE: The screenshots - They are a couple of commemorations of events that took place at Mitchel AFB. They had a C-124 in there at least once for an airshow. They also had a squadron of Northrup P-61 Black Widows stationed there in the late 1940s.
This is very simple. Now that you have unzipped the downloaded file, put the resulting .BGL files in ~~microsoft flight simulator X\addon scenery\scenery. Allow it to overwrite the old files.
Be sure you have no old versions of the Mitchel AFB .bgl files in any Flight Simulator X subfolder. If FSX can find it, FSX will use it in combination with the new version. I had a glitch that just would not go away until I discovered an old version had accidently been put into an unrelated subfolder below the addon scenery\scenery folder.
Richard O. Finley
The archive ghost_airports_new_york_mitchel_3.zip has 9 files and directories contained within it.
|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|C-124 Simulation Coupled Approach Low Visibility.jpg||11.27.11||160.35 kB|
|Northrop P-61 Black Widow Landing @ Mitchel Field.jpg||11.27.11||163.69 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|