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Taburet Releases Ranger Creek And Ranier National Park Scenery for FSX

Posted on Mon, 27 Dec 2010 01:18:28 GMT

Mount RainierNow released from flight simulator scenery developer Taburet is their Ranger Creek And Ranier National Park Scenery package for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.  This is a downloadable payware scenery add-on.  The scenery features photorealistic textures and 3D models.  The scenery covers much of the area around Moint Rainier and the airstrip as well as Mount Rainier National Park.  The textures are up to 10m resolution for highest quality detail.

It is a photorealistic scenery and an edit of the default airstrip of Ranger Creek. This photorealistic scenery covers all the area around the airstrip and Mount Ranier National Park. It comes with four seasons photorealistic textures set - full autogen coverage - 10 m mesh adjusted to avoid airport terracing - reshaped airstrip to right length, altitude and position.

Ranger Creek enables you to really enjoy the outdoors. Snuggled deep in the White River Valley, close to Mount Rainier, you marvel at the sheer cliffs and towering ridges that surround the airport. The airport is also surrounded by a Forest Service Campground. Nearby hiking trails lead to Suntop Lookout, the Crest Trail, and Mount Rainier National Park. Only a few hundred feet south of the airport is the glacial White River. Deer and elk are commonly seen on the airfield and in the surrounding forest. An extremely popular camping area, the airport has easy access from State Highway 410. Just a few miles southeast is the Crystal Mountain Resort, a favorite winter recreation area. the field is a favored location for fly-ins, military training exercises, search and rescue training, and glider operations.

The 2875 foot asphalt runway makes the airport very popular. The 2650 foot field elevation combined with the surrounding terrain make summertime density altitude problems common. The gorgeous ridges and cliffs that provide such a spectacular view make Ranger Creek a good test of a pilot's mountain flying skills. It is not a place for the novice. The valley is relatively narrow and narrows significantly both to the north and south. Just north of the airfield the valley temporarily widens to the west, providing sufficient room for a gentle climbing turn. The camping areas are busy in the summer, and during the hunting seasons. Motorcycles, horses, and pedestrians are frequently on the runway. Animals are common in the early morning and late evening. There are trees in both approaches. Turbulence and downdrafts are common over the river in the approach to runway 33. Overflight to check runway conditions, look for obstructions, and to make people on the ground aware of your presence is essential. Ranger Creek is generally open from June 1 to October 1.

Aircraft flying over Mount Rainier National Park
Aircraft flying over Mount Rainier National Park

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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