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Sutton Bank for ORBX England

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Sutton Bank, also known as Roulston Scar, is a hill in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire in England. It is a high point on the Hambleton Hills and the North York Moors National Park with extensive views over the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray. It is also home to the Yorkshire Glider Club which sits atop the hill. This requires ORBX England to display correctly. All buildings are accuratly modeled by me using sketchup and represent the best in realism.

Seiser Alm

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

For who like a landing challenge and great scenery.

Seiser Alm,  is the largest high altitude Alpine meadow in Europe. Located in Italy's South Tyrol province in the Dolomites mountain range, it is a major tourist attraction, known for skiing and hiking.


This is a simple fun creation of a real world R/C sailplane and Para gliding site in the Italian Dolomites. There is no airport, no flatten so you must excercise caution when landing a STOL aircraft or sailplane....

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Online now... Hammondsport NY (Taylor Field)

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This will represent a new direction for my scenery development efforts. I have made some of my own scenery objects including hangars, signs and a  rendition of the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport NY. The airport named Taylor field (on 1970's sectional charts) is a small 1800' strip not shown in the stock FSX list of airports. There is no ICAO code or other designator I could find with extensive research. I used my own code of NY3C.

This is a  part reality part historic s...

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Warrington PA 8N9 (Abandoned)

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 This airport was run by one man, Alby Cornell for its entire lifespan excepting one year. His brother Ernie started it just after WWII but sold it to Alby shortly after. It operated continuously for nearly 50 years. This incarnation represents the heydays of the early 1960's. Two grass strips with a quarry next door. Over the years the airport was reduced to one runway and that moved as the quarry encroached. Alby Cornell who was my primary instructor retired with over 42,000 hours of f...

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Jolamtra Bath NY

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Jolamtra 23NY


This small private field atop a mountain near Bath NY is used often as a landmark and turnpoint for Harris Hill soaring tasks as well as an outlanding site. In years past several model aircraft shows and flyins were held there.


On June 11th 1995 a fatal crashtook place at Jolamtra.  Stuart L. Saikkonen, age 43, of 113 Miller Street, Horseheads, NY died sunday, June 11, 1995 as the result of an airplane accident while performing an ...

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Blue Swan Airport Sayre PA (Abandoned)

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Blue Swan N32 (abandoned)


Located in Sayre PA, the Blue Swan airport Served northern Bradford County PA and Waverly NY. IT survived until 2004.Now it is impossible to find on google earth even if you know Where it was. Replaced by huge industrial parking lots this once charming small town airport is another gone forever.

This Airport includes new landclass around...

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About my Scenery packages

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

With so many scenery, land class, and vector addons availble these days for FSX, i would like to clarify how i have developed my scenery. Your results will vary depending on what addons you currently use. I have attempted, and hopefully achieved a good compromise between several addon systems. I currently have two FSX installations and one P3D V2 on my computer. One FSX has UTX with FS Genisis mesh. the other has UTX plus ORBX World, global Vector in combination as well as FS Genisis mesh.

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NOTAM regarding glider scenery

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

One reader has reported a problem viewing vthe static glider objects (sailplanes) on Harris hill, Ridge Soaring and Eagle field. On the chance others have the same problem here is a solution. If the static gliders appear as black objects in the scenery, go to the Glider Scenery folder which you should have installed and activated in ADDON SCENERY. Copy the textures within the texture folder and paste them directly into your Addon scenery/texture folder. If you don't want to add all the extra ...

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7N1 Corning Painted Post

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Corning–Painted Post Airport (FAA LID: 7N1) is a public use airport in Steuben County, New York, United States.[1] It is located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district of Corning.[1] The airport is owned by the Town of Erwin[1] and located near Painted Post, New York. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a ...

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Ridge Soaring 79N

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ridge Soaring Gliderport (79N) is a public-use glider airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Unionville, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is privately owned by Knauff & Grove, Inc. Tom Knauff and Doris grove are among the whos who in American and International soaring community.


Portions of the 1999 movie The Thomas Crown Affair were f...

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