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I'm trying to add AI traffic to some airports. Everything worked as expected for Merrill (Anchorage, AK). Had a great ATC experience flying out of Anchorage over to McGrath. So next I tried to create some AI traffic for McGrath. No joy, so far. McGrath lacks a tower, as do most of the locations picked for flightplans with GA_Maker. So I added tower frequencies for McGrath and some other locations with AFCAD. But when I start back up at McGrath, I have no AI traffic, nor is the tower frequency available in the ATC window. Am I missing something? If so, what? TIA.-Basil

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Im having the same problem here only my GA maker will not recognize any GA airport I put a tower at. Also Im using AFCAD to give these airports a tower but dont see any option for the frequency when Im on the airport in FS. This leads me to believe the AFCAD tower is not getting placed like i think. I have read and am using AFCAD like the instructions say to add a tower and just a few parking spaces. So far I have not been able to open ANY airport in GA maker without the tower. So Im kind of stuck, Any help would be appreciated.Hornit

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I've see your other thread, where it appears that your problem has something to do with the use of three letter airport codes. I haven't tried that...yet. I still cannot get AI traffic at PAMC (McGrath, AK), despite having created the tower frequency with AFCAD. However, I'm getting a error when the scenery loads in the vincinity of PAMC, so maybe my problem is related to that. I'm going to try a different airport this morning. Probaly a PAxx to begin with. If that works, I'll try a three letter airport and see what happens. I'll keep you posted, here or in the other thread.-Basil

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I've figured out what my particular problem was. GA_Maker creates some pretty complex flight plans, e.g. not with just a single starting departure and arrival point. While I had made sure that several of the airports it used had tower frequencies with AFCAD, when I looked a little more closely at the flight plans, every single one of them had at least one airport that did NOT have a tower frequency. Therefore, I had no AI traffic.I do not want to turn every single bush strip in central Alaska into a controlled airport. So what I am doing is manually editing the flight plans, making sure they only use airports that I want them to use (which of course will have tower frequencies). I think this is going to work ok.-Basil

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What is GA Maker? I haven't heard of it, but it sounds interesting...

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Well, it so happens that there's a new version among the latest downloads listed on the main page here at avsim (under FS2002 Utilities). There are two version -- the full version, and a "lite" version. The full version has additional aircraft models. The "lite" version uses just the standard FS2002 aircraft.Oh, what is it? A utility for creating AI traffic using general aviation aircraft. Most of the ai traffic tools focus on the commercial airlines. This is a nice tool for creating general aviation ai traffic for smaller airports.Direct links to the file library entries:http://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...atID=fs2002utilhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...atID=fs2002util-Basil

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Thanks for that - this must have slipped under the radar somehow! I will have to try it - GA is my thing.Edit:Just noticed that it was uploaded on 6th Jan - might explain why I hadn't come across it before ;)

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