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Community effort to populate XP is paying off!

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I've been flying my new C90 for the past 10 hours doing some island hoping and I'm having a wonderful time doing it, to add to my already wonderful time flying this beauty, I stumble into a nice surprise.

 

It all started when I took off from Cancun MX (MMUN) and headed east to Montego Bay (MKJS) a 600 mile flight, after around 2.5 hours I landed on RW 07 with nice weather (by the way, I'm using RW), taxi and parked my C90 for a well deserved rest. Then got on my F33 Bonanza and headed east again on a 25 min flight into Norman Manly Int (MKJP)., to my surprise (thinking I was going to land on an empty airport) I happen to stumble into this:

 

Don't know who contributed with his/her work, but the community effort to populate XPlane is paying off...got a long way to go I know but it is well worth it.

 

Cheers to the author that made the final leg of my flight even more wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 

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Love to see this.

 

Slowly but surely, we will get the airports filled out. 

 

I have often wondered if there isn't a way to automate the process by scanning airport diagrams.

 

BTW I love the new Kingair too, so much fun to fly.

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BTW I love the new Kingair too, so much fun to fly.

 

 

Me too, and loving every minute of it!

 

Here's one of my favorite shots:

 

 

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I've submitted a few to Robin for the next release (Humberside, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Andorra La Massana).  I prefer manual methods of manipulating my airports over an aerial photo than any automatic methods that exist.

 

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Humberside that is great news as I fly from there a lot.

 

Here's a preview of Humberside airport.

 

 

 

I've now submitted Broadford, Plockton and Tiree airports over the last two days. 

 

Hoping to submit Colonsay, Coll and Barra airports in the near future.

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I've submitted a few to Robin for the next release (Humberside, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Andorra La Massana).  I prefer manual methods of manipulating my airports over an aerial photo than any automatic methods that exist.

 

Thank you for taking the time to do this. The Isle of Man is one I regularly use, and look forward to seeing your work  :biggrin:


I never know if robin gets my airports, I don't get an auto reply or anything

He does get them, he just takes a while to reply. I waited 2 months for a VOR I added, but he did add it.

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Here's a preview of Humberside airport.

 

Great work ! :Applause:

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I never know if robin gets my airports, I don't get an auto reply or anything

 

If you submitted before the last update, fly to the airport in question. I've submitted a few before the last update and of mine all except YSTW are there ...

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I've now submitted Colonsay, Coll and Glenforsa (Isle of Mull) to Robin for inclusion in global airports database.

 

Here's a teaser of Coll (EGEL), a NEW airport to X-plane.  Hopefully it shows what can be done with small airports.  The WED default library can sometimes be limited, but so far it's only come up a short on options a few times.  It's not the choice or quality of the tools that matter - it's how you handle them!

 

 

 

I'm considering what scottish airports to do next.  I'm going to avoid (good) airports that are already available for download on the org library (e.g. Oban).  On my list to consider: - Benbecula, Stornoway and some of the smaller Shetland / Orkney islands.  Might consider those contenders for the worlds shortest commercial flight.

 

I'm offshore right now (no, not on Khamsim's rigs, but a floating vessel), and it can leave me with plenty of time on my hands...... so why not get creating!

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