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Magnetic Variation & Runways

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Not a major prob but just wondered?due to the age of FSX,many runways have been renamed, re their magnetic heading,for example the sim directed  me to runway 9L, Ft Lauderdale Florida,which is now 10L,my home airport Waterloo Regional Ontario Canada,runway 7 is now runway 8,I use Simplates Ultra & Active Sky,fortunately not many frequencies have changed, & its easy to figure which runway plate, to use,is there a fix for this?

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Thanks Rick,will look into it,but was looking for an easy fix,was afraid of "a lot of work"lol,just showing my age

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Guess I was hoping for something like the runway tree clearing app,? BobG

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Not a major prob but just wondered?due to the age of FSX,many runways have been renamed, re their magnetic heading,for example the sim directed me to runway 9L, Ft Lauderdale Florida,which is now 10L,my home airport Waterloo Regional Ontario Canada,runway 7 is now runway 8,I use Simplates Ultra & Active Sky,fortunately not many frequencies have changed, & its easy to figure which runway plate, to use,is there a fix for this?

BobG

Hérve Sors, who operates the navaid update site mentioned above, also recently released a package of files which will update all of the USA, Northern Mexico and Southern Canada ILS info in FSX to bring them up to date. Though this will fix default FSX ILS frequencies which have changed, if you want to correct the visual runway numbering (where changes have occurred) it can only be done by updating the actual airport scenery itself. There are many free AFCAD airport scenery updates available here in the AVSIM file library. I can heartily recommend any updates made by author Ray Smith, who does excellent work.

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Jim, the quoted packages also correct airport runways Ids, at least those for which there is a LOC,LDA, SDF or an ILS..Not all airports of course. It includes corrections of some associated data, e.g. taxiway signs, approach data, some terminal waypoints.

 

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Jim, the quoted packages also correct airport runways Ids, at least those for which there is a LOC,LDA, SDF or an ILS..Not all airports of course. It includes corrections of some associated data, e.g. taxiway signs, approach data, some terminal waypoints.

 

Hervé

Didn't realize it corrected scenery too! Excellent!

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