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McBride Field - anyone from Iowa?

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I made the now closed  McBride Field for XPlane. It is a small field located near Cedar Rapids Iowa and I did fly and hang out there for many years. It closed recently and so I wanted to recreate it for some remembrance flying. Using WED and Sketchup I made the hangar, admin building and some odds and ends and placed them in an almost correct position.

 

Here are some pics (2nd one is real) of the work so far.

 

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It's looking great.  Nice work!


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Do you think my 777 can fit there?  :P


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Why sure it can but you will have to truck it in :)


Paul Grubich 2017 - Professional texture artist painting virtual aircraft I love.
Be sure to check out my aged cockpits for the A2A B-377, B-17 and Connie at Flightsim.com and Avsim library

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If you are from Iowa and have a grass field airport that you love let me know because I am looking to do some more. I am thinking of getting the Airfoillabs Cessna and flying from McBride to other small airports nearby.

 

This site, "Abandoned and Little Know Airfields of Eastern Iowa",  has got me motivated; http://www.airfields-freeman.com/IA/Airfields_IA_E.htm

 

The main reason for McBride is that I spent one magical summer there when my friend decided to teach me to fly his Cessna 150. I got to fly all over eastern Iowa, taking off and landing at several small airports. We also flew RC from McBride and kept all our planes in the small admin house near the hangar.


Paul Grubich 2017 - Professional texture artist painting virtual aircraft I love.
Be sure to check out my aged cockpits for the A2A B-377, B-17 and Connie at Flightsim.com and Avsim library

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