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Changing FSX Select Airport Dropdown Entries

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There s no doubt in my mind this has been answered here, but I have not been clever enough to find the appropriate search terms to net me any results. My apologies in advance if I unintentionally missed the obvious.

 

1. Is there a means of editing the entries in the Coutnry filter of the Free Flight > Select Airport dialogue of FSX. For example, in mthe drop down I have US, USA, United States and United Statesq. I would like to be able to promote some consistency and change them all to United States.

 

2. I have a lot of custom scenery (ie non default) as I'm sure most do. Is there a means to customize the airport ID with a user type identified, text addition) to easily distinguish between defualt and addon sceneries? Would such an edit affect FSX's functionality?

 

Rob

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You would need to find the BGL file that holds the data, decompile the file, edit to your liking and recompile back into a BGL file.

 

Doable, but tedious.

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2. If you manage your sceneries with SceneryConfigEditor, you can easily rename and re-organize your add-on sceneries to your liking. So basically any add-on airports/areas would show up in this list.  No, it would not look any different in the default FSX drop-down box - but if you're familiar with your add-ons, you know which are non-stock anyway (I keep track of my add-ons via a Google map, with my airports pinned to it).

 

I even think you could accomplish your #1 with SceneryConfigEditor, again just for your add-ons.  It has a Grouping feature which allows you to group multiple add-ons into one category (e.g. 'United States').  I thin this is for easy selection of several add-ons at once, I'm not too familiar with that feature.

 

SceneryConfigEditor is a great program.

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Another approach would be to use the Airport Map facility of the OpenSource Little NavMap.

 

It has a very nice feature which allow to display only airports which are AddOn. It has also an interesting Search Airport functionality according to various criterias, one of them being "AddOn".

 

Take a look at the documentation https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html

 

It is a quickly growing flight planner - I use now this one exclusively (very performant).

 

Gérard

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