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FS9 (FS2004) New KPHX Sky Harbor

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I am currently nearing the conclusion of a newly (reworked) Phoenix Sky Harbor for FS9 only. 

The new scenery will attempt add some new life to the dated versions available. Re-coloring, new textures, etc. and much better night lighting.

If those within the group with experience would like to beta before release please let me know.

Mitch

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Great news, Mitch; KPHX is the closest thing to a home airport I have (since I never fly out of Tucson; it's less hassle to drive two hours up the road).  I've been using the M1DG version, which is a pretty good depiction of the airport prior to the building of the passenger tram, but an updated version is certainly welcome.  Be happy to help test if you need it.

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Hi Mitch,

I'd be glad to try the beta. I fly in and out of PHX often for work.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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Thank you and I will be in touch very soon. Airport is done but still trying to figure out where the stock Honeywell and adjacent buildings alongside runway 26 are stored. They look hideous.

Mitch

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Beta completed. Uploading later today.

On to Salt Lake.

Mitch

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Mitch has done a great job with this update of KPHX, and I'd encourage everyone to give it a try once it's uploaded. 

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I just downloaded and installed the new PHX and it looks great. The night textures are also very good!

I made some quick adjustments on the Afcad. America West en Us Airways were still asigned to the gates so I changed them to American and American Eagle so they are now properly filled with the correct airlines. I also added some new airlines like Volaris so they also are parked at the gate instead on the parking lot in the west. 

It was a fast adjustment so I did not really looked at the proper gates assigments for the other airlines than American. Maybe I will do that later. 

The textures on the Honeywell building are not very good. They look blurry. But on the other hand: I checked GoogleEarth but there is no Honeywell building.

And the Us Airways building at the east is also outdated. It has a blue stripe with “American” on it. 

Thanks for the scenery! I have a new destination! 

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Thank you. I could never figure out where the Honeywell bgl & bmp were stored or I would have fixed it. 

The US Airways building. I will fix. Do you have a pic of it by chance?

Mitch

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12 hours ago, meesterlijk said:

I just downloaded and installed the new PHX and it looks great. The night textures are also very good!

I made some quick adjustments on the Afcad. America West en Us Airways were still asigned to the gates so I changed them to American and American Eagle so they are now properly filled with the correct airlines. I also added some new airlines like Volaris so they also are parked at the gate instead on the parking lot in the west. 

It was a fast adjustment so I did not really looked at the proper gates assigments for the other airlines than American. Maybe I will do that later. 

The textures on the Honeywell building are not very good. They look blurry. But on the other hand: I checked GoogleEarth but there is no Honeywell building.

And the Us Airways building at the east is also outdated. It has a blue stripe with “American” on it. 

Thanks for the scenery! I have a new destination! 

Meester<

 

See if this is better before I upload...............

fix_1.jpg

Mitch

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The update looks good, Mitch; the American logo is also around the same corner above the right-hand hangar door on the real building, but I don't think that's any big deal.  The "Honeywell" building is also still there IRL, but it must be buried deep in the stock scenery.

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John,

As I've indicated, unless someone directs me to where the Honeywell files are I cannot remove/update etc. etc.

I will see if I can add the American logo to the hangar side. Thanks for the info.

Mitch

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In this link you can see the true color of the building. 

American Airlines Hanger @ PHX

 

 

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BINGO! YAHTZEE!

That's what I needed! Thank you. Changes coming........

Mitch

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This should be the final version for the old USAir (Now American) hangar on the east side of the airport.

Thanks Bert for the image it really helped. Unfortunately I will not be able to get the "American" logo on the garage side. When I add it, it ends up repeating 2 more times which leaves American written 3 times along that side. :blink:

Here's the final version unless suggestions are made.

Fix_2.jpg

Mitch

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Everyone,

The updates have been uploaded both here and Flightsim.

Mitch

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Thank you very much for this update.  I just installed it along with my custom AFCAD and it looks great!  😎

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KSLC Salt Lake City International is done and uploaded. Should be available on server soon.

Mitch

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SLC update looks terrific too, Mitch; nice work.

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Great work Mitch. Wondering if anyone has any problems with the AF2_KPHX.bgl.  Just tried Runway 26 ILS approach and localizer was centered on the taxiway. I opened the file with ADE and checked the navaids that showed on fsnav as 111.75 and 258* and ADE indicated that there are none on any of the runways  and all have closed starts. I have no other AF2's of KPHX.  Any idea's.

 

Thank-You for your work

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Ted, thank you for the observation. I didn’t do any work to the Afcad file. Merely included the one from the original 2009 version. If there is a problem or if someone comes up with a better afcad file, let me know and I’ll be assure to advise the library attendant to reference the new Afcad to the 2019 scenery.

Mitch

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First off, Bravo Mitch!  PHX is my home airport and I love what you've done with the place.  Many thanks for your work. 

Ted, as for your issue, I flight checked the ILS26 last night in the Level D 767, it was dead on.  Send me a PM if you like and I'll send you my AFD, maybe it will help.

 

Cheers,

Lee

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