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FBO's for GA/Corporate Aircraft

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Howdy all!

I'm curious as to the feasibility of creating stand-alone FBO's for GA/Corporate Aircraft for "specific" airports in FSX/P3D.

Having flown MSFS since the Sub-logic days on a Commodore 64 and just about every version since; I doubt that I've spent more than 1-hr flying aircraft over over 15,000lbs MTOW.

'cutting to the chase; It seems that GA/Corporate ramp (Fixed Base Operators (Signature Flight, Atlantic, and so on) areas are often overlooked by the commercial/payware developers in their offerings,  'take KLAS for example; one of the most flown to FSX destinations in the  U.S.(I fly on VATSIM too) and the flight support/FBO scenery for anything considered GA/Corporate Aircraft is non-existent, even in high-quality payware. My rudimentary knowledge of FSX scenery/airport design; Any location is based on geographical lat/lon coordinates (Please correct me if I'm wrong). 

So I create an airport/scenery (a FBO) and call it "AVSIM Aviation" about the size of say an acre or two, and position it where the real world FBO would be on the airport, and give it priority over ALL other scenery, When I load say FlyTampa KLAS would the AVSIM Aviation FBO be visible when taxing at KLAS? How nice would it be to taxi to a GA FBO and have a carpet laid out for as you taxi up and shut down, and maybe a crew lounge too.

'just a thought

 

 

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I've been a licensed private pilot since high school.

I've also been thinking about this and there doesn't seem to be much focus in the flight sim world on GA  -- just commercial airline flying -- so I'm thinking about trying to do it.  Would be a great advertising opportunity for FBOs like Cutter Aviation.

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10 hours ago, TallTanBarbie said:

I've been a licensed private pilot since high school.

I've also been thinking about this and there doesn't seem to be much focus in the flight sim world on GA  -- just commercial airline flying -- so I'm thinking about trying to do it.  Would be a great advertising opportunity for FBOs like Cutter Aviation.

You would think so.. How many RW pilots these days got their start w/ flight simulator.. I did. 

At this point I would be happy with having a decent "generic" GA/Corporate ramp area at the larger airports.  Though it's been several years since I dabbled in FSX airport design; The challenges will be the accuracy in RW vs FSX positioning and a quality design/build of the actual building itself.

 

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