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Dreamflight Palomar (KCRQ) Mini Review

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KCRQ is a class Delta airport located in Carlsbad, CA, USA.  It opened in 1959 to the public.  The airspace immediately above CRQ belongs to SoCal TRACON and typically the frequency in this area is 119.6 (though technically the airport falls just outside of the Miramar Class Bravo).  The airport is towered from 1500z-0600z (7am-10pm local time).  Runway 6/24 is the only runway and is nearly 5000 ft in length by 150 ft wide, comprised of asphalt.  Both ends are equipped with PAPIs and RWY 24 has approach lighting in the form of MALSR, and of course runway edge lighting exists at this airport.  There is also a designated helipad with edge lighting on the eastern end of the field.  The field is serviced by one STAR, two SIDs (DP's), and 7 instrument approach procedures.  I'm not from the area but I'd call this a San Diego (KSAN) reliever airport as the runway can accept most business jets and small airliners - and it's only about 25 miles from KSAN.

I want to show some of the buildings up close so you can get a feel for the textures.  Sometimes the only promo shots available are ones zoomed out (I do have those artsy fartsy ones as well hehe).  I purchased this on Contrail web store for about 15 USD.  I feel it is well worth the price.   The textures are pretty good (a few spots where logos or signage is a little lower res).  There are a few minor issues mostly noted on the main MSFS forums by users familiar to the area.  And I also noticed floating taxiway signs (just about a foot off the ground).  I'm sure that can be fixed.  I had no fps issues and I've got an older rig (4790K / gtx 1080 ti / 32 gb ram).

Thank you for viewing, and if you are from the area I'd love your comments as well!

51847797967_60760abf3f_o.pngUntitled-1 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

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(I see the rotating beacon but someone remarked that it isn't working correctly in the sim)

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(While there are a lot of static planes there still remain plenty of parking spaces)

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Sunset over the beautiful Pacific Ocean

51848771891_97bb27d71f_o.pngUntitled-28 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

 

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As an addendum to this review I'd like to add that there are some really nice freeware and payware airports very near to this one such as:

KMYF:  https://flightsim.to/file/5856/montgomery-gibbs-exec-airport-taxiway-fix-and-many-more

KRNM:  https://flightsim.to/file/25710/ramona-krnm

KSAN:  https://latinvfr.com/products/latinvfr-san-diego-intl-airport-ksan-msfs

Mt. Palomar Observatory:  https://flightsim.to/file/13721/mount-palomar-observatory

San Diego waterways fix:  https://flightsim.to/file/21048/water-fix-san-diego-county-california-usa

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Fully agree, very nice work by DreamFlight Studios again. Its Teterboro airport is another gem (KTEB).

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Marvelous snaps Ryan , looks like a great area ; plus there is no snow ......LOL .


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Flown into there a few years ago. Was very busy at the time! And I hope they modeled the runway slope as that was a pretty cool experience to that airport! 

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3 minutes ago, pvupilot said:

Flown into there a few years ago. Was very busy at the time! And I hope they modeled the runway slope as that was a pretty cool experience to that airport! 

And virtual artist will certainly redo this wellknow pictures at KCRQ

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4 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

typically the frequency in this area is 119.6

Just a minor fix here - frequency for app/dep over Palomar is actually 127.3! Very much appreciate the review!

 

Western Flight / Pinnacle looks pretty 🙂 Only complaint is the asphalt is too light colored, but still looks great!

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Thank you for your review. We're really happy to reach such warm response to our latest release. 

Regards, 

Dreamflight Studios

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10 hours ago, FlyingInACessna said:

Just a minor fix here - frequency for app/dep over Palomar is actually 127.3! Very much appreciate the review!

 

Western Flight / Pinnacle looks pretty 🙂 Only complaint is the asphalt is too light colored, but still looks great!

Thanks....sounds like Pilot Edge consolidates freqs hehe.  I do see your freq listed on the airnav page.

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Great review! Quick question - does the GA parking area North of the runway look good? In the default airport, the wall and the tarmac and the trees get a bad mix of PG making the area look awful.

I also humbly want to point out another airport in the area (that I created): Torrey Pines Gliderport (CA84), decidedly for gliders and extreme STOL aircraft. https://flightsim.to/file/21594/torrey-pines-gliderport

I hope someone does KOKB someday. It's simple enough I may give it a stab, vbazillio is probably more suited to it. 🙂

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1 hour ago, Mojave said:

I hope someone does KOKB someday. It's simple enough I may give it a stab, vbazillio is probably more suited to it.

That's a tiny platform! Never went there... just overflied it 😉

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Is this McLellan-Palomar? I remember beta testing a version of this airport for SIM720 a few years ago.


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32 minutes ago, Christopher Low said:

Is this McLellan-Palomar? I remember beta testing a version of this airport for SIM720 a few years ago.

Yes.  I had that product for p3d as well.


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