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I'm using APT2.6 157 to modify a default airfield (FS2002). I had some problems and decided to ditch the whole lot and start again. But now I cannot call up the original default airfield (6R7 - Kodiak Is, AK). When I try to create a flight from 6R7, or use the 'Go to airport' command, I find myself in open country about 200 miles from Winnipeg! Intuitive it aint.Should I re-install the original afd.bgl (alaseafd.bgl)? Or what is the easiest way to restore the default airfield without doing a full re-install. I have backed up all my scenerydb files and afd files. Thanks in advance.

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Care to tell us why you 'removed' the original afd file? By all means, put it back and see what happens.

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BarneyThanks. I didnt deliberately remove the original .afd file. I'll explain. The idea was to add runway lighting to the default runway. To cut a long story short I messed up with this so I reckoned the easiest thing to do was to remove my 'new' lighted runway and start again. I did this manually in scenery .cfg and also I deleted the relevant Addon scenery .bgl and folders. I did not think any of this would change the default airfield - I've done many sceneries before - but for some unaccountable reason, it did. Whether it is all due to a corrupted .afd file or something else I do not know. I'd be grateful for advice.

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Happy Days! I replaced a corrupted .afd file with a backup of the original and 6R7 is found! Now, I'd be grateful for advice on how to add lighting to this 2750 ft runway. Must I make a new runway (e.g. in APT) with its own lighting, or is there some way of adding lighting alone to the default runway?

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No, you would need to make a new runway with for ezample Airport and then exclud the old one. It is not possible to modify the default scenery,

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>Now, I'd be grateful for advice on how to add lighting to this>2750 ft runway. Must I make a new runway (e.g. in APT) with>its own lighting, or is there some way of adding lighting>alone to the default runway?>You can make the lights in Gmax and place them as a new scenery.I dont think you can do this in APT?I have done this in my scenery: http://213.161.226.155/bilder/Scenery08.jpg

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I have tried that method as well, but the light made with GMax (or FSDS, or SCASM, or ...) have a very limited range (much smaller then the default runway). So therefore I didn't really like the result of that method.

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Thanks, this Gmax lighting looks cool; lighting at GA airfields is usually low intensity for VFR at night. I've not any Gmax design before and I get the feel there's a steep learning curve!

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