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Christopher Low

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Four screenshots of the upgraded Byron Municipal airport. The two pathetic existing runways have been replaced by higher quality models (courtesy of Robert Driscoll). They are now the correct length, so you will be able to operate aircraft like the Beechjet and Jon Point's upcoming Saab 340 comfortably from here.I have completely rebuilt the taxiways and parking area, and added several buildings, a hangar, and three fuel tanks.SCREENSHOT 1 shows the new runway 12/30 (4500 feet long and 100 feet wide), the redesigned taxiway, runway edge lighting, and PAPI indicators.SCREENSHOT 2 shows the new runway 05/23 (3000 feet long and 75 feet wide).SCREENSHOT 3 shows a view of the entire airport from directly above. It was taken in rainy weather, and you can clearly see the outline of the taxiways and parking area.SCREENSHOT 4 shows an AI Citation business jet shortly after touchdown. Yes, jets can finally operate from this airport !Chris Low.PS. SanFran 2005 is almost ready :-)

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Chris, the PAPI are supposed to go next to each other, not after each other as in the screenshot.Unless you have done this because Byron has a 3.5 deg glide slope, so maybe putting them one after the other may help simulate that? (they have a slightly steeper than normal glideslope, I think because of surrounding hills but it may be due to obstacles on approach).RobD.

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Obstacles?I'd call 3 nuclear facilities a bit more than 'obstacles'.But then again, I'm talking to the guy who landed a 747 on a 4,000ft DIRT runway... :-lolCletus DID give the nosegear back, huh?:-wave

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Thanks Jon, I couldn't have done it without your fence. Three nuclear facilities ehh? Yep, that's a good reason for varying the glideslope. Well then, someone had better model them ...RobD.

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I remember seeing a photograph of one of those nuclear facilities near Byron Municipal airport when I was trawling around on the internet a couple of weeks ago. It was taken by some private pilot who was flying over the area. Apparently, that particular nuclear facility isn't operational.Nevertheless, it would certainly be nice to have models of these three facilities, assuming that we can identify their exact locations ?Chris Low.

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Almost like a morgue :-lolUnfortunately, I haven't had much to say - partly because everyone's sick of hearing about the Saab 340 and upcoming models already. I just want to post something USEFUL, that's all ;) Maybe I should pepper the screenshot forum with gratuitous FU3 shots and wait for the barrage of stupid MSFS requests? Nah :-rollAnyway, after 8 days of rain, it's finally stopped! Have a great weekend All :-wave

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Jon,Have you checked your e-mail this week ? Can you please send me a quick response with respect to my comments regarding the water tank textures, SanFran modelmip.tag file, and whatever else I mentioned.Chris Low.

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Hi all,Why? Is that Manchester? Chris livs in Manchester, I think!I can see a face in that snap-shot, on the fare right, in the sand.Can anyone els see it?glidernut.

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Andre,So, you have reached Ulverston. Perhaps you could post some screenshots directly over the town, so that I can point out certain locations and landmarks ?Chris Low.

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Robert,You guess correctly. That long, dark line with the kink at the end is Ulverston Canal (approximately one mile long). If you measure about two centimetres left of the extreme left edge of the kink, you will be somewhere in the vicinity of my house :-)Chris Low.

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Andre,You cut off the most prominent landmark ! That reddish-brown patch at top centre is part of Hoad Hill, and there is a monument on the top that is supposed to be a reasonable copy of the Eddystone lighthouse (it isn't really a lighthouse, but it certainly looks like one). Could you possibly get a close-up screenshot of this area ? I might even be able to see the monument itself.That feature that winds its way from upper left to upper right (and crosses the canal) is the railway line. Just beyond the upper right section, the line crosses the estuary (part of Morecambe Bay). You should be able to see the bridge in the scenery textures. If you follow this railway line to the east, you should be able to see a SECOND bridge across the sands (at a small town called Arnside).You should be able to see a green field to the left centre (with a couple of reddish looking buildings near it). These buildings are part of Ulverston Victoria High School (where I was educated between the ages of 14 and 16). You can see the main school buildings to the lower left of here. The white building just above the reddish looking buildings is the sixth form college (yes, this was my second home between 1983 and 1985) :-)The built up area adjacent to the south-eastern section of the canal is the Glaxo chemical plant (it would be nice if someone would vaporise this place, and start growing a few flowers and trees there instead) ;-)You may also be able to see a light brown looking road to the left of the left edge of the canal "kink". A bit further along this road, you will notice a dark line that SEEMS to connect this road with a small green field at the opposite end (it doesn't; there is a wall where the two roads appear to join). Anyway, this is Burlington Street. You will see another (shorter) dark line to the right of this street, and parallel to it. This is Ainslie Street. To the right of THIS street is an even shorter dark line (it has no southern exit, since there is an auto repair garage at one end). This is Clarence Street, and I live on the right hand side (about 90% of the way down).If Andre would be so kind as to post one or two other screenshots of the general area (perhaps some shots of the bay and coastline), then I would be only too happy to carry on my geography lesson :-)Chris Low.

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Chris, when was that canal built and what purpose does (or, did) it serve? Hans Petter

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Andre,That airfield in the first picture is on Walney Island. You don't see many planes there, although the odd Beechcraft KingAir has landed there when I have been in the area. The built up area to the right of the picture is part of Barrow-in-Furness, where they build nuclear submarines and various surface vessels (the Trident subs were all built here, and also HMS Invincible....one of our "aircraft carriers") ;-)Picture #2 shows Hoad monument ! Look for the object that "appears" to be a lighthouse in the lower right hand corner of the screenshot. It is around 100 feet tall, and is sat on a hill around 400 feet above sea level. The view from the top is fantastic :-)I can hardly see the railway viaduct itself in that bottom picture, since it is located directly over the water channel itself. The bit that LOOKS like a bridge (just to the right of this channel) is actually a built up causeway.Chris Low.

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Here are a few pictures of the Ulverston area.1. Market Cross in Ulverston itself.2. Distant view of Ulverston from Birkrigg Common.3. Hoad monument.4. View from Hoad Hill. You can see the railway viaduct across the estuary in the distance.5. Bardsea village, with Chapel Island and Morecambe Bay in the background, and a stone circle on Birkrigg Common in the foreground. You might just be able to see the chapel on the island....which is a folly, by the way :-)Chris Low.

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Andre,Yes, that is definitely low tide. During the majority of high tides, ALL of the sand that you can see in that screenshot would be covered with water.Chris Low.

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