KSBD San Bernardino

KSBD San Bernardino

I’ve been very busy and not able to spend a lot of time on the website or in the sim, but one of the projects I did take on was creating X-Plane scenery for KSBD, San Bernardino. KSBD was the original default airport in X-Plane in the old days, it’s a big field, and it’s also a common spot for PilotEdge users (and is in one of the CAT rating flights). Yet, for some reason I can’t quite grasp, there is no default 3D scenery for it on the X-Plane Gateway. So I decided to make some, working on it here and there over the past week or two during conference calls and when I’ve had free moments. I’ve uploaded it to the Gateway, but in the meantime I have posted it to the .Org as well. You may find it here.

I designed the scenery using only default objects in hopes that it becomes part of a future X-Plane release. Given the field’s complexity this really forced me to learn a lot of new tricks in WED, and I really like the results. For some reason X-Plane 10 users were getting an error so I’ve posted two versions. I hope you like it, and that it might prompt some readers to take on some larger fields using WED.

My next project is KVNY Van Nuys, and here are some screen shots of KSBD.

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W.E.D. Scenery Development Ride-Along #2

I took some time to record another airport design in W.E.D, this time Cal Black Memorial in Utah. The audio works well in this one all the way through, and I talk through how to add AI traffic and taxiways as well. Thanks for watching, and get out there and design some scenery!

Point-To-Point: Utah

The Saratoga is now in Dutch John, UT, as we prepare to do some killer fly fishing on the A stretch of the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam (at least, virtually). I designed scenery for this that’s been uploaded to the Gateway but it’s not yet approved. So speaking of that scenery, here are links to it and the others I’ve designed over the past few point-to-point flights. All use default objects, so while the layouts are spot-on don’t expect all the hangars etc. to match the real world:

And here is a shot of Dutch John over the ortho scenery.

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KWYS Yellowstone (X-Plane)

KWYS Yellowstone (X-Plane)

Yellowstone Airport sits at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. While open only from June to September of each year, it has commercial service via Delta Connection and over 4,000 passengers a year transit via the strip. It also hosts the West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center, which I’ve roughly rendered here at the north end of the field. KWYS sits at 6,469 feet, so be certain to lean your aircraft before making that takeoff roll.

To use this scenery you will need these libraries:

It also benefits from Airport Environment HD, as do all X-Plane airports.

This scenery is good for XP 10 and 11. The attached screen caps are with my own orthophoto tile underneath and World2XP America / HD Mesh 3, but note that this scenery has no embedded ortho images. I also added a Delta Connection bird on the ramp, which is not in these screen caps. This is a first start at this strip, and while it’s not ORBX, I hope it’s a nice addition to your library and I will likely improve it over time.

This scenery is freeware and you may get it here at the .org. Thanks for looking and happy flying.

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1U7 Bear Lake County (X-Plane)

1U7 Bear Lake County (X-Plane)

Bear Lake County Airport sits just north of Bear Lake along the Utah / Idaho border. It averages 200 hops a month, with only four GA aircraft based an the field full-time. This strip is a nice stopover for your flights from the mountains and National Parks of Wyoming and Idaho to those UT. To use this scenery you will need these libraries:

It also benefits from Airport Environment HD, as do all X-Plane airports.

This scenery is good for XP 10 and 11. The attached screen caps are with my own orthophoto tile underneath and World2XP America / HD Mesh 3, but note that this scenery has no embedded ortho images.

This scenery is freeware and may get it here at the .org. Thanks for looking and happy flying.

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KPUC Carbon County Scenery (X-Plane)

KPUC Carbon County Scenery (X-Plane)

I’ve been working on a few strips on-and-off for the past few weeks. I posted Clearwater yesterday, and here’s KPUC Carbon County. Also known as Buck Davis Field, KPUC is just outside of Price, Utah. A regular stop on the UPS / FedEx route it should be a good strip for FS Economy folks, and it’s a nice addition to your Utah scenery overall. You my download it from the .org, and to use this scenery you will need these libraries:

This scenery is good for XP 10 and 11. The attached screen caps are with an orthophoto tile underneath and World2XP America / HD Mesh 3, but note that this scenery has no embedded ortho images. I have attached a pic over default scenery as well. Thanks for looking and happy flying.

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KCLW Clearwater Airpark (X-Plane)

KCLW Clearwater Airpark (X-Plane)

Clearwater Airpark is a public strip near downtown Clearwater, Florida. I get to that part of the world from time to time, so thought it would be nice to improve on the available scenery. To use this scenery please download it here from the .org. You will also need these libraries:

This scenery is good for XP 10 and 11. The attached screen caps are with an orthophoto tile underneath and World2XP America / HD Mesh 3, but I have attached a pic over default scenery as well. Thanks for looking and happy flying.

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65S Boundary County / Bonners Ferry (X-Plane)

65S Boundary County  / Bonners Ferry (X-Plane)

I had a viewer request to fly into Bonners Ferry, located in far Northern Idaho, nearly to the Canada border. Finding the default XP11 scenery lacking, I decided to design some. You may download it here at X-Plane.org. It’s a very pleasant strip, overlooking the town of Bonners Ferry and the Kootenai river from its plateau setting. From the Boundary County web page:

The Boundary County Airport lies two miles northeast of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, providing a scenic destination spot or resting point for all flyers. Some of the services available at the airport include overnight hangars for corporate aircraft, courtesy/rental car, pilot’s lounge and supplies, flight instruction and airframe and power plant repair and maintenance and one restaurant within walking distance; the Three Mile Cafe.

ORBX makes a fantastic version of this field for FSX/P3D, and this is no where near that level of quality. Still, I took a while on this, and like it very much. I hope you do, too.

To use this scenery you will need these libraries:

Thanks for looking and happy flying.

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KTHM Thompson Falls, MT (X-Plane)

KTHM Thompson Falls, MT (X-Plane)

I had a viewer request to fly from KTHM, and looking at the default X-Plane scenery I decided to update it with something better. So here is KTHM for X-Plane 10.5+, and you may download it here. For this scenery to work properly you will also need the OpenSceneryX, JBHangars, and MisterX libraries. You will also need to download and place this folder in your custom scenery folder, and then place the JBHangars library inside it – this will make it so X-Plane sees the hangars. You only need to do this once. Thanks and I hope you like the scenery.

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1K1 Lloyd Benton Field (X-Plane)

1K1 Lloyd Benton Field (X-Plane)

My third scenery design, this is 1K1, Lloyd Stearman Field in Benton, Kansas (formerly known as Benton Park). Named in honor of aviation pioneer Lloyd Stearman and home base to seven Stearman WWII biplanes and various other warbirds. I made this as a request, and hope it’s of interest to those simming in the Wichita environs. This scenery works with X-Plane 10 and 11, and requires:

  • OpenSceneryX library
  • Prefab Airports library
  • MisterX library

Also note that the attached images reflect MisterX HD Airport and World2XP. To install simply download the .ZIP file, uncompress it, and add to your Custom Scenery folder.

I’m still learning my way with this, and am open to any feedback. This airport also took the better part of the day, so I don’t know that I will do many more requests (although I enjoyed doing this field and learned a lot). But as I create new sceneries for airports I sim at, I’ll continue to upload them here. Thanks.

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