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For Prepar3Dv4

Pilot Client Programs

The Pilot Client programs for FSX and FSX-Steam Edition can be found listed on the Pilot Connection Software page. Members' suggestions for useful and interesting links will be gladly received. Email suggestions to the Webmaster by clicking the following icon. @

Scenery

The scenery listed here is all freeware. These files have all been reworked for Prepar3D for the Club by member Roger Hicks. The P3D install method is much simpler than the FSX default method.

  1. Unzip into (or copy and paste the unzipped add on folder and all its contents) to the "Prepar3D V4 Add-Ons" folder in your "Documents" folder. For example it might be located at C:\User_Profile\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-Ons.
  2. Start P3Dv4 and affirm acceptance of the "loading the scenery" message as P3D starts.
  3. To remove just delete the scenery folder within the P3D Add On folder
  4. The add ons can be managed, switched on & off from the "Options - Add Ons" dialog from the home screen or during a flight.
It is important to understand that P3D handles Add On Packages and Scenery in different ways. The CIX scenery is now classed as an Add On Package not Scenery. Because of this, there is a P3D specific Add-Ons.xml file inside each zipped folder that P3D will read. Also, because this scenery is an Add On Package, it will not be available to switch in Options/Scenery, and the tick box will be grayed out.

Static Objects Library for P3D

The Static Object Library has been converted and combined by Roger Hicks. This single package is now the only mandatory requirement for all the converted CIX scenery listed below thus far in P3D.

Club Hangar at Gloucestershire
for P3D with UK2000

Members who have installed Gary Summon's UK2000 Volume 2 for FSX can see the Club Name on 'our' hangar at Gloucestershire. Our thanks indeed to Gary for giving us this little update free of charge. A nighttime texture version by Max Symons is included.

Club Base at Shoreham
for FSX with UK2000 Airport Scenery

Our member Ken Greer has built us a superb Clubhouse, fuel station and parking area at Shoreham. This version is for members who have installed Volume 1of Gary Summon's UK2000 detailed airport scenery for FSX, FSX-Steam Edition and Prepar3D.

Club Facilities Biggin Hill
for FSX with UK2000 Airports

Our Club facilities at Biggin Hill for members who have installed Part 3 of Gary Summon's UK2000 or British Airports detailed airport scenery. Our thanks to Pete Chapman for putting it together, and to non-member Ted Andrews for constructing the Clubhouse. In 2017 our facilities had to move because, in the real world, the airport management created a fuel station where our Clubhouse used to be. The new Clubhouse, hangar etc. have not changed, just moved around a bit, but we have added some aircraft parking facilities for members and visitors. The scenery includes the new fuel station where the Clubhouse used to be. 100LL AVGAS is available.

UK ANO for P3D

ANO stands for Air Navigation Obstacles - "sticky up things" to quote the designer of this scenery, Gerry Winskill.  Anything which sticks up more than 300 feet above the surrounding terrain is an ANO and Gerry has reproduced them all. In two volumes. Follow the instructions in the included Readme file.

Cheltenham Racecourse Heliport EGBC for P3D

Mike Pike has created a small scenery addon to allow members to fly in to watch or take part in the virtual Chelenham Gold Cup and other horse racing events at this famous course. (6KB)

UK VRPs 2020-06-18
for FSX/FSX-SE/P3DV4

The scenery file UKVRP.BGL contains a visual marker at each of the unique UK VRPs defined in the most recent NATS Aeronautical Information Service listing, with additional custom VRPs requested by Vatsim UK or CIX. Further details of the VRPs are in the ReadMe.rtf file and are in the UKVRP.CSV file used to import the data into Plan-G. The file UKVRP_List_[list date].rtf shows each VRP and where used [if known]. Also included is the file UKVRPLM.csv for import as "User Data" into Little Navmap. Instructions for VRP/User Data maintenance and display are within Little Navmap. Member Ray Smith updates these files from current real-world information.

UK Airspace Boundaries 2019-12-30

Roger Hicks has modified Kevin Firth's FSX files for the UK Airspace Boundaries.  They don't appear in P3D as you fly, but do show on the map. They also are displayed in Plan-G. These files provide the pilot with all the up to date controlled airspace boundaries for the UK. UK Controlled Airspace changes every year, and Kevin has promised to try and keep these files current, so check the version date to be sure you have the latest.

The files located at "P3Dv4\Scenery\World\scenery" need to be renamed from BNXWorld0.bgl and BNXWorld1.bgl to BNXWorld0.bgl.off and BNXWorld1.bgl.off. If the files are not renamed, P3D will use both BGL files, effectively rendering the UK Airspace boundaries created by Kevin as being difficult to distinguish. There is no longer any need to copy the files to the P3D installation folder when the P3D CIX VFR Club UK Airspace Boundaries package is added to the Prepar3D Add Ons folder. The add-ons.xml file, included in the download, tells P3D where to locate the files within the package, but will not prioritise same name original files. Important Note: - Every time P3D is updated, the files BNXWorld0.bgl and BNXWorld1.bgl will need to be renamed again as above. However the Add On Package will remain working without issue and requires no maintenance.

VRPs in Europe for FSX

This file contains a set of visual markers for all the VRPs in The European Union for P3D. See the included Readme text file for details.

CIX VFR Club Landscape GB

This scenery is a real breakthrough for VFR flight enthusiasts. It comprises Autogen buildings, trees and other objects placed accurately to size and shape in their real world positions across the whole of Great Britain. Member Peter Memmott has worked some magic with Ordnance Survey publicly released data using software tools included with the FSX Software Development Kit. Either with default scenery or any of the photographic sceneries available for the UK, this revolutionary upgrade adds even more realism to to your virtual flying experience. The download file (zip) is 1.1Gb in size and can be unzipped with a password which is published on the Club forum. The download includes an installer.

Miscellaneous

This section contains links to a few items which Club members will hopefully find useful.

Spectator

The Spectator for FSX

This "aircraft" looks like a man sitting on a chair. It is however a fully flyable aircraft, designed by Club member Kevin Bryan.Its function is to be placed (by slewing) in a position to view a virtual air display from the ground. It was originally created specifically for spectators at the long defunct Annual VatsimUK Sywell Virtual Air Display. In 2D cockpit view, you can pan around 360 degrees both horizontally and vertically without any obstruction by cockpit structure or panel. There is no 3D view, but external view and Control Tower view work as normal for FSX family of sims. Put this "aircraft" in your simobjects/airplanes folder, and load it as you would any aircraft. Being an aircraft, it can indeed be flown if you want to. Use the minipanel (press the 'W' key in 2D view) to see your altitude, speed and heading etc.