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For FSX and FSX-Steam Edition

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

There are many scenery systems and enhancements aavailable for FSX, from entire countries to individual airports  The scenery listed here is all freeware.

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.

Club Hangar at Gloucestershire
for FSX 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 Base at Shoreham
for FSX with Default Scenery

Ken Greer has also built a version of his Shoreham Club base for the FSX family for members who have only the default scenery installed.

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 VRPs 2020-01-02
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.

VRPs in France for FSX

This file contains a set of visual markers for 645 VRPs in France for FSX. See the included Readme text file for details. Provided by Tony Driver. (18KB)

VRPs in Germany for FSX

This file contains a set of visual markers for 271 VRPs in Germany for FSX. See the included Readme text file for details. Provided by Tony Driver. (6KB)

VRPs in Spain for FSX

This file contains a set of visual markers for 229 VRPs in Spain for FSX. See the included Readme text file for details. Provided by Tony Driver. (7KB)

VRPs in Italy for FSX

This file contains a set of visual markers for 314 VRPs in Italy for FSX. Provided by Robert Ephgrave. (8KB)

Spanish Photoscenery V5 for FSX

Between 2014 and 2018, a group of Spanish flight simulation fans, working independently, have developed FREE photographic scenery for FSX covering the whole country, at a resolution of 1pixel/metre, using free imagery from the Spanish National Geographic Institute (PNOA).

The work is brilliant and all of them made a great effort, but until now it was rather complicated trying to download and install all the areas of the scenery, and you needed to know some Spanish geography to put all the files in the correct place.

So our Member Francisco Garcia Garrido created tables and maps to help him, with links to all the files in appropriate order and the areas drawn over a map of Spain. When finished, he decided to give it a polish and publish it. The result is this manual. Do download this manual before attempting to download the scenery - for your own sanity it is suggested!

Oshkosh

For one week each summer, the US Experimental Aircraft association (EAA) members and aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from more than 60 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Wisconsin, USA, where they rekindle friendships and celebrate the past, present and future in the world of flight. The event is mirrored on VATSIM at the same time. If you wish to join in the fun, this 96Mb download includes a highly detailed airport, and visual scenery of the surrounding area to aid navigation to the event.

Tileproxy Installation for FSX

A document describing how to install Tileproxy for FSX under Windows.

Gerry Winskill's UK Farm Strips for FSX

The three volumes of UK Farm Strips by Gerry, originally issued for FS9 have been modified by him to be compatible with FSX. In this FSX version, all parts need to be downloaded, because all of the farms are combined in one scenery volume. Because of the size, it has been split into 3 downloads, all of which are essential. Part 1 is Library Objects 8.45 Mb, part 2 is Textures 19.3 Mb, and part 3 is Scenery 482 Kb. They were originally designed for use with the FS9 Horizon Simulations VFR GM photoscenery of England and Wales, and are still compatible with that scenery.   They have been reworked for FSX, and are compatible with the more recent UK photo sceneries. Part 4 with 20 new airstrips for FSX was added to the collection in 2009.

UK Farmstrips part_1
UK Farmstrips part_2
UK Farmstrips part_3
UK Farmstrips part_4

Essex Airstrips_v011

Ten private airfields (Farm Strips) created by club member Pete Chapman. These complement the work done by Gerry Winskill for the rest of England and Wales.

UK Airspace Boundaries for FSX

Current version: December 30 2018 10:52:12 - (2.5MB)

Our member Kevin Firth has created a completely new set of "scenery" files which don't appear in FSX 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.

UK ANO for FSX

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. Unzip to a temporary directory and follow the included instructions.

UK Refineres for FSX

Oil tanks and flare stacks make very obvious landmarks. Gerry has recreated all of the UK refineries in this set.

EGKL Deanland for FSX

Anthony Sheehy has produced a very nice little scenery for Deanland Airfield (EGKL). Set in the rolling Sussex Downs, it's an ideal grass strip for a short hop from Shoreham or Biggin Hill. the Airfield has a smart real world website to provide further information.

EGBS Shobdon for FSX

Airfield scenery for FSX. See included readme file for installation instructions. Requires some addon libraries, which can be downloaded from avsim and flightsim.com By Tim Arnot.

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.

Spectator Tower

Spectator Tower for FSX

This is the same Spectator Chair as above, but it has been modified by Club member David Buderim to raise the viewpoint to 100feet above ground level and to add a radar screen to assist in locating aircraft. It is ideal for use on JoinFS to provide an Aerodrome Flight Information Service, (AFIS) or Air-Ground Radio Service (AGRS) for Club flights or for multiplayer 2-4-CIX display sessions. Put this "aircraft" in your simobjects/airplanes folder, and load it as you would any aircraft.

European Altimeter Type 1

A European altimeter_V01

Default FS aircraft and many others designed on the western side of the pond have the Kohlsmann subscale graduated in inches of mercury (ISA pressure is 29.92 inches). This altimeter has a second Kohlsmann window with its scale graduated in millibars (or hectopascals). ISA pressure in Europe is 1013.2 hectopascals. File:39Kb

European Altimeter Type 2

A European altimeter_V02

This version is more typical of light aircraft in Europe, with a single Kohlsmann window with its scale calibrated in Hectopascals. The download includes instructions to create a pop-up window with an enlarged altimeter which makes it easier to read the Kohlsmann scale numbers on small monitors or PCs with low end graphics cards. File:531Kb.