ID49 Pistol Creek Ranch, Idaho

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Initial Release April 12, 2021
Last Updated May 31, 2021
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#Real-Life #Handcrafted United States Exclusive Drag and Drop

Located in the heart of the 2.4 million acre Frank Church Wilderness in Central Idaho, Pistol Creek Ranch is a private refuge on the banks of the Middle Fork Of The Salmon River that offers hunting, fishing, rafting, and year-round outdoor recreation.  Access to Pistol Creek Ranch is by charter aircraft, typically out of Boise, McCall, Cascade, Salmon, Challis or Sun Valley.

This scenery features:

  • a sloped runway, with a curved approach over a steep river bluff
  • parking and taxiways similar to the actual airstrip
  • improved terraforming and water texturing on the river and pond
  • excess trees and vegetation cleared from runway and paths
  • hand-built lodge, barns, and corrals, with horses and lots of custom details
  • custom animated flag, windmill and windsocks
  • local wildlife
  • as a bonus, includes an Airport Chart for Pistol Creek Ranch to help you plan your flight here

To get the full benefit of this package, the following object libraries are highly recommended:

  • Flag, windmill, and windsocks: https://flightsim.to/file/14024/windy-things
  • Animated horses: https://flightsim.to/file/8887/beekay-pack1
  • Static horses: https://flightsim.to/file/6841/dave-s-3d-animals-library
  • Fences: https://flightsim.to/file/8652/dave-s-bush-league-legends-library
  • People: https://flightsim.to/file/5452/dave-s-3d-people-library


P.S. Pistol Creek Ranch also appears as ID49 in Western US Backcountry Strips Vol. 1 by phr34k86.  To avoid conflicts, don't load both versions of this airstrip at the same time.


In addition to the object libraries listed above, the following free models and materials were used and substantially modified in this scenery:


  • https://free3d.com/3d-model/american-paint-horse-nuetral-v1--575385.html [2]
  • https://free3d.com/3d-model/mountedelkantlers-v1--775857.html [2]
  • https://free3d.com/3d-model/mountedwhitetaileddeerantlers-v2--510075.html [2]
  • https://free3d.com/3d-model/mountedelkhead-v1--951730.html [2]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/deer-skull-with-antlers-29bccce82a184e93bea39933d33b4760 [3]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/rustic-chair-77afa26a76614fc2b8ed845024af0b58 [3]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/round-table-86091129fc304b5d951dbd5352dcb04f [3]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/chair-2-0e652a8685614b078c25e556c131c931 [3]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/deer-antlers-low-res-f4cc6869c3404af2af60059eed5fd094 [4]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/raft-by-henri-9cee65228d8f435dbd6dfd6ef900ccba [3]
  • https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/boat-paddle-4bb941cdba8c4bc8bb28c28b30acaf0f [3]
  • https://3dmodelhaven.com/model/?m=sofa_02 [5]
  • https://3dmodelhaven.com/model/?m=Rockingchair_01 [5]


  • https://source.substance3d.com/allassets/643337e3bd1e615713652a707efcf0c174672b22?free=true [1]
  • https://share.substance3d.com/libraries/1748 [3]
  • https://share.substance3d.com/libraries/4326 [3]
  • https://share.substance3d.com/libraries/3394 [3]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=BricksSubstance002 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=CorrugatedSteelSubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=GravelSubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=MetalSubstance004 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=MetalWalkwaySubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=PaintedPlasterSubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=PlanksSubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=PlasterSubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=WoodFloorSubstance003 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=WoodFloorSubstance005 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=WoodSidingSubstance001 [5]
  • https://cc0textures.com/view?id=WoodSubstance003 [5]
  • https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Navajo_Ganado_Rug_01.jpg [6]


1. Substance3D License (Section 6.2) 
2. Free3D License (Section 7)
3. CC BY 4.0
4. CC BY-SA 4.0
5. CC0 1.0
6. Public Domain

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  • Version 1.04 May 31, 2021

    - Added warning signs along runway
    - Reworked scenery in main pond area
    - Terraformed additional holding pond
    - Textured beach areas along river
    - Fixed ground textures along runway
    - Fixed window textures

  • Version 1.03 May 14, 2021

    - Minor update for compatibility with new version of Windy Things library

  • Version 1.02 May 06, 2021

    - Created animated US flag, windmill, and windsocks, which are part of a new Windy Things library <https://flightsim.to/file/14024/windy-things>.
    - Added an Airport Chart for Pistol Creek Ranch to help with flight planning. Drawn in the style of the Airport Facility Directory <https://itd.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Airport-Facilities-Directory.pdf> from the Idaho Division of Aeronautics <https://itd.idaho.gov/aero/>, this chart is fictional and is for home flight simulation use only. Not for real world navigation.

  • Version 1.01 April 18, 2021

    - Refined vegetation around the barns and the lodge
    - Fixed texture bugs
    - Added rapids to the river
    - Added people at the barns, the lodge, and on the river
    - Added wildlife

  • Launched April 12, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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GPS Coordinates 44.735137, -115.144740


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Brilliant work! Thank you!

Wish I could upload screenshots. the scenery I got is totally different from the pictures the author posted above, which is fantastic! Mine is missing terrain textures, trees, and the runway. Looks like my overall scenery has been deteriorated. Anyone knows possible causes?
This looks Very, Very Interesting - I can't wait to try it out! I even clicked on the link to check-out the place online. Your work, looks a very close representation to the real world = AWESOME! 😲😁
I did this one for X-Plane. You have really done to the exceptional level. I love the little touches, like the river raft. The terraforming is excellent.
windy things is not downloadable it says file unavailable any info on when it becomes available ?
This is fabulous addition to the growing number of Idaho wilderness airfields! The custom models and careful attention to detail perfectly emulate this popular resort destination. One need only do a Google image search for "Pistol Creek Ranch" to see this. The main lodge, barn buildings, corrals, and even the picnic table and boulders at the pond are spot on recreations of their real-world counterparts, right down to the antler racks on the front of the west barn. And the interior night lighting of the main lodge is a welcoming touch for those late dusk arrivals. Would say more but I gotta run... there's a family of 6 waiting at the Boise Airport for a flight here so I need to go fire up the C208 Caravan. Thanks for the effort that went into this. Well done!

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