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CAT4_Qualicum Beach airport

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Qualicum Beach airport ( IATA : XQU , TC LID : CAT4 ) is located 1.8 nautical miles south of the Town of Qualicum Beach , British Columbia , Canada . 

Try an early flight at 6:00 AM in the morning from Nanaimo airport , it only takes 15 minutes to Qualicum Beach airport for breakfast at the Final Approach restaurant at the airport . 

I love that early morning orange light from the sun along the coastline  on the way to Qualicum Beach airport .

And oh , when landing on runway 29 , if you notice , you'll see a couple of people are riding

horses early in the morning too , along the airport fence .

- All buildings at the airport are custom modeled .

- Custom runway markings , custom signs and apron markings .

- The weather station at the airport is also modeled .

- Custom airport fence .

- Add lots of other models .

- Add night lighting .

OK , enough talks . Let's download the file , unrar it , copy the CAT4-Qualicum Beach airport folder into community folder where Flight Simulator 2020 is instaled and start the flight to find out how it looks .

Credit :

- Thanks Ken Peters for the photos . Without the photos , the custom models are not possible .

- And also thanks the airport manager for his kindness allowing Ken Peters to take photos of the airport .

Hope you enjoy the airport scenery as much as I do .

Best Regards 

Minh 

 


Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

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Pretty empty over here.

GPS Coordinates 49.339854, -124.396265


65 Comments
  • Cmac72
    7 hour(s) ago
    Please add a link that will allow us to give you a token of our appreciation.
    Paypal or something.
    • Minhbui
      6 hour(s) ago
      Thank you Cmac72 ! If you like the airport a thumb up or two is appreciated . Hope you enjoy the scenery .
  • aircanada777
    7 day(s) ago
    wow this is amazing! great job! I dont really fly outwest that much in the sim but I sure will do so now!
    If its possible could you eventually make Muskoka Airport (CYQA) cause the default airport is trash.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      Thank you for the comment ! But I think I don't have the mean and energy to do CYQA .
  • RichardPlantagenet
    7 day(s) ago
    Wow! Just wow!
    My old stomping ground from the late 90's.
    Thank you!
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      Thank you ! Old time comes back ? Hope you enjoy it .
    • RichardPlantagenet
      7 day(s) ago
      Sure brings back some memories! We need to fix Nanaimo city next to make the experience perfect.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      Yeah , that's what I have in mind but first I need to learn how to do it .
  • Jadeguy2
    8 day(s) ago
    Absolutely fabulous job!! Instantly became my favorite airport over Nanaimo and that one is a real treat as well. You create real character, something that is sometimes missing in even big developers airstrips. Have you considered CYYJ Victoria? That would be a big payware opportunity I would think!
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      Thank you ! I thought we need a good looking departure airport and also a good looking arrival one . So I choose to build Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach airport . CYYJ is also close by but I need a lot of photos to make it looks good , especially photos from inside the airport security . It is easier said than done . How do I get those photos ? Who can be able to take those photos ? Like I mention above , Without Ken Peters and the airport manager's help , custom buildings at Qualicum Beach airport are not possible . And also CYYJ is much bigger airport . I need at least 6 month to finish it .
    • superpilot73
      7 day(s) ago
      Scorpionbc from your Nanaimo scenery said he could take pictures at CYYJ. If you decide tackle that big job maybe break it into parts. Like do the tower and flying club area first and download that first version here, then consecutive versions with the terminal, then the military area on the other side etc.
  • Zepingouin35
    8 day(s) ago
    Fantastic job!
    I like your work on customs marking ,Have you tried using the "parallax windows" material for the terminal bay windows, this could be interesting.
    Thank you to you as well as to the airport contributors.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      Thank you ! I still do not know a lot of things in modeling and want to learn including that parallax window . Do you know how to do it ? Maybe you can write a tutorial on how to do it ? The next thing I want to learn is animation . I want to animate the Canadian flag but have no idea how to do it either . Do you know how to do it ? If you do , can you show me so I can build better airports ? Thank you in advance .
    • superpilot73
      7 day(s) ago
      Just google Creating Animated Scenery - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 SDK Tutorials. Looks like it has to be done in Blender but there is a Youtube video on that as well.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      I know there are lots of tutorials for making things on the internet . But successfully learn to do something is a different story . Otherwise there are lots of scenery developers out there already .
    • superpilot73
      7 day(s) ago
      Yeah, no doubt easier said than done. Looked into animating flags through fsdeveloper forum, and RomanDesign figured it out just recently (bone animation) He would be your best bet.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      He's not going to share the secret he knows . He was the thread starter asking question about flag animation in that forum . After he figured it out , others are still in doubt , including me .
    • superpilot73
      7 day(s) ago
      Lol, unfortunately your at a skill level where only payware guru's tread. You may be able to figure it out if you look into the article, he had a lot of help from other developers.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      Yeah , in the last few months I was busy with the airports and actually did not spend time with flag animation at all .
    • superpilot73
      7 day(s) ago
      Flag animation is just a nice touch, not required obviously. Hopefully the secret will be revealed soon. Could of sworn I saw an airport in Alberta with animated flag (Red Deer?) but was probably P3D. BTW if you haven't seen them yet check out the great pictures in this airports user gallery.
    • Minhbui
      7 day(s) ago
      True , it's just a nice touch . Without it Qualicum Beach looks good anyway .
    • Zepingouin35
      6 day(s) ago
      Oops, I missed the conversation.

      About parallax windows, I will try to cross the info that is available on the web and do some tests this weekend, but it doesn't seem impossible just not very friendly for noobs like me.

      On the other hand for the animations, there are enough tutorials for blender to learn it and in the blender2msfs import tool there is an option to import the animation linked to the object(look on the FlyingTheston channel, there is a little simple tutorial to get started on an animated object on msfs )

      the unknown in my opinion is mostly how to link an animated object with the direction and the force of the wind (flag, windsocks, tree etc).

      *edit* I just found the thread on Fs developper you mentioned and I understand the problem ^^, forget what is written just above.

      In any case, if I would gladly share the methods with you if I succeed.
    • Minhbui
      6 day(s) ago
      I saw the tutorials , but for blender users . I don't know if I want to change to blender . Besides , my focus is to finish a good looking airport and go flying . Those little effects look nice up close but when we are a little away from them we don't see them anyway . And because of that , they are not my first priority in airport developments . Right now I am working on downtown Nanaimo photogrammetry . I will upload it soon to enhance the experience of flying from CYCD through downtown Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach .
    • Zepingouin35
      6 day(s) ago
      I totally understand, moreover you have already done an incredible job on this scene !
      I also try to complete my CYLI scene 100% and not leave it sketchy like CYBD .. and enjoy flying a bit in msfs as well and not spending hours on the sdk with my hazardous workflow ^^.
      I didn't know you weren't on Blender I guess you should be able to find also for the software you are using, the principles should be similar?
    • Minhbui
      6 day(s) ago
      Thank you for your thoughts on my work ! And your Bella Coola looks beautiful too ! I love it !
  • PropellerBC
    8 day(s) ago
    Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you very much.
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you !
    • superpilot73
      8 day(s) ago
      Sorry Propeller was using your version, but this is just on a ridiculous artistic and modeling level, as I'm sure you'll agree.
    • PropellerBC
      8 day(s) ago
      Nothing to be sorry about. I ditched my own scenery and I'll be using Khanh's. We should consider ourselves lucky to have such a talented artist giving away his work for our enjoyment.
  • MazerMart
    8 day(s) ago
    This is a fantastic piece of work. I am still trying to figure out how to bring Blender into MSFS.. Perhaps there is a good written outline somewhere..

    But amazing work.
    I'm thinking AI is taking up too many parking spaces.. I was looking for a nice empty hangar to put up the the night.
    And I didn't know they had such hot ladies in the area.. Not great conversationalist it seems.

    Congrats
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you ! Those hot ladies are there to just cheer up the flight simmer pilot fanatics .
  • DC6Pilot
    8 day(s) ago
    Love this airport. I am too Vietnamese. Khanh Bui is my name. I got my license at cable airport in upland California. Can you do that airport next? Please.
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Oh ! Hello Khanh ! Thank you ! We have the same last name . I will look in to that airport to see if I can .
    • DC6Pilot
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you. So glad that you doing this. I am an architect but can't do what you can do. There are a few airports that I flew out of but can't get into creating them. KCCB is the name of that airport. Are you a Canadian citizen? You did a lot of those airports.
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Yes , I am Canadian . What I do here is just my hobby and since no payware developers would be interesting in developing these small airports so I do it myself .
    • DC6Pilot
      8 day(s) ago
      Do you fly in real life? If not, do take an discovery flight at your nearest flight school. No obligation. It is a world of wonder up there.😃
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Nope , Can't afford and did not have a chance to be a pilot and own airplane in real life but do take discovery flight at the local airport .
    • MazerMart
      8 day(s) ago
      Yes love Nanaimo too.. Just did my first airport .. It's not that easy when MS scrubs the land so there is nothing there.. see Bathurst.. no custom buildings cuz I'm struggling to get them into the game..
    • DC6Pilot
      5 day(s) ago
      Morning Minh. Can I provide you with pictures of cable airport for reference? I don’t live too far from it. Msfs showed it as non operating airport at the moment but runway lights are there. Is there a way to pm you by any mean?
    • Minhbui
      5 day(s) ago
      Hello Khanh , I did have a look at Cable airport the other day and notice that Microsoft has closed it . I've also checked to see if someone cares to improve it but found none . And unfortunately , I am not interest in improving it either because the area I fly is mostly in Southern Alberta and Southern British Columbia Canada . The same as Cable airport , a lot of airports in Southern Alberta and BC need improvement and that is what I am doing . And even if I work at my full speed , there are still a lot of them that will be left out . I am sorry I can't help you with the airport of your interest .
    • DC6Pilot
      5 day(s) ago
      Just a wish. However, I will follow your works and get my virtual dual citizenship to fly in Canada more often.😃
  • Bony
    8 day(s) ago
    Again a master piece from the best aiport designer ever. Great work. Thank you very much Minh.
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you Bony ! Happy flying .
  • ThePilot871
    8 day(s) ago
    You did a great job here Minh. Totally amazing quality! I am from Quebec, but I love to fly over and discover the beauty of BC. This airport you made will make the experience even better. Keep up the excellent job with more airports in Canada. Thanks😵
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you for your kind words ! Yes , British Columbia has a nick name Beautiful British Columbia . And that also includes the airports .
  • jussybus
    8 day(s) ago
    absolutely stunning. just spent 20 min cruising around in VR listening to the birds chirping. Hot chicks in the cafe too!
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you ! I am glad you also enjoy the airport scenery . Yup , I love the chicks wearing red . They stand out very nice .
  • Tester4301
    8 day(s) ago
    Its not very often i dont wanna leave the airport but Wow ! Great job , i could hang out there all day .
    • Minhbui
      8 day(s) ago
      Thank you ! I am glad you enjoy it as I do .


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