I redid the south of the West Ramp and added the Jet Aviation Hangar and surroundings. This will be my last update until I visit the airport and get some better information (unless anybody finds any issues).
v0.1.3 7/11/2021 - Added Jet Aviation hangar and surrounding area and removed the hangar that was removed in 2016 (so some of the pictures here are a little out of date). Continued to add more detail to the West Ramp. Added taxiway direction markings to Central Echo and Tango around Juliet and Sierra and Customs. Added more detail to East Ramp
v0.1.2 7/9/2021 - In creating the update, it's possible there's a layout.json error (there were two contentinfo directories, and I had deleted one, but the fix may not have ended up in the layout.json, and downloading is so slow I can't check).
v0.1.1 7/9/2021 - Wrong directory was zipped up. All files are now included. And if you're one of the five people who downloaded the update before I found yet Another mistake, just go ahead and delete the Marketplace data and save a bunch of space, as it includes both the pictures And the original zip file which was of just the pictures.... sigh
They're not included in the layout.json, so the sim won't know if you deleted it.... smh
v0.1.0 7/9/2021 - Initial Release
Nestled between the city of Boston and the birthplace of a nation, Hanscom Field is 20 mi outside of Logan Airport in Boston, located at the apex of 4 towns, Bedford, Concord, Lincoln and Lexington. A fighter training base in WWII, Hanscom Field made its name as a computing and radar development base for the Air Force, and is still active in that capacity, though in a much smaller way than it used to be. Centered in the Technology Belt around Boston, it has been home to organizations such as MIT Lincoln Laboratories, Draper Labs, Raytheon and many other companies. With two runways 7000 and 5200 ft in length, it can easily handle aircraft as large as the C-5, and was a base of operations for the US Air Force Military Airlift Command along with Westover Air Base for a time.
Now that the US Air Force has reduced it's operations here, it is also the largest General Aviation airport in Massachusets, and is considered a feeder airport for Logan airport. It has hosted scheduled airline flight operations off and on since the '80's. Southern Airways decided to switch operations from KYHA Hyannis to KBED and KACK as of the end of May, 2021. As an Air Force base close to Boston, it often hosts the President of the United States and many other luminaries, such as the Beatles in 1964 when they played the old Boston Garden for their first tour in the United States. You'll note the "red carpet" on the US Air Force portion of the ramp at the end of the taxiway.
I'm not done with the airport yet, but I've done enough that it's worth releasing. I've updated the taxiways to the latest configuration as shown on the current charts, updated the taxi signs as best I can without visiting yet, fixed up all the taxiway lines to the latest images from October 2020, including adding a facsimile of the new Customs/Fire Station building and parking by the tower. I've added more parking, updated the configuration of parking on the East and West ramps as it is today, added lights as best I can figure out, and redid the taxi lights as well. I didn't find any taxilights on the tarmac, but, essentially E, G, and R taxiways had no lighting in general. Got rid of the building on the cargo "hot run up" pad and added the blast shields to it. I've added some eye candy and spruced up the surrounding area a bit. I also added the Jet Aviation hangar to the southwest side of the West Ramp, as well as the taxiway markings on Echo and Tango around Sierra and Juliet.
I've taken this as far as I can from Google Earth. For those who fly out of Bedford, let me know if you find any other discrepancies. I'll be visiting soon, my mom still lives in Bedford, East Coast Aero club has a PA28 there I'd like to rent, and I work nearby. I'm sure after I visit I'll figure out a lot more details I'll want to add.
To install this scenery just copy scenery-ma-flyingscool-kbed directory contained in this zip-file into your Community directory.
Most additions to the scenery are default objects delivered by ASOBO with the MSFS package.
I often use objects from the following libraries and you will want to install the following object library packages. The ones I've starred are used in this package (though I may have forgotten I've used others):
*FISD - https://files.fsnordic.net/fisd-library-for-msfs2020
*Windy Things - https://flightsim.to/file/14024/windy-things
*SDR Scenery Pack V1.1 - https://flightsim.to/file/6072/sdr-scenery-pack-v1-0
*colin J's object library - https://flightsim.to/file/16007/msfs-object-library-with-150-models-ranging-from-towers-hangers-terminals-to-cones
*Delta Tango's Camper Library - https://flightsim.to/file/12386/camper-library
*Cede69's static aircraft library - https://flightsim.to/file/14422/static-aircraft-library
*Wombiiactual ENxx Asset pack - https://flightsim.to/file/12208/wombiiactual-enxx-asset-pack
*Emerald Object Library - https://flightsim.to/file/8824/emerald-object-library
*Mikea.at AssetPack - https://flightsim.to/file/1923/mikea-at-assetpack
*dantesmante's Reno Stead Airport - https://flightsim.to/file/11837/reno-stead-airport-krts-reno-air-races
EGOV RAF Valley custom built - https://flightsim.to/file/9361/egov-raf-valley-custom-built
totof aircraft library - https://flightsim.to/file/17182/totof-aircraft-library-v1-1
*totof object library - https://flightsim.to/file/17179/totof-library-object-v1-1
JHScenery Master Library - https://flightsim.to/file/8157/jhscenery-master-library
TurtleTank's Objects Library - https://flightsim.to/file/13290/turtletank-s-scenery-developer-objects-and-material-library
*Dave's Hi-res Library - https://flightsim.to/file/15769/dave-s-higher-res-crooked-library
Dave's Crooked Library - https://flightsim.to/file/4696/dave-s-crooked-library
Dave's Seaplane Object Library - https://flightsim.to/file/5806/fisherman-dave-s-seaplane-base-object-library
Dave's 3D People Library - https://flightsim.to/file/5452/dave-s-3d-people-library
EDHK Lights and Objects - https://flightsim.to/file/2549/edhk-lights-pack