This is an upgrade of EGHE St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly plus a modest, for now, scenery mod.
This is my favourite airport in the whole wide world. And indeed place. It also has the best public toilet in the world on the main harbour with a wonderfully low height to align your plumbing and refreshing breeze to flow up it. If you haven't been here in reality then you jolly well should go.
Sadly the UK update totally screwed the airport area. It's much duller than it was before, and very incorrect. A lot of the landscape won't respond to terraforming, and other bits will fall apart with any more. We can only hope they repair it. If you spot it before me let me know the good news. In the meantime you can moan at them via Zendesk which might do something.
It did do a nice job elsewhere. I urge you to check the new petrol station on St Agnes.
This is two files - the airport and the other contains tweaks of the surrounding island and islands.
At the airport the runways have been erased and replaced with ones that once upon a time resembled reality, not after the update.
All ground textures have been changed. Most other buildings are replaced or fill holes where there weren't any before. A few parking spots have been added on the grass opposite the terminal and one at the hangars opposite the main apron.
The surroundings have been spruced up with road surfaces and foliage. Annoyingly there's no decent wooden fence available other than some hillbilly thing I used in a couple of places so the rest is boring old mesh.
Rocks have been embedded in the runway approaches to give you the willies. It's no good approaching when it's only that blotchy velvet stuff. I want you to feel naked terror.
It has a new taxi system but the AI can't cope with it, just as it couldn't with the original.
Also included is a relatively basic, for now, scenery upgrade of the wider islands which is a separate file designed to work with the airport. This adds boats and quays, the odd other feature such as the day marks and a faintly cheesy lighthouse at Bishop Rock and Longships off Land's End.
Both of these lighthouses are landable platforms. I did try to make them airports you could spawn at but I got slapped upside the head by the terrain.
The main thing the whole area could use is rocks embedded and trillions of them but that's a very painstaking process so I ain't guaranteeing a completion date. It's also possible that an entire area filled with them will go pop in mad. I'll have to experiment.
If you haven't seen it, to go in partnership with this is my ancient and rather basic Tresco Heliport - https://flightsim.to/file/598/eght-tresco-isles-of-scilly-uk but that's very STOL only.
Is a general spruce up. At the airport I didn't realise the runway was ignoring my terraforming orders and sticking to whatever evil shite they've added to this terrain with the UK update. Ergo there was a ridge in the runway. That's now gone but the whole joint is getting dangerously close to being flat as a pancake now.
Also added is the fire training area and a few more wee details. I need to get my tight little body there in person to fully resolve the terminal.
In the scenery file I've sorted out the Longships lighthouse with better rocks and placement. Elsewhere the road markings are done. More boats. I've started to add rocks to other areas of the islands but I'm not sure it's working too well. They're a different colour and it only really works on the flat bits as the coastline now twitches. Anyway I got bored and stopped so there's not a great deal yet.
Pretty empty over here.
Pretty empty over here.
|Seven Stones Lighthouse ship||
|March 28, 2021||
GPS Coordinates 49.913549, -6.293002
© superspud - All rights reserved. Any reupload or redistribution of this file without the author's prior written consent is forbidden.
This Flight Simulator 2020 Mod was created by superspud and shared in Scenery Enhancements » Regional Airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator.