EGHE - St Mary's Airport & Isles of Scilly Scenery UK - Upgrade

Current Version 1.7 by superspud
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Version 1.7
Initial Release November 17, 2020
Last Updated April 28, 2021
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#Real-Life United Kingdom

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. 

V 1.7

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.

  • Version 1.7 April 28, 2021

    Sorts out a runway ridge.

    Finishes road markings.

    Adds more detail to the islands around the coast and plenty of bits and bobs here and there.

  • Version 1.6 March 05, 2021

    Hopefully squashed all of the errant sea.

    Got rid of all of the green roads on St Marys and put proper ones in.

    Stuck a few more items around.

  • Version 1.5 February 17, 2021

    Lowered the sea to sea level to address Asobo's horrid update.

    Redone the rocky coastline.

    Sorted out a few other things the update threw up.

  • Version 1.4 February 07, 2021

    Sorted slight levelling problem.

    Cleaned up scrappy aprons.

    Renamed modellib file.

Title Subject Last Updated Answers
Seven Stones Lighthouse ship
March 28, 2021

GPS Coordinates 49.913549, -6.293002

  • Milou78fr
    2 day(s) ago
    Un véritable bijou ! Bravo. 😍

    A real gem ! Well done. 😍
  • osartawi
    3 day(s) ago
    Great Work, did a video from your mod, check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c72RL2F6bkA
    • superspud
      3 day(s) ago
      That is one beautifully made video.
    • Highseas
      1 day(s) ago
      Very cool !
  • z0rgmeister
    7 day(s) ago
    Aye, proper!
  • BostonElf
    7 day(s) ago
    I love any scenery you make, its really high grade. (I had a problem earlier hence the edited part here deleted)) This is top 10 must have scenery ! 6 stars!
    • superspud
      7 day(s) ago
      In the past Lands End caused crashes for people before the latest world update. After that it seemed to be guaranteed. I thought that had been fixed and no one else has reported it since.

      Which leaves St Marys. I think it's custom ground textures that are the most likely culprit as well as the old file structure. I've uploaded another version with the new structure and no ground textures onto this page. Give that a try.
    • BostonElf
      7 day(s) ago
      Confirmed: EGHC and EGHE both work now ! 😊 And ...thanks for the breathtaking scenery... 😀 😀 !!
  • Highseas
    7 day(s) ago
    I probably should have asked the Potato King if thats was ok to post that old 1.6.... especially since I'm dependant on him for my IOS flying fix. That OK SuperSpud ?
    • superspud
      7 day(s) ago
      A fine idea.

      Like I said I accidentally deleted several old versions and I have so many other ones in varying states of disrepair I've no idea which is which.

      I'm going to try and return decent runway profiles but I don't think it's going to be possible as this new terrain around the airport is weirdly fixed compared to the old version.
    • Highseas
      7 day(s) ago
      Hmm. Well I'm here for the long haul !!

      What they did to the airfield levels and the whole area between Old Town and Porth Hellick is just dumb as bricks.... but there are many other goodies.

      We could end up with a near pefect Scilly sporting a complete fantasy based airfield... which for a flight sim is pretty daft... but hey!...

      You build it... I will fly it! (trying to land the helicopter on Bishop Rock was an epic fail !!... but I'm not done only after attempt #1 😂 ) was fine landing at Tresco, and up ion the sports fiedl on the garrion... when landed ok in Woolpack Point Battery. Its a lot easier when yu oare not all alone in the dark with the Atlantic wanting to swallow you up... !!
  • LEMG90
    8 day(s) ago
    hi, is there any way to download the 1.6?
    • superspud
      8 day(s) ago
      Are you having problems with this? I mistakenly deleted a vast amount of old ones the other day so I'm not sure I still have that.
    • Highseas
      7 day(s) ago
      I still have 1.6 as a zip file. Where would you like it ?
    • LEMG90
      7 day(s) ago
      I sent you a PM.
    • Highseas
      7 day(s) ago
      I sent you a link !😉
  • whiskymike
    12 day(s) ago
    Thank you for the scenery.
  • britfrog
    13 day(s) ago
    thanks for the update, why not join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/493455508243014
    you will find less mongols here
  • hansandy
    14 day(s) ago
    Very excellent addon, with great attention to detail! Thank you very much for that. Unfortunately the man from air traffic control has to stand in the tower all the time. Maybe you can buy him a chair after all. 😉
    • superspud
      14 day(s) ago
      He's excited to see you. We also have some history. He has been welded in there since 1997 and is probably hoping you'll break him out. My orbital lasers will take care of that forthwith.
  • Gerardgeek
    14 day(s) ago
    Brilliant work - thank you - your updates are always gratefully received😃
  • Highseas
    15 day(s) ago
    All updates are very well received here !

    I'm there in September (hoping for an Indian Summer) so tap me up if you need anything then !
  • TeslaBNA
    15 day(s) ago
    good work!

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