Creating Tower view as fix viewpoint anywhere

  • Hello,

    Currently I'm trying to set a "fixed" and stable "Tower" view point for the Axalp Target Range in Switzerland DLC. More generally speaking, how can I set a "fixed" (non moving) poin t of view, like a "tower" view, outside from an Airport ?

    I'm sure it is possible. Is it linked with some kind of Dummy runway or dummy airport file ? Should I set a runway.tmb for this, or ist it possible to set such a view making a simple .tsc file ?

    Thank you in advance for your help !

  • Hello Kenneth !

    Really ? thank you very much !

    The LONG LAT are : 8.0313 46.4225

    But the place (axalp shooting range) is situated at 2'300 meters above sea level ;-). In google earth, you can see a hut (in fact, it's the control tower of the shooting range). If you are curious, you can have a look in youtube, searching for "axalp" will understand ;-)

    Let me know if you need more informations. Anyway, I thank you very much Kenneth ;-)

    Friendly from Switzerland, Hervce

  • Hi HerveF,

    I'm also interested in the 'Axalp Fliegerschießen'.

    But when I enter your coordinates in Google Map, I don't see a hut there at the base of the Aletschgletscher.

    Can you please confirm these coordinates?

    Thanks a lot!

  • hello Rodeo !

    Perhaps I made a mistake... look at google earth :

    46.4225 8.1331. Here I've done screen capture of Axalp shooting Range in Google Earth...¨

    If you need, I've already done cultivation files for Meiringen airport + axalp region.... And the "hut is there" (but in fact, it is a small control tower. Thx for your help !

  • Hi Guys.

    I'm working on this, and this is what I have come up with so far. The axalp.tsc looks like this.... (sorry that the indent formatting is lost! - but this is the text of it).

    This gives a location on the map, although trying to start on the "runway" makes you crash into the mountain. You can start off on the approach of course. As for the tower view, it works, but as soon as you are closer to the airport at Meiringen than you are to Axalp, the Meiringen tower view takes over. I tried erasing that view, even re-positioning it, but it caused visual problems. Anyway, this is a starting point...

    - Kenneth





    <[string8][sname][Axalp Fliegerschießen]>

    <[string8][lname][Axalp Fliegerschießen]>




    <[vector2_float64][position][8.0539066 46.7071286]>



    <[vector2_float64][tower_position][8.0539066 46.7071286]>








    <[vector3_float64][position][8.0539066 46.7071286 -10]>









    <[vector2_float64][endpoint1][8.0539857 46.7071152]> //start East approach

    <[vector2_float64][endpoint2][8.0535834 46.7071290]> //start West approach

    <[vector2_float64][threshold1][8.0539857 46.7071152]> //copy of 1

    <[vector2_float64][threshold2][8.0535834 46.7071290]> //copy of 2

    <[float64][width][22]> //runway width in meters

    <[string8][name1][E]> //runway sign 1

    <[string8][name2][W]> //runway sign 2
















  • Dear Kenneth !

    You are a king ! It perfectly works !!! Thank you very much !

    Believe me, I went 7 times by feeth at this place to watch the F/A 18 of swiss air force doing their 6 different attack against this area: you can find good recent youtube videos.

    Thank you very much !