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-=====Coming Soon=====+=====Define an Airport without Graphics===== 
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 +====Welcome==== 
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 +This tutorial will show you how to add an airport to Aerofly FS2. 
 +Since we do not work with graphics in this workshop, we will concentrate on the basic information: What is needed to make an airport available in the location and navigation menu? 
 + 
 +====Find an area==== 
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 +Aerofly FS 2 contains several airports (even in existing high res areas) which are not yet defined. This is particularly important if you plan on creating your own hi-res scenery using the geoconvert tool and you want to define an airport but not want to work on modelling buildings at this time.   
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 +In our example we want to add the **Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, USA**. 
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 +   * Visit [[http://en.mygeoposition.com/|mygeoposition.com]] and search for Naval Air Station Fallon 
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 +{{:wiki:fallongeo.jpg?700|}} 
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 +Our **main coordinate** can be the main building, the center of runway or just the tower of the airport. I decided to use the runway crossing, which is a dominant point of the whole area. Press right mouse key to display the Latitude and Longitude coordinate of this point. Also determine the elevation of this point. 
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 +{{:wiki:point1.jpg?700|}} 
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 +We need 3 more points: The tower position, the beginning and end of at least one runway. 
 +This is the **tower coordinate** 
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 +{{:wiki:tower.jpg?700|}} 
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 +Next is the runway **beginning of rwy 31L**. **Note**- To make it easy we use the same point for the threshold position. 
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 +Select the center of the runway width for runway 31L: 
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 +{{:wiki:center.jpg?700|}} 
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 +   * Do the same on the opposite direction, the **beginning of runway 13R** 
 +   * Measure the **runway width** with Google Maps or search for airport information about this. We need a metric value for the width. Note the runway markings from Google Maps or airport information. 
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 +We can also define a **parking position** 
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 +{{:wiki:parking_-_copy.jpg?700|}} 
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 +====Creating your TSC File==== 
 + 
 +Next we will create a text file called **nas_fallon.tsc**. **Note**- It's best to work off of a sample template for this. The TSC file is what tells Aerofly FS2 where to place the runways for your airport. 
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 +This is enough information to define your airport. Your completed **TSC** file will look like this: 
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 +{{:wiki:tsc_fileb.jpg?700|}} 
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 +   * Create a folder and copy the **nas_fallon.tsc** that you just made into this folder, then place the folder into **'Documents\Aerofly FS 2\scenery\places**.  
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 +{{:wiki:define_folder.jpg?500|}} 
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 +====Choose Your Starting Location==== 
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 +{{:wiki:starting_location.jpg?700|}} 
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 +{{:wiki:starting_location_2.jpg?700|}} 
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 +**Note**- This is a rough way to do this because the runway elevation mesh is not flattened and it may contain some bumps. Also the runway lighting will only show up with a graphics object runway. This will be in the next tutorial. 
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