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js6033
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Small airports

Postby js6033 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:25 pm

I have X-plane11 as a demo. When PlanG and LittleNavmap build their database from X-plane there are a number of small airports in X-plane which are not in P3DV4. For instance XESG9 Huskvarna Drättinge and XESG8 Jönköping Ödestugu in Sweden. I would like P3DV4 to be uppdated with this small airports and all others!

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WarpD
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Re: Small airports

Postby WarpD » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:00 pm

These airports do not show on any chart at SkyVector.com. Can you provide lat/lon positions? Also, what thes the XESG stand for, as airports in Sweden typically start with just ES, like ESGJ for Jonkoping.
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Re: Small airports

Postby js6033 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:02 am

Here are Google earth cordinates for the airports.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" xmlns:gx="http://www.google.com/kml/ext/2.2" xmlns:kml="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <Document> <name>XESG9 Huskvarna Drättinge.kmz</name> <StyleMap id="m_ylw-pushpin"> <Pair> <key>normal</key> <styleUrl>#s_ylw-pushpin</styleUrl> </Pair> <Pair> <key>highlight</key> <styleUrl>#s_ylw-pushpin_hl</styleUrl> </Pair> </StyleMap> <Style id="s_ylw-pushpin_hl"> <IconStyle> <scale>1.3</scale> <Icon> <href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/pushpin/ylw-pushpin.png</href> </Icon> <hotSpot x="20" y="2" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/> </IconStyle> </Style> <Style id="s_ylw-pushpin"> <IconStyle> <scale>1.1</scale> <Icon> <href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/pushpin/ylw-pushpin.png</href> </Icon> <hotSpot x="20" y="2" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/> </IconStyle> </Style> <Placemark> <name>XESG9 Huskvarna Drättinge</name> <LookAt> <longitude>14.33967215762535</longitude> <latitude>57.8677594644737</latitude> <altitude>0</altitude> <heading>-0.5208671326220751</heading> <tilt>17.57024001032129</tilt> <range>663.2773984157121</range> <gx:altitudeMode>relativeToSeaFloor</gx:altitudeMode> </LookAt> <styleUrl>#m_ylw-pushpin</styleUrl> <Point> <gx:drawOrder>1</gx:drawOrder> <coordinates>14.33809740218466,57.86839673121946,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> </Document> </kml>

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" xmlns:gx="http://www.google.com/kml/ext/2.2" xmlns:kml="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <Document> <name>XESG8 Jönköping Ödestugu.kmz</name> <Style id="s_ylw-pushpin_hl"> <IconStyle> <scale>1.3</scale> <Icon> <href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/pushpin/ylw-pushpin.png</href> </Icon> <hotSpot x="20" y="2" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/> </IconStyle> </Style> <Style id="s_ylw-pushpin"> <IconStyle> <scale>1.1</scale> <Icon> <href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/pushpin/ylw-pushpin.png</href> </Icon> <hotSpot x="20" y="2" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/> </IconStyle> </Style> <StyleMap id="m_ylw-pushpin"> <Pair> <key>normal</key> <styleUrl>#s_ylw-pushpin</styleUrl> </Pair> <Pair> <key>highlight</key> <styleUrl>#s_ylw-pushpin_hl</styleUrl> </Pair> </StyleMap> <Placemark> <name>XESG8 Jönköping Ödestugu</name> <LookAt> <longitude>14.29053698243823</longitude> <latitude>57.60320466271896</latitude> <altitude>0</altitude> <heading>-0.5614039114695413</heading> <tilt>27.5978904902385</tilt> <range>960.7100063448635</range> <gx:altitudeMode>relativeToSeaFloor</gx:altitudeMode> </LookAt> <styleUrl>#m_ylw-pushpin</styleUrl> <Point> <gx:drawOrder>1</gx:drawOrder> <coordinates>14.28567933954314,57.60103241156555,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> </Document> </kml>
As I said I found them in X-plane11. And it is real airports in my neighbourhood, I have visited both.

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Re: Small airports

Postby WarpD » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:39 pm

While I am not an expert, I would have to hazard that neither of those are considered official airports by the aviation authority of Sweden. They are not on any chart nor can I locate them in any navigational data. As I've already stated, their IDENTs are non-standard for Sweden, since all airports in Sweden typically start with ES. The X may be a big clue as to why they don't exist.

However, all of that aside... it would be relatively easy for you to add said airports yourself. You would simply need to learn how to use Airport Design Editor (check out www.fsdeveloper.com for more info) and then create those grass strips yourself.
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