I think the AFCAD height variations is not an uncommon fault. At two out
of three of last night's airfields I noticed what seemed to be spray
thrown up, as I turned off a runway, onto the taxiway. The turn off at
Prestwick was one such case. It was probably a smoke effect, from the
front wheel of the Q400.
Alastair confirmed this on his arrival later on.
I grabbed the scenery myself and looked at it later. Tiree and Benbecula were OK but all the runways at EGPO have reversed runway ID's. A quick look at the AFCAD's showed that they were correct so the puzzle was why?
I decompiled the Stornoway.bgl and found that the SCASM code is incorrect - runways are reversed in the code. I can't change this because some code is strange and BGLAnalyse may not recompile it properly. What I did notice was that the runway elevation was set at 8.00m but the AFCAD elevation is 7.98m.
So far I have raised the AFCAD height to 8.01m and I have put the three AFCAD's in a separate folder layered above the scenery. Neither has made any difference. Further tests show that the AFCAD isn't working at all but I'll have to look at this later.
One thing I noticed was that the AFCAD's for Stornoway and Tiree fail the AFCAD testing on a number of counts so the author hasn't been good at creating these. In addition the runways and taxiways at Tiree have different elevation values and I suggest these be corrected. JABBGL is probably the fastest way but AFCAD is good enough.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Brook Sent: 04 August 2005 01:12 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: PIREP
It was a good session, thanks to all concerned. Has anyone else noticed that the add-on scenery at EGPO has the runway heading markings on 18/36 reversed?
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:02 AM To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: PIREP
Considering we only had two controllers on tonight instead of the usual four or five it was still a very good evening - even if the traffic was heavily biased towards JHB.. <vbg> Our regular foreign visitors were absent tonight but I saw them sailing down towards the Med so maybe there was another session going on.
Alternatively they may have decided to go elsewhere because no notification of the sessions is possible with the forum being down. I wonder if the UKI pages could get their own?
Temporary or not it was very nice to see you pop in. I was looking forward to my first radar approach on FPI but your visual call terminated it after just 1.5nm so I guess it doesn't count. It would have been better if the FPI screen had a centreline for EGPO but these only appear on ILS runways - a pity as directional guidance becomes a bit of a guess without them.
Many thanks to everyone else who took part - and I pass this on from Dave at Prestwick too. As he rightly said, it would have been a dull evening without the Diamond crews. Dave also asked me a question that may put a smile on your faces. He said "How many of your Diamond pilots are real life aircrew?". It's nice to know you are all good enough to merit such a question.. <g>
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denis Ripley Sent: 03 August 2005 23:46 To: JHB Airlines Subject: [jhb_airlines] PIREP
EGNS EGGP 1725 1754 00:29 EGGP EGPH 1830 1917 00:47
Good session this evening on FPI. Great to be back in the saddle even if only temporarily.