This is the scenery project I am currently working on. ('Struggling with' is actually more the truth right now)
It is the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport (KEQY) located in Monroe, NC USA.
I finally got the airport base polygon created last night in SBuilder (FS9). The SB software is NOT user intuitive @ all! After lots of researching/reading I have finally managed to get this far with the project. The airport surfaces were all done with ADE9X last year and are completely accurate in size and shape, matching the Google Earth/Maps satellite images.
I am going with the new 7000ft. runway measurements for the current time... even though I am getting so many conflicting reports on the actual real-world length. I am not a real pilot, so I have no way of seeing it from the air in real-life. Does anyone here know if the new 05 runway extension is actually operational yet?
Rwy 23 approach view of the Monroe airport showing the Bakers Rock Quarry in the foreground... this new idea isn't working so well either. I want to eventually model the whole area surrounding the airport property.
A closer overhead view... Goldmine Rd. was completely displaced when the new 1500ft. runway extension was installed/added to Rwy 05. I have gotten conflicting reports thus far from the airport office clerks about the current runway status. Several have said the runway length is still the original 5500ft. Others say it is now the newer 7000ft. length. GoogleMaps (2012) still shows the dirt construction grading, but no new pavement areas. GoogleEarth shows the new completed runway entirely. (??)
Also, no one I talked to over the phone seems to know how many approach strobes are currently in operation (weird that they don't know) for Rwy 05. Today, I was told (at the airport) the correct number is (3)... however, when I drove around the base of the new runway on the road that encircles the airport, there are no lights, or strobes visible in the grass field... at all. And the runway does appear (it's elevated above the roadway, so hard to tell exactly) to be finished.
Airnav reports it does have strobes, but they are 'OTS INDEFLY' (= out-of-service indefinitely) ???
And... the FAA website's data conflicts with the Airnav information.
Another view of the rock quarry area. I cannot find a suitable texture for the quarry pit. I desperately want to create a photo image background polygon for it (and the airport too). I'm trying to figure out how to enter the proper Lat/Long coordinates into the SBuilder software to make the photographic map textures I made show up has been a bear! You must 'calibrate' the map image to fit the scenery polygons. I am pretty much lost right now. Everything I try results in a wildly skewed image.
Maybe eventually I will figure this all out. I promise you this much... when I do... just you look out! LOL 'cause I'm going to makes lot's of airports for FS9. And maybe FSX too. For now, I am just concentrating one version ONLY.
For those who still fly FS9, I'll keep you updated on any progress as I go along.
Thanks for viewing my project.