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FS2004 Scenery--Lechfeld AB (ETSL). This airbase, located about 35 nm to the west of Munich (Bavaria, south Germany), is the home base of JaBoG32 riding the Tornado PA200. The German Flight Check Department GMFS, using C-47s in the early days and thereafter Hawker-Siddely 748s, as well as HS-125 for periodic recalibration of the radar and navigational equipment at civil and military airfields, was also on the base till 1994. After the final decision was made not to establish commercial air traffic although it had been discussed for a long time period, the airbase was reworked completely. Among other objects, 38 hardened shelters for combat aircraft have been placed. The included AI package contains: Lockheed F-104E GAF, Panavia Tornado PA200 GAF, Mikoyan MiG-29 GAF, Douglas C-47 GAF, Canberra B. 20 GAF, Boeing E3A Nato, Boeing KC-135 USAF and an aircraft.cfg for the MS Learjet 45. Several F104's, Tornados and MiG's perform touch and goes in the local area. A NATO E3A leaves IFR to Geilenkirchen (ETNG), an USAF KC-135 routes IFR to Decimomannu, a Canberra B.20 (was used for high altitude validations) goes IFR to Cologne high in the sky and a Learjet shoots IFR to Bremen per attached flight plan. By Klaus Jone and Ronald Falzon.