Googly scenery for Am-Timan (ICAO: FTTN, ICAO: ANC), also known as Am
Timan, Am Timane, Am Timmane, Umm Timman - take your pick! It is a small
airport serving a small city of the same name in South-Eastern Chad,
almost exactly centred in the continent of Africa.
The airport was upgraded in 1971 by the French Foreign Legion to allow
military transport craft to land, but it still retains a sand/dirt
strip. The airport is served today by a couple of flights a week using
Fokker Fellowship jets of Toumai Air Tchad.
The entire area is very dry and sandy but for some reason it is depicted
in Flight Simulator as green and lush. Microsoft have only provided a runway
at this airport and this scenery seeks to redress the situation so that you
and your "AI" traffic can use the airport realistically.
The scenery does not purport to be ultra-accurate. Based on high quality
satellite imagery from Google Earth, the layout is proportionally correct but the
added airport features, such as buildings, are built from default Microsoft objects
and add-on libraries so will not look exactly like the real thing.
You are not obliged to download and install any additional scenery libraries,
but to enjoy this scenery in its entirety, you may wish to. It will work fine,
with or without.
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