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Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Scenery
Ketchikan PAKT in southern Alaska plus float planes 5KE and the town ZipDive!  Download

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This is Ketchikan PAKT in southern Alaska, 45 miles north of the Canadian border and 220 miles south of Juneau. It is the closest major Alaskan airport to the lower 48 and most flights from or to Seattle pass through Ketchikan en route. The airport is on the southern side of the stretch of water known as The Narrows and the town is on the northern side, with ferries connecting the two. The town side was somewhat modified as part of one of the three Misty Fjords sceneries, so there were already some marinas and docked cruise liners etc before I started this. In addition, Ketchikan Airport had been partly made way back in 2006, and further modified in 2007; I say "partly" as there is in fact no way to accurately make PAKT within the limitations of FS9 as there is a 50 or 60 feet difference in elevation between runway and apron, and the taxiways are actually ramps up from the apron to the ends of the runway. This has a knock-on effect on the float plane and ferry docks on the water below the airport. I can see why the Misty Fjord sceneries avoided it. This scenery retains the original buildings from the Alan Wright scenery. It also includes the modification made by John Hinson, who created the second taxiway to the western end of the runway; FS9 had not included this as the original airport started operations with only one taxiway in place. There are new vehicles on the apron (fuel etc), new apron markings and some parking modifications to enable AI with Boing 737, DC6, Beechcraft 1900, and GA, plus runway and taxiway signage, windsocks, some car parking, freight items, etc. There is a road and covered bridges down to the docks and ferry, and the town side of the water has been modelled to include other float plane docks along with waterfront buildings, including the ship repair facility with it's dry dock (actually a floating dock that lifts ships out of the water) and the Alaskan Ferry Terminal wharf etc. The ferry forms a part of the AI, generously permitted by FSAddon and originally a part of the payware Tongass Fjords package, as are the AI aircraft also included here. There are new waterside buildings that stretch from the ship repair yard, past the shopping plaza and onward to the stationary cruise liners (that were part of the Tongass payware scenery) including float docks for the float plane companies that are based in Ketchikan, plus a new AI liner. The AI is a further adaptation of the already posted CF36 AI and PAKN AI, as listed in the AI folder. Due to the surrounding hills there may be some interference with AI float aircraft, depending on the wind direction, though I have watched succesful Beaver landings with the wind from the east. The combined AI for float planes creates a float plane take off or landing at, on average, 20 minute intervals; this is still well short of the actual busy summertime period.

Filename: ketchikan_full.zip
License: Freeware, limited distribution
Added: 12th February 2017, 23:27:59
Downloads: 841
Author: Roger Wensley
Size: 49356kb

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