Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby Keith Smith » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:40 am

We're pleased to announce the addition of 3 new Colorado airports to the Western US coverage area:

1) KAPA - Centennial Airport (Class D located underneath the Denver Class Bravo)
2) KCOS - Colorado Springs (Class C located south of Denver)
3) KGJT - Grand Junction Regional AIrport (Class D located at its present location)

Last month it was Arizona. This month it was Colorado. Next step...Oregon!
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby controlsace » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:49 pm

Looking forward to Oregon on PE... I'm learning IFR out of KEUG, which is class D but has Cascade Approach.
This scenario is similar to KPSP where there is a TRSA. Interestingly, Cascade approach also serves Medford Oregon (via remote radar) the TRACON is actually at KEUG. Although Oregon only has a handful of towered airports, there are some interesting IAPs (due to the terrain). PDX will be good to have on PE for the more complex action. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby Dean33 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:16 am

Spent a couple of hours yesterday flying VFR between KDEN,KAPA and KCOS. Great new locations and great ATC service (virtually 1 to 1). It’s a shame there is so little other traffic around.
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby Keith Smith » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:21 am

controlsace wrote:PDX will be good to have on PE for the more complex action


In case there's any doubt, PDX is already supported as a towered airport in WUS. I have a feeling you're aware of that already, but the way your post reads, someone new might read it and assume that there are no Oregon airports that are covered yet.
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby 172MC » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:32 pm

Excellent! Would someone with scenery-building skills for X-Plane apply them to KAPA now please. Thank you in advance, whoever you are!
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby Marcus Becker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:51 pm

172MC wrote:Excellent! Would someone with scenery-building skills for X-Plane apply them to KAPA now please. Thank you in advance, whoever you are!

I'll do my best. I'll try to keep in using default objects and get something up on the gateway within a couple weeks.
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby Keith Smith » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:26 am

172MC wrote:Excellent! Would someone with scenery-building skills for X-Plane apply them to KAPA now please. Thank you in advance, whoever you are!


KAPA has stock 3d scenery already. What are you looking for, exactly?
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby deansalman » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 pm

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! I have been flying Colorado Springs until I get better coming out if Denver.
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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby punder » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:53 am

I haven't flown on PE (or in real life) for a few years, but now I'm back for some radio and nav practice. I remember PE mike-fright as even worse than in reality, so I know it's good training!

Anyways, I really just wanted to say THANK YOU for the Western Expansion, including my home airport of Centennial (KAPA) and KCOS in my home town of Colorado Springs. Once I learn XP 11, I'll be looking forward to see how the new, grayer me handles "hesitant thumb syndrome." :)

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Re: Western US now has 26 towered fields and counting!

Postby RogerW » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:42 am

hesitant thumb syndrome.. I like that! :D
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