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Aldeeb First Officer

I can't find either Grand Case, St Martin or St Barths in the list of airports though I know they are both there.

I fly into either without difficulty but can't seem to locate them in the list to use them as starters. I've looked at all the possibilities but found nothing, does anyone know how I can bring them up? Guadeloupe and Martinique are no problem and the Netherldand Antilles are likewise no problem but where are the minor French islands?

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tomthetank Chief Captain

They are there.Try looking under Dutch Antilles for St Maartin Wink

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Aldeeb First Officer

The St Martin (Sint Maarten) in the Netherlands Antilles group is the Dutch Airport (Juliana) in their part of the island. I can't find St Martin (Grand Case) which lies in the French part.

St Barths (St Barts) I can't find at all.

Thanks for your encouragement that they are in fact somewhere in FS

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Shocked I cant find St Barts Shocked
To get Grand Case,select country Any,and type in Grand Case in the airport name box at the top(all in select airport in FS)
I will find St Barts Wall Bashing

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Aldeeb wrote:

I can't find St Martin (Grand Case) which lies in the French part.

You might find this interesting Arrow https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/11396/new-st-maarten/

TFFG Grand Case

TFFJ St. Barthelemy

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Aldeeb First Officer

Hi Tailhook - thanks for your comment - I had a look at the link you quoted and I'm pretty sure I have both of the downloads for Grand Case and St Bart(h)s on my machine.

The problem is that I can't find either when creating a flight to use as a departure point - I've looked everywhere and tried everything I can think but nothing!

I fly out of Anguilla and approach the highly detailed Grand Case and land, after parking I can take off again. It shows on the "Map" and is also visibile in "Look Down". Similarly I fly too St B and land on an airport that it also marked on the map and shows up in Lookdown. I can take off. But I can't find either in the "from" list in "Create a Flight".

Why do you think this is so?

I once landed for real on St B and the approach was very hairy, literrally flying down the hill in an STOL, touching down at the very end and immediately going into "let's stop this thing quick" routine! There is a road directly under the descent line and we all but blew a cyclist clean off it!

rgds

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Tailhook Chief Captain

I've just tried Aldeeb, it's working fine on my end.

From the 'Create a Flight' window I click on 'Selected Location' and type in the 'Airport ID' ie. TFFG... have you tried it this way?

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Aldeeb First Officer

Thanks Tomthetank and Tailhook - I missed the reply advising me to go into the box and type in the name of the airport - I suspect the 4 identity letters works well too. Got both of them up ok - I typed in the full name for St Barts as I thought it might not care for abbreviations. :D

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Cheers!

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Aldeeb First Officer

Cracked it - both islands are under the administration of Guadeloupe and in FS are located under that island. I'd forgotten that.

Basing myself on St B to master the 28 approach which is distinctly unpleasant and I think probably impossible with anything much bigger than a "Twin Otter" - I'm using an Islander at the moment and have fitted it out with an ASI, AP and all the necessary Icon buttons (thanks to learning about Pushback). I must have a go at fitting it with a flap indicator too.

I must outlook the Jeppeson chart for St B, Grand Case is nowhere near so difficult as my memory told me.

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