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offshore platforms

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john (verygom) First Officer

Having made 100's of 'copter flights to drilling rigs etc. I would love to do it in FS.
Having trawled past posts and topics the only thing I've come across is a download for 'rigs off Alaska which were only "look see". Anyone know of any download(s) for offshore platforms or structures that one might land on??

[[As an aside - yes radarman - took your advice from when I first made contact with FASim - I've just moved from 2002 to 2004 😎 but watch out for lots of new queiries no doubt! 😂 😂 ]]

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Canyon (NoWorries) First Officer

I did a quick search on Hover Control and didn't see any offshore platforms, but they have lots of really cool heliports.

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john (verygom) First Officer

Thanks Noworries - from your hint found a mountaintop pad structure in Oahu (I assume in Hawaii) which approximates very closely in size but no cranes or legs to crash into!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Here are some downloadable oil rigs, whether you can land on them Dont Know .
Check the read-me carefully Rules , some may require pay-ware scenery to be added.
Be sure to get the right setting in the sim so they're "solid".

Glad to see that you now have FS9, I hope you enjoy the new improvements, questions...ask away, the members here are a very helpful group.


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Steve (astrosteve) First Officer

I found 3 platforms just northeast of Galveston Island,TX. Look for a regional airport in that area. The rigs are about 10 miles off shore or less. I came across them a few weeks ago when I was on a flight from DFW to TPA in a MD-83. As I passed over Galveston, TX and entered the Gulf I could easily see them at 14,000 feet. I was on my climb to 30,000. Look for them in the General Galveston or Houston shorelines. I do not know if they have landing platforms.

TIP😛erhaps take a single-engine or twin-prop small aircraft out of IAH or HOU or Galveston to locate them first. Then take the copter to the rigs.

AstroSteve Radar

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basys Trainee

Hi Folks

verygom -
If you are still looking for offshore platforms
please have a look at - ODG-UKEZ-Offshore-Scenery Packages-Released

We'd been developing these over at Hovercontrol sinc Oct 2004.


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