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|03.17.2017||Update on Doug's Hawaii PhotoReal Plus for PILOTs FTX Compat Mesh
The new package is ready. This is for people who have the PILOTs FTX Compat Mesh. You can download the new zip file at the Escape from Misty Moorings page. (Be sure to turn off the previous Doug's Hawaii if you had it loaded).
I've added Nawiliwili (Kauai). This is the port the cruise ships come into at Nawiliwili. There is fuel at the Misty's pier and at the Brad's BBQ pier. The way point is HI013.
Season Switcher Icons -
|02.14.2017||New BWEP Objects Library 02.12.2017
New BWEP Objects Library uploaded ... this has 10 new objects in it we will be using for BWEP construction.
|02.09.2017||Klutina Outfitters - Updated
Klutina Outfitters has been updated as of 02.09.2017. There was a conflict on the files which has been resolved. Also there is new approach lighting that will help with dusk, night approaches.
|02.08.2017||Airport Starting Points
Steve Weinkamer is adding starting points to some airstrips where there were none. Here are two more he has finished:
Kowesas River Lodge
RTMM Flight Plans.zip has been updated with a new route from Doug's Outfitters Lands End to River's End. You, of course, need Doug's Outfitters to fly this one. We are doing some work on Doug's Outfitters, so watch for an update notam then you can have the whole package. This is one that needed airstrip starting points
|02.07.2017||Quall River Fish Camp ... Steve Weinkamer has added starting points to the airport there. Before, you would just start in the middle of the runway.
Salmon Lake ... Rod Jackson gave us a fix for the flying cabin at Salmon Lake. You must re-download and install the RTMM Missing Cabins.zip. This is found toward the top of the USFS Cabins page.
|02.05.2017||Doug's Outfitters and "River's End" Flight Plan --- Updates
There was no flight plan for the River's End Floats facility (Part of Doug's Outfitters). So a new flight plan for it is in the RTMM Flight Plans.zip folder (02.05.2017). The Doug's Outfitters scenery package was also updated. The approach at River's End is very tricky and the flight zone is dangerously short and narrow. I removed some trees to allow you to come at this facility lower, increasing your odds of living virtually to talk about the trip! So, a new RTMM Flight Plans.zip (found on the Here2There page) and a new Doug's Outfitters (found on the Scenery Page).
|01.29.2017||Update for the Medical and APP libraries ... 1.29.2017
Steve made an adjustment to the Medical and APP library (he made sure the effect for the orange smoke was in this one). If you already have orange smoke, then you don't need to download this. If you are having a problem with it, download it and be sure to put the EFFECT for it into your sim's EFFECTS folder. You can get it on the Object Libraries Page, the Medical Facilities Page or the Alaska Power Project Page.
|01.27.2017||BWEP Updates -
3Z5 airport was misplaced in BWEP Richardson Highway and was not in BWEP SAK. This has been fixed for both. Also the approach lighting is now updated for BWEP SAK, both for the regular and the payware versions. To be up to date, download the 1.27.2017 of BWEP Richardson Highway and BWEP SAK (either version).
Also, the BWEP Northbound flightplan was adjusted and the new zip is uploaded for you to download.
If you are interested in the latest uploads, updates ... always go to the CONSTRUCTION TABLE at the bottom of the page (link at the top). Go to the bottom of that table for the latest entries. Anything needing a new download will (from now on) be depicted in RED.
|1.26.2017||BWEP Update - New Downloads (updates)
Previously I mentioned there is a new BWEP Object Library (top of the BWEP Installation Table). The latest edition of this is 1/25/2017. Many of the Snow Dog Tours objects (signs, etc) have been moved into this library and out of the Snow Dogs download (which is now changed, with a new readme stating the BWEP Objects folder is necessary). If you already have snow dog tours and you get the new BWEP Object Library installed, it is seamless, you don't have to re-download Snow Dog Tours.
Richardson Highway has been updated 1/25/2017. This did some maintenance work on a bridge going over a river where there was no road. Also, all of the airports in the BWEP Richardson Highway segment of the pipeline have been updated with the new approach lighting created by Steve Weinkammer. (And this was HOURS of work on Steve's part to give us these new objects).
There is a new dispatch, P014E that you can now use. You will need to download the latest RTMM Dispatches.zip file (on the BWEP page).
|01.22.2017||New BWEP Object Library uploaded
(FSXP3D WH_BWEP Objects_SW 1_22_17.zip)
A new object library for BWEP was posted on 1/22/2017. The changes in this one are mostly the new approach lighting system elements that will be coming out with future updates on BWEP SAK and BWEP Richardson Highway. This will happen when we have it all completed.
|01.11.2017||BWEP Carenado Cessna 206 - Repaint by Klaus
The beautiful Cessna 206, wheeled, amphibian and cargo are now available for download from the BWEP page under Repaints/Fixed Wing. Klaus did another outstanding job on these and each of the three planes has a "light blue" or "dark blue" variant you can use. Thank you Klaus, beautiful job AGAIN!
|01.08.2017||BWEP: Richardson Highway and Bell 222 BWEP Repaint!
At last and after a lot of pipe-laying and hours of work, BWEP Richardson Highway is ready for download. This is a very complex segment having many "pieces" and things to see.
FIRST OF ALL ... sure you have the latest BWEP Objects Library (at the top of the BWEP Installation Table on the BWEP Page).
There are two new RTMM airports included in this package, PF57, Donnelly Dome and PF58 BWEP Executive Field. You will find both are exceptionally well done. There is a new corporate office building at the PF58 site, this is where the BWEP "brass" will run the company. There is a helipad on the roof of the corporate office building and of course the small airfield there for the corporate planes to ferry folks to and from the executive offices.
We have "updated" all of the airports along the way (See the new Master Map on the BWEP Page). So most have medical complexes that we can use for dispatches and all have BWEP facilities. There was a lot of extra work done at PAFA (Fairbanks). There is a medical center there and a BWEP operations complex that can handle fixed wing, heli and float aircraft.
Dex's BWEP Fairbanks Floatplanes file comes alive at Fairbanks with water traffic. Download this from the Installation table on the BWEP Page. (Note this works with the season switcher, so if you are set to NO SEASON ... you will not see the AI floats and skis).
Klaus has given you a new Bell 222 (Exec chopper) repaint so you'll be able to ferry the BWEP company execs safely to almost anywhere up and down the pipeline. It is ready to download from the repaints section of BWEP. This is a beautiful aircraft inside and out.
Remember also there are 3 "locations" that are "near" the pipeline that you can visit (you will find them on the installation page).
Again, as we go north, be ready to do a lot of flying in dusk and darkness. The days are short, and some, in the winter, have very low light. We are accommodation this by adding great lighting at all the airports with Steve's new "light pool" floodlights and street lights. We are also giving you some red flashers at both ends of the runways to help you line it up for that landing.
The weather also plays a key role in the pipeline inspection and dispatches. You are flying low and slow, but the altitude of the ground is increasing as we go north, so the clouds are "coming down". Be ready for a whiteout condition now and them. This can be some white-knuckle flying.
We'll be making more dispatches for this section as time goes on. As you fly it, if you have an idea for a dispatch, add your idea at the BWEP thread on the forum, we'll look into it.
Congratulations to the team for one fine effort getting this one out the door. Special thanks to Brad who is laying all the pipe ... section by section ... and he's halfway to Deadhorse!
New Object Libraries -
Remember, once you disable a library, be sure to physically remove it from your simulator.
|12.29.2016||New BWEP Library "up" and ready for Download
Get ready for the Richardson Highway BWEP pipeline section that will be coming after the New Year's Parties are over and finally quiet! You can download it now from the BWEP page. As always, completely delete the library you have now and replace it with this one ... don't over write!
|12.29.2016||The Magic Bus 142 - by Thomas Menzel
As part of the adjunct scenery locations we are putting together, Tomse has updated The Magic Bus 142 which also has the Haley River Airport in it. You will need Global/Base/Vector for this location. The 12/29/16 update is now active on the Scenery Page under "M". This is a location that is "real" ... you should read the history on the Magic Bus, very interesting.
The Lodge at Black Rapids is now OPEN for business.
This locations works only with Global Base and Global Vector. Also, be sure to download and install the latest BWEP OBjects library (on the BWEP page) and don't foget to install the EFFECTS included in that library.
|11.13.2016||New Repaints from RTMM - by Klaus Troeppner and Thomas Menzel
Klaus has given us "ski" versions for the BWEP Aerosoft planes (BWEP REPAINTS PAGE) and for the new Green Misty Moorings planes (ENHANCEMENTS/REPAINTS). Since we are "going north" ... we needed the ski planes. When you download the zip for each of these, you get all four models ... wheel, tundra, amphibian and now ski.
Klaus has also given us the repaint for the CERA 212 (Payware) helicopter. You can download that also from the BWEP Repaints page.
Thomas Menzel has given us his first repaint for BWEP for the Basler 67, a freeware plane you really should look at. It is a turbine powered DC3-type aircraft. A lot of fun to fly. Thomas has given us a beautiful rendition of the BWEP Ski version.
Thank you to both of these team members for these excellent contributions. Grab 'em while they're hot ... its gonna get cold!
|11.04.2016||Landmark Gap Resort - (An addition for BWEP)
Here is a fictional resort about 15 miles west of Paxson. This one has a bush airstrip and is on a lake for water landings. This is located on Landmark Gap Lake at the foot of the Amphitheater Mountains. A great stop over place between Klutina and 5BK (Black Rapids). You can download the scenery now and it will work with Global Vector. When Brad finishes the Richardson Highway segment of BWEP, we will have several of these "off-the-beaten-path" locations to fly to as well as flying along the pipeline itself. We will be making dispatches out to these, etc.
This lodge works with the Season Switcher and Dex has give it AI traffic. In the winter, a ski plane lands, in the spring, summer and fall, a float plane lands.
As we move north, the winter darkness and short daylight hours begin to set in. So for all of these I am paying a lot of attention to the lighting. All of the little strips will have the red flashers to show you where the runway is. If you are flying real time, sure as there is or is not sunshine, you will find yourself flying toward dusk or even at night, so the red flashers will help you locate on the runway. This is a new object Steve has made for us ... and the "light" stays with the "object" at altitude. I like it because you can see it from a fairly good distance. But be sure to look at these new locations at "dusk" to see the lighting. We are using the new lighting fixtures that Steve has made giving a pool of light under the fixture.
Landmark Gap Resort is "ready."
|10.27.2016||Lake Louise Lodge ... with AI Floatplanes! - By Doug Linn and Dex Thomas
Here is a new scenery addition for you in the Global Base/Global Vector area (B/V). This is an adjunct to the BWEP project. As the pipeline moves north, I'll be creating locations "off to the side" of the pipeline to give folks some things to do besides count the rivits on the pipeline!
Lake Louise Lodge is "real". Yes, there really is such a place: http://www.lakelouiselodge.com/index.htm This sure looks like one I would like to visit. Our rendition to it is as close as we could get with our objects and with the help of Google Earth placement. There are two other cabin areas on nearby points and a Brad's BBQ. There is a nearby airstrip Z55 and a float plane base 13S. These were already in the ORBX scenery. I have added buildings to the airport.
Dex Thomas has added a great float plane package to this with two planes that land and take off regularly from two different starting points. This adds a lot of life to the package.
This package, including the float planes, uses the RTMM Season Switcher. Please read the "readme" carefully to be sure to set your sim's date to the correct season.
Just remember ... we are OUTSIDE of ORBX SAK ... we are in the Global Vector area. So you must have that software or things just will not be correct.
Enjoy the new location!
|10.22.2016||SEASON SWITCHER - NOTAM (Updated!)
Many people are having a problem setting up the Season Switcher. The problem is because the seasons we are flying in the far north are not exactly the same as the rest of the world! When you use the season switcher, you must not rely on your computer's automatic date to select the season for you. You must MANUALLY select the SEASON to match the month you are flying (see the table below). Note that the table may change for the location. Here is an example from Lake Louise.
Season Switcher Settings for Lake Louise Area
Month Switcher Recommendation
The season switcher is set based on the table in the scenery documentation and the month set on your computer.
Examples: If your computer is set to October, then for this scenery location, you set the season switcher to "FALL." If your computer is set to November, you would set the Season Switcher to "Winter".
From the emails I'm getting, folks are relying on the computer's "date" to set the season rather than changing the season MANUALLY to match the month. It can be confusing, but if you do 1,2 and 3 above, it will work just fine. This is an excellent and unique program for RTMM.
Lake Louise Lodge - New for BWEP Area
Lake Louise Lodge is ready for download. This is a "real" location about 30 miles west of Paxson. It has two airports, one is Z55 and the other is 13S which is a water landing. We tried to place the lodge and surrounding area as close as we could get using Google Earth. There are other cabins and a Brad's BBQ along the south shore of the lake as you head from the lodge to the airport.
|10.12.2016||BWEP - 2nd Edition - BWEP for ORBX PAVD PAYWARE ...
There are now TWO editions for BWEP Southern Alaska. One is for the "Default" SAK scenery and the other is for the ORBX PAVD Payware. If you DO NOT have the PAVD payware, you use the default BWEP software. If you DO HAVE the ORBX PAVD Payware, then you use the BWEP PAVD Payware Edition. You can only have ONE of them active at any time, so you must choose between the two. Both editions are now ready for Download on the BWEP page.
Klutina Outfitters by Doug Linn and Steve Weinkamer
This is a fictional lodge and camping area at the eastern end of Klutina Lake, above Valdez. The flight plan takes you from Valdez Pioneer PAVD up over the Valdez Glacier behind Valdez and down to the valley ending at Klutina Lake. This is an excellent salmon fishing area.
|09.19.2016||Blue Wave Energy Partners - The First Installment BWEP-SAK
The long-awaited Blue Wave Energy Partners site is now open and the locations for the first installment, BWEP-SAK, are ready for download. You can find all details at the BWEP web Page HERE. This was a total team effort by RTMM with everyone contributing a lot of time and energy into this far-reaching project. There is also a forum thread for this HERE. Please feel free to add your comments.
|09.01.2016||NEW - RTMM's "GoTo" Interactive Table ...
The new interactive table for all our flight plans, triptics, individual and group locations is [basically] finished and ready for usage by the community. You can find the new table HERE.
The RTMM Flight Plans.zip on the Here2There page will match what is on this new table. We have most of the locations listed and all of the active flight plans we have (going "to" ... not "reversed") are present on the table.
If you only have one of the ORBX scenery areas, ...example Tongass X, you can search for TFX and all the locations you can download will be listed for you in alphabetical order. You can do this for any ORBX area so you can now see all of the locations we have put in for each area.
If you are deciding to fly out of Misty's Place this week, you can search for Misty's Place and all of the associated flights coming out of there will be listed for you. You can do the same with any airport by putting in the name or the ICAO code.
If you are looking for short flights or long ones, you can click on the "NM" (Nautical Miles) column and it switches from "low to high" to "high to low" ... so you can pick the shortest flights or the longest ones.
If you are looking for a "guided tour-type flight", search for TripTix and all of those will come up for you. You can sort these by clicking on the header for any column.
For those of you looking for a good flight, pick the "area", then click on the "map" links for any you might be interested in flying. Each will pop up a map to show you what to expect on the flight.
GPS 500 Basic Tutorial
Several people have asked questions about the GPS 500. Many folks beginning with RTMM find they need some help with understanding how the GPS 500 from Garmin works. I've created a basic tutorial for folks so they will better understand the operation of the "gauge."
|06.11.2016||Bronson Creek Adjustments ... by Doug
The moving (digging) equipment at the end of the runway was submerged into the ground. These have all now been elevated and re-positioned so they are showing correctly now. This is a minor adjustment, but for those who like the latest/correct scenery ... you can re-download Bronson Creek and the adjustments are in it.
New "Misty Colors" Repaints by Klaus Troeppner for the Aerosoft Beaver
|05.17.2016||NEW SCENERY LOCATION - NAC Kispiox River by Harald Gabler - Presented by Dieter Linde
A beautiful new scenery location is now "up" and ready for your download. Harald Gabler and Dieter Linde once again teamed up to bring you a beautiful new location. (Under "N" on the Scenery Page).
All of the RTMM AutoRoute Plans have been renamed, taking the # and the = out of the prefixes and adding "To " and "From " in replacement. This makes all of our plans compatible with both Plan G and VFR FlightPlan. If you are using these, delete all files you have starting with # or =. Then paste the contents of the new RTMM Flight Plans.zip folder into that area. DO NOT OVERWRITE, Delete and Replace. The Here2There web page was changed in the RTMM Flight Plans area to reflect this change as was the readme in the RTMM Flight Plans.zip.
|04.25.2016||Misty Moorings Sikorsky UH60 mistyHAWK N060MM - By Klaus Troppner
Klaus has made us a beautiful repaint of the Sikorsky UH60 ... the "mistyHAWK" . You can download it in the Enhancements/Repaints under Klaus' repaints section. This is a payware helicopter.
|04.15,2016||NEW KMZ Google Earth file from Rustam ....
Rustam has given us a new Google Earth KMZ file that includes the Snow Dog Tours. When you download the zip, there is a "change log" in it that lets you know the changes he has made. This is a wonderful package and if you have not tried it yet, now is the time. You will find it on the Here2There page. Click on the zip, open it (read the change log and the pdf) and, if you have Google Earth on your computer, clicking on the KMZ file opens it for you.
(THank you Rustam!)
|04.02.2016||AI SHIPPING NOTAM
RTMM's AI Shipping is NOT COMPATABLE with FS9 Objects,
|03.27.2016||Glacier Bay Tours - Ready for Download
The new Glacier Bay Tours is ready for download. This is a collection of 38 tiny scenery locations, one on each of the glaciers all with matching GPS way points. This utilizes several of the small airports in the area, including the beautiful Woods Lake Research Center (downloaded separately under "W" on the Scenery Page). We didn't have a good reason to fly there .... we do now! (Thank you Dieter and Mike Broemme).
Basically, you will use Plan-G and Dieter's "gold stars" that he placed for the names of all of the glaciers. I placed the scenery location right under the star, So using the Plan-G for that area, the stars are the locations of the scenery. Documentation is in the zip file.
|03.25.2016||Cape Spencer Light - Enhanced (By Doug Linn)
There is an interesting lighthouse that comes with SAK. It has a fine helipad, but unless you are a heli pilot, you'll not be able to land near this great lighthouse. I've put a small dock and a lodging on the little island so you can now get to it by float plane (amphibian) or by boat using the flight plan included. You start at the dock in Elfin Bay.
|03.20.2016||Completion of the AutoRoutes Project - Summary
All flight plans have been FLOWN, CHECKED, and ADJUSTED.
1. More interesting starts
2. Safer routing for autopilot (for the new pilots among us)
3. Flight Plan "Altitude +1200" added to any plan over 1200 feet (Default is 1200 feet)
4. Aircraft type added to plan name if tundra, or helo only. (Default is amphibian)
5. Readme completed and inserted into the RTMM FLIGHT PLANS.ZIP folder
a. Instructions on getting started with RTMM using the flight Plans
b. Quick instruction on how to install an RTMM scenery (Misty's Place Example)
c. Discussion on the flight plan names and designators
6. Over 100 corrections (minor) made with IS3 throughout the course of the project, all in Notams
7. Flight Plan Names all show USFS, RTMM, CIRP, or (rarely) PFJ or SAK. People then know from the flight plan name where they can get the download. This is all explained in the README.
Next I'll work on the "getting started" page. This will include the new scenario of using the RTMM FLIGHT PLANS.zip as the template for getting started at RTMM. Almost 70% of the flight plans are USFS cabins and when a new person downloads "The Missing Cabins" and has ORBX SAK and ORBX PFJ and Tongass X ... s/he will have 70% of all RTMM routed locations on their simulator when the RTMM FLIGHT PLANS.ZIP is downloaded and installed. If people then use the list of alphabetical flight plans, they can start flying immediately and when they encounter an RTMM or CIRP, they will know that location must be downloaded just as they downloaded Misty's Place (in the example). So instead of looking at the huge task of downloading all the RTMM software, they just download it as they encounter it. And if they do not want to download any RTMM, then they simply fly the USFS flight plans. The whole object of this is to get a new person in the air over RTMM as quickly as possible.
After 6 years and FSX, DX10, P3D-1, P3D-2 and P3D-3 ... there were bound to be some little things wrong here and there. There were surprisingly few considering the technology changes in the software. But now we know all locations are OK, all flight plans to and from them are safe and workable, and we have a far easier way for people to get started with RTMM.
There are 830 TO and FROM flight plans. This seems like a great number to download. Actually, they download in seconds (tiny files), and install with a simple copy/paste. All of them start with a # or a = which keeps them all in the same grouping together. Your other flight plans will be below these in the Flight Planner list. If you want to remove them, you simply select # or = and delete them. You can always re-download them.
The only scenery location change is Misty's Place. I created new starts which will make starting at Misty's Place, which we do often, more interesting. There is a "dock" start now too. So if you are using a boat or a float plane, you have a good starting point. The only thing changed in the Misty's Place folder was the ADEX that changed and updated the starting places. I recommend a new download on Misty's Place so you will have the latest.
Remember, you have to re-create the database for Plan-G for something new like that to show up. If you are downloading all of the csv files (From Dieter ... Dieter's Corner, Misty's Place Page), you can use the new zip folder that Spud has created for you, making the 'import" very easy. But again, once imported, you have to re-do the Plan-G database for things to show correctly.
If you download Misty's and Spud's csv compilation, you can just re-do the Plan-G one time and get it all done at once.
Thanks to everyone for their patience on this project ... sorry about the changes along the way, but now we have a "clean" install for every location. You can go through the NOTAMs to see what scenery locations you might want to download and re-install to be "perfectly" up to date.
|03.18.2016||Updates on the AutoRoutes Project
I have completed checking all flight plans in the RTMM Flight Plans.zip file through the letter "U". Remember if you are going to download the new file, you must first delete ALL flight plans you already have starting with a # or an =. PLEASE DELETE THESE FIRST. Almost all of the flight plans have been renamed in one way or another and if you do not delete these first, you will mix in the old with the new and never get them separated!
As we are coming through the flight plans, in the name you may see ...
USFS ... a USFS cabin, from ORBX, Tongass X or "The Missing Cabins" file.
RTMM ... an RTMM location that needs to be downloaded from the RTMM Scenery Page
CIRP ... an ice station file that needs to be downloaded from the CIRP page.
If you see a number, it is altitude in feet. This is the highest altitude of the flight plan that will keep you about 1200 feet above the highest point in the flight. You do not have to fly the entire route at that altitude, but sometime during the flight, you will need to be at that altitude.
The physical location changes are as follows:
# / Location / What is Fixed / File to be updated
1 / PP15 Airport / Whole SPB was moved / Alaska Power Project
2 / The Landings at Alistair Lake / campfire and trees in a stream / The landings @ Alistair Lake
3 / Thumb Harbour / Fuel pump on dock had light circle under it, exchanged it for new/Thumb Harbour
4 / Totem Bight / picnic table moved from covering chair on the island / Totem Bight Operations
As we do this, many of the flight plans are changed to give better starting positions (trying to eliminate water runway starts), starting instead at docks. Also, often the approach for landing has been changed to make it easier for a new sim pilot. Few of these flight plans will match the flight plans posted with the scenery location on the Scenery page or on The Cabins page.
|03.18.2016||Updates from Dieter for Plan-G datapoints
Dieter has sent us two csv files that add the cabins in the Boya Lake Area and also add the "Cabins by the Lakes" cabins by Brad Allen. You can download these csv files from Misty's Place/Dieter's Corner HERE. Open Plan-G, go to the "Data" tab, Go to "Manage". Then select "import" down at the bottom. Point the computer at the downloaded CSV files and your Plan G will be updated.
When you go to the above web page and location, look at all of the CSV files there. If you don't have them, you should download all of them. Then just do as above for all of the files. It really makes Plan-G come alive with way points and locations.
Thank you Dieter!!!
|03.16.2016||Updates on the AutoRoute Project
# / Location / Fix / Uploaded File
1 / Salmon Lake cabin / added exclusion rectangle for tree in cabin / RTMM Missing Cabins
2 / Samsing USFS Cabin / smoking house replaced by SDT stove, added people / RTMM Missing Cabins
3 / Hinchinbrook Tower - exclude rectangle added for trees / Prince William Sound Volume 1
4 / Snag Lake Cabin - moved tree slightly inside cabin / RTMM Missing Cabins
None of these are major changes.
The RTMM Flight Plans.zip file has been updated ... all corrected through "S".
|03.14.2016||Interviews with Flightsim.com by Brad Allen and Doug Linn
Brad Allen and Doug Linn were recently given the honor of being interviewed by Dom Smith of Flightsim.com. Good questions and we hope good answers for all. We really appreciate Dom taking the time to highlight Return to Misty Moorings. (Thank you Dom!)
You can review two interviews that were taken by Dom Smith Here:
Brad's Interview: HERE
Doug's Interview: HERE
|03.03.2016||Snow Dog's Tour #1 - Scenery and tour available(s)
Norm Richards of Alaska Adventures has worked alongside RTMM on creating this journey and if you're a pilot at "Alaska Adventures" Virtual Airline then you'll be able to gain access to this tour through the Pilot Tours section over at Alaska Adventures. Once you're signed up as a member that is. For Return to Misty Moorings users, this scenery will be accessible on the "Scenery" page at RTMM under "S". At the present time, there will be a total of four of these tours under the RTMM/AKA partnership so look for more of these tours coming in the near future.
If you like cross country, you will love these tours. You will see some areas of Alaska that RTMM has not previously covered. We will be looking forward to the next three tours with Alaska Adventures.
They have a beautifully repainted fleet HERE (You must Register at Avsim)
The Alaska Adventures website is HERE
|02.29.2016||Updates on the AutoRoute Project
# / Location / Fix / Uploaded File
1 / Quall River Fishing Camp / added fuel trigger to dock pumps / Quall River Fishing Camp
2 / R&R Retreat / added fuel trigger to dock pumps / R&R Retreat
3 / Rainbow Mtn Lodge / Water Barrel moved from under tree / Rainbow Mountains Lodge
4 / Redoubt Cabin / runway area for tundra landing added / RTMM Missing Cabins
Again, these are VERY small fixes, hardly worth the download. If I spot something major, I will be telling you here in the notams. If you are flying the cabins, the Redoubt Cabin update is important, it gives a good place to land a tundra aircraft.
The RTMM FLight Plans.zip has been updated through "Redoubt".
|02.25.2016||Update on the AutoRoute Project
OK, the flight plans have been check, revised and some renamed through the end of the "P's". You can download the new RTMM FLIGHT PLANS.zip folder. (Don't forget to remove all # and = flight plans, then put in the new plans ... do not OVER WRITE! We found a couple of problems in the scenery, but nothing major:
# / Location / Problem / Newly Uploaded Folder
1. / Pike Lake Cabin / Outhouse had a tree growing out of it, Moved the outhouse a little / Cabins by the Lakes
2. / Port Bazan Cannery - Tree in a building by the shore, moved the bldg/ Port Bazan Cannery
3. / Power Creek USFS Cabin - outhouse OUTside the feince, moved it inside - RTMM Missing Cabins
Mesa Lake Cabin ... a new bgl that gets rid of a troublesome tree group is now ready for download. (Thank you Rod for the updated BGL).
|02.22.2016||NEW KMZ File from RUSTAM is "up"
There is a new KMZ file from RUSTAM that you can download from the Here2There page. This has the updates some have asked for. See the readme change log in the zip for details.
(Thank you Rustam!)
|02.21.2016||Updates on the AutoRoute Project
# / Location / action / Updated File
1. NAC Sharp Cone / fuel / NAC Bases
2. Nellie Martin Cabin / removed cub in ice / RTMM Missing Cabins
RTMM Flight Plans.zip updated on 02.21.2016 .. complete through "M's"
Updates on the AutoRoute Project
New flight plans added:
New RTMM Flight Plans.zip All flights are now fully autopilot through the "M's"
|02.15.2016||Updates on AutoRoutes Project
New Flight Plan zip ... all good now through Mesa Lake USFS Cabin (many changes)
# / Location / Fix / Updated File
1. Lindeman Lake / Smoke / Cabins by the Lakes
2. Log Jam Bay Cabin / sign floating / RTMM Missing Cabins
3. Lucky Lindys / rocks and fuel trig, water Anomaly fixed with boulders / Lucky Lindy's
4. McKinnley Trail Cabin / misplaced vegetation / RTMM Missing Cabins
5. Mesa Lake cabin / ladder out in water, trees thru roof, / Mesa Lake Cabin
|02.13.2016||Updates on AutoRoutes Project
1. Khutze River Lodge - fuel trigger added at dock -- Khutze River
2. Koknut UFSF Cabin added at correct position - RTMM Missing Cabins
3. Old Koknut USFS Cabin deleted from wrong position - RTMM Missing Cabins
4. Laboucherie Saw Mill dock fuel trigger added - Laboucherie Saw Mill
5. Last resort fuel trigger added at airstrip, many "elevated" objects fixed. - The Last Resort
RTMM Flight Plans.zip ... updated through "Lavender Lake."
|02.09.2016||Updates from Autoroute Project
1. Jack Bay USFS Cabin (added stove/smoke and deer) - RTMM Missing Cabins
2. Jedway Base, reversed the misplaced red/green buoys - Jedway Base
3. Jordan Lake Cabin - Added smoke and a float plane so you can find it! - Jordan Lake Cabin
4. Kadake Bay ... fog added to water fall area to look like water splashing - RTMM Missing Cabins
RTMM Flight Plans.zip updated through "Kennekott". I have changed many of the plans as they were a bit boring coming out of the same airports. So I've added new starts and new positioning to make them more interesting. The one for Jedway Base is particularly beautiful ... also a copy of the flight up on Twitch.
Please, again ... if you are changing the flight plans, TAKE OUT ALL OF THE # and = plans first ... delete them, then put in the new # and = plans. I've changed the names on many of these and they will not overwrite, they will duplicate.
|02.06.2016||Updates from Autoroute QC Checking
1. Fuel Trigger at Gwent Bay Cannery
2. Ocean Falls Medical Center Changed
3. Missing Cabins Updated (Harvey Lake)
4. Missing Cabins Updated (Hook Point)
5. A couple of scaling problems (very minor) at Iggy's Harbour
6. Took out windsock circle and added windsock to Iskut Village for P3D ... will show in both FSX/P3D now
7. Altered flight plans. The latest file has all corrections through "I"
Updates from Autoroute Project:
None of these are "major" except Nina's Landing.
Flusinews REVOTE ....
Update: The original folders for Bear Observatory and Yes Bay have been put back online. Some did not feel the waterfalls were a problem, so we will leave them in. If you have P3D 3.1 as I do, be sure to put in the different waterfall effect. The waterfall effect for P3D is in: RTMM Required Object LibrariesFSXP3D Part II_1-7-15found on the Object Library Page.
Click Above to Vote for RTMM's Alaska Power Project and The Western Chuguch-Part I for the 2015 FREEWare Award from Flusinews! Be sure to vote for both by rereshing the page.
|01.02.2016||SoCal PLAN-G files by Dieter Linde
Dieter has given us a csv file for the new ORBX Southern California. This one was a lot of work on his part and we appreciate it very much. You will find this under Misty's Place/Dieter's Corner/ .. in the lower section for "Non-RTMM" csv files.
|12.14.2015||Vancouver Island North Trip Ticket V3 - By Doug Linn
A V3 Trip Ticket has been created for the norther portion of the Vancouver Island Project (North Island) by Brad Allen, that will take you to the great places he has created in that area. You can find it on the Scenery Page, under Vancouver Island Project North ... look for the V3 Trip Ticket Button.
RTMM Flight Plans - Update (Doug Linn)
Wilson River Narrows Cabin to/from Misty's Place updated. New file at Here2There/RTMM Flight Plans.zip
|12.13.2015||Cera Bell 212 in Misty Colors - By Klaus Troppner
There is now a repaint for the Cera Bell 212 payware helicopter-addon for FSX. This repaint represents the fictitious Bell 212 N012MM of Return to Misty Moorings. This is a beautifully rendered helicopter and one you will be proud to have in your collection. Our thanks to Klaus for a great repaint. Look for it on the Enhancements Page under Repaings. To get there quickly, for windows, hit CTRL-F and type in Klaus and it will take you to his repaint section.
New Plan G File for Vancouver Island North by Dieter Linde
Dieter has given us a new cvs file that will update your Plan G and give you the locations in the new Vancouver Island North scenery (by Brad Allen). As always, Thank you to Dieter for this special effort for us. You can find it at Misty's Place, under Dieter's Corner. Look for RTMM Vancouver Island North link. Download the file. Go to Plan-G and Manage Date ... import and point to the downloaded file.
|12.12.2015||New, Updated Global Earth KMZ file
Vuqar "Rustam" Quliyev has updated the KMZ file for Google Earth. If you have not tried this yet, you really should, if you want to drill down to specific things to look for in RTMM locations, this will help you do that and create a map of all of the facilities you are looking for. He has now included the Vancouver North Island locations that Brad made for us. Look for the new file on the Here to There page. Put the KMZ on your desktop, click on it and the RTMM world is laid out for you perfectly.
Our special thanks to Vugar ... RTMM, and the community, appreciates this fine extra effort.
Thank you, Rustam.
|12.12.2015||Avalanche Scenario for Snettisham - By Thomas Menzel
An excellent addition has been made to the Alaska Power Project ... an avalanche scenario. In 2008, there was a destructive avalanche near the Snettisham Hydro Plant that knocked out their transmission lines. It happened in the winter season. In the spring, they repaired it.
If you redownload the APP library and the APP zip (both at the top of the APP page), you will have the latest. Always play it safe and delete the old folder and then add the new one.
When the season switcher is set to WINTER ... you will see the Avalanche and the destruction. When the season switcher is set to SPRING ... you will see the cleanup and reconstruction crews working to fix the problem. Everything will be "as is" and "ok" in SUMMER and FALL.
At the scenery location for Snettisham on the APP page, you will see a button that will show you how to install this manually (if you don't use the season switcher) and another button that gives you the documentation on the 2008 Avalanche. This is fascinating reading and recommended so you will better understand the size of the disaster and recovery efforts.
This is a great new addition by Thomas, and a very unique way to use the season switcher.
|12.09.2015||Vancouver Island Project (VIP) - North Island - By Brad Allen
The first installment of Brad Allen's Vancouver Island Project (VIP), North Island, is ready for download on the scenery page. Here's the "readme info" on the great new scenery:
|Maloney's Tavern - New Scenery Location
(Update ... if you downloaded this ... be sure ou download it again and re-nstall, then follow the instructions. a slight change in the naming of the bushes for global/scenery.)
Maloney's Tavern was originally created by Urs Burkhardt for FS2004 in April 2005. Urs has given permission to redesign his former scenery.Terrain adjustment, scenery/objects conversion and positioning for FSX or P3D byMike Broemme, November 2015.
Maloney's Tavern/CBMT is a fictional area just 20 miles southeast of Stewart/CZST situated at the end of Hastings Arm Fjord at the mouth of Kshwan River. Here you find a tiny settlement and a 2600 ft grass/sand dirtstrip. This airfield is privately owned but open to the public. No landing fees charged. Maloney's Tavern itself is famous for serving finest American Rye Whiskeys and mouthwatering steaks. Of course you will get a fresh beer here. Small outpost offices of PNW Backcountry Pilots, Hardy Aviation, Alaska Sky Service and Bush Pilots Airlines are on site. A small hangar capacity for light aircraft maintenance on your own management is usable. Equippment and tools are on hand. Standard types of oil and lubrications can be purchased. Fuel is not in stock. There are several cabins for rent and a mixed sauna is in use. An old seaplane dock and a ramp for amphibs are available. ("to be used at pilot's own risk")
A visit is well worth for those who like the charme of an old style village or exploring an untouched nature landscape. Kshwan River is an ideal habitat for various fish species, a paradise for anglers. Also hunters will get their money's worth. Be aware, there's a grizzly bear in area who seems to be accustomed to humans. Caution is always called regardless, he's still a wild animal. He usually "inspects" the area twice a day looking for food. So put your garbage in the receptacles intended for that purpose. Visitors should pay particular attention to the yellow bear warning signs. Every two hours a Forest Ranger takes a ride in his Jeep, checking the area for bears, updating the warning signs and give hints to big city dwellers who are not familiar with behavior in the wilderness.
NOTAM: Read the Instructions CAREFULLY, there is one small difference for putting in "hard winter" bushes.
|10.25.2015||Alaska Power Project is officially OPEN!
The Alaska Power Project is now ready for download and usage. The location set includes 16 real and proposed hydroelectric plants. Each location has two parts, the upper reservoir area and the lower plant/outfall area. We have placed these exactly where they are already operating or are proposed (under construction). So the realism is true for all of them. Each has a minimum of two and sometimes four helipads at different levels based on the plant's configuration. There are also float plane dock for all of them ant the reservoirs and most at plant level.
There are maintenance dispatches for helicopters and float planes. These guide you to the plants and the surrounding facilities. For float planes, that cannot "tour" the facility at low altitudes, we have incorporated a special "slew/view" tour. You park your float plane at the dock, the go into slew mode to tour the facility. When finished, you put in the ICAO for the plant and it's startup point and use Go To Airport and it puts you exactly where you were when you began your slewing tour, so you can then realistically fly off to the next location. There are also scenic flight tours ... tours at higher levels that would give a tourist a view of the plants from 1200 feet altitude.
You will need the RTMM Libraries (See the Object Library Page). To install, there are two zip folders to download and install. One for the APP facilities (all locations in the same folder), and a second one for the special library objects that are included with the project. Instructions for installation are in the zip folders.
You can find the RTMM Page and a beautiful 2 minute video giving you an overview of the project here:
All locations have their own ICAO code with startup points for easy navigation and for locating the plants on your aircraft's GPS. Just put in the ICAO and follow the GPS to the plant.
This is a "physically correct" scenery. We had to take special care to alter the terrain to support water flowing from the upper reservoir down to the plant sites. So a great deal of "mechanical detail" is built into the design of these.
We hope you enjoy the RTMM FREEware we are offering you. Please drop by our forum and discuss the project or any other RTMM activities.
|10.10.2015||New Google Earth KMZ file for Return to Misty Moorings - by Vüqar Quliyev
Once more "VQ" has done another marvelous job updating the Google Earth KMZ file for RTMM. This time he has added all of the power plants from the new Alaska Power Project.
If you have not tried this yet (shame on you!), you really need to stop what you are doing and give it a try, it is totally amazing. If you have Google Earth on your computer, when you click on the file, Google earth comes up and zooms in on the RTMM area. Look in the list on the left rail and you will see many of the RTMM locations. Look, in this case, particularly at the Alaska Power Project and click only that box. The map now shows ONLY the Hydro Plants. LEFT click on one and watch the magic happen. Vuqar has done this for all of our locations. This is an excellent piece of work and I so hope everyone is taking advantage of it. You can find it on the Alaska Power Project page or on the Here2There web page.
Thank you Vuqar!
|09.21.2015||Tezwa River Ranch - Version 1.3 (Update)
Brad has now added sounds to Tezwa River Ranch. You can delete your old folder in the flight sim, download the new version 1.3 (Under T on the Scenery Page) and replace it.
Tezwa River Ranch - Version 1.2 (Update)
Brad sent us this update for the seasonal files that come with Tezwa River Ranch. Issue: Seasonal files included in the archive were incorrect. Cause: "Fall" was incorrectly set as the active default season and it should be "noseason" as the default. Affect: Users who make their season selections using our "RTMM Season Switcher" utility change initially from noseason to their preferred season. If no seasonal switcher utility is being used, then without this update, fall season would've been displayed. This issue is now corrected by removing the previous installation of this location from the simulator and replacing it with this version being installed.
NOTAM: When we do these updates, we ALWAYS suggest that you: "Be Safe, Replace!" Don't "copy these new files over" to the old folder. Take it out and replace it with the new one.
|09.19.2015||Tezwa River Ranch by Brad Allen and Mike Broemme.
Here's one you won't want to miss. Brad Allen has given us Tezwa River Ranch, partnering with our friend Mike Broemme who adapted the whole ranch terrain to fit with FSX/P3D and designed the multi-seasonal airstrip. This one is as real as it gets. Lots of animation and an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Here's the description for it:
The Tezwa River makes it's way through the Kitlope Heritage Conservancy and is protected by the Kitimat Ranges of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Kitlope River system and sits inside the largest continuous tract of coastal temperate rainforest in the world. Beginning at the head of Gardner Canal, the park stretches inland along the Kitlope River to the border of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. The "Haisla" first nation tribe have lived in the Kitlope area for centuries, perhaps thousands of years. Their ancient title to their aboriginal territory has never been surrendered or extinguished. Hereditary clans of this nation are Beaver, Raven, Eagle,and Black Fish (Orca). This location features a secluded riverside ranch and dirt airstrip that awaits visitors and opens up this scenic river valley for adventure and exploration.
You will find it on the Scenery Page under "T".
|09.12.2015||Whittier Norwegian Sun Glacier track for RTMM AI Shipping - by Dex Thomas
Click on the zip button on the AI Shipping Page to download a file to modify the Norwegian Sun track out of Whittier to tour some of the glaciers for the "tourists".
|09.11.2015||New, Updated Global Earth KMZ file
Vuqar "Rustam" Quliyev has updated the KMZ file for Google Earth. If you have not tried this yet, you really should, if you want to drill down to specific things to look for in RTMM locations, this will help you do that and create a map of all of the facilities you are looking for.
|09.04.2015||Yes Bay Lodge - File updated, some AI Textures Updated
Rustam found some missing files in Yes Bay Lodge ... we recovered them and Rod put everything into order the way it should have been. The "updated" Yes Bay Lodge is now on the scenery page. If you have the old one, simply delete the Yes Bay Lodge folder, and start over with the new zip download. This makes some of the static aircraft and AI aircraft work and look better too.
Swan Lake Hydro Deleted - by Doug Linn
Swan Lake was a fictional site, it has been deleted because a new "real" proposed site will be placed there that has a "lake tap" system (no dam). If you have Swan Lake, I suggest you delete it. (Also, for later reference, Thomas is making a "Swan Lake" that is a REAL facility down toward Wrangell. Do not get confused and delete that one ... it will be 'inside" the zip for the Alaska Power Project. The Swan Lake I deleted was a separate download. The new replacement for it will be "Cascade Creek". Watch for it soon.
|08.23.2015||Tyee Lake Hydro - by Thomas Menzel
Another great "hydro" plant by Thomas. This one is in the Wrangell area at Tyee Lake. This is a "lake tap" type hydro, a little different than we've had before and Thomas explains it in the doc. This is a great new addition to the Alaska Hydro Project.
|08.21.2015||Odds 'N Ends ...
Misty's Place - A boat dock was added near the medical dock. This for boat traffic (it can take something as large as the DeltaSim Gimini Pro. You can use it as a starting position, save it, then dock your boat at Misty's Place. You can use the channel to get out to Bostwick Inlet. Also put a navigation tower on a small island that is difficult to see as you are rounding the Northern Bostwick Point. There is also a spit of land that I placed a couple of trees on so you can see it.
The Alaska Power Project - This is coming along nicely. As you will see from the construction log, we are making changes when problems are encountered. But almost everything is "up to date". Thomas is working on Tyree Hydro and Doug is starting on Triangle Lake (a proposed site). This is a MUST for helicopter pilots, we are placing many maintenance pads into the scenery and there are some interesting elevations for these.
The Moorings - we found (Marcel) a great FS2004 gauge that works in P3D and FSX for an autopilot for a boat. We are exploring what we can do with this, but to date, it is working VERY well. We are able to have a boat track a Plan-G "flight" (Sail) plan perfectly. Presently we are looking at FREEware boats that we can make "pilotable". You can follow the discussions at "The Moorings" on the forum. The autopilot opens up a whole new vista for us for boating. We will be revising "The Moorings" page as we make progress.
Alaska Power Project Update
Several new locations have been added to the Alaska Power Project. This is a joint effort of Thomas Menzel and Doug Linn in an effort to put in the presently-operating hydroelectric plants in the RTMM area as well as depictions of the ones that are "proposed." The page is still in "beta" so don't expect it to be error free (and if you see an error, let us know). Although we have tried to make the scenery fun for float planes and amphibians, this scenery set is especially interesting for helicopter pilots. There are many "elevations" for each site and we have placed helipads in many places. To see the latest, go to the "APP" page ... HERE.
|07.20.2015||Home Page Update and Getting Started Page
The Home Page for RTMM has been revised. The "right rail" now has links to "everywhere" in RTMM so people can browse the site if they are newcomers, and for our regulars, this is an easy way to get "everywhere" on the site. The wording on the body has been simplified and designed to help people understand what RTMM is, what is basically needed, helping them Explore (while not getting lost), and of course pointing them to the new Getting Started page.
I've made the "Getting Started" page simple on purpose. If we can get people to register on the forum as their first step in this journey, we can help them through this process. Hopefully the new page gets people pointed in this direction. So be watching for the new folks on the forums and be ready to jump in and help them as usual.
|06.21.2015||Wood Lake Research Camp is now available for FSX/P3D!
Though Wood Lake Research Camp has been available in the RTMM Scenery Library for almost two weeks, we realized that we never announced its availability. This beautiful scenery is based on the old "Glacier Bay version 2" for FS2004 from 2007 and brings back some nostalgic memories. "Wood Lake Research Station" was part of Glacier Bay and has been updated to be usable in both Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.
Wood Lake Research Station/Rusty's Airfield was originally created and designed by Jay Langham as part of Holger Sandmann's "Glacier Bay version 2" for FS2004 in March 2007. Rusty's Airfield now is a standalone scenery converted for FSX (with Acceleration) or P3D by Mike Broemme. RTMM would like to extend special thanks to Dieter Linde who uses his German to English translation skills to facilitate bringing Mike Broemme's work to RTMM.
Wood Lake Research Camp is located in Glacier Bay National Park, Hoonah-Angoon County, Alaska about 26 miles northwest of Gustavus in a designated wilderness area. ORBX SAK is required to use this scenery.
Wood Lake Research Camp features:
- New ground textures created and adjusted to fit into FSX/P3D geography
- Some former FS9 objects converted into native FSX objects, related textures compiled into .dds format
- Some missing FS9 objects replaced by similar ones (using the RTMM libraries and FSX standard objects)
- New effects for smoking chimneys
- Different wildlife animal sounds during day and night according to the nature's ambience
- A newly created Airport AFCAD (PAWL) so the user can choose the airfield directly from FSX/P3D
- Seasonal files that use the RTMM Season Switcher.
Announcing the new RTMM Medical Dispatch Selector utility by Rod Jackson.
Many thanks to Rod Jackson for this EXCELLENT utility!
|05.31.2015||S.I.R.P. Stikine Icefield Research Program - Re-Uploaded 05.31.2013
Original FS2004 Scenery created by "The Amigos", Bill Dick, Phil Cayton, Glenn "Woody" Fout, Doug Linn and Ed Truthan.
SIRP for FSX was created and designed by Mike Broemme.
Objects and texture adaptations for FSX and P3D by Brad Allen
Based on it's real world counterpart, the JIRP (Juneau Icefield Research Program), this scenery package places 10 isolated research camps at various locations in the vast Stikine Icefield that straddles the Alaska/British Columbia border. This area has been beautifully rendered with glacial textures and accurate land class in the Tongass X scenery package, but has often remained a rarely traversed and under appreciated region. There's a great deal of stunning wilderness scenery out there, and it's our hope that this package will provide flyers an opportunity to challenge their VFR skills while visiting some interesting ice field destinations. These camps vary from well equipped regional supply centers to lonely, wind battered outposts. In addition, all fire, smoke have been specially designed for this release in an attempt to bring a unique "arctic wilderness" feel to the scenery.
This is a beautiful piece of work by Mike Broemme who spent hours on this re-creating the original concepts to the new FSX/P3D format. Our special thanks to Mike for this impressive piece of work. Special thanks also to Dieter Linde for alerting us to this entry and to Brad Allen who spent many hours "blending" FSX and P3D objects to work for both. This is a major addition to RTMM.
S.I.R.P. is a legacy for RTMM as it was a crown jewel of the original "Misty Moorings" website. One person who spent many hours on the original project has passed on, Bill Dick. So we post this in remembrance of our old and always friend, Bill.
RTMM Google Earth KMZ Updated ... by "Rustam" (Vüqar Quliyev)
New RTMM Medical Facilities TEMP library ... by Steve Weinkamer
Steve has updated the night lighting for many of the medical facilities objects. His updated work is included in the new RTMM Medical Facilities TEMP library. Thank you Steve! You can download this from the Medical Facilities Page.
|05.21.2015||PAHO Update from ORBX
ORBX has issued an update for their PAHO payware that includes an adjustment in their mesh files so that RTMM's Halibut Cove is no longer adversely affected when ORBX PAHO is active. Your FTX Central 2 utility should flag the PAHO update availability for install. If you made the RTMM recommended temporary adjustment to allow Halibut Cove to work while using the original version of the ORBX PAHO Payware, you should have an Orbx_PAHO_mesh_5m.bgl.off file sitting in your ...Prepar3D v2 or FSX\ORBX\FTX_NA\FTX_AA_PAHO\Scenery folder. If you do, you do not have to do anything since the ORBX PAHO update put in a new active version of that file. If you just want to clean up that folder then you can delete the Orbx_PAHO_mesh_5m.bgl.off file (size is 22,009 KB) since it has now been replaced.
Plan-G CSV File for Vancouver Plus
Floating Objects Fix from Holger Sandmann
|05.05.2015||Plan-G CSV File for The Western Chugach Part 1 - By Dieter Linde
Dieter has created the data file for the locations in The Western Chugach Part 1. You can download the file at Dieter's Corner at Misty's Place. Adding it to your Plan-G gives you all of the locations in the Western Chugach area. (Thank you Dieter!).
|05.02.2015||RTMM KMZ by "Rustam" (Vüqar Quliyev)
The latest KMZ file for Google Earth is now on the Here2There page, thanks to the efforts of Vüqar. The Chugach is now included and ALL OF THE MEDICAL FACILITIES! So now you can keep track of what Rod is creating for you in the SAK Chugach area and you can easily see the "spread" of the the Medical Facilities nicely labeled with an "H". Thank you Vüqar! You can find this on Here2There. (You simply download it, open the zip, (make sure Google Earth is installed) and click on the KMZ ... it goes right to RTMM). Click on any of the data points and you will get the specific information on the location. Pretty amazing!!
Update 10:26 pm ... the file can now be downloaded. Also, I put some instructions for how it can be used on the Here2There page in the Google Earth KMZ area. You can see a screenshot of what it can do on the Medical Facilities page where we have used it to depict all of the medical facilities we have put in. You can see the "spread" of them from the map. On the Here2There page, there is also a screenshot "how to" showing you how to use the file to get from it what you need. Again, thank you Vüqar ... much appreciated by all of us!
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|04.29.2015||Misty's Place Updated - Medical Facilities Changed
Because we had a compatibility problem with PAKT PAYWARE, we decided to deactivate the PeaceHealth Hospital and Medical Dock at Ketchikan. For people with the Payware, the hospital and dock were mis-positioned. So those now no longer "exist." A new facility has been put into Misty's Place ... the Misty's Place Trauma Center. It has the "H" helipad now, a medical dock and a road connecting it to the airport road system. One dispatch, E010B, (Eddystone Rock), was using this facility. That dispatch has now been updated. It leaves from PAKT, and returns to the new Misty's Place Trauma Center.
At Misty's Place, you can use the land, or water dock, or "climb out" onto land with an amphibian. So it will be able to take any kind of airplane. All of the files have been updated on the Medical Page (which changes often as we add things). But you should re-download Misty's Place from the Scenery Page to be up-to-date.
NOTAM: The Western Chugach - Part 1 v1.0 now updated to v1.0_3.
ORBX PAHO Payware conflict with Halibut Cove - Temp Fix
RTMM has discovered that the ORBX PAHO payware extends its customized 5m mesh all the way into Halibut Cove (10 miles away) which ruins the pre-existing RTMM Halibut Cove scenery custom terrain and object placement. We have notified Alex Goff and Holger Sandmann at ORBX of this problem. RTMM is hopeful that ORBX will create a manual patch for RTMM or an update to their Payware so it does not encroach on our pre-existing scenery which is well outside of the ORBX PAHO documented coverage area.
In the meantime, we have a very good workaround for our RTMM users. Simply go to ....\Prepar3D v2 or FSX\ORBX\FTX_NA\FTX_AA_PAHO\Scenery folder and add a .off extension to the Orbx_PAHO_mesh_5m.bgl file so that it becomes Orbx_PAHO_mesh_5m.bgl.off.
The result of turning this file off is that Halibut Cove remains the beautiful scenery it is and 99% of the ORBX PAHO payware is displayed properly. The only significant problems to be found at Homer are when the aforementioned file is turned off, the road from Homer spit into the airport becomes a bit elevated and bumpy as it goes up the hill and some of objects along the road on the spit are a bit sunk into the ground. These minor problems are not obvious unless flying right along the ground. In addition, the RTMM Jonas Bros location at Beluga Lake is more on a cliff than before but that is not a big deal We won't change the Jonas Bros Beluga object placements t for now in case ORBX is able to reduce the overreach of their mesh file.
NEW SCENERY!! The Western Chugach Part 1 by Rod Jackson
Look for it under "T" (The Western Chugach) on the Scenery Page.
|04.15.2015||MedEvac Dispatches E009 through E016 ...
All of these are now "active". You will have all of them by downloading the RTMM Medical Dispatches.zip, the Medical Facilities.zip and the RTMM Medical Facilities TEMP.zip library, and installing them. (Remember, if you are re-installing them, as you will do from time to time, take out the old folder and put in the new one...Be Safe and Replace). Watch the date at the download area (zip button) for a date change. The library will not change very often, and the facilities will change infrequently. The Dispatches folder will change every time we put in a new one.
To involve YOU in the process. After you've flown a couple of these, let us know if you have an idea for one, or if you've found a special "place" for one that would be fun for people to find. Tell us on the forum HERE.
Remember, keep an eye on the "update date" for the files so you have the latest.
|04.11.2015||Minor Change Scenery Location Updates
NAC Bases .... Harald Gabler has given us an update on the NAC bases.
Ocean Falls .... A medical facility was added to this location
Whiskey Cove ... A medical facility was added to this location
None of these are major updates/changes ... minor changes and adjustments, if you are going to be using the Medical Facilities, you will need to re-download these. Make the replacement safely ...Be SAFE, REPLACE. Take out your old scenery file and add the new one.
|03.30.2015||Updated CSV (data) files for Plan-G. - by Dieter Linde
Three files have been updated:
1. Owikeeno Lake Area.csv
The Owikeeno Area wasn't showing up in Plan-G ... with these "fixes" it will show up fine. Dieter also worked on the RTMM and PFJ files to make them integrated. You can download them from Dieter's Corner on the Misty's Place page. (Thank you Dieter!)
|03.26.2015||Devil's Arse Designed for FSX by Urs Burkhardt in early 2010.
Conversion for FSX/P3D by Mike Broemme, March 2015
This secluded location is situated at the south-western end of the Gardiner Canal, just in short distance north-west of Kitlope estuary where the river runs into the fjord.
There is a small outpost for hunters and fishermen who like the alluring wilderness, accessible by plane or boat only. The place is just equipped with the basic necessities for survival. There are two cabins, an old caravan, two sheds and even an outhouse.
The small mooring is adapted to secure your float plane.
The short dirt strip is suitable for small GA-aircrafts. Approach from water side only, no easy job for the pilot, you just have about 850 ft to stop your plane. You really fly into devil's arse...
Look for it under "D" on the Scenery Page
|03.21.2015||Moh Creek by Mike Broemme ... submitted by Dieter Linde
Moh Creek is located in the Strathcona Regional District about 35 NM north of Campbell River/CYBL, British Columbia. You have to plan a visual approach on a dirt airstrip curved like a banana. There are no nav aids available. The airfield is basically closed but accessible on request for small land- and seaplanes. There's a mooring on the waterfront for tying your waterplane.
At the airfield you don't get any aircraft maintenance or fuel. You must bring your own equipment and food.
The Moh Creek area is famous for fishing, hunting and hiking. Cabins can be rented for staying over night. Some cabins are available directly at the airfield. There are 3 other hidden cosy cabins at the end of the forest trails, transport service by car on request. When you follow the footpath downhill to the river you'll find a mixed sauna to relax and recover.
The best way to plan your tour is starting from Campbell River where you might stock up your fuel, food and equipment. You will find it under "M" on the Scenery Page.
|03.17.2015||The Westwood Inn - Updated Version by Urs Burkhardt
Here is an updated version of the beautiful Westwood Inn. If you have previously installed this scenery, be sure to DELETE THE OLD SCENERY FIRST. Then put in this new version. This is a difficult little airport well-worth the difficulty of the landing! When you get there, stop and explore .. the detail work that has been done makes this a real work of art. Our thanks to Urs for sharing this scenery with us. You will find it under "W" on the Scenery Page.
|03.11.2015||Pacific Northwest Scenery Collection by Brad Allen - Update!
We've done some minor updates to Brad's PNW Scenery Collection. Fuel Triggers were added to the fuel docks, a tree on a landing strip was cut down and is now stacked for firewood. All of the starting (mooring) points have been added to the Here2There starting points table. There are short "low and slow" flight plans for all but one of the locations which will take you deep into the scenery. The map for Mt. Kinch Ice Station has been modified. You need Owikeeno Lake to see Mt. Kinch. So the route to it now flies out of PF50, Pacific Gateway.
We are "featuring" this scenery package on the Here2There page. If you are NEW to RTMM, this is an excellent starting package. You get many locations, they are all beautifully located and you will "feel there' when you fly the plans to the locations.
Pacific Northwest Scenery Collection - Datapoints for Plan-G by Dieter Linde
"Dieter's Corner" now has it's own table on Misty's Place and its own button at the bottom of the buttons at the top of Misty's Place. This has become a very important part of our operation and needs a special place. All our thanks to Dieter for these fine contributions that all of us use every day!
|03.07.2015||Pacific Northwest Scenery Collection by Brad Allen
This package contains a collection of scenery that will give the user a plethora of small bush flying locations to go find in the wonderful ORBX Pacific Northwest (PNW) region. You'll be able to visit mountaintop snow covered ice stations, lighthouses, lake and riverside cabins, small dirt airstrips and many new places to seek out and discover in PNW. Included in this package are many locations that were designed and released before Return to Misty Moorings was even created and now these locations are given a new lease on life in the current RTMM environment using our updated object libraries. Look inside for more details on this extensive collection that is sure to keep the user busy for a long time to come in the fantastic ORBX Pacific Northwest Region. Look for it under "P" on the Scenery Page.
|03.04.2015||Medical Facilities Project
We are experimenting with a new "Medical Facilities" project. The forum thread for this is HERE. The activity can be tracked at the thread and the results of the thread on a new Medical Facilities Table on the Here2There page at the bottom (HERE).
If you would like to participate, we are asking you to help us locate medical facilities already in the RTMM scenery areas. First, check the table to see if what you found is listed. If it is not listed, let us know. Also, if one SHOULD be there but is missing, we'll look into adding that as a construction project. You can add your suggestions to the thread.
|08.03.2015||RTMM Routes (zip) Updated
Updated to include Whistler and Bear Camp Research. There are over 750 flight plans in this file now to and from all of the RTMM locations. You can find a discussion on this and the plans HERE on the Here2There page.
|03.02.2015||Bear Camp Research - Original Scenery by Marvin Carter,
Scenery information and conversion by Mike Broemme
Here is a demanding and beautiful little gem tucked back in the scenery above Pitt Lake in the PNW area. You can get to it from Vancouver SPB (new) if you like. For the fixed wing flyers, this one is VERY tricky. A short runway and a twisting approach. (Lots of fun!!!). Mike Broemme has converted this scenery so it can be used, the original was by Marvin Carter. Our thanks to both for this beautiful addition to RTMM! You can find it under "B" on the Scenery Page.
|02.23.2015||Whistler Aerodrome and Vancouver Int'l Sea Plane Base - by Doug Linn
These are two separate packages. We will be using the Vancouver Int'l SPB for "starts" often. It was left out of ORBX PNW, so we "fixed it up" a little, gave it a fuel pump and a windsock and it's own ADEX file (so we made it an airport), and it can be used for starts for Plan-G planning and journeys. It also has a "dock" starting point. You can download the Vancouver Int'l SPB from the Scenery Page under "V". Whistler Mountain is a world-class ski resort area that people from all over the world come to enjoy. It is about 70 miles from Vancouver Int'l, where most people will fly into. So if you want to experience what it would be like to getting to Whistler Mountain, you can fly to Vancouver Int'l in a commercial jet liner, then take a bus over to the Sea Plane Base there (CAM9), and fly in a float or amphibian to Whistler Aerodrome (CAE5) ... experiencing virtually the "real" trip. The scenery along the way is stunning.
There is a trip ticket (version 3), that guides you along the route and a flight-seeing flight-plan that allows you to use autopilot all the way to enjoy the scenery. (Notam: watch the altitude, you start at 1200 feet but go to 3200 feet!). The Whistler Aerodrome is also a "real" airport, CAE5, and we have positioned it exactly where it should be on Green Lake near the mountains. This location also has a "dock" starting point. Our rendition is better than the real one because there is a Brad's BBQ waiting for you when you arrive at the dock. This scenery works with the RTMM Season Switcher so pick your season before you fly. Also note that the lake freezes in winter ... you have to be careful not to run over the ice fishermen on the lake when landing in winter. Also you will need skis or Tundra and that will have to take of from Vancouver Int'l, NOT the SPB. (But you can still "hook up" with the flight plan easily to make the trip. You will find this scenery under "W" on the Scenery Page.
|02.19.2015||Yehiniko Lake and Airstrip Scenery created by Brad Allen
Here's a new one from Brad for the Tongass X area. Available under "Y" on the scenery page!
Yehiniko Lake is a lake located just 18.5 miles from Glenora, in the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District of British Columbia, Canada. There is a dirt airstrip that curves away uphill as you approach from the lake. Trying to land from the other approach direction is not advised here. Look for a small residence that calls this airstrip home. Hunting and fishing expeditions will use the small airstrip to drop off and pick up their clients in the warmer seasons. Fishing is good here and whether you’re fly fishing, baitcasting or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are very good. Located just north of Telegraph Creek, you'll find this to be a beautiful destination that has a nearby canyon set amongst a forest of trees that were burned down recently after a fire swept through the region.
|02.18.2015||Fix for Season Switcher Problems - by Rod Jackson
NOTAM: 99.9% of the time you will NOT need this. But if a "duplicate file" problem does show up when you are running the Season Switcher, this tool will help you fix it. There is no need to download this unless you have a problem ... but it will SOLVE that problem if it ever happens! (I know, I had the problem, and it is solved!). You will find the Season Switcher Fix Tool on the FAQ page under "S" for "Season Switcher". Look toward the bottom of that article and you will find a zip button where you can download it. (Thank you Rod, another great tool for RTMM!)
RTMM GOOGLE EARTH KMZ by "Rustam" (Vüqar Quliyev)
Misty Moorings DoDoSim B206 by Steve Downing
Lynn Canal and Chilkoot Area CSV files for Plan-G - By Dieter Linde
|02.09.2015||New Scenery Locations - Lynn Canal and Chilkoot Inlet Added 02.09.2015) - By Brad Allen
Lynn Canal runs about 90 miles (140 km) from the inlets of the Chilkat River south to the Chatham Strait and into the Stephens Passage. At over 2,000 feet (610 m) in depth, Lynn Canal is the deepest fjord in North America and one of the deepest and longest in the world as well. The northern portion of the canal braids into the respective Chilkat, Chilkoot, and Taiya Inlets. Lynn Canal was explored by Joseph Whidbey in 1794 and named by George Vancouver for his birthplace, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
Chilkoot Inlet is an inlet located on the eastern side of the Chilkat Peninsula in Lynn Canal. Chilkoot Inlet is the terminus of the Chilkoot River and its watershed, and also home to Lutak, Alaska. It was first charted in 1794 by Joseph Whidbey, master of the HMS Discovery during George Vancouver's 1791-95 expedition.
This scenery enhancement adds several locations of interest along the two main waterways near Haines Alaska and covers area between Juneau and Skagway.
Starting points are listed on the Here2There page for all locations in this package. ORBX SAK is required.
|02.07.2015||PAHO Payware (Homer) Fuel Trigger Fix - minor change
For those interested in better fuel management ... There are 3 fuel triggers at the new payware PAHO. One is under a static aircraft and so is not accessible, and the other two are against a building wall and you must nearly push the nose of the plane into the wall to get fuel. With this tiny fix, I moved the fuel trigger near the terminal over toward the fuel truck to the right, and gave it a much larger "footprint". I made larger footprints for the other two fuel triggers across the airport in the hanger area and now these are far more accessible. You can find the fix in TABLE 3 of the Airports Facilities Area at the top of the FAQ page. Look for PAHO in Table 3. Read the instructions carefully, it is an easy fix. There are pictures of the changes in the README. If the author updates PAHO for the fuel triggers, we'll pull this one and link to any update they have there.
|02.06.2015||Halibut Cove Updated to V1.1!
Rod Jackson has released a small patch to update Halibut Cove V1.0 to V1.1 which is now available in the RTMM Scenery Library at the end of the Halibut Cove V1.0 section. This patch should be downloaded by everybody as it removes an undefined object at Seldovia, moves the Jonas Brothers Transport location at PAEN and now supports the payware versions of PAEN and PAHO as well as the standard PAEN and PAHO airports that come with ORBX SAK.
It is available on the Scenery Page, a "zip button" below the regular scenery buttons.
|02.01.2015||New PART I of the Object Library Files is now Ready
The new Part I Object Library File is now ready for download. If you already have a Part I (previously downloaded), then look carefully at the NOTAM link at the download area. If this is your first time downloading any of these libraries, disregard the Notam and welcome aboard.
You can find these on the Object Libraries Page under Object Library Links.
|02.01.2015||Gilbert Bay Airfield and SPB - By Brad Allen and Xavier Carre'
This is a "Version 2" of the original Gilbert Bay scenery set. This is probably one of the most 'realistic' locations we've created. Using the season changer, the landscaping and object placements gives you a very "be there" feeling.
You can find it under "G" on the Scenery Page.
The RTMM TFxx NDBs.zip file has been updated to add Gilbert Bay. Remember, this file adds NDBs to all TFxx airports. Some people do not want this, so only add this if you want NDBs at all TFxx Airports.
Barnstormers by Xavier Carre' and Chris Losh
NOTAM: New Barnstormers.cvs file at Dieter's Corner at Misty's Place
|01.25.2015||MD530F Repaint by Klaus Troeppner
Here's is one some of you have been waiting for, a beautiful repaint of the MD530S by Klaus Troeppner. You'll find this on the enhancements page. (Hint, once on Enhancements, do a CTRL-F and enter MD530S, it will take you right to the repaint). Thank you Klaus, a beautiful addition to the hanger.
|1.23.2015||McCarthy 15Z Fuel Box and Trigger Added
A request was made for having fuel at McCarthy 15Z which will supply the "Last Resort" area of SAK. The new trigger is placed by the maintenance building where work is being done on an aircraft. To get this update, re-download The Last Resort. Note on the FAQ Airport Facilities Table, table 3, you will see the McCarthy Entry there. The right hand column tells you what must be re-downloaded to get the update. This was exactly the kinds of suggestions we are looking for. It is a long way back to Anchorage for fuel!
|01.21.2015||RTMM Flight Plans Updated
There was a problem with the "#" flight plan from Wilson River Lodge to Misty's Place ... it would crash. That is now fixed. "HOW TO" is in the readme ... but if you are REPLACING these files, do it SAFELY ... go to the sim's documents folder and open the flight plans. DELETE all plans starting with # or =. Then paste what you download into that folder, adding the new # and = files. (If you don't do this, and you just overwrite, you will retain the errors).
The plans are found on the Here2There Page under RTMM Flight Plans.
|01.15.2015||UPDATE: New RTMM.csv File for Plan-G - By Dieter Linde
Dieter has updated the RTMM.csv file correcting several items in the database. You can download the new CSV file at Misty's Place at "Dieter's Corner" at RTMM Waypoints.
UPDATE- New "Return to Misty Moorings.kmz" file for Google Earth - by Vüqar Quliyev
New Fuel Pump at Misty's Lighthouse - By Doug Linn
|01.13.2015||Para-Motor SimObject by Raven now Available at RTMM
The Para-Motor SimObject is now available from RTMM. "Raven" has given us his permission to re-host the object. This can give you hours of fun. It is a seat, with a man (or you) on it, a parasail above and a motor behind your seat. You can download it from the Enhancements Page ... click on the SimObjects Button.
Thank you to Raven for the object, thank you to "Handie" for spotting it for us.
|01.11.2015||Hollis Harbor Update Patch by Rod Jackson
This is a patch to update Hollis Harbor v1.0 to v1.1. You need to have already installed Hollis Harbor v1.0 to use this patch. This patch does the following things at Hollis:
1. Replaces buildings at the Ferrry Landing in Hollis and the Wolf Creek Boathouse area which could be seen in FSX but not in P3Dv2
2. Replaces the ice in Hollis Harbor with ice that eliminates the problem that some users have had with trees in the water when the CVX_Hollis_Harbor_Ice.bgl was active. For those of you who had added a .off to the ice file, just delete that file before copying this patch. If you still don't wan't the ice to show up, you can still add an .off to the end of the reivsed CVX_Hollis_Harbor_Ice.bgl.
3. Corrects a file with missing objects that is only used by those who have ORBX PAKT installed. Some of you will already have this correction.
4. Adds a beacon on top of the hill to the North of Hollis Island. The frequency is 621. The ID is HHB. The morse code is .... .... _ ...
5. Adds a Fuel Trigger at the Eagle Air Dock.
6. Provides an updated v1.1 User Guide that reflects the above changes.
7. Adds a windsock that is only erected temporarily each summer at the Hollis (summer only) airfield.
8. Makes a few corrections to objects displayed during Summer and Spring season.
Follow the instructions in the README carefully ... the update steps are clearly stated. Thank you Rod for this fine update to an already excellent Scenery Area! Under "H" in the Scenery Library.
|01.10.2015||Dora Bay Log Transfer Facility - Updated
A barge that was under the two "floating" platforms has disappeared in our scenery conversions. A new structure was put beneath these two floating platforms.
|01.09.2015||New CSV File from Dieter - Hang Em High
There is a new, (8 locations), csv file for Hang Em High you can download from Dieter's Corner. Go to Misty's place and scroll down to the RTMM Waypoints area. Click on the link and in Plan-G, go to Manage Data and Import the new data. (Thank you Dieter!).
Scenery Object Library Part III
Steve Weinkamer, with a little help from Rod Jackson have expanded the number of objects we can use in RTMM. Steve has also begun making his own objects, many of which will show in the new locations that are being uploaded today. If you already have Part I and Part II, there is no need to download these again. You only need to add Part III. When you do download Part III, read the instructions for installation completely and carefully. Often we just rush to install these things ... but we have to be VERY CAREFUL on the Object Library Folders because they are SO critical to success with RTMM. Remember also, we have a new Topic on the Forum for Scenery Object Libraries ... if you have problems or questions with these, you have a place to go to discuss the problem you are having and there will be people there to help you out. Please don't be shy. The Object Libraries are the most difficult step in enjoying RTMM ... we are there to help you through this critical step.
Brad's BBQ Stewart CZST by Doug Linn
Hang Em High Resorts - by Doug Linn
|01.04.2015||Google Earth KMZ files for SAK, PFJ and PNW added to Misty's Place/Reference Maps
We've added zip files and direct kmz files to the Reference Maps at Misty's Place for SAK, PFJ and PNW. These are used to see the areas we utilize in RTMM on Google Earth.
|01.01.2015||FTX EU Norway - PLAN-G Csv File (By Dieter Linde)
We've uploaded the new csv file for FTX EU Norway. Dieter has made the file for you and we have hosted this on "Dieter's Corner" (Misty's Place/RTMM Waypoints) under "Non-RTMM" software by Dieter. If you click on the link there, you'll have all of the key datapoints for Plan G for FTX EU Norway. Thank you Dieter.
|12.29.2014||Airport Facilities Tables - (On the FAQ Page)
The new Airport Facilities Tables are ready for use on the FAQ page. Mostly these include the additions of Windsocks, NDB's and Fuel Boxes (startups at the fuel box). Every PFxx and TFxx airport now has its on operational windsock and "operational" fuel pump per the indications on the tables. (There are some exceptions, look at the colors on the tables for specifics). The NDB's are OPTIONAL and can be downloaded separately from a file beneath the tables, read the instructions carefully, you DO NOT have to install the optional NDBs.
Download or not? If you are not interested in these small upgrades, then there is no need for you to re-download any of the airports or scenery areas. If you do want the update, you can get it directly from the FAQ table by clicking on the location name. OR you can still get it from the scenery page .. those too are all updated.
For NEW USERS: For new users who have not downloaded any of these, disregard the downloads on the tables and download from the Scenery Page, the updates are included there. The links on the Airport Facilities tables are only for the convenience of users who already have these locations downloaded and wish to update their location.
REMEMBER, play it SAFE! Delete the old scenery folder and add the new one. The scenery folder names are the same. It is not SAFE to overwrite, you may get duplicate files with "similar" names.
Using the Tables: The top two tables will probably not change unless there is a new airport added. These become a handy reference for you if you are interested in fuel management, are a heli pilot and need the wind direction, etc. The last table, (Table 3) , will change as we find locations that need windsocks, (Optional) NDB's and active fuel pumps. But that table will only be for UPDATES to present scenery locations. Any new scenery locations will be announced here in the NOTAMs and will be downloaded from the Scenery Page per usual.
MOST IMPORTANT!!!! Read the instructions for each table before using it. Everything you need to know is explained there. If it is not, let us know and we'll get it fixed to make it easier for you. These upgrades represent about 100 hours of time from the team, we hope you enjoy them.
|12.20.2014||Wolverine Airstrip Fall Textures Added
The missing fall textures for the Wolverine Airstrip are now ready for download under "W" on the Scenery page. As is policy here at RTMM, to update this do it the SAFE way ... DELETE the old scenery folder and ADD the new one. File names can change and you can get duplicates.
|12.14.2014||Prince William Sound and Waypoints by Brad Allen and Dieter Linde
Prince William Sound by Brad Allen is "up". This is a multiple location scenery folder that will give you some great hours of low and slow exploring in the Prince William Sound area. Dieter Linde has created a cvs file for it for Plan G. Our thanks to Brad and Dieter for these fine additions.
You can find the new Prince William Sound scenery under "P" on the scenery page.
You can find the Prince William Sound.cvs file for Plan G at RTMM Waypoints (Misty's Place).
|12.13.2014||Khutzeymateen River Bear View Lodge - Update 12.13.2014
PF01, the Khutzeymateen River Bear View Lodge, was our first scenery location. It was created by Brad Allen and Kim Gowney. It has since been renovated and updated by Rod Jackson. The location now has it's own "fuel start box" and an you can get fuel at the active pumps. This is our FEATURED LOCATION right now. If you haven't been to the lodge, now is the time to go. There is a LOW and SLOW (and a little white-knuckle) flight seeing trip for this location. All of this is available on the Scenery Page under "K".
This is an exciting trip and a beautiful final location.
|12.11.2014||Startup Position - "Dock" can be changed to "Ramp"
Rod Jackson has found a way to change the wording on the "create scenario" when you go to "change airports" then choose the startup location. The choices in ADE are always "dock" ... for us "dock" means WATER! So with Rod's expertise, at Misty's Place now, when you go for your "position" the choices now include "Ramp" instead of "Dock." This was a request from a user, now there's a solution. If you re-download Misty's Place you'll have the change.
|12.06.2014||Refueling Project and Misty's Place (another update for NDB)
Fuel Management Project: We have outlined the Fuel Management Project on THIS THREAD. So we now have a basic strategy.
NDB's for Misty Moorings: We will be putting NDB's into many of the PFxx airports as we put in the fuel triggers. For the frequency, we will be putting a 10 ahead of the PFxx airport number.
Misty's Place Updated: Misty's Place is PF20, so it's NDB is 1020. It's call sign is now
(MST _ _ ... _).
So there is a new Misty's Place Download (again!).
|12.05.2014||Misty's Place Update and Misc
Misty's Place has been updated (again). Some requested new starting points and a heli starting point. So now the folder has all of these plus an active fuel trigger and windsocks (put in before). There is also anactive NDB on freq. 359 that will get you home "direct" on a clear day when you can fly higher. It is located at the end of the 35 Rwy.
NOTAM: Important... be sure you DELETE the old Misty's Place Folder and REPLACE it with the new download. We've made some file name changes and if you "overwrite" you will have all kinds of problems with doubles of things. It is always safer to use the "Delete/Replace" method of updating RTMM files for this reason.
We've changed the column sizes on the Here2There starting points table. We'll now be able to use the 4 digit lat/long "seconds" delineation. This will put you exactly where you need to be, literally within inches and centimeters. I'm doing this mostly for the helicopters that need more critical placement with the helipads. We will begin adding the "4 digit" seconds one at a time.
1. The windsock project is complete, go to the thread listed in the previous post for the final list of changes. This includes all of the ice stations in CIRP.
2. Misty's Place
A. New Starting Points have been added
B. A Fuel depot has been placed at Misty's Place. One of the new starting points is the fuel pump.
3. Steve is still working on the new library update as well as some more surprises for everyone.
4. Hang Em High is finished, but we will wait on the new libraries.
5. We are initiating a fuel depot project, adding "triggers' to many of the fuel depots we have on the docks at many of the RTMM locations. This will be a longer-range project and we'll need your help as the project develops. Watch for a thread at the Addon Scenery Area.
|11.30.2014||Windsock Added - Wilson River Lodge
Wilson River Lodge now has an operational windsock ... we'll be adding these to places that need them. If you re-download the file, the windsock will be there ... but NO other changes are made to the scenery, so the download is optional.
|11.28.2014||Google Earth KMZ file for RTMM - by "Rustam" (Vüqar Quliyev)
Here is an excellent contribution from an RTMM member, "Rustam". This is a Google Earth KMZ file that lists all of the RTMM locations, and it is "click-able" ... when you click it you can get information for the location right from the RTMM archives. This has almost 700 entries in it, each one taking in a great deal of detail. We are VERY proud to offer this to the folks at RTMM and VERY thankful that "Rustam" has taken the time to create it and share it with all of us.
You can find it on the Here2There page. Look in the upper index for RTMM KMZ file for Google Earth ... click on that and it takes you down to the table (located just above the starting points).
|11.28.2014||Fuel Pump Triggers and Out of Order signs
We can now make our fuel pump objects "pump fuel" without turning the location into an official airport. We have many docks with fuel facilities, and now we can make them active working pumps. This was created by Rod Jackson. You can find out how to "do it" yourself if you look on the FAQ page (enter CTRL-F) and put "fuel" into the box ... it will take you to the discussion and the "how to" file Rod has created.
And for those fuel pumps that don't work, Steve has given us some new objects you'll be getting in an updated library soon ... some great little "out of order" signs for inactive objects. At the new Hang Em High (coming soon) there will be a non-working pump at the upper lodge with an "out of order" sign (see below) and at the lower lodge, a fuel pump that will fill your tank.
|11.26.2014||"FIND" Feature for FAQ Page - Sometimes it can be difficult to find something on the FAQ page. I've put a little reminder at the top of the page right under the A-Z index. You can enter CTRL-F (Win) or CMD-F (Apple)while on the page, a little box will come up and you can put what you are seeking in the box and it will go right to it. For instance, if you want to see how to make a windsock, while on FAQ, enter CTRL-F and put "windsock" into the little box. It goes right to the first "windsock" word. As we add things to the FAQ, we'll be sure to put in more key words to make finding things even easier there.|
|11.24.2014||Windsocks - Rod Jackson made and excellent "Developer's Guide" that is for the people more advanced in "scenery objects". You can see the summary for the guide on the FAQ page under "D". Also, there you can download the full document (Word). One of the items Rod discusses in the guide is that the windsocks from FSX no longer work in P3D. If you want a "working" windsock (one that moves with wind direction) you have to create the xml file and place it yourself. Rod has given a complete guideline for how this is done (and if I can do it, you can too!). Rod has an example that puts 4 of them in different colors and sizes at the PANT Scenery Tester Area ... for your practice.
So I have been practicing making windsocks. I have 3 of them now at the COMING SOON Hang 'Em High (Status 90% complete), and I put one in at Misty's Place. So if you have this huge desire to have a windsock at Misty's Place, you can download the scenery folder again, replacing the old one and you'll have the windsock. About half way down the runway. If there is a critical place in our scenery where you feel one of these is needed, let me know and I'll put one there for you.
Misty Moorings Bell 407 Repaint by Klaus Troeppner
Many have asked for Klaus' beautiful repaint of the Bell 407 in Misty Colors. You can now download it from the ENHANCEMENTS page. For the rotorheads among us, this is a great addition to your virtual hanger.
NOTAM: To find things easier on the Enhancements Page (and any RTMM web page), remember to use CTRL+F for windows and Command+F for Mac ... then enter what you are looking for in the search box. In this case, add "Bell 407" and Klaus' new repaint will be found for you. Click on the image to download the file. (I've put two "reminder" buttons at the top of the enhancements page for the FIND.
Misty's Place Remodeling -(V8)
Too many people have been going into the wrong door at Misty's Place, and ending up in the maintenance area of the old hanger instead of the bar. So we've remodeled it a little to give our visitors an easier way to find the "correct" front door. Misty's Place is a converted hanger with a friendly gateway in what used to be the hanger door. We've even got a greeter on the porch now.
Wilson River Lodge - To/From Flight Plans (to Misty's Place)
To and From flight plans have been created for low and slow to and from Wilson River Lodge and Misty's Place. Both LAND landings, no water (select wheels!). Although this is an airport (PF25) and you can fly to it direct, there was no low/slow plans to reach the lodge and fly back from it. You can download the plans from the Scenery Page under Wilson River (look for FS button) and it is now in the RTMM Flight Plans zip on the Here2There Page.
|10.24.2014||Trip Ticket - View Cove Dock to Forrester Island Research Center
Uploaded to the beta section so anyone can try it and comment. Just a short flight from View Cove to the research center. Flight level 1200 feet. You can find the beta section for these below "Z" on the Scenery Page.
|10.20.2014||Trip Ticket VIII - Frederick Point VOR Station to Five Finger Lighthouse
TF06 (Vor Stn) Modified
There is a new beta trip ticket (below Z on the scenery page). If you fly it and have a problem, let us know with the feedback link at the bottom of the triptic. This 40 mile trip over water is an easy one (a great one for beginners on TripTics). We found a problem at TF06. The dock there had an invisible extension that caused the aircraft to rise 20 feet in the air. We put in an exclusion and added a new dock and the problem is solved. (We only saw this problem with P3D, not FSX). So the scenery is compatible for both sims. Be sure to download the updated RTMM Docks scenery to make sure you have the latest.
|10.20.2014||Trip Tic Beta (Quality Control for the masses!)
We are "connecting" many of the little TFxx spb's and docks that are relatively unknown. These short TripTics connect these so people get a chance to see them. (They are so small, you are probably flying over them and don't even know they are there). We'll be posting the beta TripTics on the Scenery Page, UNDER the "Z" area. (Go to the scenery page, click on Z, it will take you to the bottom of the page). This gives everyone a shot at helping us with quality control for these. The discussion thread is HERE. There is a "feedback" link at the bottom of each of the new tickets so you can get "errors and problems" back to us quickly.
The first one is "up" in the area and is ready for testing: Biorkia Island Biorkai Island Dock to Saginaw Dock West.
Trip Tic - Corner Bay Docks to Gilbert Bay SPB and Airfield
This is a V3 TripTic ... meaning there are screenshots of the turns and visual instructions. You can fly these VFR, or use the gps to "tip you off" to the turns ... or the autopilot to fly low and slow and just sit back and see the beautiful scenery. This route is east/west south of Juneau. You will need Tongass X for the TripTic and the RTMM Docks scenery package. About a 25 minute flight. You can find it at Here2There under TripTics/Tongass X area.
|10.13.2014||Trip Tic - Cape Decision Lighthouse to Edna Bay Docks
You will need Tongass X for this and the "RTMM Docks" scenery package. This gives you 19 updated little airports (float). These are "real" sea plane bases and lighthouses. I'll be making a series of Trip Tickets to go between all of them. We have another package called SAK Sea Plane Bases, which is similar but for ORBX SAK. We will also be making trip tickets for those eventually. We are going to keep them separate (Tongass X and SAK). If someone only has Tongass X, then s/he should be using only the Tongass X flight plans, etc).
RTMM Flight Plans - updating regularly
Nina's Landing Update - Sound
We have been experiencing problems with the sound files at Nina's Landing. We've decided to take them out. If you already have them, look at the zip you downloaded and eliminate the sound files.
New Trip Ticket - Wasilla to Seward (overland route) Flightseeing Tour
I created a trip ticket (V2) that takes you from Wasilla to Seward past Lawing on an "inside" route going through the mountains rather than around over water. This is the first of these kinds of Trip Tics. Most of ours go from an airport to a location. But we do not have any from airport to airport. I intend to highlight some of the lesser known float plane bases with many of these. If you go to the Here2There Trip Tickets area, you'll see a new lower half of that table. That is where we will store the non-location trip tickets.
|08.09.2014||Vehicle Object Fix for P3D
Recently, we discoverd that objects displayed by P3Dv2 that are being rendered from the standard P3Dv2 vehicles_land.bgl object library, located in the P3D v2\Scenery\Global\Scenery folder, are, on a random basis, not displayed at all, displayed with broken graphics (e.g. missing tires) or displayed correctly. So, for example, in a line of land vehicles from the vechicles_land.bgl placed on a surface, all may appear correctly, some may appear or some may appear and some will have broken graphics. Every time the scenery is reloaded, the result can be different. This indicates that Lockheed's vehicles_land.bgl does not work correctly in P3Dv2 and needs to be corrected by Lockheed Martin in a future release. (A bug report has been sent to LM).
For now, if you want P3Dv2 to correctly display some of the land vehicles in our sceneries, there is a simple temporary fix, included in this patch folder. We are providing an alternate file named vehicles_landFSXP3D.BGL This file was created by taking the vehicles_land.bgl from FSX and re-converting it using MCX to work correclty in P3Dv2. This conversion process was similar to what RTMM did when we converted all the other non-compliant RTMM object libraries to be compliant with P3Dv2.
If you wish to use this converted file on a temporary basis until Lockheed is able to correct their vehicles_land.bgl so that it works properly in P3Dv2, simply go to the ...P3D v2\Scenery\Global\Scenery Folder and add the suffix .off to the vehicles_land.bgl file you find there and then copy the vehicles_landFSXP3D.BGL from this folder to that very same ...P3D v2\Scenery\Global\Scenery Folder. This converted file contains all the same models that the incorreclty working vehicles_land.bgl file contained except that now they have been re-converted to work correclty in P3Dv2.
Look on the top of the SCENERY page at the bottom of the top table. There is a zip button there where you can download this temporary patch. Our thanks to Rod for figuring this out and giving us this temporary fix.
|10.09.2014||Yes Bay Lodge - Reposted!!!
Yes Bay Lodge, one of the most beautiful and accurate scenery locations in RTMM has now been reposted. We had to take down the posting because of potential copyright problems using the name "Yes Bay Lodge". We have now heard from Ryan Martinez, Marketing/Reservations Manager for Yes Bay Lodge giving us permission.
This is a very complex location and you should read the PDF file carefully to fully understand the installation of this work. You will find boating traffic enhancements, an upper and lower lodge and many other additions in the downloads. You can find it under "Y" on the Scenery Page.
AI Shipping Wakes in P3d (pink wakes, etc)
There have been some comments on the forum that the wakes on the AI Shipping (boats) are not correct, some showing a pink wake. Dex Thomas has repaired this problem ... and he did it about 3 months ago. So the fix is already on the AI Shipping Site, you will find it in the second table (HERE). You will see a button for Wake Fix for P3D. Click on that and execute the instructions in the readme and the problem will be solved.
Nina's Landing Update (New file added 09.11.2014)
RTMM FLight Plans Updated
A: Misty's Place (Small update)
A: Made some MINOR changes at Misty's Place. Added "Misty's Place Bar" sign to the building along with an "Air Services" sign. At the docks at the far end of the runway, moved the light poles from the ends of the docks back to the shore so a float plane could park there without ripping off the wing.
C. Josephine Lake USFS Cabin Plans updated
D. A new "featured" location, Josephine Lake USFS Cabin. A very simple scenery, and a flight that begins simple and ends in some white-knuckle complexity.
St Paul Airlines and RTMM
St Paul Airlines has contacted us and asked if we would be interested in working with them. They would like to be adding "low and slow" flights to their ample book of flight plans and we can offer them over 700 plans to and from sceneries in Return to Misty Moorings. And we hope to always be at the front of the line to welcome visitors to our special area. It is always exciting to meet with new people who share our love of virtual flight. You can look at their extensive web site HERE.
We will be seeing the SPA pilots show up on our forum ... and they will probably have their name and an SPA number in their signature (so you can know who they are and welcome them). Something like this: Yoland SPA348.
Our site is not the easiest one to get "around" since it is one of the largest of its size. So when you see a "seemingly lost" pilot with the SPA logo on his sleeve come through the door at Misty's Place ... be ready to give them a great welcome and also be ready to guide them through some of the basics of Misty Moorings. Don't be surprised if you get an answer in French (a language we hear often at Misty's Place) ... just use the Google Translate and carry on since we have NO PROBLEMS with posts in a language that is only foreign to "us"! :-). We also invite our French-Speaking members to give SPA a proper. For those of us "mired" in English ... start with "Ayez une bonne journée, Quel est votre nom?"
Many members here at RTMM enjoy VA's, here is a chance to work with a very professional outfit that is interested in working with us. They will be using our scenery locations and our flight plans (Plan G, SAK, PFJ, PNW and Tongass X). So if you have the desire to file a PIREP there, you will be familiar with all of the tools you already use here. And if you are doing some flying with them, you can give them some guidance to Misty's Place in their forum.
We welcome SPA to our area, and will be ready to give them a hand and guidance through the Misty Moorings virtual scenery and web site. Getting set up is the hardest part, and we can help. Giving people a wonderful journey to remember is the goal! Welcome SPA!
The RTMM Team
|09.02.2014||RTMM Missing Cabins Updated (Download HERE)
We found an "extra" cabin that did not belong. We thought there was a cabin missing (Appleton Cove) and it was actually there in Tongass X. The "added" missing cabin has now been taken out of the bgl and the lat/long coordinates and mooring (starting) point has been updated. (So has FSDiscover, although I cannot check it).
All this new download does is take out that "extra" cabin that should not have been there, about a mile down the coast from the USFS cabin put in by Tongass X.
PLAN-G and Using Waypoints Table Added
Doug's Outfitters Updated -
To/From Flight Plans are available for ALL RTMM locations! - by Doug Linn
The "To/From" flight plan project has been completed. We now have flight plans for all RTMM locations, this includes the 231 USFS cabins. The "TO" plans are designated with a "=" prefix ... these take you from the airport TO the location. The "FROM" plans are designated with a "#" prefix...these take you FROM the location to the airport. For the "FROM" plans, you will have to "position" your aircraft at the mooring point using the Latitude, Longitude and Heading given for that location (set Altitude to Zero and Speed to Zero). The latitude and longitude for each location is on the Here2There for all RTMM locations, and on The Cabins web page for the USFS Cabins. Once you position your aircraft, you then go to the flight planner and load up the "#" plan for that location. Once you take off, you can use the autopilot to take you back to the airport.
This gives you over 760 flight plans helping you get from Here2There. Instructions for the process are in the attachment below. All USFS cabins have a "USFS" designation in the title of the plan so you will know this is a USFS cabin. The plans are alphabetical based on location name, so you can more easily find them in the full set of plans. If you want a plan "FROM" the location, you choose the name of the location with a "#" prefix. If you want to go "TO" the location from an airport, you chose the name of the location with a "=" prefix.
You can get the To/From Flight plans for all RTMM locations at the Here2There Page and you can get the To/From flight plans for all the Cabins on "The Cabins" page.
|08.10.2014||Featured Location (Here2There) Port Bazan - By Brad Allen
Way out "west" of Ketchikan is a beautiful area on the coast where Brad Allen has created a Cannery. This is a medium range flight (45 min) and if you fly low and slow will also take you over Hunter Bay Cannery, which is always worth a landing to check out! The flight plan starts you at Misty's Place and guides you west to Port Bazan.
Port Bazan is on the west side of Dall Island, and is a safe port for the local fishing vessels who need a sheltered moorage during bad weather. It lies between two prominent mountain peaks about five miles apart. The northwestern mountain is 2,500 feet high and the top is a small bare tip. The southeastern mountain is 1,950 feet high and is roughly the shape of a rounded cone and heavily wooded all the way to the top. Port Bazan is about 3 miles in length, averages 1 mile in width and is largely filled with islands of various sizes. Dolgoi Island, nearly closing the entrance, is 1-1/2 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide. It is mound shaped and wooded and while the seaward shore of the island is storm swept and bare of vegetation, the rest of the island is heavily wooded. This island protects the rest of the cove from the wrath of the Pacific during storm conditions.
Port Bazan can be entered either southeastward or northwestward of Dolgoi Island but the northwest entrance is preferable. This anchorage is the best on the west coast of Dall Island because it is thoroughly sheltered from outside swell and the configuration of the mountains is such that it is reported that storm surge winds are never felt. Look for various fishing vessels in the harbor and the channels as you approach the cannery. There are channel markers that should be used for reference inside the cove.
Rainbow Mountains Lodge (PF19) by Brad Allen
Brad is "back in the saddle" ... new computer, new sim and some more new scenery for RTMM! Glad to have him back and here is his P3D Debut, Rainbow Mountains Lodge (PF19). This uses the scenery switcher, changing seasons at the location. You can find the new location under "R" on the scenery page. The Here2There zip maps have been updated to included this as has the Starting Points Table on Here2There.
Herring Bay Seaplane Base and Tail Dragger Diner by Doug Linn.
Brad Allen made one of the original "classic" scenery locations for us when RTMM first started up. And Herring Bay Cannery has always been a favorite. It is one of the locations in the "Legends" package for beginners. I fly there often after a day of working, just to take a short flight from Misty's Place, enjoy whatever weather is thrown at me and head for Herring Bay. The Cannery is a sight to see. But WAIT, THERE's MORE ... If you call now, we'll DOUBLE your OFFER ....:-)
We've added a little Tail Dragger Diner across from the cannery. You can park at the dock and head in for a VERY fresh fish sandwich. Or you can sit out at the picnic tables and just marvel at the scenery in Herring Bay. We've also added a little Seaplane Base (SPB) at the end of the inlet. This has a dry ramp, so if you have an amphibian, you can roll up onto the concrete, get a little gas or get the windshield cleaned!
If you haven't already got Herring Bay Cannery ... (well shame on you!) You should download it first. Then add the bonus offer of the Diner and the Seaplane Base. Then, as I do, just take the flight in the evening after all the work is done. It is 15 minutes from Misty's Place and 15 minutes back. There is a TO and FROM flight plan for each direction with instructions. Look for the new location on the scenery page under "H". Sorry, it is not compatible with the ORBX PayWare PAKT SP1.
FEATURED LOCATION:Hollis Harbor - by Rod Jackson
This is an exceptional scenery location, and if you do not have it yet added to your RTMM collection, now would be a good time to do so. The flight TO this location is one that can take you low and slow among the soft, greenery covered mountains. And at the end of the beautiful flight? An absolutely perfect scenery package ... one you will want to look at "up close." Look for it being featured on the top of the HERE2THERE page.
|07.22.2014||Norandex Mining Update - By Steve Weinkamer A couple of minor adjustments were made on the scenery bgl for this location. Some undefined objects removed and a couple objects added.|
|07.20.2014||Island Fly In - updated There was a problem with the Annette Island Fly In scenery in P3D. That problem has been corrected and you can download the new file at the Annette Island Fly In location on the Scenery Page. A NOTAM for it is posted to let you know that it was updated.|
A Misty Tale - A story by Bryan Kirk - Bryan Kirk contributed 3 chapters of "A Misty Tale" to the site back in 2005. Brad recently remembered this effort and I pulled down from the old site and "updated" it with all the pictures so it could be viewed on RTMM. This is a story about the background of Misty's Place. We wish Bryan was still around to write a few more chapters for us. Thank you Bryan (where ever you are) and hat tip Brad! You can see it HERE
FedEx Terminals (Combined Package) b Brad Allen We have combined the 9 separate FedEx terminals into a single download, fixing the scenery as we went to make sure everything was compatible. The new package is ready. If you downloaded any of these before, delete the folders and "areas' from your simulator and add this one folder.
|07.08.2014||CIRP is "Green" ...and a few more!
1. C.I.R.P. ("C" on the Scenery Page) is now fully FSXDX10/P3D ready.
2. Hollis Harbor and Halibut Cove are now ready and "green."
3. The Northern Air Cargo (NAC) bases and outlying areas are all "green". We created a flight plan from Juneau for this one and a new map. The starting points are all on the Starting Points Page now. (This is a very well-done package, you should look at it).
4. I put "back to top" spacers between the alphabetical listings on the Starting Points Page . The list is so long now that if you get "down into it" it is hard to return, now you can click on the spacer and it will take you to the top of the table.
5. The Flight Plan Zips were updated. (On the Here to There) page.
We have only a few left to "QC" and we are working on those.
|07.05.2014||CIRP added to Starting Points and Flight Plans All of the CIRP locations (Including Soule Glacier and Bear River Lodge) have been added to the Starting Points table (all indicated with (CIRP)). Flight Plans were made for R & R Lodge and Soule Landing, including maps. The Airport to Location and Location to Airport zips are updated with CIRP additions. These found on the HERE to THERE page.|
Reverse Flight Plans (RTMM Location to Airport) - by Doug Linn Now available on the Here to There Page. You can place yourself at the RTMM location using the STARTING POINTS, then you can use your flight planner to select the flight plan FROM that location back to the airport. The instructions and the file is on the HERE to THERE Page.
Legacy Collection has been updated - by Doug Linn - The Legacy collection now contains all of the new "bgl" files for the updated scenery files.
|07.03.2014||Season Switcher FAQ and Button ... added to FAQ Page.
A new FAQ has been posted for the RTMM Season Switcher, there is a zip download button there so people can download the program. You can see it here. Every time the Season Switcher is mentioned on the Scenery Page or elsewhere, we link to that single place. So when/if we make an upgrade of that program, we will only have to change it in one place and everything will automatically point to it.
Cabins by the Lakes - Starting Points and Flight Plans - All of the starting points for all THIRTY of the cabins are now on the Starting Points page on the "Here to There" page. If you click on the name of the location at the starting point, it will bring up the map so you can view what your flight would be like. Also, all of the flight plans were renamed so they could fit alphabetically into the Flight Plan.zip file you can find on Here to There.
First Quality Control (QC) pass completed. Almost everything has a green or yellow "light" on the logo. The ones that are red are going to take some special attention (ones with season switchers, etc). I went through all of the locations looking for "alien" and "undefined" models (objects). I deleted the Undefined Models, we didn't find any "alien" objects. Everything is showing perfectly in P3D, FSX and FSXDX10. Next, we download those with a yellow light to make sure the downloads work correctly and that we have the necessary files for each location. The lights will turn green as we go through this process.
Server Cleanup: I also cleaned up all of the folders on the server, over 300 of them. The only files residing on the server for each location now are the zip file you download and the map, thumbnail and large pictures that show on the web page.
Flight Plans - Every flight plan (from those that are green or yellow) are now in the Flight Plans.zip (Here to There Page/Flight Plans). We had to make 3 new flight plans for locations that didn't have one. Any location that is an airport itself does not have a flight plan. You can download this zip, copy what is in the folder and paste it into Documents/Flight Simulator X Files/ for FSX or Documents/Prepar3D vx/ for Prepar3D. This will give you flight plans for almost all of our sceneries. These all start with an "=" sign so they should all be grouped at the top of your Flight Planning Library. They are also in alphabetical order for the location name.
Dispatches Links --- were broken. Thanks to Rein Kamphuis (Netherlands) for spotting this for us. We fixed the links and Rein confirms they are now working. (We really appreciate people letting us know when something is out of place or not working). Fixing those makes the site better for everyone. "Hat Tip" to Rein!
"How to Install" Button: We know there is a problem with some of the "old" installation instructions in the old readme.txt files. Many discuss the old scenery libraries and how to download and install them. We've put a new ReadMeFirst.txt in to all of the updated folders. Also, there is a new little button on the button row at the bottom of each scenery location ... "How to Install". That is a button that links to a FAQ discussing how to install our scenery locations here at Misty Moorings. I'm sure we will be expanding that FAQ ... but for now it is a reminder that some of the old instructions are no longer valid.
Taku Lodge: We also received permission from Holly Johnson at Taku Lodge to use their name and logo. We sent Holly screen shots of the lodge and she has thanked us for them. So now that we have permission, we can repost Taku Lodge. This is a beautiful piece of work done by Xavier and Jacques ... it was a shame to keep in hiding ... now it is where you can get it yourself on the Scenery Page.
|06.28.2014||QC for Locations Project Update - By Doug Linn You will notice a small change on the scenery page ... there are now red, green and YELLOW lights on the locations. Since we've been asked about the lights, here's what they mean: Red ... location has not yet been checked Yellow ... location is checked, "fixed" file (if needed) is uploaded ... ready for QC Green ... location has been checked for QC and is ready for "prime time!" Yellow indicates to Spud that there is a file ready for QC. This simplifies our communications. When he gives it the OK, then he lets me know and it goes "green." We've got about 1/3 of them done, so the project is on schedule. We are finding VERY FEW problems with the conversion. We are checking in FSX and P3D. There are some "undefined models" but these are being eliminated with this process, and none of them have been major (a cabin, a pier, etc) ... just filler objects. For the Flight Plans.zip ... anything that is Green or Yellow is in that folder now. Red has not yet been added.|
|06.27.2014||Wake Update for RTMM AI Shipping (For Prepar3D Users Only)- by Dex Thomas - An "effect files update" has been posted on the Shipping Page, you will find this just under the section for AI Shipping. These are updated "effects". You copy them and paste them into your "effects" folder for your simulator, overwriting when asked. Very simple. This takes care of the "reddish" wakes that we were seeing.|
|06.26.2014||The new "From Here to There" web page has been launched. (LINK) - By Doug Linn
You spend a little time prepping for your flight at an airport or SPB. When you land, you taxi to your final position and button down. However, with a flight simulator, you spend MOST of your time in cockpit as you travel "from here to there." The Return to Misty Moorings experience is about the journey. We offer you excellent scenery locations for starting points and landings, some are highly complex. But our focus will always be on the journey. Our goal is to make that journey the most pleasurable experience you can encounter in flight simming.
The new "From Here to There" page focus on getting from Point A to Point B. It gives you access to Dispatches, Missions, Trip Tickets, Flight Plans, lat/long starting points for all scenery locations (so you can start there and "fly back!).
We will also have a "featured location" that we will change often. For years our highlighted scenery has always been the "latest one." But what about the "latest ones" from the past that are still among the most beautiful we have to offer? Our RTMM team will be selecting their "all time favorites" and we will be highlighting those. For people who have come recently, this is a feature to check often as you will be flying the "best of the best."
You can get to "From Here to There" from multiple places on the site. Misty's Place is still the key for navigating around the site. The button control panel at the top of that page takes you almost anywhere on the site. One of the new buttons is "From Here to There." Notice the "starting points" button now puts you onto the new page, as does "dispatches" and "trip tickets."
There is another feature we are building into the new page, a complete set of ALPHABETICAL flight plans for every scenery location on the (Plans) site. This is a work in progress and as we come through the QC program for the new libraries, we are adding these to that zip file .... you will see the latest date. When finished, you can download this file, put it into your documents area and have a flight plan for every RTMM scenery location, listed alphabetically.
We hope you like the new page .. .Comment on it HERE:
|06.24.2014||"Automated Installation" for AI Shipping from RTMM for FSX and P3D!!! - by Rod Jackson
Return To Misty Moorings (RTMM) is proud to bring you the Return To Misty Moorings AI Shipping Project (RTMMAISP) Version 2.0. It is called V2.0 since it combines the original set of 4 RTMM shipping packages (PNWAISP v1.1, PFJAISP v1.0, TFAISP v1.0 and SAKAISP v1.0) while also adding P3D support along with FSX. If you use FSX and already have the 4 packages noted above then you do not require this newly combined package. However, if you are new to RTMM or now use or plan to use P3D, then this package is for you.
You can find this on the RTMM Shipping Page:
That page has been revamped to handle the new project ... Is this for you? Probably, here's why:
1. If you have not yet put RTMM AI Shipping into your program, you are really missing something. We sometimes fly for long minutes and hours over water, it is the nature of our area. But amazingly, a ship shows up below. Drop down to it and see which one it is (you can track them on the Shipping Page, there are pictures of all of them). Liven up your water world!
2. If you have one or two areas installed, but not all of them, you can still use this installer, it will put in the tracks and the ships will be there for all areas.
3. You can use this installer for either Prepar3D or FSX. The program asks you for the root file for the program, once you enter that, the installer puts all four maritime areas into your program.
Rod Jackson has done an amazing job to make this a very easy installation for the RTMM fans. Many thanks to Rod (you can thank him in the News Comments Thread).
|06.22.2014||Quality Control Update
Spud and Doug are working on the QC aspect of the post-library conversion. We are not running into many problems. Hardly any with the objects. Mostly, we are cleaning up the files, putting a new ReadMeFirst into the folders and getting rid of some of the outdated ones (that discuss old library instructions, now out of date).
QC Approved: Baird-LeConte Glacier Tour, Bear Observatory, Big Fall Hydro, Bradley Lake Hydro, Brad's BBQ Skeena River, Dean River, Doug's Outfitters, Hugh Smith Lake Hatchery, Aiken Creen, Labouchere Saw Mill, Ocean Falls, Dora Bay Log Transfer, Fountain of Ute, Xavier's Cabin, Last Resort, Kimsquit River Run, Chitina Kennecot Area and Miller Lake.
The green light is now turned on for all of these. There is no need to re-download any of these, the one with the biggest changes was Big Fall Hydro and Bradley Lake Hydro. Also Dora Bay had many small boats missing that were replaced.
Note: Spud's "eagle eye" is really helping here. I make the corrections, post the location, Spud then downloads it to make sure all the folders are in order and all the housekeeping in them is correct. Once he tells me the final changes necessary, then after those are made, I turn on the green light. It is a great process. Hopefully this will keep RTMM Quality Control at the highest level for our fans.
|06.22.2014||Post-Library Conversion Quality Control Beginning - On our scenery page, you will notice a FSX/DX10/P3D logo to the right of each scenery location. You will also see a red light or a green light there. We are beginning our final pass on all of the scenery locations making sure all of the objects are viable in each location (we had check them in the libraries, but now we are looking at them in their actual position). As we work our way through the many locations we have on the scenery page, you'll start seeing the red lights turn green. We are pretty sure that ALL scenery locations are working fine, but this is our own way of making sure for you. As we look at each location, we are also looking at the folder and file structure on the server making sure it is error-free. When a major one "turns green" we will post it here so you'll be sure to know about the latest update.|
|06.16.2014||News on the RTMM Forum: These news items now also show up on the Notams and NEWS thread on the RTMM Forum. You can bookmark it. That is a "Admin Only" input thread (locked). But you can comment on the news in a thread the Notams and News Comments Thread. This gives you a way to give us "feedback" on news items that we post here. Postings here and there will be identical.|
Owikeeno Lake Area - Updated - See README PDF HERE
Scenery: There are 33 (documented) scenery locations in this package. We designed this
River Runs: There are several “river runs” (or float plans) that are included in this scenery
PF50 Pacific Gateway Airport Updated: PF50 has been updated. It now has an NDB (PAGA) on 344. There is night lighting that can get you to the runway safely if you arrive after sunset.
If you have not downloaded Owikeeno Lake Area, now would be a good time. Also, for those of you using DX10 and P3D, the updated folder completes the experience for you.
TWEAKING for New FSXP3D Library - We are now going through a process of tweaking our scenery files to make sure they are compatible with all three platforms, FSX, DX10 and P3D. We are also changing or replacing objects that didn't show in one of the platforms, or ones that should not be in the scenery (wrong library). As we get these done, we will highlight the more important ones for you here in the NOTAMs.
Much of the work being done at RTMM right now is not so visible to our fan base. To give you an example, the "readme first" that is in many of our locations explains EZ-Scenery addition ... now not necessary with the FSXP3D libraries. So we are going through each download file and changing the wording. These kinds of things take time and are not too "news worthy". We will be having some new locations to support some of the new Airports coming out by ORBX. But most of our time is in "cleaning up" after the major changes we've made. Bear with us on the lack of news and know there is a LOT happening. (The RTMM team has not gone fishing!)
|06.10.2014||FSXP3D Libraries are ready to download on the Object Library Page. Thousands of "objects" have been converted and can now be used in FSX, FSXDX10 and Prepar3D. The libraries are FreeWare and are the work and brainstorm of Rod Jackson and Steve Weinkamer. You can now fly Misty Moorings in beautiful Prepar3D and visit all your favorite locations.|
|05.01.2014||POP Object Library Update - The libraries have all been converted and combined. See Rod's latest Status report at the top or the POP section on the Object Library Page. The package is now out to our BETA testers. We should have this package ready for you in about 2-3 weeks depending upon the beta process.|
|04.12.2014||Misty Moorings Oil Platform Services (RTMM Ops)- Updated (by Doug Linn) When the new SAK for FSX and P3D came out, the terrain in this area was significantly different. The location has been updated to handle the new terrain parameters for FSX/SAK and P3D/SAK.|
POP Project - Library Consolidation
Our main developmental thrust at this time is in converting and reorganizing the object libraries. Our goal is to have the RTMM site compatible with FSX, FSXDX10 and Prepar3D. As you know there are thousands of objects, some even automated. Steve Weinkamer and Rod Jackson are spearheading this effort for the team. They are using a two-step conversion process to make all of this happen. This is an excerpt from Rod's latest status report (these can always be found on the Objects Library page at the top of the POP section or HERE --> http://www.return.mistymoorings.com/object_libraries/index.php#pop
Prepar3D Objects Project (POP)
We have made our scenery locations all DX10 ready ... meaning they all now are visible in FSX and DX10. We are now taking the next step. We are converting our libraries to be compatible with the coming Prepar3D. This is a very large project using a two step conversion process. Thousands of objects are involved. We are doing this with the object author's permission only, except where no author can be identified and it is considered public domain. Steve Weinkamer and Rod Jackson are spending HOURS of time on this project to insure that all of you will be able to enjoy RTMM in ANY format, FSX, DX10 and P3D.
You can keep up with the work being done on the Scenery Object Library Page under the POP section (toward the bottom). Rod is giving us updates on the project and his latest update will be at the top of that section so you can keep up with Steve and Rod's progress. Doug is "placing" the objects at our new "Kahoolowe Testing Ground (and old military testing ground southwest of Maui). This is a major project for RTMM and most of our "developmental effort" is going in this direction. (No, we did not get permission from the EPA to populate Kahoolowe ... we simply flew in and conquered it!)
NEW RTMM OBJECT LIBRARY
Put together by Rod Jackson, this new object library replaces the old one you have (see the pdf enclosed). You will need this for the upcoming scenery Fillmore Cove. This has some beautiful new objects in it, some of these from our latest objects designer, Murray Bremmer (Yardreamer).
Fillmore Cove by Murray Bremner (Yardreamer)
The landing at Fillmore Cove is an excellent fly-in starting point and hub for several inland wilderness camps located on the Canadian and US border encompassing the southern edge of the Misty Moorings Alaska. There are many lakes, streams and rivers that are still quite pristine and close to Fillmore Cove that provide for a very productive fishing experience. There is also fantastic hunting for moose, deer and elk when in season. The bear population is quite healthy with Black, Brown and Grizzly. A a warning is issued to those who do not have experience. They will not be allowed to go past the landing boundaries without a guide. Please be aware this part of Alaska is remote, beautiful and bountiful but can be quite dangerous to the inexperienced. There are several logging roads throughout the area but not all roads are maintained or monitored and are subject to washout during rainstorms. Please use them with extreme caution.
This is a beautiful new addition from our latest team member, Murray Bremmer. Welcome aboard Murray and thank you from all of us for the beautiful scenery!
NOTAM: Be sure to download the new RTMM Object Library to use this new package.
Nina Cove Lodge & Cabins - By Brad Allen
At Nina Cove Lodge, there's something for everybody. The fishing is excellent! Fish for salmon, halibut and bottom fish in world famous waters. Fish local lakes and streams for steelhead, rainbow trout, or dolly varden. Head out with a local guide and boat to take you fishing for a day long adventure. You can even rent your own skiff and go saltwater fishing or just out exploring. Just outside the lodge, the scenery and wildlife are spectacular! Photograph bear, eagles, deer, and river otters in their natural habitat. Hike and beachcomb wilderness beaches and trails. Walk on our over a mile long wooden boardwalk out to Gualtier Pier for some light tackle fishing or just a great way to walk out over the water. We even provide small tackle box carts you can use to get your gear out to the pier.
Action adventures abound! Camp in the great nearby outdoors of Alaska. There are four nearby cabins you can use. Scuba dive in coves and inlets in clear pristine waters. Kayak hundreds of miles of isolated and protected shoreline. Canoe the famous Misty Canoe Trail. There is something for everyone! Go bird watching or whale watching. Dine on our world famous Nina Cove Trout. Take the family for a picnic and swim in the nearby pristine lakes. Visit local towns nearby such as Klawock, Craig and Hollis. Take a helicopter trip over to the nearby Long Island Fire Tower for a spectacular view. How about a flightseeing adventure out to Forrester Island. It's home to one of the largest bird colonies in the world. All of these adventures await at Nina Cove.
Seaplane and boat moorage points are plentiful. There's also a designated Helicopter landing spot on the dock. We even have our own seaplane repair facility. We are a full service operation that welcomes you with spacious and cozy lodge rooms that invite you to relax and enjoy the natural beauty at Nina Cove Lodge. (Look for it under "N" on the Scenery Page).
Port Bazan Cannery by Brad Allen Special Thanks to Terry Carr
Port Bazan is on the west side of Dall Island, and is a safe port for the local fishing vessels who need a sheltered moorage during bad weather. It lies between two prominent mountain peaks about five miles apart. The northwestern mountain is 2,500 feet high and the top is a small bare tip. The southeastern mountain is 1,950 feet high and is roughly the shape of a rounded cone and heavily wooded all the way to the top. Port Bazan is about 3 miles in length, averages 1 mile in width and is largely filled with islands of various sizes. Dolgoi Island, nearly closing the entrance, is 1-1/2 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide. It is mound shaped and wooded and while the seaward shore of the island is storm swept and bare of vegetation, the rest of the island is heavily wooded. This island protects the rest of the cove from the wrath of the Pacific during storm conditions.
Port Bazan can be entered either southeastward or northwestward of Dolgoi Island but the northwest entrance is preferable. This anchorage is the best on the west coast of Dall Island because it is thoroughly sheltered from outside swell and the configuration of the mountains is such that it is reported that storm surge winds are never felt. Look for various fishing vessels in the harbor and the channels as you approach the cannery. There are channel markers that should be used for reference inside the cove.
Muddy Lake Airstrip by Brad Allen
Muddy Lake is an isolated airstrip located 66 nm ENE of Juneau and sit's amid the peaks of the Chechidla Range. It's a very dangerous airstrip to not only navigate to and from, but land and take off from as well. The West end of the airstrip is heavily sloped downhill and has uneven terrain on either side of the airstrip. As you land, be sure to maintain the center line of the gravel airstrip or risk flipping the aircraft over. You'll find a welcome warm cabin in winter to rest in and a couple of outhouses await if needed. This airstrip is mainly used by the local population for supplies and medical help. It's also used a lot by campers and hunters in the area.
NOTAM: This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.
Cabins by the Lakes (Added 12.16.2013)
In the remote areas of the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and coastal Alaska, it's a constant struggle for survival for man and animal alike. Visit these cabins and you'll learn to not only appreciate the natural beauty, but the remote solitude around you. British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Alaska are all steeped in history and cover a land of unlimited adventure. From the towering Rocky Mountains to the rugged Coast Range and then on to the Pacific Ocean, this part of North America promises the visitor some of the lands most breathtaking scenery.
Take yourself back in time with a stay in one of the many public use cabins throughout region. Split some wood and then head inside to light a blaze in the wood stove under the light of an oil lamp. Enjoy the warmth as your gear dries out from a long journey down the mighty Yukon River or on an icy traverse across a glacier. Or whether it be on a recreational float or hunting trip, you'll have plenty of adventures and memories to treasure for a lifetime after visiting these shelters of comfort.
This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already. Also, Special Thanks to Urs Burkhardt for Westwood Inn object permissions and to Dieter Linde for Plan G Waypoints file.
NOTAM: Cabins by the Lakes version 1.0 is a new scenery project by Brad Allen that includes 30 locations found in the back country of the ORBX/FTX region "Southern Alaska". There are many locations that also include seasonal switching abilities using the Season Switcher tool by Rod Jackson found "Here" at RTMM. Most of the cabins and small shelters make use of the "Westwood Inn" library of objects with special permission by Urs Burkhardt. That can also be found "Here" at RTMM.
Kloo Lake Airstrip by Brad Allen and Steve Weinkamer
Kloo Lake is located within an Indian settlement and is just 13.2 nautical miles northwest of Haines Junction, in the province of Yukon Territory, Canada. Whether you’re spinning, baitcasting, fly fishing or trolling your chances of getting a bite here are good. It's just off the Highway One and is accessible by small aircraft and floatplane. There is a short airstrip at this location and a dock. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Kloo Lake.
This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.
New Sounds for Beaver X - by Steve Weinkamer
"Here's a set of replacement sounds that I created for the Aerosoft Beaver X. I've flown in actual Beavers numerous times and I never really liked the fact that the original Aerosoft Beaver sound files didn’t capture the deep, throaty sound of the real thing. There’s nothing that can quite compare to the sound of a DHC-2 approaching from the distance and then dropping in on top of you at the dock!" Steve
|11.13.2013||Wolverine Airstrip Updated (By Brad Allen) - just a small correction in a scenery changer file. If you have downloaded this, you should redownload it and replace what you have with this file.|
Norandex Mining by Steve Weinkamer - This is Steve's first scenery addition for RTMM, we WELCOME Steve to the site and thank him for this excellent addition. Here are the details:
Coal, not gold, is the reason Homer, Alaska exists today. First mined from seams along the north shore of Kachemak Bay by the Russians in the middle 1800s, coal was soon mined economically by American companies within the next decade. With coal mining came miners, and the town of Homer was established at the end of what is now called the Homer Spit. A little railroad, Alaska’s first railroad, carried coal from the underground mines to the end of the spit where a large wharf had been built to accommodate shipping. In the latter part of the 19th and the early part of the 20th Centuries, a small coal mining operation worked the Sadie Cove area, which is located 11 miles from Homer, in the Kenai Peninsula. The Homer area coal industry was in decline by the 1930's, and today’s residents still collect chunks of the black shiny stuff from the beaches to keep themselves warm during the winter. It’s found mainly north of Bishop's beach, where it is abundantly strewn after big tides and storms break it from the seams.
In the early 1990’s, a logging operation was established at the southern end of Sadie Cove not far from the old coal field. In 2005, during the course of logging operations, rich deposits of zinc, lead and copper were discovered in the area. A joint partnership between Noranda Mining of Quebec, Canada, and ExCo Deep Exploration and Development was formed, and several years later the sprawling Norandex mining operation went into production. Today the logging operation is nearly completed while the mining complex undergoes rapid expansion, currently running at 75% capacity.
A 70’ by 2200’ lighted gravel runway serves the entire complex. (Watch out for an occasional meandering bear!) New construction of maintenance facilities and employee housing is underway near the southern end of the runway. Aviation fuel is available on the east and west sides of the runway by navigating between the cones and pulling to a stop in front of the fuel tanks with the east side fuel station providing helicopter fuel as well. Avgas is also available at the small seaplane dock located on the southwest side of the cove across from the port. Pull up to the dock in your float plane, grab a free soft drink from the cooler on top of the fuel pump and say hi to “Pontoon” the friendly dockside dog “welcoming committee.”
Tillei Lake Cabin and Airstrip by Brad Allen - Tillei Lake Cabin offers visitors several options for arrival including a dock on the lake for floatplanes and a small dirt airstrip for wheel and ski aircraft. This airstrip is only safely approached from the lake side. The airstrip slopes up from the lake and remember that during normal flight operations at backcountry airstrips, it calls for landings to be made uphill and takeoffs to be made downhill. On an upslope runway, it is possible (and probable) that you can be deceived when approaching an upslope runway by an illusion of being higher than normal. This leads to a lower-than-normal approach. Problems arise when the density altitude and upslope terrain restricts airplane performance so that the power available may be insufficient to make it to the runway.
Wolverine Airstrip by Brad Allen - This airstrip is a great location to begin your adventure at in the Yukon. It's made of dirt and gravel and is well maintained although you will find that it needs grass cut near the edges of the airstrip in the summer months. There's a tractor left at the airstrip during the spring and summer and if you get the initiative to give the airstrip a trim, the tractor keys are kept inside the outhouse on a hook. The airstrip is also used by the Yukon Zinc Mining Corporation for supplies delivery and operations to/from the nearby Wolverine Project Mine.
Scenery Object Tester Pic Updated - Our thanks to Jeroen for catching a problem with one of the objects in the picture, and our thanks to Rod Jackson for the "fix." The new picture is on the Scenery Object Page and is now correctly showing the object in "Slot #9). Note, you will not see Object #7 if you are using DX-10 Preview.
Boya Lake Provincial Park - by Brad Allen. Boya Lake offers scenic camping and a wide variety of water recreation with its superb water clarity and colour, beckoning the traveller to explore its many islands and bays. Boya Lake is situated on the Liard Plain, an area carved out by glaciers 20,000 years ago. The area is characterized by elongated ridges, or drumlins and eskers. Boya Lake is also one of the few lakes in the north that is warm enough for swimming. Boya Lake offers two short hiking trails, a mountain bike trail and limitless bays and islands to discover by canoe or motor boat. The lake is noted for its colour and clarity. The bottom is composed of marl, a mixture of silt and shell fragments. The crystal clear waters and aqua-marine lake colour are a result of the light reflecting from the marl bottom.
Tincup Lake - by Brad Allen. Tincup Lake Landing is a small fishing lodge that attracts tourists during the season. Anglers, campers and hunters arrive from nearby Burwash to Tincup Lake located in the Canadian Yukon territory. Buck, the owner of the lodge, used to be a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam and still owns a small Hughes Chopper he flys in occasionally. There are two heli pads for any helicopter pilots that visit the location. He's constructed the lodge and lives there year round. It's a constant challenge to keep the lodge up and he has plenty of projects that need attention. But he has a bush plane, boat and a jeep so he can reach the supplies he needs in various ways.
|10.03.2013||Two New Videos Added: (1) By Fabio, a helicopter ride from Homer to Halibut Cove. If you've never tried the helicopter, this one will be fun for you, just like buying a ticket and enjoying the ride! (2) by FSRobert, flying the "Otterbass" from Annette Island to Wrangell. (What a strange airplane, this one!). You will find them at Misty's Place, under "videos" ... look for "H"omer to Halibut Cove and "O"tterbass-Annette to Wrangell.|
|09.22.2013||Misty's Place, V7 - By Doug Linn - No "major" changes. With the new DX-10 fixer, the street lights once again work, so I put the originals back into the scenery location. I took out two of the ramp lights, leaving only one at the work hanger. Also took out the spheres around the little navigational buoys in the channel (the buoys were previously all gray) now the buoys are showing red/green colors again. Misty's looks more like it should at night, with everything more quiet, yet Jake still working late in the hanger on the DC-3. V7 is on the scenery page. Pull up a seat beside Misty's Place and listening to the music coming from the bar as you enjoy the firworks display at the far end of the runway. A nice evening.|
|09.09.2013||Chitina-Kennecott Area CSV for PLAN-G by Dieter Linde. Dieter has created a csv file (Plan-G update) for the Chitina-kennecott Area. Because of the way we developed this location set, this file is highly recommended. These locations can be difficult to find and Plan-G can help get you there. Our THANKS to Dieter for his continued effort for all of us in this important area. Go to the MapRoom and look for it at Dieter's Corner and you'll find it.
Slide Show of Bear Island (The Last Resort) by Trex3D is been posted at Misty's Place under slideshows and also there is a link to it on the Scenery Page under "Last Resort". If you want to see what you are getting, run the 40 slide slide show, excellent work and much appreciated.
The Last Resort - And Sourrounding Area (Chitina-Kennecott) by Doug Linn The Last Resort is a multiple location resort on Bear Island located in the center of the moraine of the Chitina Glacier. There are two parts to this package, (1) The Last Resort and (2) The surround area, Chitina-Kennecott). The are found under "L" on the Scenery page one above the other.
The first gives you the resort with the multiple locations on Bear Island. Many are with helipad so you can go from the airstrip to any of the outlying locations. The second part of the package is the surrounding area for Bear Island. Here I've placed actual cabins and landing strips that are on the Alaska sectional close to their "real" positions. There are over 20 new locations in this "surrounding area" package. There are already several airfields already in the area from SAK, so adding the new landing strips and the Bear Island Strip, there are many place to go to and fly from. Unlike many RTMM packages, this package will require tundra-equipped aircraft. The "lakes" that show on Plan-G are not lakes, they are moraines (silt and sand) from the glaciers with rivers and creeks running through them. So many of the locations have "hard" landing areas. There is a trip ticket that gets you from Wasilla to The Last Resort with much historical and geographical information to enjoy on your 1.5 hour flight. If you want to get a better "fix" on where all this is, flying the trip ticket will get you oriented. But so far, that is the only "directed" flight we have for this area, perhaps others will follow). Getting from "here to there" ... you are on your own, just like the brave people who fly this area every day.
This is a more "difficult" package than others we have created for the sim pilot. There are only maps like sectionals ... these show you where the locations are located, but do not take you to them. You have to figure that out. Also, many are without landing strips ... meaning a tundra landing (any way you can!), some dangerously sloped (Doubtful Creek). Also with the multiple airports and locations, you can practice flying from different airstrips and locations. Don't miss the Kennecott Copper Mine historical site. (We even slipped a little runway in there (on the road) so you can see it up close if you like. You will notice roads at the mine and roads on Bear Island. This is taking advantage of the new road technology in Instant Scenery 3. You can "drive" the roads, but it is recommended you use slew if you do, they are very bumpy.
We hope you enjoy this new package and this beautiful new area to explore.
NOTAM: The FSDiscover "rtmm.dat" file is updated and includes all these locations. Go to Misty's Place, Map Room.
|08.15.2013||The Glacier Bay Missions #1, #2, and #3 by Brad Allen. All of us have heard about the great beauty of Glacier Bay ... some of us have actually seen it. If you would like to experience it, the best way "virtually" is with Brad's new Glacier Bay missions. They are now on the Missions Page. Download and run them to experience some of the most beautiful sights in FSX.|
Small Update at Misty's Place - By Doug Linn - Navigational buoys have been added to the "channel" coming from the lighthouse area to the ramp for amphibians. If you are careful, you can now navigate this channel at night. Also the approach area has been re-designed. Obstacle lights warn of rocks at the end of the runway. Lighting was changed to stop "flickering" (Conflicting lights). You can download the latest on the Scenery Page under "M" for Misty's Place. The screenshot of the new approach is HERE. (Also with the "HERE" link we are testing the new IMGUR.Com image upload/download system...notice the screenshot you view is hosted at IMGUR, not RTMM).
|07.22.2013||Bradley Lake Hydro - by Doug Linn & Rod Jackson. Now "live" on the Scenery Page under "B" you'll find Bradley Lake Hydro. This is a dam on one side of the mountain at Bradley Lake and on the other side of the mountain, a hydroelectric generating turbine/outfall complex. A tunnel from the dam to the turbine connects the two.
Dispatch 17 - Update - Added KM to distances. Also added a VOR/Airport relationship chart so you can use the ADF to find the airports.
Dispatch 17 - Kenai Area Airports - By Doug Linn There is a new dispatch you can find at Misty's Place ... #17, Kenai Area Airports. As we learn our new areas of SAK, we will give you dispatches and tickets that make you more familiar with the area. This one is in the V2 format for a Dispatch, working like a trip ticket. You can find it HERE. From the dispatch, you can download a Flight-Seeing plan that will give you autopilot for the entire route.
Misty Moorings Ops (Updated) - By Doug Linn We made some changes that dropped the FPS about 50% (mostly night lighting changes). Also added the Dispatch button to the location on the Scenery Page.
|07.20.2013||TRIP TICKET V3 and FAQ Update - by Doug Linn We have gone to a V3 for the Trip Ticket. We have also reworked the FAQ that discusses Trip Tickets and how they work. You can go to Misty's Place and click on the "Trip Tickets" button or the "Starting Points" button. On the right hand column for that page, you'll see if the location has a trip ticket and its version. You can click on it to see if it is one you'd like to fly. You can also click on the name of the location and you'll get a map, so you'll know if that is a flight you want to take. The revised FAQ for Trip Tickets is under "T" on the FAQ Page|
|07.19.2013||Halibut Cove - by Rod Jackson and the RTMM Team Halibut Cove is now "live" at the Scenery Download Page. This is, by far, the best scenery package we have created to date. Everyone pitched in on this project and the combined talent worked together many long hours to bring you a result you are gong to love! Wait until you see attention to detail. From structures that are almost identical to the structures in the real world, intricate pilings under structures, boathouses, restaurants, wildlife...mansions! And all with NEW AI Boats and Planes. But don't waste your time reading here, go to the Scenery Page under "H" and download Halibut Cove. Congratulations to the Halibut Cove team on RTMM's best effort to date. (Wow!)|
|07.18.2013||NEW OBJECT LIBRARIES - In preparation for the introduction of Halibut Cove, we have added the new object libraries (CeyX and RTMM). You will need the objects in these updated libraries to enjoy the spectacular Halibut Cove coming out VERY soon. It would be a good idea to get these downloaded and all set to go. You can find them on the Objects Library Page. Note also that there is a new RTMM OBJECT SCENERY TESTER that reflects the new libraries. You can download this from the "zip" button there and install it like any other scenery. You then place yourself at the coordinates given on the Scenery Tester Picture using the "MAP" feature in FSX ... what you see should look like that picture. If something is missing, you will know it ... each item is numbered. You can find all this on the OBJECTS LIBRARY PAGE. Halibut Cove is our best effort and result yet ... be ready for it!!!|
|07.11.2013||Halibut Cove Introduction Video - by Rod Jackson Rod has created a beautiful video that will give you an idea of the quality and precision that has gone into the creation of Halibut Cove (to be introduced soon). You can see this video HERE. (Misty's Place Video Section). The location is almost ready, just working on the final details. What is amazing about this package is that the objects in it are "true" to the real objects at the real Halibut Cove ... as you'll see from the video. Congratulations to the team on bringing this project to this point.|
|07.08.2013||The Cabins Page is DX-10 Ready - by Doug Linn. If you are not using DX-10, then you can disregard this post. If you are using DX-10 and had downloaded the RTMM Missing Cabins folder before 07.08.2013, then you should redownload the zip on the Cabins Page. Delete the RTMM Missing Cabins folder in your FSX Scenery library, and add this new one. All of the "invalid" objects have been replaced so everything now shows fine if you are using DX-10. (Again, if you are NOT using DX-10, there is no reason to download this new folder, you will not see anything but different objects for picnic tables, outhouses, some docks and a cabin or two. Over 350 objects were substituted to make this happen!|
|06.25.2013||Update for Hollis Harbor by Rod Jackson - If you have the Hollis_PAKT_ SP1_Dock_Xtras.bgl inside your Hollis Harbor Scenery Folder, replace it with the file in this folder and it will eliminate two missing objects that are not able to be found. The user does not need this fix unless they are using the Hollis_PAKT_ SP1_Dock_Xtras.bgl file because they have PAKT SP1 installed. The file is on the Scenery Page under Hollis Harbor.|
|06.14.2013||Aircraft Repaints by Stan “Stanel” Lisonek - Many of you are already enjoying the amazing artwork of "Stanel". He has offered these to you on the forum for some time now. We've decided these need a permanent home at RTMM and we have added his beautiful repaints to the Enhancements page. There are six of them there now and there are more coming. Our thanks to Stan for his excellent quality workmanship and our thanks to him for sharing it with us.|
|06.04.2013||MM Ops - Misty Moorings Oil Platform Services - by Doug Linn SAK has placed oil rigs off the coast of Kenai. These can be a lot of fun to try to find and (if helo) land upon. I've put together a package that highlights these additions along with a new MM Ops base where you can start. (Mooring Points are in Readme and on Map Room). There is a dirt strip (short) for amphibs, docks for floats and ships/boats and of course helipads. The package comes with directions to each of the rigs. The ENA (Kenai) VOR is used as a reference point. You can find the package under "MM Ops" on the Scenery page.|
|5.22.2013||The Cabins Project - Finished - by Doug Linn We have put the final touches on The Cabins project now listing all 228 cabins in our USFS focus districts. Of the 228, 115 of them were put in by RTMM, the rest were placed by Tongass X, PFJ or SAK. Every cabin has a screen shot so you can see what to expect, a map to get you there and a flight plan you can download that will let your gps take you to your destination. All of the cabins are listed in the FSDiscover dat file. The installation for these can be found on THE CABINS page. (Go to Misty's Place, click on the USFS Cabins button). You add this like you do any other scenery package. Hope you enjoy.|
Iskut Village Airstrip by Brad Allen - This scenery gives the Iskut Village airstrip some enhancements and objects. Eddontenajon is an unincorporated settlement in the Stikine Country of the northwestern British Columbia Interior in Canada. It is located along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway on the northeast side of Eddontenajon Lake and comprises a small commercial centre as well as the community It should not be confused with the original Eddontenajon Post Office, now renamed Iskut which is a few miles farther north at the north end of the lake. The name means "Child walking in the water" in the Tahltan language. Thanks to "Jon" for the suggestions. (Please read and follow all installation instructions carefully for this file to work properly)
SAK Sea Plane Bases by Brad Allen - This scenery will add some shoreline enhancements to several seaplane bases in the Southern Alaska region (SAK), developed by ORBX/FTX. The AI Seaplane enhancement this scenery is designed to work in tandem with is the Return to Misty Moorings SAK Seaplane Bases AI Traffic developed by Dexter Thomas. You need to also have Tongass Fjords X from FSAddon installed to make use of the AI Aircraft models. Please make sure that all three of these requirements are met before attempting to use this scenery or you will not enjoy the full feature set it was designed for. (Be sure to read the SAK Installation Txt File)
RTMM Objects Library Updated - Doug Linn Xavier Carre has given us some minor new objects that we will be using on The Cabins update. Those objects are now included in the RTMM Objects Library. (Go to Misty's Place and click on the Object Libraries button, then download and install the new library (takes about 20 seconds to download).
Also, 19 "missing" cabins have now been added at the continually updating "The Cabins" page. There is a thread on the forum to discuss this under Addon Scenery.
"The USFS Cabins" Page Update - by Doug Linn
Phase 1: With the addition of SAK, we have a new group of cabins for you to fly to and discover. All of the cabins included in SAK are now documented on The Cabins page. We have decided to put ALL of the USFS cabins in for each of the districts. You will see many entries with "red" coordinates ... those are cabins that are not yet "in" the various scenery areas. However, anything in "black" is there with a link to the real cabin, pic of the FSX cabin, map to the location and a flight plan. This completes Phase 1 of this project
Phase 2: We will now begin to fill in the missing locations. When we have a section done, we will alert you here on the NOTAMs. The zip file for "the missing cabins" will be updated, as will the readme in it (letting you know what is new, etc) and the FSDiscover! data file for the cabins will be updated. When you see the number of cabins listed on "The Cabins" page now, you will understand the magnitude of this project. It will take a great deal of time, but we will be continually working on it for you.
Phase 3: This work will include the oil platforms and updates on any lighthouses in SAK. (Don't hold your breath for these! :-)
Although work will continue, "The Cabins" page is fully active for the locations that have been placed in the scenery ... enjoy. Chek the updated page here.
Skagway Floating Houses fix for SAK by Brad Allen You may have noticed "floating houses" in the Skagway AK area. The SAK folks forgot to tick off some "autogen boxes". Brad was able to discover the problem and give us a fix for it. You can find it under "Skagway" on the Scenery Page. There is a "full" and a "lite" version. The "full" version will slow down the framerates a little. If you have that problem with FSX generally, use the "lite" version. Both are posted for you. Here is how Brad describes the entry:
|04.26.2013||SAK AI Shipping by Rod Jackson - Return To Misty Moorings (RTMM) is proud to bring you the Southern Alaska AI Shipping Project (SAKAISP). This is part of several extensive AI shipping enhancement projects for the areas of coverage we do. Conceived by Brad Allen but made possible by the combined talents of Dexter Thomas, Jan de Jong and Henrik Nielsen, SAKAISP will add many ships to the beautiful Southern Alaska region. You'll see moving cargo ships in action as well as several static vessels all along the Pacific Coastline. Very large supertankers arrive and depart the busy Valdez Marine Terminal. Cruise ships visit inside Glacier Bay and move passengers up into the Anchorage passageways. All around and inside the narrow fjords and larger bodies of water in this wonderful region, you'll find some type of seagoing vessels at work. Go to the AI Shipping Page for the download HERE|
|04.22.2013||Navigator Air Cargo Bases - by Harald Gabler - Two great little airport bases for the Navigation Air Cargo Service ... NACR is near Juneau and NACA is near Bella Bella. NACA comes with 4 other small locations that are a lot of fun to fly to. This is the first (and we hope not the last) offering from Harald. These are well-done little locations, and well-placed for making flying "from here to there" even more fun. You will find them on the Scenery page under NAC Bases.|
|04.11.2013||Taku Lodge Xavier Carré and Jacques Alluchon - Nested just in front of Taku Glacier is the beautiful Taku Glacier Lodge. First built in 1923, the original building is still in place, and well maintained throughout the years. Taku Glacier Lodge is located 35 km NE of Juneau harbor, and only reachable by float planes or boats. Flights are mainly operated by Wings Airways from Juneau harbor (5Z1). The old wooden sled, that you can see just in front of the lodge, was used by Mary Joyce to run a 3 month trip, alone, with 5 dogs from Taku Lodge to Fairbanks in December 1935. Mary Joyce was an Alaskan adventurer of the highest caliber. When Alaska was still just a territory she owned and operated the Taku Glacier Lodge, became the first woman radio operator in the territory, and flew her own bush plane. Mary Joyce’s biggest claim to fame, besides her drive to try new adventures, was her dogsled trip from the Taku Lodge to Fairbanks. Mary was invited to participate in the 1936 Fairbanks Ice Carnival. Always ready for an adventure, Mary decided to drive her dogs on the thousand-mile journey north. It is thanks to Mary Joyce and her courageous spirit that the Taku Glacier Lodge is on the Alaska map and on the National Registry of Historic Places today. She opened Taku Lodge and operated it successfully as a tourist resort, calling it Twin Glacier Lodge. She owned Taku Lodge until 1942. The Taku Lodge officially became Taku Glacier Lodge in 1949. Taku Glacier Lodge is now property of the Ward family and welcomes people for a Taku Lodge Salmon Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery.|
|04.09.2013||Misty Moorings Air Taxi - Wasilla Office by Doug Linn - There are 137 airports in the general Anchorage area. Most of these are little community strips, it seems everyone up there must have a plane in their garage! We set up a little MM Air Taxi Service at the Wasilla Airport (PAWS) so you can fly out of there trying to find and land on these tiny strips. The package is well-documented, showing all of the airports on a .txt file. Also there is a detailed Trip Tic with this package and a full color readme. I've also included an optional panel for the Misty Beaver, or any other aircraft that doesn't have a 2-D cockpit. Using this makes flying to these a lot of fun. You don't have to worry about the mountains so much .. the "Anchorage area" is basically flat. But with a little weather (and there always seems to be a lot!) finding these almost unmarked strips and lining up to land on multiple ones are great fun. Best done in a Tundra Wheel aircraft. Look for it under MM Taxi on the Scenery Page.|
MISSION - Dispatch #004 by Jeff Greene. This is a mission I created for "Return to Misty Moorings" community, and it's based entirely on the "Dispatch 4" scenario created by Doug Linn and Brad Allen for Return to Misty Moorings. Almost all of the text in the mission is taken directly from the dispatch 4. It is on the Missions Page.
REQUIRED SCENERY ADDONS from Orbx and RTMM: For this mission to display correctly, you must have Orbx Pacific Fjords addon installed, as well as "RTMM's" US Forest Service cabins scenery addons from "Return to Misty Moorings", included in the FTX PFJ service pack 1.
|03.29.2013||SAK PLAN G CSV FILE by Dieter Linde - Dieter has again gone out of his way to enhance our Plan G experience. In the new SAK.csv download that you can get at the Map Room, he includes the following points of interest for SAK:- unlisted airstrips, US Forest Service cabins, major glaciers, lighthouses, ski areas, oil platforms, and other landmarks. Our special thanks to Dieter for his continuing support in this area of importance! This is an extensive piece of work and effort adding 232 points of interest to your Plan-G database.|
|03.21.2013||Carenado 185 Tundra (Payware) Repaint by Chris Brisland. There are two new repaints on the enhancements page for the Carenado 185 Tundra payware aircraft, both are in Misty Moorings paints. Look under the Payware Section they are MM015 and MM016.|
|02.18.2013||Totem Bight Operations Center - by Doug Linn The Totem Bight Ops Center has been upgraded. The Totem Bight Operations Center is the original "maintenance area" for RTMM. We have reconstructed it giving it hardened ramps you can "drive" up onto. You can start from the "back deck" and go down into the water with an amphibian. You'll also notice a nice little cabin just off shore. A good place to park and watch the shipping traffic and float planes that navigate down the Tongass narrows. Note this is only for the original PFJ (NOT THE PAKT SP1 Updated).|
|02.15.2013||The Legacy Collection is Launched - This is a 35 location collection of sceneries for "beginners" at RTMM. Our hope is this will give them a jump start getting involved in the complexity of RTMM. It is a way for them to download 35 locations and activate them all at once. Anyone can use it, but if you already have locations that are in the Legacy collection, then you must deactivate them in your scenery library for FSX. The locations in the collection contain NO upgrades or updates ... they are the same ones you probably already have. On the scenery page, any location that is part of the Legacy Collection is labeled with a small cabin icon next to the zip download button. You can see the locations in the collection on the Legacy Page.|
Whiskey Cove by Brad Allen and friends! - Here is a "must have" scenery location for you from RTMM. The team has gone all out on this one. You have Air Traffic, Boat Traffic, Sounds, Opening Hanger Doors, Birds, a whole community laid out before you and on and on. There is also our FIRST control panel that Rod Jackson has created for us that allows you to "step up" or "back off" on the complexity of the package ... helping low frame rate computers keep up ... or turning the faster ones loose! Follow the instructions carefully. Our thanks to Dex Thomas and Rod Jackson for their input on this one. Look under "W" on the Scenery Page.
NOTAM: Updated to make Control Panel work with XP. (02.04.2013)
|01.07.2013||Timuquan Mission 06 by Brad Allen Toby has deciphered some things on the map. That's good because the only text you were able to make out from the faded native words that are still visible was "Follow The Old Crow" There are many more phrases which are inscribed on the hand me down parchment you examine. But what kind of clue is that? Not much, but something to remember. As an archaeologist, you know it's foolish to dismiss any clue. Even something as vague as, "Follow the Old Crow" but Toby said that the drawings and words on the map are describing places that are similar to some folklore locations in the vicinity. Toby says he believes each of the locations exist and he knows where these may be. He says that the first clue seems interesting because there is an old shipwreck named by the locals as the home of the old crows or, "Shaan ts'axweil neil" the "Old Crow Home". And it's always been rumored to be a haunted and dangerous place. Toby says the map describes several other local area landmarks, but for now. Let's go find that shipwreck! (On the Missions Page)|
Gilbert Bay - By Xavier Carre & Brad Allen. Now ready for your download, Gilbert Bay is the latest addition by Xavier and Brad .... very well-done scenery location, new buildings and features, helipad, SPB and Runway. You will find it under "G" on the Scenery Page. Enjoy!
Stewart Airport - By Brad Allen. There is now a little scenery package for the PAYWARE Stewart Airport, you can find it on the CIRP page. NOTE: You have to have the "original" one for the Default airport.
|12.23.2012||Misty's Place MERRY CHRISTMAS - By Xavier Carre - Just a little Christmas Tree decoration for Misty's Place that you can download HERE. When Christmas is over, you can "take it down" by unchecking it in your scenery library. Thank you Xavier and Merry Christmas to All from the RTMM Team.|
|12.23.2012||R & R Retreat by Brad Allen -
Nestled against a picturesque lake, R&R Retreat showcases the wilderness in style. Guests have access to two comfortable cabins and the Lodge which has a kitchen and all supplies to put together a great dinner. Hunters, adventure seekers, and other visitors enjoy a sauna and hot tub as well. Floatplane access only.
There are five different seasons available in this scenery. All you have to do is select your time of year and the trees and surrounding terrain will change accordingly.
|12.19.2012||VERSION 2.1 for CIRP PAKT (ORIGINAL ONLY) Office - by Brad Allen. IMPORTANT: Scenery updated after PFJ Service Pack 3.0 by ORBX was released. This is to fix elevation issues with objects floating in the air. If you've already installed this scenery previously, delete that version and replace with this one.|
|12.13.2012||CeyX Object Library Update - By Xavier Carre. A new CeyX Object Library has been uploaded. The Scenery Object Tester on the Objects Library Page reflects this change in objects. You can download the new library from the Object Library Page.|
|12.11.2012||Beta-Google Earth KMZ file for Plan-G - by Juergen Schmidt. We are trying something new that you might enjoy. Juergen has come to us with an idea to create kmz files that will work in Plan-G. We set up a "beta" table for you to see it. Look at Misty's Place, the Map Room, right under Dieter's Corner (HERE) and you'll find the instructions there. Also, I started a thread for this on the forum that you can find HERE. So after you try it, you can comment on it at that location on the forum under Enhancements.. We are always trying new things here at RTMM, and this fits right into the concept of "new."|
NEW MISSION - Dispatch #3 by Jeff Greene - This is a mission I created for "Return to Misty Moorings" community, and it's based entirely on the "Dispatch 3" scenario created by Doug Linn and Brad Allen for Return to Misty Moorings. Almost all of the text in the mission is taken directly from the dispatch 3. You can find it on the MISSIONS page.
Bella Coola Marine - by Dex Thomas. Dex has added some shipping to the Bella Coola area and has added some new textures. You can find this on the Shipping Page.
|12.02.2012||Prince Rupert AI Shipping Scenery by Brad Allen. Brad has filled in the docks in the Prince Rupert area that makes adds to the AI Shipping in the area. You can download it from the scenery page under "Prince Rupert ..." To see this the best, once installed go to: Seal Cove Seaplane, (CZSW).|
PNWAISP (Shipping Traffic for Pacific Northwest is Released - By Dex Thomas, Rod Jackson and Brad Allen. Go to the RTMM AI Shipping Page.
Return To Misty Moorings (RTMM) is proud to bring you the Pacific Northwest AI Shipping Project (PNWAISP). This is part of several extensive AI shipping enhancement projects for the areas of coverage we do. Conceived by Brad Allen but made possible by the combined talents of Dexter Thomas and JJ, PNWAISP will add many ships to the Pacific Northwest region.
You'll see custom ships that Jan repainted and used for this project as well as default FSX and other models. Dex has put together many new traffic routes (tracks) that will populate the larger bodies of water throughout the area. With this enhancement, you will see numerous cruise ships, various cargo, container and other commercial shipping vessels bringing tourists and goods to the area.
PFJAISP (Shipping Traffic for PFJ) is released - by Dex Thomas, Rod Jackson and Brad Allen. Here is the latest in A.I. shipping traffic for RTMM. This is a huge area that now has 128 new shipping tracks for your enjoyment!
Return To Misty Moorings (RTMM) is proud to bring you the Pacific Fjords AI Shipping Project (PFJAISP). This is part of several extensive AI shipping enhancement projects for the areas of coverage we do. Conceived by Brad Allen but made possible by the combined talents of Dexter Thomas and Jan de Jong, PFJAISP will add many ships to the already active Pacific Fjords region.
You'll see custom ships that Jan repainted and used for this project as well as default FSX and other models. Dex has put together many new traffic routes (tracks) that will populate the larger bodies of water throughout the area. With this enhancement, you will see numerous cruise ships, various cargo, container and other commercial shipping vessels bringing tourists and goods to the area.
Waterfall - by Doug Linn The Waterfall area, which was only a cannery, is now a community complete with boating traffic, an active waterfall and many things to see along the way. There's a boardwalk almost a half mile long you can walk down ... fully landscaped. You can drive up to a lodge too. This area already had AI Float Planes, but now, thanks to Dex Thomas, it also has fishing boats. A special thank you to Rod Jackson who created a "stream" leading to the waterfall ... prior, it was just barren land. Magical people create magical things ... download it and enjoy the magic. Under "W" at the Scenery Page.
Scenery Object Tester Updated - The Scenery Objects tester was updated and can be found on the Objects Library Page. (This is for Xavier's newest library ... item #7 on the pic)
|11.17.2012||Tongass Fjords A.I. Shipping Project Update V1.1 - by Rod Jackson and Dex Thomas - The TFAISP has been updated. You can download the new version from the Shipping Page at the top.
Barnstormer.csv for Plan G - by Dieter Linde The new csv file that adds the locations of Barnstormers Part One is now at the map room under Dieter's Corner.
Barnstormer Data Update - By Doug Linn The RTMM.zip file for FSDISCOVER! is updated with all of the Barnstormer (Part 1) locations. Also the Misty's Place Starting Points are now up to date for this excellent scenery location. You can download the RTMM.zip at Misty's Place Map Room or HERE
Barnstormers Part 1: Tweedsmuir-Nechako By Xavier Carre' & Jacques Alluchon
Return To Misty Moorings is proud to welcome you to the beautiful area of the
Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and Nechako Reservoir on the east side of the coastal
mountains in British Columbia.
This scenery package is Part 1 of 2 that makes up the RTMM Landscapes for PFJ
The eastern part of the Tweedsmuir area, around the Nechako reservoir, is mainly an agricultural area. To the North, West and South are wild areas with mountains, hills and valleys covered by forest or open meadows. The purpose of this detailed scenery package is to render this beautiful country, using photoreal, handcrafted ground polys and landclasses. I have tried, with the great help from Jacques Alluchon, to bring this part of British Columbia to life. You will find airstrips, arms, ranches, sawmills and many other interesting locations with custom buildings throughout the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and Nechako Reservoir area.
Notam: You will need the NEW CeyX Object Library to use this package.
Tongass Fjords AI Shipping Project (TFAISP) - Available for download from the new RTMM AI Shipping Project Page. (Here) Return to Misty Moorings (RTMM) is proud to bring you the Tongass Fjords AI Shipping Project, (TFAISP). This is our first of what will be several extensive AI shipping enhancement projects for the areas of coverage we do. Conceived by Brad Allen but made possible by the combined talents of Dexter Thomas and "JJ", TFAISP will add many ships to the already active Tongass Fjords Region.
You'll see custom ships that "JJ" repainted and used for this project as well as default FSX and other models. Dex has put together many new traffic routes (tracks) that will populate the larger bodies of water throughout the area. With this enhancement, you will see numerous cruise ships, various cargo, container and other commercial shipping vessels bringing tourists and goods to the area.
There are thumbnails for all of the ships and boats involved in this project along with larger screenshots and a "ship spotters checklist" you can download to see how many of the ships you can find plying the waters of RTMM.
Repaint of Manfred Jahn's Basler BT67 by Jon de John - Here is a beautiful repaint in the Misty Moorings colors of the Basler BT67. A freeware plane. Our thanks to JJ for sharing this with us. You can find it on the Enhancements Page, under Repaints, the latest entry at the bottom. Thank you JJ.
Twelve Mile Inlet Rafting Station - By Doug Linn Rod has placed a springtime only log rafting station near this same site as a part of Hollis. But the loggers were given a couple more permits and needed something that worked year-around. So here is the Twelve Mile rafting Station ... 24/7 and 12 months ... rain, sunshine or snow these guys are working! You'll find it under "T" on the Scenery Page.
RTMM.dat for FSDiscover updated
Little Port Walter Marine Station - by Brad Allen
Little Port Walter (LPW) Marine Station is a research unit of Auke Bay Laboratories located 110 miles south of Juneau near the southern tip of Baranof Island. LPW is the oldest year-round biological research station in Alaska and has been host to a wide variety of fisheries research projects since 1934. The station celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary on 31 July 2009 in recognition of the many important contributions to fisheries science resulting from the 75 years of research conducted at the facility.
LPW marine station is located on U.S. Forest Service land in Tongass National Forest and is accessible only by boat or floatplane. The station is in a small estuarine bay adjacent to Chatham Strait near the open Gulf of Alaska and is ideally suited for a broad range of studies on Alaska's fisheries. Sashin Creek with natural runs of salmonids flows into the head of the bay where daily counts of salmon entering and leaving the stream are made. These and other LPW studies provide important long-term data sets to help NOAA Fisheries better understand affects of climatic changes on fluctuating populations of marine resources. Two NOAA Fisheries families live at LPW year-round. Other NOAA scientists periodically commute from TSMRI to conduct research projects. During peak seasonal periods 20 researchers and support staff may be living and working at LPW.
You will find it under "L" on the Scenery Page.
Labouchere Saw Mill Complex by Doug Linn - While looking around for missing "docks' we found some floating logs that Holger seemed to have left behind. Actually, as with everything Holger does, there was a purpose. This is the site of a LTF or Log Transfer Facility. Logs are brought to this place and gather together into "rafts" then towed to the local chip or saw mill or to the pulp mill. It is the law in Alaska that all timber coming from a national forest must be processed inside Alaska. So there are many "timber handling facilities." The Chip and Saw mill we've put in at Labouchere Bay is one of those. Thanks to Dex Thomas for some great AI boats that make the whole thing come alive.
You'll find it under "L" on the scenery page.
Egg Harbor Fish Camp - By Brad Allen (et al) - Here is a complex package that has many surprises for you. Read the full storyline on the Scenery Page under "E" to see all the things that are going on in this location. Brad had a lot of help from his friends to make all of this happen.
FSDISCOVER RTMM.Dat file - by Doug Linn. All of the new Start Locations (RTMM_Docks.zip) have been added to FSDiscover. Also the old Tongass Fjords from FS9 database was integrated into the rtmm.dat file. This added over 150 entries to the rtmm.dat file. These entries are designated with a (T) in FSDiscover. If anyone is flying the Stikine River area with FSDiscover and notices problems, let us know. We know these are not perfect and we will be adjusting them as we fly the area. The updated RTMM.Dat can be found at Misty's Place / Data Base Updates button.
Klawock Snow Dog Tours Ops Base - by Brad Allen This scenery adds a Snow Dog Tours operations base at Klawock Airport. There are two hangars and a small terminal to operate out of at this location. Snow Dog Tours is a chain of aviation operations situated at various Alaska and British Columbia areas. They cater to the adventure traveler and ecotourist. With over one hundred offices and bases, SDT gives their clients excellent access points to some of the most spectacular environments in the world. Scenery Page under "K".
Plan-G Data Files by Dieter Linde - Dieter and I have gone to work on the "data base update" area (see button at Misty's Place). All of Dieter's Plan-G update csv files are now ready for download there. The data in these is "the latest" therefore matching the USFS Cabins page exactly. Dieter has also made some "non" RTMM files that you may have an interest in downloading ... we are happy to host those files for him at RTMM. Note: be sure to read the instructions that are linked at the FAQ page to update Plan-G (under "P"). Also note that we can only work with Version 2.0.5 xxx ... version 3.0 does NOT work for RTMM. (You can have BOTH of them on your system if you like, but our files only work with the older version).
FSDiscover! Data Files by Doug Linn - The FSDiscover Files have been updated to reflect the cabins, the Tongass Fjords X and CIRP Routes and Markers. All are up to date with the latest information. "How to" add the "dat" files is also on the FAQ page, but under "F" for FSDiscover.
Data Base Update Area - This area of the web page at Misty's Place has been totally re-done to make it easier for you to get the files you need for Plan G and FSDiscover.
Petrof Bay Camp - By Brad Allen This is a Tongass National Forest group of cabins that are located in Petrof Bay near Port Walter, AK. Look for a pair of bald eagles nearby who have built a nest in one of the old trees on the small island. Petrof Bay is a small bay on the west side of Kuiu Island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska, United States and opens into the Chatham Strait. The bay was named in 1924 for U.S. Census Bureau employee Ivan Petrof, whose reports of his travels in the late 19th century are a valuable source of Alaska history for that period. Under "P" on the Scenery Page
FSDiscover - RTMM.Dat file - By Doug Linn Updated to the latest additions. Misty's Place/Data Base Updates button.
|08.21.2012||Bronson Creek CAB5 by Brad Allen - Is now available on the Scenery Page. Deep within the Iskut River Valley of British Columbia was one of the largest gold mines in North America - the Snip Gold Mine. The lack of roads and constant requirement for re supply warranted the use of air support to keep the mine running. It's a tricky approach and a dirt airstrip that has an incline to it. Also, there is construction near the South end of the airstrip. Look for equipment moving the earth down there to fill in the large depression in the terrain. Tongass Fjords X needed for this package.|
|08.20.2012||The Missing Cabins in the RTMM Area - By Doug Linn The Missing Cabins and Shelters in the RTMM area have all been added (this from the USFS list). If you go to the top of the Cabins page, you can download the file (includes README). PLEASE pay attention to the README, there are probably some files you have that you must delete before you add the new folder. We now have almost 100 cabins and shelters. "The Cabins" page has been totally renovated. It now matches the USFS Page ... (except ours is alphabetical). New buttons at the top for navigation, and both structure and mooring latitudes and longitudes. All have "FS" (autopilot friendly) flight plans that have been checked for accuracy. (You can fly these in VERY bad weather and live to tell about it!)|
|08.15.2012||Objects Library Button (At Misty's Place Menu) - There is now a direct button from the Menu at Misty's Place to the Object Libraries Page.|
Objects Library Page - Doug Linn - We are creating an Objects Library Page to help people with this (sometimes) confusing issue. The Scenery Tester is now there and updated with the Westwood Inn object.
Westwood Inn Object Library: You can also download the Westwood Inn Library from this area now. (Although it comes in the Westwood Inn Scenery Package). We will be working on the wording to make it easier to understand for new people coming aboard. So the page is "beta" right now but everything is working. If you go to the top of the scenery page, there are two hot links there, one for Objects Library and the other for Scenery Tester ... both link to the new page.
Snow Dog Tour Object Library - This object library was initially created for the Snow Dog Tours Scenery by Chris “MoCat” Carel. However, since that scenery is incompatible with ORBX Pacific Fjords, Return To Misty Moorings has received permission from Chris "MoCat" Carel to extract the Snow Dog Tours Object Library and use it as a resource for Return To Misty Mooring scenery addons.
Bear Observatory at Anan Lake - By Doug Linn The Bear Observatory is now open for business at Anan Lake. This consists of a mooring point for seaplanes and boats, a landscaped path to the observation area, the observation area and a lodging cabin about a mile up the lake, complete with a waterfall. You will find it under "B" on the Scenery Page.
Map Room Startup Maps - Continuing the "housecleaning" on the Misty's Place page, we now have good links and maps to all of the starting points. Those without maps are indicated with a ** indicating they are an "airport" area, so no map to "get to it" is available. Several had no maps (intermediate stops for Boat Trips, etc.). Maps were made for those. So that section now is all up to date. When you go to the Map Room, click on the name of the location in the Starting Points table and you will get a map of how to get to that location.
USFS Cabins Navigation - New Navigation Buttons are now at the top of the USFS Cabins Page. We are also filling in the blanks under the Tongass Fjords Area Cabins ... not yet completed.
Mission Dispatch #2 Updated - by Jeff Greene. There is an update on the Missions Page for Dispatch #2 Mission.
Misty's Place "Button" Menu Added - The "menu" at Misty's Place was difficult to use and often you had to go to an "intermediate" page to get to the page (Missions, for example). Now you click on the button that is there and you will go to the page immediately. This should be an easier user interface for everyone. Remember ... your "start place" at the RTMM site is Misty's Place ... everything on the site can be found either from there or on the top menu.
ICAO Codes in FAQ - All Updated to the most recent airports. (FAQ under "I")
FSDiscover! RTMM.dat Updated - By Doug Linn. The FSDiscover! database has been updated adding 20 new entries for the area around Westwood Inn. It is at the top of the Map Room at Misty's Place.
Dispatch #2 Mission by Jeff Greene - Jeff has completed the #2 Dispatch and has made a great mission out of it. It starts at Yes Bay Lodge and goes around to the cabins in that area. Some beautiful areas to fly through ... and some fun along the way, courtesy of Jeff!!! Look for it on the Missions Page.
The Westwood Inn - by Urs Burkhardt - A beautiful scenery package offered to our library by Urs Burkhardt (his first contribution to RTMM).
A mere 40 miles to the north along the Klinaklini River lies Jobin Creek Cabin. This small place has a cleared field for landings, but it is only suitable for something really STOL, like Supercubs, J3 Cubs, Scouts and the like. Going in and out in a Bird Dog is manageable, but if the winds are wrong, you're stranded.
The Westwood Inn package is ready for your download on the Scenery Page under "W". I have also placed a link to Dex Thomas' AI Boats for this area at the same location. A V2 Trip Ticket takes you from Bella Coola, over the Owikeno Lake Area, up the Machmel to Mt Kinch, then down the Klinaklini Glacier to the Klinaklini River and to Knights Inlet where you will find the Westwood Inn. The ticket is at the scenery download site (and HERE).
|07.30.2012||Owikeno Lake Area Tour - Trip Tic by Doug Linn. We have a boat tour at the scenery download location. This is the flight seeing trip ticket that takes you to all the key locations in the package. This is for EXPERTS only, it is a difficult ticket and your flight skills will have to be very good to make all the landings. (You can option to "fly over" and put the whole trip on autopilot, just watch your altitudes). There are pictures with diagrams to help you find the VFR waypoints. At one point, above the Monastery, you will probably need the GPS, it is very difficult VFR flying. Also the weather must be good with very few clouds. Good luck for those who attempt this one. You can view the Tip Tic HERE.|
|07.27.2012||Dispatch 01 Mission Version 1.2 by Jeff Greene - The only difference between this and the original is that it belongs to a new category I made for Return to Misty Moorings in FSX. This will help us standardize how these are run for everyone. Brad is also updating the ones he's done. Go to Misty's Place, then Missions, then Mission Page and it is there waiting for you. (Thank you Jeff).|
Ocean Falls, BC by Doug Linn - It was mentioned on one of our forum threads that there was a "wall of water" where a waterfall should be at Ocean Falls, BC. I did some research on it, and got a real surprise. It's not a water fall like I thought too, it is a dam that creates hydroelectric power for the region. I found a good picture of Ocean Falls and tried to duplicate it the beet I could with the objects we've got. It is pretty close. Above the dam is an absolutely beautiful lake that we'll put some development on later, but check out that lake too. There is a V2 Trip Ticket for this and an FS (Flight Seeing) plan. It's under the "O" on the Scenery Page.
Yes Bay Enhancements Update by Dex Thomas - Dex has updated the enhancements for Yes Bay. He also fixed up the Readme, so you can see what changes need to be made. You can download that at the Yes Bay Scenery download location.
PLAN-G update by Dieter Linde. Dieter has updated the cvs file and you can download it from the top of the Map Room at Misty's Place. (Thank you, Dieter!).
The Lost Treasure of Timuquan Series - by Brad Allen. Here are 5 well-done missions for the more adventurous among you! Ever want to go treasure hunting while flying FSX? Well, here's your chance. The Lost Treasures of Timuquan Missions ... all 5 of them for now ... are posted on the Missions Page. These are a lot of fun to fly and very easy to install. Just follow Brad's excellent instructions in the readme and you will be fine. Go to Misty's Place/Missions/Mission Page and you will find them waiting for you there.
Yes Bay Lodge by Xavier Carre' and Jacques Alluchon - Here it is! This is one you've been waiting for. A lot of people on the team spent a lot of time working on this one for you. See the readme for all the credits ... but also check out the PDF in the package ... perhaps one of the best we've ever put up on a scenery location. This is a beautiful scenery location you won't want to miss. Look for it under "Y" on the Scenery Page at RTMM. NOTAM: This is a 78K file, a big one, so be patient on the download.
Yes Bay Tour - V2 Trip Ticket - Completed and posted. You can fly this whole route autopilot only changing altitude on one leg and slowing down on one turn. You should land and explore each one of these fabulous scenery locations. The tour takes you to all of them. You can see the Trip Ticket HERE, the FS (Flight-seeing) plan is downloadable at the Yes Bay Lodge scenery location on the Scenery Page under "Y". RTMM.dat file for FSDiscover! updated and starting positions for all the new location are on the starting points table, Misty's Place/Map Room/ Starting locations.
Trip Ticket Indicators at Map Room - At Misty's Place in the Map Room, if you look at the starting locations table, there is now a new column to the right that lets you know if there is a V1, or V2 Trip Ticket for that location, or a dispatch. Clicking on the V1, V2, or D brings up the item. See how it works HERE
Miller Lake Cabin V2 Trip Ticket - Completed, you can view it HERE
Fountain of Ute Version 2 Trip Ticket - By Doug Linn. The Fountain of Ute was designed as a FLOAT trip for The Moorings. We have now also made it a Flight Seeing flight. You can fly it with autopilot if you are careful at one turn. There are 2 landing zones, one "fairly" safe and one "really" dangerous. All the turns are market with pictures. You can view the ticket HERE
Hollis Harbor V2 Trip Ticket - by Doug Linn. Flight-seeing and trip ticket completed. This one goes from Tamgas Harbor SPB to Hollis Fed Ex .. across the strait and across Prince of Wales Island. A great VFR flight ... 1200 feet no problem! You can view the ticket HERE.
Driftwood Depot & Darb Lake V2 Trip Ticket - By Doug Linn. This is an interesting flight because it is pure VFR, and high altitude (weather can be a problem). You will be following a lake, then a railroad, then a river, then a dead-ahead compass bearing to find the final destination. Maps and pictures of critical turns are included in the trip ticket. This one does both Darb Lake and Driftwood Depot. See new V2 Ticket Here.
Dean River to Sigutlat Village V2 Trip Ticket - By Doug Linn. We have a "river run" for this at the Moorings, but didn't have a Trip Tic for a flight up the Dean River, starting at PF32 and ending at Sigutlat Lake at the village. You can see all the river scaping from the air on this trip. This is a 40 mile trip that is generally "follow the river" with a tricky landing at a Brad's in a ravine about half way through the trip. See the V2 ticket Here
RTMM.Dat file for FSDISCOVER! - by Doug Linn. The new database is up for the 30 some additions made to it with the V2 Trip tickets. The FSDiscover! data on your screen will match the new areas. You can find it at the top of the Map Room at Misty's Place. See the Raw RTMM.Dat File Each entry put in by hand and tested.
|07.08.2012||Chilcotin Plateau Airfield Trip Ticket V2 by Doug Linn. Somehow we didn't do a flight seeing plan or a trip ticket for this excellent scenery package by Xavier Carre'. This one took all day to do, but is worth it in the end. The flight begins at Bella Coola and follows the Bella Coola River to the Attnarko River to the Klinaklini River and on to One Eye Lake and the Lodge complex. I've added a great deal of historical and geographical narration along with screen shots of critical turns. If you haven't flown to this location, this is one to put on your bucket list! See Trip Tic Here|
Bowser Lake Locations V2 Trip Ticket - By Doug Linn. A Version 2 trip ticket has been made for the Bowser Lake locations .. these include (1) Bowser Lake Cabins, (2) Elliot Firebase and the (3) Fire Tower. A new FS (Flight Seeing) flight plan can be downloaded from the ticket. That plan is autopilot-friendly. So if you have bad weather, you can fly this with the autopilot in zero visibility BUT ONLY IF you pay attention to the altitudes at the leg segments. Flying this at zero vis is a lot of fun!
Big Lake Cabin, Gokachin Lake Cabin and Mesa Lake Cabin now have V2 Trip Tickets.
Burnett Inlet Cabin Trip Tic (Version II) - By Doug Linn. The Burnett Inlet Cabin Trip Ticket has been upgraded to the new format. As we go back over these, we are going to make them more VFR friendly ... sometimes even adding pictures for critical places that people must find. If you have FSDiscover! then this is always easy. We are designing the new Trip Tics so that people without FSDiscover can still find there way. The flight plan included with these will be unique from the flight plan for the location. In this case, we started out from Murphy's Pullout instead of PAKT. The new format will include a small map in the ticket, a way to download a printable copy, a way to download a full map and the upgraded flight-seeing flight plan. Also pictures will be embedded to help with difficult VFR descriptions. You can view the new format HERE, or on the new button below..
Remember, when you pull this up, you size a window to the right of your screen, then put FSX on the left (on the rest) of the screen. You can then scroll down the Trip Ticket to get your instructions as you fly. As you can see from the format, these can take a great deal of time to complete, so we will S L O W L Y be adding them. For the veterans here, this is a good way to reacquaint yourself with some beautiful scenery locations you may have forgotten. Hope you enjoy this new and improved way of getting to Brad's Burnett Inlet Cabin. For now, when we add one of these, at the location we'll add a new trip ticket button indicating a Version II Trip Ticket. The new button for a Version 2 Trip Ticket will look like the one below. You can click on it to see the new format.
Aiken Creek Camp Trip Ticket Version 2 - by Doug Linn ... This Trip Ticket has been revised to the new version 2 format.
|07.03.2012||Dispatch 016 - Misty's Place to Border Lake Provincial Park - By Doug Linn This is a nice and long flight up the Behm Canal eventually turning into Burroughs Bay and following the Unok River to Border Lake Provincial Park. You can find it at the "Dispatch Button" on the Scenery Location (Scenery Page) or you can go to the Dispatcher's Office at Misty's Place and load it there.|
Dispatch 015 - Prince Rupert to Big Fall Hydro - By Doug Linn I'm coming through our locations and adding Trip Tix or Dispatches You can find the dispatches it at Misty's Place. This one is 015. I'm also putting a new dispatch button on the scenery page and you can download it from there when you download scenery. So watch for a new button looking like this one below on the scenery page (if you click on this one, you'll see the dispatch). Remember how these work, you put the curser on the left edge and move to the right turning it into a "dispatcher's ribbon". Then you put the FSX window beside it. Your turns are all there on the ribbon, but if you need to read more, you pull the left edge to the right, read what you need and put it back. It's explained in the FAQ HERE.
|06.28.2012||MISSION Dispatch 01 Updated - by Jeff Greene. Jeff has updated the Mission "Dispatch 01" ... the new one is ready for download on the Missions Page.|
|06.25.2012||MISSION Dispatch #1 - By Jeff Greene. Here is Jeff's first (and excellent) contribution to the missions we are now focusing on at RTMM. He has duplicated Dispatch 1. The quickest way to find the missions is to go to Misty's Place and menu down to the missions box, there you will be linked to the Missions Page. Most of the activities at RTMM will be found at Misty's Place, the place to go when you are looking for something to do. Thanks Jeff for an excellent contribution (love the music!)|
Wing and a Prayer Mission - By Brad Allen - Updated to 2.0. You can find this on the Missions Page. This can be a difficult one. I had to fly part of it completely on instruments, watching the Mission Compass, the HSI and the Altitude (and trying to fly with my fingers crossed!). A great mission with beautiful scenery. NOTAM: you can get to the Missions Page from Misty's Place now.
Misty's Place Page Update - Because we are starting to add more missions, we needed a place where people can find them easier. We put a table at Misty's Place so you can get to the missions from there on the actual Missions Page. We've made that page easier to navigate with a menu at the top. It is a lengthy page, but with the menu at the top and the "back to top" at the bottom of each table, you can get around the page quickly. This is becoming our ONE STOP place for what to do at RTMM.
|06.19.2012||Misty's Place Update 2.3 - By Brad Allen - Brad scaled down the lodge next to the bar and grill to realistic size. Also repositioned that a little to fit the surrounding terrain. Still in approximately the same spot as before. Removed the boardwalk objects that helped with the FPS a little bit. Moved one light out from the back of Misty's bar and grill. Moved the barrels from the ramp area back to the edge of the ramp instead of in the middle of it. Added a couple of dolphin groups to the water area near the lighthouse for fun.|
|06.11.2012||Misty's Place Update - We encountered a minor problem with a ramp light losing its texture (all black). We've temporarily solved this by replacing those ramp lights with telephone poles with lights on them. Brad will be working on a more major update of Misty's Place, so consider this a temporary fix (you may not even notice the minor problem). You can download the V2.2 version at the Scenery Page.|
|06.11.2012||NEW CeyX Library from Xavier Carre' - We have an updated library from Xavier, in preparation for the new Yes Bay coming soon. I suggest you download it. You can find it on the CIRP Page under Libraries. You can also get there via the Scenery Page (at top "Object Libraries you will Need" that links you to the libraries section where you look under CeyX to find it. Or if all that fails, just click HERE.|
Salmon Bay Cabin - By Brad Allen. The last of the "missing cabins from Tongass Fjords". You'll find it under "S" on the Scenery Page.
Plan G Update by Dieter Linde. Dieter has updated the Plan G file for us (find it at the top of the Map Room at Misty's Place. (Thank you, Dieter).
FedEx PAKT Version 2.1 by Brad Allen. This file has been updated, different vehicles added.
Hollis Harbor by Rod Jackson.
Well here is one you'll want to start exploring quickly. This is, perhaps, one of the best pieces of work RTMM has ever offered to you. Rod has made sure all the magical things are in this one, boat traffic, air traffic, terminal at PAKT for SP1 and PFJ (normal), paints, flattens, a river run, and the RTMM Season Switcher (meaning Rod did FIVE bgls for each scenery location ... FIVE times the work!)... it's all there. This is the kind of a place where you pick one of those houses, buy it, settle in and just make this your home. All the roads around the area work, so jeep trips are there for your pleasure too. There's a FedEx terminal and an Eagle Air terminal, so these will become "key" to those who are using the new vNAC Virtual Airline. Check out the Readme.pdf for this scenery ... it is very complex and very well done. Our thanks to Rod. (Tell him so on the forum!)
|05.21.2012||Sweetwater Lake Cabin - By Brad Allen. Continuing with the addition of the "Missing Cabins", here is Sweetwater Lake Cabin. You can find it under "S" on the scenery page. The starting position for it is in the Map Room at Misty's Place.|
Missing USFS Cabins - By Brad Allen.
Many of the cabins in the Tongass Fjords and PFS areas are not in the original packages. These are some VERY interesting cabins to locate and navigate to. "Getting there" is the focus for these little additions. We've also made a change on the Misty' Place page adding the USFS Cabins link there to get to The Cabins page in an easier way. We will list the added "Missing Cabins" there. Also if you click on one there, it will download the zip file for it. But these are also listed on the Scenery Page where you can see the map, get a description of the cabin as well as download the package. The cabins in this first installment are:
Look on the Scenery Page for a description of each of these. Brad will be adding more. As we add these, we are also adding the "Mooring Points" (Starting points) for each on the Map Room page at Misty's Place.
FedEx Office Locations - by Brad Allen. To continue to support our partner Virtual Airline, Brad has created a little FedEx terminal for many of the locations ... more will be added later as the routes increase. Look for them under "F" on the scenery page. Those added so far are:
Salmon Lake Cabin - by Brad Allen. This is a Park Service cabin located at Salmon Lake near Klawock. This scenery enhances the Tongass Fjords X scenery area so you'll need that installed. Of course you can use this scenery with Return to Misty Moorings as we expand into the Tongass Fjords area! (Find it under "S" on the Scenery Page).
*NOTAM: All "starting points" for all of these are listed at Misty's Place, Map Room.
|5.16.2012||RTMM Season Switcher V-3.3 - by Rod Jackson. The latest version of the RTMM Season Switcher is ready for download at the top of the Scenery Page.|
|05.15.2012||Khutze River Lodge - by Brad Allen.
Khutze Conservancy is located on the east side of Princess Royal Channel, along the Inside Passage route. It shares its northern boundary with Q’altanaas/Aaltanhash Conservancy. Khutze Conservancy protects a very scenic fjord, the entire watershed of the Khutze River, scenic mountains, coastal old-growth forests, high value grizzly bear habitat, salmon spawning streams, marbled murrelet bird colonies and low-elevation Sitka spruce forests. It also provides a protected anchorage (with scenic waterfalls) adjacent to the main Inside Passage route where visitors can spend a night to rest, fish or watch wildlife. The conservancy protects an area of popular recreational use by boaters, the Khutze and East Khutze River watersheds and several small remote streams, lakes and wetlands.
This scenery works with the new Season Switcher. Look for it under "K" on the Scenery Page.
|05.14.2012||Virtual Northern Air Charters
We are now setting up a partnership and linkage between RTMM and vNAC. Virtual Northern Air Charters has been created by Chris Losh (Fireball) and the Fed-X routes (FDX) you will find on his page focus on the RTMM area. Our initial links to Chris' website can be found at Misty's Place in the Dispatcher's Office. Here we will be putting VFR flights for those "instrument challenged" planes dealing with the low ceilings in the RTMM area. Our VFR flights will match the flight numbers for VNAC. Here's how Chris describes the new VA:
|04.28.2012||The Landings at Alastair Lake - By Doug Linn. This is an update to version 1.1 The water anomaly areas are now "flattened" to give you a smoother ride up this beautiful river valley. You can find it under "T" (The Landings) on the Scenery Page.|
Doug's Outfitters Update - by Doug Linn. This scenery has been updated to eliminate the rapids and waterfalls we had added to cover up the water anomalies. The problems have now been replaced with altered "hydro polygons" that make the rivers smooth and much easier to navigate. Better navigation markers are on the rivers along with a few new surprises. This is another update for the river runs that we will continue updating until we have them all done. These rivers are a "delight" to navigate .. the scenery on both is spectacular. The Sparkling Creek run is relatively short, the Ecstall River Run is longer and more scenic. Both "runs" are included in the Doug's Outfitters package. See the Readme HERE.
Wilson River Run (Updated) - By Doug Linn. The Wilson River Run has been re-engineered making the run very smooth, with less rapids and waterfalls. Read through the "pdf" to get the information on the run. You can find it at the BOATING site (The Moorings). Also, there is a link to it at the Wilson River Lodge Scenery location.
RTMM.Dat file updated (Doug Linn) - The RTMM.Dat file for FSDiscover! has been updated to show all of the latest locations and significant approach "points of interest." It is a Misty's Place at the top of the Map Room.
Owikeno Lake Version 1.3 by Doug Linn - Many changes have been made to make this even more fun for more people. You can now drive onto the ferry docks and of course onto the ferry itself. So you can "ride" the ferry boat the 58 minute trip across the lake. The Ferry boat leaves the east dock (Machmel Village) on the even hours and the west dock (Airstrip West) on the odd hours. You will have 2 minutes to board before it heads back across the lake. A Land & Ferry Adventure has been added for ground vehicles. You can see all of the changes and additions in the new readme pdf that comes with it or that you can download at the Scenery Location (Scenery Page "O"). A special thanks to Spud who spent hours checking things out for us (QC) and to Jeff who worked with the wakes on the boats for us.
Landing on Owikeno Ferry Boat - By Jeff Greene Look in the Gallery Room at Misty's Place in the Videos and you'll find Jeff Greene's new video of landing on the Ferry Boat at Owikeno Lake. I knew somebody would try it! Look under "Owikeno" in the list of videos. Thanks Jeff.
Owikeno Lake Area 1.2 update - by Doug Linn. Turned Pacific Fjords Gateway Airstrip into a "real" airport ... it is now PF50 (our 50th such airport at RTMM). New tarmac was laid down in the ramp area. You can now start a PLAN-G flight plan from this airport or quickly "locate" it in your "Go to Airport" in FSX. You will be placed on the runway, ready to enjoy the lake area.
Owikeno Lake Update Version 1.1 - By Doug Linn. The Owikeno Lake Area package has been updated. In it you will find "docks" for the AI boats on the south leg of the lake, (watching the boats dock is rather amazing). There is a new "West Fishing Village" when the fishing trawler can dock. Some small errors were corrected. A full boat trip of the Owikeno Lake Area has been created so you can travel the entire lake and canal seeing all of the sites along the shore. You can also "fly" this trip with a float plane or a helicopter. The tour will show you where all the starting locations for the river runs area located "Flying" the river runs at low level can be exciting and will give you a view of the river-scaping and upper river locations. There is a place to land at most of the ends of the river runs.
"How To..." Section added to FAQ page. Often we help each other here at RTMM by writing up a little tutorial that will help the rest of the team to understand a certain aspect of scenery design. I've decided to "archive" these so other folks can use them and enjoy the shared knowledge. The first to entries are "up" on the FAQ page under How To ...
Owikeno Lake Area - By Doug Linn, Brad Allen and Rod Jackson. This is an extensive package that includes 34 locations, 4 airstrips, 6 river runs (all river-scaped and flattened), 30 helipads, AI Boat Traffic and a few Easter Eggs (since it is Easter). Look through the "readme" that you can download from the scenery page to see pictures of all the many locations, and check out the map to see the complexity of this. We even have a man-made canal that was constructed to link PNW and PFJ ... it is the Pacific Fjords Gateway Canal (created by Rod Jackson). This is a package that should give you hours of exploration pleasure. Find it on the Scenery Page under "O".
Skeena River Lodge and Skeena River Run. Both files have been updated to take out the major water anomalies near the lodge. Delete both folders in your scenery file and add the new ones.
Kwatna River Airstrip updated - There have been a couple of updates on the Kwatna River Airstrip ... the latest version is V2.2 and you can find it on the scenery page. If you have one of the previous versions, delete that folder and add this one.
Kwatna River Airstrip by Brad Allen - Kwatna River is located near the southern edge of the Pacific Fjords area between Bella Bella and Bella Coola. There is a dirt airstrip that is mainly used for logging operations. ORBX even placed some logging trucks and buildings here in the default PFJ package. I added a few more logging objects at the west end of this airstrip and also a fictitious coal mining operation located along the eastern edge of the airstrip which has several animated loaders moving earth and coal. For such a pristine location, a lot of work is possible here because of this airstrip.
Hartley Bay SPB to Brad's at Cornwall Pt (Sail Plan) - by Doug Linn Here's a new sail plan that will take you from the Hartley Bay Sea Plane Base to the Brad's Bait & BBQ at Cornwall Pt. This is a very EASY trip, one to "kick back" and just enjoy. With this leg completed, you can now go from Prince Rupert to Hartley Bay (Grenville Channel Run) then use this leg in the "center" of the trip, then continue to the Fountain of Ute from Brads with that sail plan. The waypoints are GPS ready and a Trip Tic will help you watch for things along the way. The RTMM.dat file for FSDiscover adds new waypoints for this trip so you can find your way easily. You'll find it on "The Moorings" (Go to the site map and find the link to that page there).
Moose Lake Lodge - By Xavier Carre' - Moose Lake Lodge is located in a remote part of British Columbia (Canada), near the headwaters of the Blackwater River, Dean River, and Entiako River. This is the paradise for rainbow trout fishing, but also salmon and more...And wildlife. How to get there ? By float plane, mooring at CBE8 Moose lake SPB or by plane and amphibious, landing at CAS2. This airstrip is not listed in OrbX PFJ scenery, in fact, this airstrip has an ID. : CAS2, and it seems to be used by amphibious planes. Under "M" on the Scenery Page.
Spud's Creek - by Doug Linn Spud found us a great little river run which has now been "river escaped" with cabins, wildlife and new vegetation. It is a good beginner boating trip that can start from a new Brad's BBQ at the mouth of the creek, or you can start at the seaport up in the Stewart area and come down the Portland Canal. It has a hard helipad and a the "creek's headwaters cabin" has a short landing zone for a float plane ... the landing zone is a challenge! Since this can be used by both fliers and boaters, it is placed on the Scenery Page and also in The Moorings. Remember, you can get to the Moorings via the Site Map right now (until we get the new menu completed).
NOTAM Update: PAKT Ferry ... now has the ferry model in it, updated 02.14.2012 at 7:30 pm est.
Canoona Fish Camp by Brad Allen - A beautiful new scenery location with the ability for you to change the season within the location package. This is the first scenery for RTMM that has changing seasonal foliage. Read Instructions in Readme thoroughly. Canoona Lake Fish Camp has a short airstrip for bush pilots. Float Planes have a dock as well. Visitors here have plenty of fishing ahead of them. Not only is the lake a prime spot for anglers, but the trout and salmon runs on the river are fantastic. From Wikipedia: The Canoona River is located on Princess Royal Island on the Inside Passage of British Columbia. The river spills into the ocean over a series of rapids from Canoona Lake. Fish ladders have been built on both sides of the rapids to help the salmon population return to their spawning areas upstream. The abundance of salmon make the Canoona River a popular place for the rare white Kermode or "Spirit" Bear, which is a sub-species of the Black Bear and not an albino as is commonly thought. (Scenery Page under "C") The start points are at the map room, both land and water.
PAKT Ferry by Rob Abernathy - A great AI and scenery package for the PAKT SP1 that puts a moving ferry boat and docks right where they belong at PAKT. It's under "P" on the Scenery Page.
|02.12.2012||Plan-G RTMM Update by Dieter Linde ... a new cvs file is ready to download that will update your Plan-G with the latest RTMM locations. (Thank you Dieter)|
|02.06.2012||Misty Maritime Updated - By Dex Thomas. This is an updated file to make sure we are collision-free in the Tongass Narrows. If you've already downloaded Misty Maritime (On the Enhancements Page) download it again and follow the readme for the update.|
|02.05.2012||Ketchikan Harbor (Added 02.05.2012) Scenery Created by Rod Jackson
Ketchikan Harbor is a detailed scenery enhancement that requires ORBX PAKT with SP1 be installed first. Ketchikan harbor also features the home of Eagle Air. Other enhancements featured in this scenery package include cargo dock objects, many additional buildings and trees surrounding the general harbor area and some building enhancement in downtown Ketchikan to reduce the glass and steel effect and add more color. Eagle Air is a small fictitious company, located at the edge of Ketchikan Harbor, just east of Ketchikan Harbor Seaplane Base (5KE), that provides floatplane tours and private charters for the greater Ketchikan area and throughout Misty Fjords. Many locations featured, found at the Return To Misty Moorings (RTMM) web site, can be easily reached from Ketchikan Harbor. Eagle Air is run by two brothers, Joe and Jack. Joe loves their J3-Cub and is always spiffing it up. Joe is also a part time harbor pilot and takes the ole' boat out whenever the Harbormaster calls on him to help guide those monstrous cruise ships.
This is a "first" scenery from our new team mate, Rod Jackson ... it's a beautiful beginning! Find it on the Scenery Page under "K".
|02.01.2012||Misty Cruise Ship and Fishing Boats - NOTAM PAKT SP1 Necessary - Here is another great enhancement from Dex Thomas that brings Misty "alive". The package includes not only a new cruise ship at a new dock but some unique fishing boats for the harbor area too. You will find this in the ENHANCEMENTS area ... this, along with many other items not showing on the main menu, can be found by going to the SITE MAP.|
UPDATED: CIRP Offices at PAKT (combo offices) have been updated ... by Jeff Greene. Find the new file on the CIRP Page in the Extra Addons area. PAKT SP1 Only
|01.27.2012||New VIDEO Added to the Gallery ... Down and Dirty by Amentiba. Check it out, it really gives folks the flavor for Misty Moorings. You'll find it in the gallery under video.|
|01.05.2012||PAKT AI TRAFFIC UPDATE - for NEW PAKT from ORBX only! - With the upgraded PAKT program from ORBX, an AI traffic conflict was discovered. Download this file and the conflict will be resolved thanks to Dex Thomas (our best traffic cop!!). Find the file under Enhancements/PAKT AI Traffic Conflict, or on the CIRP page under CIRP OFFICE Version II. Or download it HERE.|
|01.01.2011||My PAKT ALBUM Slide show - by Jeff Greene ... great shots of the new PAKT and the new offices Jeff has built for us there. You can find this in the Gallery under Slide Show.|
|12/30/2011||CIRP PAKT Office by Jeff Greene - This new scenery location is to compliment the new PAKT airport from ORBX. NOTAM: You must have the PAKT ADDITION FROM ORBX to run this location correctly. You will find this addition on the CIRP Page under CIRP Addons.|
|12.18.2011||PLAN-G Prince of Wales Isld Cabins added to Plan-G. You can go to the top of the MapRoom and download the cvs file there. Thank you Dieter.|
|11.14.2011||PLAN-G Data File updated - By Dieter Linde - The latest Plan-G data file can be found at the top of the Map Room ... this includes many of the new CIRP locations. (Thank you Dieter!)|
Lake Lodge Run by Chris Losh - This is a complex package of 5 separate locations wrapped up into one. This is designed after some real time locations that are actually in this flight area. The package includes Wilderness Lake, Egulik Lake, Moose Lake Lodge, Tesla Lake Lodge, and Tsetsi Lake. As usual the flight plan is included in the package as well as "readme" files for each of the locations describing them in detail. Go to the Scenery Page and look under "L" for Lake Lodge Run.
Desperate Moose Lodge PF33 by: Xavier “Fishbone” Carré -Located in British Columbia, Entiako Spur is a very curious hill. If you fly over the area, you will find a desolate area, without woods. It does not look like a typical Canadian landscape, much more like a desert landscape. No more wildlife, except a lonely moose. Some people, now settle here with the idea of helping nature come back to normal. Hopefully, the wildlife will return here. Please, help them ! On the Scenery Page under "D"
Sea Rescue #2 by Xavier “Fishbone” Carré Another ship is in trouble, but Xavier has a plan to come to their rescue. This is a great helicopter flight. Look under "S" on the Scenery Page for Sea Rescue #2!
CIRP is "Live!" - At the bewitching stroke of midnight on Oct 31st, 2011, the Cambria Icefield Research Project started the generators and turned on the lights. Welcome all to CIRP. In the middle of our beautiful Misty Fjords, somebody, put a group of big, white glaciers. This area is so different from Misty, it is almost like "another world." But with the magic of the CIRP team, you no longer have to fly over them or around them going from "here to there" ... now, you can land on them, explore them and make them your destination. CIRP was built for the many nitches of flightsimmers. This is a different kind of bush piloting, the visual markers are blurred by the starkness of the ice and the weather we typically fly "under" we are now flying "in!".
For helicopters, this is a helicopter heaven with over 18 locations mounted in precarious positions, some on mountaintops at almost 8000 feet. We have both Air Operations and Land Operations with routes, dispatches and various things to do. For Airplanes, each ice station has its own NDB so you can set your ADF and be guided to the beacon. (See Nav Map for Frequencies).
For the Land Ops, we have repainted two vehicles that work perfectly on the ice, the Stalwart and the Hovercraft (Both by Hama). We have land routes, and dispatches out to fix the glacier instruments we position on the ice (that you will rarely see unless you follow the gps routes). With the land vehicles, you can literally drive out onto the glaciers. These look enormous from the air ... wait until you are down "on" them ... it is an unbelievable experience.
This is more than 10 ice stations ... each has outlying camps and research outposts. To "introduce" yourself to this experience, go to the Air Ops section and download the Glacier Tour Dispatch 001. This gives you an autopilot friendly (hands off except for altitude) flight plan that takes you from PAKT to the new Visitors' Centre at Summit Ice Station. Download PF48 (Summit Ice Station) and this flight plan and you will have started your CIRP experience in a very realistic manner. From there, look at the CIRP map and decide where you want to go next and download the next one.
At RTMM, we believe flight simming is as much about the journey as the destination .. our motto, "Everything you need from here to there." Becoming familiar with CIRP is a journey in itself. Start it right, plan it well, and enjoy the process of adding to your scenery library. We hope you enjoy CIRP, we believe we have over 1000 man hours in it. You can discuss it on the forum. Enjoy the journey!
|10.19.2011||CIRP Movie Trailer - by Dan Linn ... now on the HOME page. Also you will find a new link there to the new YouTube MistyMoorings Channel that we will be developing.|
Misty Repaint of the OZx Freeware Grumman Goose by Reggie Smith - Here is an excellent repaint of the FREEWARE OZx Grumman Goose in Misty Colors. You can find it on the Enhancements Page under repaints. Remember, to get to "Enhancements" or any other page that is not in the top menu, go to the Site Map on the top menu and you will find it. You can also find it from the home page and from Misty's Place. Just remember the "Site Map" when you cannot find something. Thank you Reggie for a great repaint. (Please read the "readme" on this repaint very closely ... it is easy to follow, but this repaint is a little different that some you are used to adding).
Goose Panel Modification: Also I have added a panel modification under the Goose repaint on the Enhancements Page that will help with the upcoming CIRP. The MiniPanel has an ADF in it which will help you find the NDBs in Return to Misty Moorings and the new Cambria Icefield Research Project (CIRP). Also the GPS pop up has been modified ... instead of a huge GPS, a smaller one that comes up in the lower right corner of your screen with an ADF, altimeter and speedometer. This makes it easy to fly in the "outside view" and still be able to watch your course and speed.
|10.02.2011||Sorry we have not posted a great deal here on the NOTAMs ... but it has been a very busy time for the CIRP team. We are not ready yet, still working out the bugs that are typical in an effort this large. To watch progress and see screenshots, go to the forum under CIRP and we are posting videos and slide shows there of what is coming.|
|08.20.2011||"Quiet Time?" ... well it probably looks like it from your side of the computer screen, but we are spending a great deal of time on the upcoming CIRP. This is going to be a very detailed and interesting package. It will have its own web page just because of its complexity. There are 10 ice stations involved, all will have working NDB. We are making "routes' out on the glaciers to find and repair the sensors ... this is really interesting. If you don't know what to look for and aren't being careful, you'll go right past them. The detail being put into the runways, etc is going to be amazing. So we are not "asleep" over here at RTMM ... we are working hard to eventually bring you something very special. This is just to keep you posted.|
Dispatch #013 and Dispatch #014 are uploaded. These are both cabin runs for the Tongass Fjords cabins. #13 is for Admiralty Island and #14 is for the north and west sides of the Prince of Wales Island. (Both are autopilot-ready) meaning all you have to do is alter the altitude as indicated on the dispatcher's map and the plane will fly from beginning to end all turns perfectly).
Dispatch #012 - Stikine River Mail Drop - a fully auto-piloted flight plan you can fly in ANY weather. All you need to do is adjust the altitude and this is clearly depicted on the dispatch map.
Dispatch #011 - route by Klaus Troppner (Corbu1). This is a flight out of Navman's Retreat to Wrangell, up over the glaciers, back to Johnson-Peterson Airport with a few stops between. A beautiful flight. (Rtmm.dat updated).
Site Map - Navigation Bar Changes - Well the site is getting a little "complex" and as we add things, there is no way we can put exactly what you might be looking for on the top Nav Line. So we've made a Site Map with a link to it on the top Nav Bar. If you are not heading for one of those major pages above, then click on the Site Map and it takes you to links to all the pages. We are putting in "key words" in the descriptions, so when we get this fully operational, if you are looking for something you can hit CTRL-F (COMMAND-F Mac) and you can search the page. This is all a "good" part of the growing pains.
Dispatch #009 ... a tour of the coastal communities of Tongass Fjords.
|08.04.2011||Dispatch #008 - Suggested by "Foggy Bottom" ... Misty's, Totem Bight, Portage Bay, Klinkwan Fish Camp, Hunter Bay Cannery, Fleet Bay,Metlakatla to PAKX.|
Dispatch #006 - The Lighthouse Tour ... this dispatch takes you to all the lighthouses in the RTMM area. Links to all the lighthouses are included. There is an update for the Lucy Island Light that was left out of rtmm.dat (corrected). All of the mooring points for all of the lighthouses are on THE CABINS page (get there via The Map Room.
Dispatch #007 - Metlakatla to Kincolith ... assumed bad weather, so a low level flight through some tricky mountains getting to Pearse Island.
|08.02.2011||Dispatch #005 uploaded to Misty's Place, Dispatcher's Office. This is a cabin inspection route over Prince of Wales Island also stopping at Dog Salmon and Goose Creek.|
Dispatch #003uploaded to Misty's Place (Dispatcher's Office). This route is a USFS cabin inspection tour of the cabins in the Ketchikan area. The "graphical format" for the Dispatches has been upgraded ... maps easier to read, etc. A new FAQ under "Dispatcher's Ribbon" explains how to use this feature and how to submit a dispatch.
Dispatch #004 uploaded to Misty's Place (Dispatcher's Office). This route is a USFS cabin inspection tour of the cabins in the Misty Fjords National Park. 14 cabins and shelters are included on this tour.
Dispatch #002 -This is a day of inspecting the USFS cabins north of Yes Bay Lodge. A USFS Ranger was commenting to a friend at Yes Bay that he would be doing all the inspections by himself today since his helper called in ill. You simply asked if you could ride along and help him with the inspections. Well it's called "YES" Bay for a reason ... buckle up! We start out at the dock at the Yes Bay Lodge, then begin flying to the cabins one by one. At each cabin, we need to make sure the supplies listed for the cabin are in place, for those cabins where people are lodging, this is a good time to say "hello" and make sure they are OK. When done with each cabin inspection, move on to the next one on the route. You'll find it at Misty's Place at the Dispatcher's Office.
The Dispatcher's Office - is "open" - You'll find it at Misty's Place. We will be making "routes" for you to follow that don't follow the "beaten path" but go vfr from point to point. The first one is "up" and the second one will be "up" tomorrow. if you have ideas for routes and maybe a little story line to go along with the route, send it to us and we'll try to put it up for you. (and for us!) Look at The Dispatcher's Office in the forum under Misty's Place ... another place to chat about this. I've put some screen shots up of what you can expect. Dispatch 001 is sort of a beta attempt, we'll work on story lines better in future entries.
New SP4 Patch for PNW - Get it at ORBX. This patch is a CUMULATIVE patch (525MB) that contains all the content of previous patches for PNW. Be sure FTX Central is set to North America when applying the patch. Below is a cut n' paste from the ORBX site announcement.
Dean River - By Doug Linn. A multiple location scenery package including a logging/shipping facility, Brad's, Float/Dive Shop, Medical Center for the area, Emergency Sea Plane Dock, Emergency lighted helipad, an "activated" (previously abandoned) airport .. PF32 "Dean River" .. a new hanger and office complex, and a little village for Kimsquick. The river is "river-scaped" putting in rocks and rapids where the water anomalies appear ... all of these are documented in the "readme" so you will know how to handle them. Half way up the river is a "Half Way Float Rental Shop" where you can trade your larger boat in for something smaller to navigate the upper river(s). This little facility has a floating helipad. Then, after about 40 miles of beautiful scenery, rapids and waterfalls, you arrive at Sigulat Lake. There you will find Sigulat Lake Village waiting for you. Be sure to read the "readme" carefully ... all of the "mooring points" are listed there (as well as the Map Room). There is a floating helipad there also. Scenery Page under "D"
Slide Shows Added to the Gallery - I've added a "slide show" area to the gallery page. Wedge just did a beauty that we need to document here. I'd appreciate it if you would look back over some other slide shows that were done and bring them to my attention and I'll add those too. Just send me a "link" and I'll get it up there. Let me know if you want me to use your "real" name ... some people do, some do not, so if I don't have your real name, I'll use the screen name. A great deal of work goes into making these, and they should be recorded. Thank you for that effort!
Thumb Harbour by Xavier Carre' - Thumb Harbour is located in the Kynoch Inlet (BC). A narrow fjord, surrounded by high mountains, a paradise for boating, but not so easy for bush pilots. Thumb Harbour was a haven for fishing boats and provided a few services to crewmen. Now, with the growth of aerial traffic in Pacific Fjords area, a seaplane base settles here, providing services and fuel to boats, seaplanes and amphibious. A platform is built to allow easy maintenance, used also as helipad. You are not afraid by flying in narrow misty fjords, this is for you !
Xavier's Cabin by Brad Allen. A beautiful new, remote location on the Tezwa River. This one as a small tribute to Xavier for all the work he does for us here at RTMM.
The Fountain of Ute (River Run)- By Doug Linn ... associated with Xavier's Cabin, here is a River Run that takes you from a new Brad's Bait & BBQ at Cornwall Point up the Tezwa River in the area of Xavier's Cabin. The river is fully "river-scaped" with navigational markers, rapids and waterfalls. (Under "F"" on the Scenery Page ... also on The Moorings)
FSDiscover! file updated for this river run and area. (Get it at the top of the Map Room)
Victory Valley - Updated ... we had some problems with this one that Brad has fixed for us. So it is now re-uploaded and ready for your download.
The Landings at Alastair Lake - Updated ... bench textures fixed and a neat rock wall around the "floating" helipad (thank you Brad!).
Victory Valley by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen - This is a beautiful complex of scenery locations about 10 miles up the Kimsquit River from the Kimsquit Logging Camp. You will find a lodge, cabins, bridges, dirt airstrip (2 runways), a helipad, float plane dock and many other interesting features. Something you might not notice at first ... but check out the "seasonal" paints Xavier has done with this scenery ... look at it in winter. We take this kind of artwork for granted, but it is a lot of hard work (which all of us appreciate). You will find it under "V" for Victory Valley on the Scenery Page.
Tweedsmuir Peak by Brad Allen and Kim Gowney - A short gravel strip halfway up this impressive outcrop that bears a striking resemblance to the caldera of Mt St Helens, though not as large, this is a region that really shows off some of the amazing landclass that ORBx have developed, flying around the Peak at a height of 1500ft AGL you can clearly see the morraine and alpine like features of the mountain, it's as if you were really there, this is summertime flying. In winter, the snowy slopes offer some skiing opportunities. Under "T" on the Scenery Page.
Kimsquit River Run by Doug Linn - The river between the Kimsquit Logging Camp and the new Victory Valley complex is now ready for navigation. Watch for wildlife along your 10 mile winding journey up the beautiful Kimsquit River. And at the end of the journey? Well beer and BBQ at Bard's of course! Under "K" on the Scenery page.
|07.07.2011||CeyX Library Updated - By Xavier Carre' ... Get the latest object library from Xavier. The link is updated on the top of the Scenery Page.|
Skeena River Run by Doug Linn This package adds navigation markers and water hazards to mask the water anomalies. This is a 34 mile float plan that will take you from Prince Rupert SPB to the Skeena River Lodge, 6 miles upstream of Terrace, BC. You should have "Brad's Skeena", "Skeena River Life" and Skeena River Lodge" also making sure you have Xavier's latest object files that can be found at the top of the Scenery Page. Skeena River Run can be found on the Scenery Page under "S". Look through the readme to see what you will find in the package.
The Landings UPDATED (added rapids)
Iggy's Harbor for RTMM by Robert Pomerleau - View it in the gallery ... we even get a shot of "FSRobert" himself and his Flightsim setup.
Skeena River Life - By Xavier Carre' - This is a set of additional sceneries covering area from Prince Rupert ( Digby island) to Terrace (Skeena River lodge).These are 14 locations along the Skeena river : Osland harbour, Port Essington, Scotia Camp, Komaham Lodge and much more. There is also a very little, and fictitious, airstrip : Terrace Ultralight airstrip (no ICAO id.) Along the river, you will find wildlife, friends, nice places, maybe the steam locomotive and more. Sounds are included in some areas. Better way to discover : Take a boat at CAN6 Prince Rupert/Digby Island SPB and follow the included Plan-G flight plan, you can also use a small airplane. Find it on the Scenery Page under "S". See the Readme for full details (This is an impressive download from RTTM!)
|07.02.2011||Kowesas River Lodge Sound Package - By Dex Thomas. The sound package is now available, go to the scenery page, click on "K" for Kowesas Lodge ... you'll find Dex's new sound package there waiting for you!|
Sea Rescue #1 - By Xavier Carre' .... Very bad weather conditions on Alaska and British Columbia coast. A fishing boat has been reported as in distress. A radio call from "Salmon Dinner"has been heard from Triple Islands lighthouse (BC), voice was terrified, crewman has reported 8m waves, they are trying to reach a haven. A commercial airplane reports having seen flares in the area. Look for information under "S" on the Scenery Page!
Doug's Outfitters and Lodging: by Doug Linn & Xavier Carre' - This consists of a "base" outfitters complex with lodge and cabins and the base "float" facility. There are two remote float facilities, Lake's End and River's End. These are at the headwaters of two great "float trips" you can take down the (1) Sparkling Creek and from the furthest headwaters of the Ecstall River. Both rivers have been "enhanced" with rapids and waterfalls for your boating pleasure! Look for this under "D" on the Scenery Page for Doug's Outfitters.
Mountain Rescue #1 - By Xavier Carre' - Alert – Emergency 3 climbers are lost in the Hazelton mountains, WNW of Terrace. One of them is wounded. They have flares to fire. We don't know exact location. We suggest as rescue team : an helicopter or a ski-plane. Airplane : take off from Terrace airport CYXT Helicopter : from Terrace hospital helipad : CBU5 .... its up on the Scenery Page under "M" for Mountain Rescue #1.
Terrace (BC) Misty Moorings Service Center and Brads Bait & BBQ - by Xavier Carre' - A nice addition to the Terrace, BC airport, a little service center for Misty Moorings with a handy Brad's Bait & BBQ next door for the pilots and locals. You can find it under "T" for Terrace Misty Moorings Service Facility on the Scenery Page.
Kowesas River Lodge (Version 1.0) Airport ICAO Code (PF10) Scenery created by Brad Allen Storyline and airstrip created and compiled by Kim Gowney and Brad Allen Location by Kim Gowney. This is a lodge with a a dirt airstrip (also a place for float planes) ... and a spectacular river run (by boat if you are so inclined) about 10 miles to t he little cabin at the end. Under "K" on the Scenery Page.
CeyX Object File Updated - Xavier has give us some new objects to work with in our scenery design work. Also, this updates gives you a very small scenery location at the Terrace airport. location at Terrace, CYXT. Go to the top of the Scenery Page to download the latest CeyX Object file as we will be using these objects very quickly. Wait till you see them, they are an excellent addition from Xavier.
Big Fall Hydro Sail Plan - by Doug Linn - available on The Moorings page. Includes a turn by turn trip ticket that takes you the "back way" out of Prince Rupert down the Inverness Passage and then to the Ecstall River and Big Fall. The rtmm.dat file for FSDiscover had about 40 new way points added in for this run. Also Dieter has given us the latest Plan G update. You can get both of these from the top of the MAP Room.
Big Fall Hydro - By Doug Linn. This is a set of four scenery locations, 1. A hydro power plant, 2. A significant waterfall (Big Fall), 3. A Brad's Bait & BBQ (our third), and 4. A cozy cabin from which to view all of it. There are two helipads, one floating and one on the roof of the power plant. The cabin and the Brad's are accessible by boat and a float plane will get you there nicely too. (Updated June 23.2011 at 7:20 pm EST (2nd upload) Sound Added thanks to dex Thomas.)
Wilson River Run - Sound Files by Dex Thomas ... now, as you go up the river and view the wildlife along the way, you can also hear the wildlife and the other sounds of the beautiful Wilson River. Go to "W" Wilson River on the Scenery Page and you'll find the sound file there.
Wilson River Run (and Brad's Bait & BBQ, Wilson River) - By Doug Linn This one is for the boaters. You start out at Wilson River Lodge (see Map Room) for starting coordinates), then work you way up the Wilson River through very tricky rapids and even small waterfalls, dodging boulders, watching for wildlife and campsites along the way. About half way there, you will find a great stopping place for a little lunch and refreshment, Brad's Bait & BBQ, Wilson River is waiting for you ... tie up, fuel up and steady your nerves from the previous leg and prepare yourself for "the chute" which lies 1/2 mile up river from Brad's.
|06.16.2011||Web Cams for Ketchikan - Added a link for this new webcam site at Misty's Place. This link gives you up to date views of Ketchikan Harbor.|
|06.15.2011||Iggy's Harbor Sound and Traffic - by Dex Thomas. Sounds and traffic can now be downloaded for Iggy's Harbor. Go to the Scenery Page, and click on the "S" button at the bottom of the scenery entry for Iggy's Harbor. This will give you a zip file with both sounds and traffic.|
"The Landings"(at Alastair Lake) is a remote resort consisting of private cabins placed around two adjoining coves both surrounding a lodge containing overnight rooms, a great room and dining room. This scenery is located on the "far end" of beautiful Alastair Lake, a lake about 3 miles long and about a half mile wide. The outfall of the lake is the Alastair River that meanders in a maze configuration from the lake to the Skeena River. You will find it on the Scenery Page under "T" for "the". There is a more detailed description at that location.
NOTAM: Flight plans for The Landings and Brads BBQ both updated 06.13.2011
Brad's Bait & BBQ - Scenery by Doug Linn, Sound by Dex Thomas, Objects by Xavier Carre. Here is the first location of this new restaurant franchise. You can find a place to dock your boat or your float plane, plenty of fresh bait for your trip, and the finest BBQ north of Memphis! This one is located on the Skeena River near the outfall of the Alastair River. We will be positioning these little places in key locations to help you enjoy other scenery locations. This one gives you a starting point (mooring point) for a run up the Alastair River to The Landings (Still Coming (VERY) Soon). However this file is now ready for download so you can be prepared for your run up the Alastair River. Of course you fly the trip, but will be created for both boaters and fliers. Watch for "The Landings" coming soon.
Mooring Point - Explanation added to FAQ
Iggy's Harbor - By Brad Allen - Updated as of 06.12.011 1800 EST - Iggy's Harbor is a small group of houses that share a shoreline of the Nass river in the settlement of Gitwinksihlkw. The houses are built along the waters edge and each has it's own private pier for floatplanes and boats. The Nisga'a people maintain a small casino that attracts tourism and there is also a small factory that mines minerals from the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park across the river from the settlement. The provincial park lies in the Nass River valley of northwestern British Columbia, Canada, about 80 kilometres north of Terrace, and near the Nisga'a Villages of Gitlakdamix and Gitwinksihlkw.
|06.11.2011||Quiet Nights Cabin Sound Update - Well Dex has done it again for us (with a little help from Spud) ... check out the updated sound for Quiet Nights Cabin ... if you don't like loons and wolves, then you should keep the sound package you have! Instructions are in the readme.|
Plan G Data Update - Dieter has once again brought us up to date with all of the RTMM locations being placed into a cvs file that you can import into your Plan G program. He has done this over and over for us, a new location is posted, the next day Dieter's updated file is in my inbox! To update your Plan-G, go to the maproom. The file there is there at the top of the page. Click on it and it comes down. Then open Plan G and go to the DATA tab ... when it comes up, click on IMPORT and select the newly downloaded RTMM.cvs file. Note, it only imports locations that you do not already have. So if you are up to date you may only see 1 or 2 locations imported. Again, our continued thanks to Dieter for this great contribution to RTMM.
Quiet Nights Cabin Update- by Doug Linn - just a simple cabin about 31 miles southwest of Prince Rupert on an island located in the beautiful Kumealon Lake. All waypoints for this flight have been added to the updated rtmm.dat file for FSDiscover!. File updated and SOUND (by Dex Thomas) Added for download at the location site.
FSDiscover! Dat file: over 100 waypoints were placed into the dat file today, these are down below Prince Rupert down the Grenville Channel. To see how many waypoints we have now, click here. Each is added by hand and checked for accuracy.
Quall River Fish Camp by Brad Allen, location by Kim Gowney - Here's another location that Kim Gowney found for us awhile back. Quall River Fish Camp. Boating enthusiast's will love this location. There's an airstrip and docks for boats.
Whaletail Camp - by Brad Allen - Nestled inside the protected Whaletail Cove is a fish camp that's perfect for anglers determined to take in the Misty Fjords in all it's glory. Whaletail Camp is a great place to use as your central location in the Whangell Islands. Fishing here is top notch and the camp offers plenty of space for larger groups of visitors. In the summer, it's booked well in advance so plan accordingly. Angling in Alaska can be incredible. Salmon runs are strong along our coasts, and there really are some giant halibut in Alaska waters. King salmon over 50 pounds are not at all uncommon. Grayling, rainbow trout and northern pike are easy to catch in many inland streams.
|06.02.2011||Mt. Light Retreat - By Brad Allen. A very scenic retreat ... one you will enjoy finding and perhaps even lingering at for a while.|
Nimpo Lake Wargames - By Brad Allen - Something a little different for you ... a pretty exciting scenery to have in your RTMM collection! There may even be further updates to this scenery in the future.
Chilcotin Plateau Airfield by Xavier Carre ... A quiet and peaceful little place in a beautiful location. File added, find it under "C" on the Scenery Page.
Object Files Updates: Put links to Xavier's latest library objects file and dated it so folks can get the latest. Also put a link to ORBX and OZx object libraries. These are at the top of the SCENERY page under "Instructions and Legends".
|05.09.11||Driftwood Depot by Brad Allen - added
Navman's Retreat - By Brad Allen - Added
Granduc Camp - By Brad Allen - Added
Telkwa PF27 - by Xavier Carre - Added
Moresby Camp Sounds and Boat Traffic - By Dex Thomas - Added
|Vacation||Webmaster was on vacation (Hawaii) during April|
|04.09.11||Multiplayer SETUP Page - This is now for TeamSpeak and for FSHost. You can find both setup procedures on the Multiplayer Setup Page. HERE|
TEAMSPEAK INSTALLATION PROCEDURES are now posted to help the Multiplayer folks get started. Darryl Wightman has put together a comprehensive "how to" to get you started in Multiplayer. Go to the FAQ page, go to "T" for TEAMSPEAK and click on the logo there. It takes you to the Installation Procedure for TeamSpeak. (NOTAM this now links to the new Multiplayer Setup page that also contains FSHost, see 04.09.11)
|04.07.11||Skeena River Lodge by Doug Linn - A lodge complex for heli, float, wheeled and boats. About 15 miles from Terrace, BC. To place a boat parallel to the pier, use "M", enter the lat/lon/heading coordinates and you'll "be there!".|
Darb Lake Cabin - By Brad Allen ... this one is just about as "far away" as you can get and still stay in our 350,000 squire mile PFJ sandbox. If you want to "get away from it all" ... Brad has given you the place to do it. It is on the Scenery Page.
PLAN-G Update By Dieter ... Top of the Map Room - get the latest file to update your Plan-G Database
Kidala Pass Video - by FSRobert ... up in the gallery.
Annette Island Fly-In ... a new scenery location by Brad Allen ... this one for the multiplayer experience.
Mistys Powerboat Regatta - Scenery location by Brad Allen ... this one also is for multiplayer experience or you can simply try to beat your own time with this racing package.
Misty Tourist Boat (AI) - By Dex Thomas ... Brad gave us the New Eddystone Rock, and here comes Dex with a tourist boat that visits it (just as the real one does!) ... you can get this one in Enhancements.
|04.01.11||New Eddystone Rock ... Brad just sent us this terrific scenery. This is a jewel not only in the real Misty Fjords, but in our Misty Fjords too! Download this one and go look at one of the strangest features you'll ever see. Brad did a terrific job on this one. It's on the Scenery Page.|
Portage Bay Cabin - by Doug Linn (my first). A cabin on a key site for the history of Prince of Wales Island, the storyline describes the historical importance of the site. A "Sail Plan/Flight Plan" is included, can be used for boats as well as low fliers (helicopters and flight seeing planes. The Trip Tic is the "SP" design, a little different but sufficient for a short trip.
Wilson River Lodge Sounds - Dex Thomas has added some fine audible FX to the Wilson River Lodge. You can get this from the Scenery page under Wilson River Lodge.
|03.28.11||MAP ROOM - All "moorings" and "starting points" are completed for all RTMM locations. If you use the "M" (Map) button in FSX and enter the Lat and Long along with the heading, your aircraft or vessel will be positioned exactly ready for your flight or cruise.
The RTMM.Dat file was updated again and is also available in the Map Room.
Wilson River Lodge RTTM's 50th Scenery Location! And a beauty it is. Congrats to the entire scenery development team on this landmark for the site. You can download it now from the Scenery page. Be sure to look carefully at the readme file as Xavier has put a couple of his new objects in this for you to download and install.
USFS Shelters Plan G maps and flights were posted for the two shelters, project is finished..
THE CABINS page is now linked. This page supports the new Service Pack #1 coming from ORBX/PJF. All of the cabins in the new update are listed at THE CABINS page. You will find maps, routes, links to the "real" cabins, etc. We welcome the visitors from ORBX and hope they visit often. NOTAM: The two missing shelters can be downloaded from the cabins page, Xavier did is usual excellent job duplicating a shelter and we placed them as close as we could to where the real ones surely must be.
|03.21.11||Misty (AI) Trawler ... another addition by Dex Thomas to make your flying time over the water a little more interesting. Here's the Misty Trawler, on the enhancements Page.|
UPDATE - Thorne Bay The Object Crash problem has been corrected with this update on Thorne Bay.
|03.14.11||Kildala Pass Video of helicopter landing on power lines by andregauvreau posted under videos in the gallery.
Nina's Sound Package "Readme" changed to demonstrate a clearer installation, uploaded in zip.
|03.13.11||Kidala Pass ... a very complex and interesting scenery package from Brad and Kim now available on the Scenery Page. This is the amazing scenery with the helicopter landing pad on the power lines.
Misty's Old Yacht Club - By Xavier and Brad ... ready for downloading from the Scenery Page. (NOTICE the documentation with this!
Plan-G update file from Dieter Linde now uploaded, includes Misty's Yacht Club and Kildala Pass. Found in the Map Room.
Misty's Sound File repaired and uploaded.
Nina's Landing Sound File Updated and Uploaded
CJ's Bed and Breakfast uploaded ... a new one highlighting a new area on the Nass River.
|03.12.11||Sewall Lodge UPDATE (Version 1.5) ... now available at Scenery Page / "S". Previous users install and overwrite any previous files already installed. Adds a refueling location by the hangar. Adds a windsock by the guesthouse. Repositions several objects.
Bowser Lake and Elliot Firebase flyby video posted. (By Robert Pemerleau).
|03.11.11||Downdraft Lake - A new scenery by Brad Allen find it on the Scenery Page Trip Tic and Flight Seeing Plan also completed and uploaded.
Forrester Island Sound Package by Dex Thomas has been uploaded ... look on the Scenery Page under "F"
New Video "Coming into Wrangell" posted by Jeff Greene (in the gallery under vids)
|03.10.11||Hunter Bay Cannery Sound Pack by Dex Thomas is ready for download.
Scenery Mesh Problem demonstrated and explained on FAQ Page under "s"
Jordan Lake Cabin updated - Version 1.5 ... trees were planted around the cabin to give a little shade. Flight Seeing Plan Added.
|03.08.11||New PLAN-G cvs file update from Dieter ... for importing latest RTMM locations into Plan-G. Find it in the map room.
Sound Icon on the Enhancements Page better explained and now links to the scenery page where the sounds can be found.
Forrester Island Carrier Group updated ... the ships now have individual tracks. You can find this by hitting the zip icon on the Enhancements Page for FICG.
Two New Videos ... Nass River Run and Landing the Misty Cessna by Jeff and Chris have been uploaded to the GALLERY (under videos).
Thorough Glacier Research Base - Updated copy ... some different objects in the files.
Fleets Bay Parts Dock Sounds - By Dex Thomas, available now at the download location on the scenery page.
|03.07.11||Jordan Lake Cabin ... New scenery location put up by Xavier and Brad.
Forrester Island Sounds - By Dex Thomas ... uploaded. You can find these by hitting the icon at the Forrester Island Carrier Group on the Enhancements page.
Traffic_MM-FSX-floatplanes 1.3 has been updated to eliminate the double flight numbers in the radio calls
Jordan Lake Cabin Trip Tic uploaded.
RTMM.ZIP file - This file is used as an adjunct to FSDisdcover! There are now more than 400 "Misty-Specific" waypoints in this data base.
|03.06.11||Border Lake Video posted at the gallery thanks to FSRobert.
Traffic_MM-FSX-floatplanes has been updated to eliminate the double flight numbers in the radio calls.
Sewall LodgeTrip Tic and Flight seeing plan completed.
Forrester Island Carrier Group - by Dex Thomas - Added on the Enhancements Page:This traffic package contains an aircraft carrier task force consisting of a carrier, a cruiser and two destroyers. They will follow a single route with the carrier leave first every hour on the hour. The rest are staged a few minutes later. If you should catch them in the rest mode, you will only see the carrier or perhaps a carrier and a cruiser. The other ships will be encapsulated in the larger vessel. The vessels in this package are default and probably requires the acceleration package to be installed. This task force will appear off Forrester Island. The carrier is landable if you want to try it.
Nass River Boating - video by Doug Posted on the Gallery Page under videos.
Sewell Lodge is now ready for download under "S" on the Scenery Page. This is our first scenery by Xavier. Note there are some special files you must download to make it all come together as perfectly as he built it. Enjoy this one, it is outstanding!
The Moorings ... on the Water Topic was added to the forum for the "boaters" lurking among us. We thought this would give folks a place to talk about boating and keep it from getting mixed in to the airplane talk for the rest of the site. There are some exciting things we are discovering. PFJ makes the world on the water come alive!
|03.03.11||JUSTFLIGHT SCHWEIZER CBi 300 - Chris Brisland added this great little helicopter to the repaints. See Enhancements/repaints.|
Through Glacier Research Station - a location designed by Chris Brisland. Ready for your enjoyment. Download it from the Scenery page under "T".
Daredevil's Roost - A hang-glider's heaven, check this one out ... if you dare! By Chris Brisland. Uploaded on the scenery page under "D".
|02.27.11||NEMETH MD 500 N009MM - Payware Helicopter added to Enhancements/Repaints
Nina's Landing Sounds update... click on the "sound" icon at Nina's Landing to get an updated sound file. Follow the instructions in the readme. (Update by Dex Thomas).
Eagles Lake Cabin video --- by FSRobert, posted on the Scenery page under "Eagle Lake Cabin" ... thank you for the vid FS!
Gallery Page Change - We now have TWO sections, Screen Shots and Videos to View. As the folks keep sending us these great videos, we'll use the latter area to link to these efforts so everyone can enjoy the fun. Thanks for the videos folks, keep them coming.
Kitsault Gold Camp Sounds Update - New, updated Sound Files from Dex Thomas ... on scenery page, follow the instructions in the "readme.".
|02.26.11||Latest update file from Dieter Linde for PLAN-G ... updates PLAN-G to show the latest Return to Misty Moorings Locations - a special thank you to Dieter for doing this for us, much appreciated. He has certainly earned a place on our "Friends" page for this continuing effort.|
|02.25.11||Border Lake Park - New Scenery Added today.
Nadina Mountain Ranger Station Added. On this scenery location, you have a choice of leaving trees near the runway or removing them.Both can be downloaded from the Scenery Page under "B" and "N".
|02.24.11||NEMETH MD 500 N009MM ... Here is the first Misty Moorings Livery for a Helicopter, this one for the Payware Version of the Nemeth MD 500. By Chris Brisland. You can get the repaint at the enhancements page under Repaints.|
|02.23.11||REPAINTS by Chris! More beautiful repaints are on the Enhancements Page. This time Chris has done 3 default planes, Beaver, Cessna and Barron. Plus he has done the Payware A2A PIPER J3 CUB. Check out the Enhancements Page under Repaints.|
Little Oliver Creek - A new location by Kim Gowney ... with a "sloping" runway. File your flightplan for this one, be sure you seat belt is a little tighter than usual! Trip Ticket and Flight Seeing Plan completed and uploaded.
PAKT ATC - Air Traffic Control is now available for PAKT, we've hired some temporary workers and cleaned out the storage boxes in the PAKT tower and put these people to work! This is another creation of Kim Gowney. PS: We have checked with Russ White at ORBX and this will not interfere with what he is planning for PAKT, but you may have to "pull out" this feature when the new PAKT comes about.
Aiiken Creek Sound Effects added (See SCENERY/Aiken Creek )
Misty's Place Update (Version 2.0) - Replaced Misty's original Cabin with a smaller cabin because the previous object would disappear at night.
Re-positioned the VW van at Doug's Cabin and added three hemlock trees near the cabin. Update is available for download.
|02.15.11||AI Float Plane Traffic Version 1.1- An updated version is now downloadable from the Enhancements Page. Please read the instructions carefully to apply these changes successfully.|
AI Floatplane Traffic file updated: ... the new download is on the Enhancements Page with the explanation for the change as well as are the instructions.
|02.13.11||RTMM.ZIP file - This file is used as an adjunct to FSDisdcover! There are now more than 400 "Misty-Specific" waypoints in this data base. We add to it nearly daily. The latest copy can always be downloaded from the top of the Map Room page or from the FAQ on under "FSDiscover!".|
Kitsault Gold Camp - New Scenery added to the Scenery Page. Trip Tic and Flight-Seeing Plan completed and uploaded. Leisurely flight with an exciting ending .. and when you "get there" some very special sights are in store for you. Enjoy! (I did).Friends of Misty Web Page added. For those sites that give our patrons a break either with a discount or by FREEware that we use extensively, this is our way of saying "thank you" to them for you. Please patronize their site as they are doing same for us. There is no remuneration being exchanged in this effort.
NEW RTMM TEAM MEMBERS - Dex Thomas and Chris Brisland have been asked to join the RTMM Team. You can read about them on the ABOUT page. Welcome to the team, Gents!
THE SOUNDS OF MISTY ... Have arrived!
Nina's Landing SOUNDS added: Now your favorite places from Return to Misty Moorings will not only have beautiful scenery ... but, for example, you'll be able to stop at "Nina's Landing" and hear sea gulls during the day. And then as the evening arrives, you'll hear the crowd and party goers get "Noisy" around the bar as music fills the air. You may actually want to join in the festivities! Check the first one out at Nina's Landing. Watch for the Icon on the scenery page for the sounds.
Misty's Place SOUNDS added: Download the new sound effects file for Misty's Place HERE
|02.10.11||Tremadoc Lake Cabin - Trip Tic and FS (flight-seeing) plan created, uploaded.
Trip Tics Up to date: All of the scenery locations now have a Trip Tic that will get you to the location pure VFR. There are Flight Seeing Plans for many of them, more to follow.
FSDiscover! We heard from Konstantin Kukushkin the creator of the old EZ-Landmarks and the new FSDiscover! He has shown us how to add our Misty database into the program. It is all discussed on the FAQ page under "F". Here is the link to the rtmm.dat file. (NOTE... we need to do a lot of "clean up" work on this, so it it far from perfect ... help from the folks using this would be appreciated. We are especially looking for data points in the BC area). Discuss this further on the Trip Tic topic in the forum). All present locations in in database, all old Misty locations out.
Totem Bight- Trip Tic and Flight Seeing Plan created and uploaded
ORBX Library Update File - FTXORBXLIBS_101205.zip You may already have this one, but if you do not, here it is for you.
Nisga'a Glacial Lake Lodge - Trip Tic and Flight-Seeing Plan completed and uploaded.
Scenery Updates and Creation Temporarily Halted - Just a little update for everyone. We are temporarily putting a hold on any RTMM scenery projects until the upcoming service pack from ORBX for "Pacific Fjords" is released. :-\ This is so we don't make any scenery or other enhancement that might conflict with the service pack. Once we have a chance to test out our existing scenery with that update, we can better address any issues that may occur. Thanks for your patience as we check things out. - Brad
Meziadin Lake Campground - Trip Tic and Flight-seeing plan created and uploaded
Klinkwan Fish Camp - Trip Tic and Flight Seeing Plans posted.
MISSING TEXTURES HELP WANTED. Brad and some "non-accelerated" helpers are trying to locate any objects that are missing due to people not having the FSX Acceleration Pack. Got a missing object? Let us know on the forum. (Scenery Addons Topic) Also, try the Scenery Objects Tester Tool Brad made if you are having missing objects in your scenery. You may not even KNOW what you are missing!
AI Floatplanes Enhancement released !!!
Return to Misty Moorings now has AI Floatplanes to add to your traffic pattern. This great enhancement is by Dex Thomas and Kim Gowney. You can download it from the Enhancements Page.
New "Navigational Buttons" installed throughout site. Example"
Special Updates: These updates correct a few areas of concern when starting a flight at one of our airstrips. Please replace your previous version with this latest update. Here is a list of the updated files posted 02.04.11:
EXCLUSIVE from John Venema, CEO ORBX to RTMM members ...
Map Room - "Latest" Master Map of Misty Moorings Locations added.
Gwent Bay Cannery - link to zip file updated (Thanks Bernie!)
Misty Maritime (AI Shipping Traffic) to a newly created "SPECIAL EFFECTS" page where we will put significant contributions such as this. This contribution by Dexter Thomas gives up a Coast Guard Cutter near its base in Ketchikan Harbor, a cruise ship coming down the Tongass Narrows, another ship near New Eddystone Rock and yet another up near Stewart, BC in the Portland Canal. This is a "must add" ... simple to do. Thanks to Dex Thomas for the great contribution!
1000+ UNIQUE VISITORS on the FIRST DAY! We're coming up on 24 hours of being online and already have over 1000 "unique" visitors. Thanks to all of you for your support!
Missing files replaced: Mesa Lake, Mt. Matlock, Gokachin Lake, also missing bgl in Nisga's Glacial Lake Lodge was located and uploaded. (Our thanks to Scott for using the forum and helping us track these down).
Bowser Firetower Map ... fixed, was causing a 404! (Thanks Alex!)
Beaver Repaint files "Refreshed": We had some problems with the Beaver Repaint files, we believe we now have that fixed.
Return to Misty Moorings was Launched for the Flight Sim Community. We hope everyone enjoys the effort we have put into this FREEware project. Feel free to visit us on the forum if you have questions or would like to make comments. You will have to go through the usual registration process, but it won't take that long.
We have launched with 37 scenery locations and 3 missions. This should keep you all busy for a while! (Note, we are still making Trip Tix .. as we add them we'll notify you here).
Welcome to the "Return of Misty Moorings"
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|NOTAMS below this bar was the Site Construction Log for the Team|
Uploaded Prayer Lake, Uploaded Yakhoun Cabin, Updated Mt Matlock cabin. Put Prayer Lake and Yakhoun into the map room. Moved the "temp" Misty's Place page into the main template.
Uploaded Misty's Place and Tremadoc Lake Cabin ... also put them in the map room with links to the maps. .... created a temporary Misty's Place page. Several typos and errors found by Brad were fixed. (Polishing the doorknobs before the guests arrive).
Reuploaded and checked links on: Dan's Hideaway, Dog Salmon, Eagle Lake, elliot cabin, elliot Firebase, fairfax Lake - Reuploaded and checked links on: Fleet Bay, Forrester Island, ADDED gokachin, Goose Bay, Gwent Bay. Reuploaded and checked links on Herring Bay, K-River, Klinkwan, Kimsquit, Lavender Lake, Lucky Lindy's, and Massett inlet. Reuploaded and checked links on: moresby, Meziadin nina's added Mesa lake and Mt Matlock. Gwent Bay Cannery Trip Tic was completed and Posted
Reloaded, Rechecked the following: Aiken Lake, Big Lake (added), Bowser Lake Cabin, Burnett Inlet, Cedar Ridge.
|01.23.11||Trip Tic completed for Lucky Lindy's and Nina's. Put about 15 more pictures into the gallery so that page is fully operational and ready for the Grand Opening. Completed the Trip Tic for Goose Bay Cabin|
|01.22.11||Forrester Island Research Outpost TripTic completed (Ran a 1200 foot route, different than the flight plan, longer but a lot of fun. Goes right over Hunter Bay Cannery so the front part can also be used for that. Kimsquit River Logging Camp put online, Housekeeping work done on the gallery, several pictures taken out (per Brad) and 5 new ones were added. Asking the guys for more pics. Trip Tic completed on Fleets Bay Parts Dock (Ticket here)|
Trip Tic completed on Fairfax Lake Campsite (Ticket here)
|01.21.11||Detailed Alaska Map (U of Tex) posted ... probably the best map we've found for our area posted in the map section of the Library. Forrester Island Research Outpost posted|
|01.20.11||Dog Salmon Creek and Village Trip Tic completed and posted. Dan put a FORUM up for Return to Misty Moorings ... it is active for us and you can test it HERE. Dan's Hideaway Trip Tic completed ... both php and printable copy available. Cedar Ridge Lake Retreat Trip Tic completed ... both php and printable copy available.|
|01.19.11||FSDiscover ... spent (way too much) time trying to edit the dat files in FSDiscover only to "discover" they may not be touched or they are blocked. Also the POI editor they have is about as valuable as ice skates in July. (I cleaned that up!). So there will be no Misty database for FSDiscover ... a big disappointment. Took out duplicate Bowser Cabin (placemarker) ... altered titles to split from their name. Misc Housekeeping. Trip Tic for Burnett Inlet Cabin added. Icon legend wording changed on Plan-G. Bowser Lake storyline changed. Lavender Lake Lodge file, contents updated. Also changed storyline to match internal readme. Updated credits.|
|01.18.11||Dan rebuilt the header navigation system, adding a HOME page and the Library. He also fixed the "oops" page so, if there is an error, you don't get the ugly 404 page, but something unique for us. He has "shaded" the entry tables in the Scenery Page ... so you can better delineate between additions under the same letter.|
|01.15.11||Burnett Inlet cabin repaired as also was Eagle Lake cabin. Dog Salmon Lake and Village repaired and added. The Nisga'a Glacial Lake Lodge was repaired.|
|01.14.11||Lavender Lake Lodge credits replaced. Version 2.0 of K-River replaced old one(s). New storylines now replaced old ones. Credits and story line updated for Herring Bay Hatchery . New storylines now replaced old ones. Credits and story line updated for Hugh Smith Lake Hatchery . New storylines now replaced old ones. Credits fixed on Bowser Cabin and Bowser FireTower. New storylines now replaced old ones. Credits fixed on Elliot Firebase. Elliot Firebase was uploaded, this also changed what we did on Bowser Cabin which is part of that package and also we added a Fire watch Tower, also part of the scenery. The downloads all link to to the Eliot firebase zip file. A Library has been added on to Misty's Place so people can sit back, relax and sort through interesting facts that have been collected on Misty Fjords. All the links are now up to date (many were broken from the old page). Note the FAQ, on Cabins ... they are all there .. good reference for story lines, etc.|
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New Scenery Added - Throne Bay Island Retreat Legend was created for Scenery Page explaining icons. Missions Tips and Tricks entry put onto FAQ page. New Mission Added - RTMM - The Maze Mission. New Scenery Added - George Inlet Cannery. New Scenery Added - Nina's Landing. New Scenery Added - Fleet Bay Part Dock. New Scenery Added - Lavender Lake Lodge. Lucky Lindy's thumbnail link to large photo was linked to Cedar Ridge ... fixed.
Storylines, Titles and Credits adjusted per Brad's suggestion - 404 error corrected on Totem Bight where click on thumbnail wouldn't bring up full picture ... fixed.
2 Misty Mooring Fleet aircraft repaints were put onto the Hangar page. The viability of the readme.txt file must be validated.
A gallery folder has been created where we will now capture the exceptional, undoctored, raw screenshots coming in from the design team. Once we have a sufficient number of them, we will process them batch-wise making thumbnails and sizing, then put them into the gallery. We will also take out those pictures Brad has suggested be discarded. Dan has an individual counter on each page now at the bottom in a "radio stack" format. The counters are individual and active. Comment changed on K-River in reference to Bob and "slew". Now shows he can "fly" like an airplane! Links all were fixed on the NOTAMs page ... all seems to be working now. Also when you hit "back to top" on any page, it goes all the way back to the top, not just to the navigational index. Credit given on scenery for K-River. Email addresses pulled for now for "spam safety" ... will do a "picture" of the addresses so the spam bots won't bother the authors, etc.
The Hangar page has been completed and is now ready for repaint inputs for a small Misty Moorings Fleet. All links changed to index.php eliminating the index.php. All navigational links across top of page are operational ... Misty's Place still under construction.
Replaced K-River Lodge 1.0 with Version 1.1 to fix airplane in the hanger (and add some wildlife!) Changed the credit line and headers. This on the Scenery Page. Added a comment from Kim on the FAQ Page (under "I") about the ICAO codes and how we both use and do not use form for Return to Misty Moorings. Altered description of K-River Lodge on the Scenery Page adding comments about Bob and put up a FAQ under "B" for Bob with a link to ORBx free software page. Switched over to the new graphics on the FAQ page, moved Pacific Fjords info to "P", easier to find. Created the Misty Missions Page where we will place all missions for the Return to Misty area. Switched over to the new graphics on the FAQ Page..
|01.02.11||Switched over to the new graphics on the Addon Scenery Page.. Khutzeymateen River Lodge Added to the Addon Scenery Page. This is a great "bear viewing" area ... land and "look around" using "Bob". Correction made on Distributor information for FTX Pacific Fjords software. FAQ Page. Win 7 "known bug" with adding scenery to FSX discussed on FAQ Page under [I]nstallation of scenery.|
|01.01.11||Dan's Hideaway Scenery added to the AddOn Scenery Page. EZ-1.Zip file (needed for objects) documented on the FAQ Page|
|12.30.10||Linkage to ORBX FTX Pacific Fjords was added to the FAQ Page|
|12.30.10||Wing Leveler utility linkage added on FAQ Page. Plan-G linkage added to the FAQ Page|
Page Construction Update: Added FAQ page, added explanation of Trip Tics to that page. Made icons for scenery page with links to FAQ page in the legend. Added FAQ to Misty's Place. Got permission from Plan-G to link to their product and made a place on FAQ for them ... information to come on new program 2.0, etc. All counters are updated and working. These will be 'reset' before the Grand opening.
|11.14.2010||RETURN TO MISTY MOORINGS web page construction begins (Test)|
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