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season switcherRTMM Season Switcher: Many scenery locations utilize the RTMM Season Switcher (By Rod Jackson). This changes the scenery location to whatever season you want, there are 4 seasons. Click on any "Season Switcher Icon" (leaf image, left) for a complete description, instructions for and download of the RTMM Season Switcher.
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Aiken Creek Camp (Updated 06.22.2014)
Scenery enhancements created by Brad Allen
Storyline By Kim Gowney and Brad Allen

NOTAM: Many new users start here with Aiken Creek. It is actually a very difficult landing zone. You might want to first try "Herring Bay" ... be sure you have Misty's Place installed.

Near Moira sound on Prince of Wales Island, North of the Egg Rocks, is a 500 yard gap in the surrounding hills that opens into a wide channel of sheltered waterway that bears a passing resemblance to the Red Sea in outline. halfway up this lagoon is Diechman Island, but the source of the name is a mystery. Continuing northwards up the wide channel a series of bays and inlets are found along the eastern shoreline, culminating in the far north-western corner. Lying under, and north of the 3515ft peak of Eudora Mountain, is Aiken Cove. A narrow channel forks away to the left from the cove to travel west up a steep sided ravine for about a quarter of a mile and opens into the peaceful and secluded backwater that is Aiken Creek. Sheltered from the worst of the local storms by the high ground that surrounds it, also makes it a tricky place to land a seaplane and your approach will need to be very much in the style of the Alaska Bush pilot, low and slow!

There are several red and green navigational buoys showing the route up the channel from Aiken Cove onwards, a sharp left turn at the entrance to the bay will set you up for a quick drop to the waters surface with enough room to run out.

This is a magical place to see various types of wildlife, and experience the tranquility of a backwoods lifestyle.

Alaska Power Project
By the Dr Thomas Menzel, Doug Linn and the RTMM Team

Return to Misty Moorings ("RTMM") presents: The "Alaska Power Project" ("APP"). Dr. Thomas Menzel, Doug Linn and the team at RTMM have put together a unique new set of scenery locations and enhancements that we believe will give users many hours of enjoyment all along the Southeastern Alaska "Panhandle" region. We highlight and take an up close look at some of these power plants.

Hydroelectric power is a cornerstone of the energy solution for Alaska with all of the remote areas that are within reach of these important power generating facilities. This project highlights some of those facilities and adds to your knowledge of hydroelectric power service in the area. It gives you, as best as we can create, a simulated view of these hydroelectric plants and their support structures. We will use these scenery locations to continue the RTMM focus in the area and give users a great new example of our "From Here to There" approach. We begin by creating the individual facilities in the area that coincides with their real world location where possible. Then by using objects from the RTMM libraries that we have access to, we try to make them look similar to their real world designs as best we can. We continue by building dispatches, scenic flight plans and creating tours that will take the user on various delivery and maintenance runs out and back to these beautiful and sometimes remote locations.

Annette Island Fly-In (Added 04.02.11) (See Notam*)
Storyline and Design by Brad Allen

The Annette Island Fly-In has a lot of interest because it gives many people and aviators a chance to get together and talk about the warming weather, the recent cold winter and greet the new spring season. Pilots come in and camp out by the runway, view various attractions and enjoy the festivities. But the highlight of the weekend is the STOL Competition. STOL stands for Short Take off and Landing. This happens at an area located at the alternate runway on Annette Island (PANT) that gives pilots in various types of aircraft a chance to practice their STOL skills before they head on up to Valdez for the annual "Mayday Fly-In". This is where the best STOL pilots compete for the various prizes in the competition and it's a highlight of the weekend for the Fly-In festivities.

Please read the STOL Competition rules below for the actual set of instructions real world pilots must follow. Specific to this scenery, At PANT runway 02/20, there are a couple of lines painted on the runway with two cones resting at the starting (START) line and touchdown line (FINISH). The starting point is closer to the RWY 20 threshold and the touchdown point is closer to the RWY 02 threshold.

This scenery can be used at anytime to practice those skills required to win the competition, but it's made for multi-player online competitions that we'll stage in the future at RTMM. The balloon fly off happens after the competition is finished and during the competition, the balloons are tethered and anchored to the ground. There are also flight demonstrations by several private collection owners.

*NOTAM: the bgl file for this scenery was updated on 07.20.2014

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Badger Lake Cabins by Doug Linn (Added 06.04.2017)
Starting Position at Location: N55 12.8658 ... W130 48.1373 ... Mag: 049
VFR Location: 30 NM from Ketchikan, Mag 085. ESE

Two cabins tucked into the outflow section of Badger Lake. The flight plan starts you from Wilson River Lodge (land) and you will be landing on water that does not freeze in the winter. The outfall lake is very short, so as you approach the end of Badger Lake, be ready for a sharp turn to port and be just above the treetops with 1/2 flaps and slow speed.

The location area is richly landscaped. There is a higher level pond for fishing with a small ramp and dock. There is a stream coming from the higher pond to the lower lake. There is a path connecting the cabins and the upper pond. A walk up the path, beside the stream, and arriving at the lake is worth the effort. And a wildlife surprise awaits. A great place for two families to camp.

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  • Wilson River Lodge Required (RTMM)
Baird-LeConte Glacier Tour (Updated 06.16.2014)
By Doug Linn

Above Petersburg are two beautiful glaciers that are easily accessible by bush plane. Snow Dog Tours has set up a camp near the summit of the Baird Glacier to give folks a first-hand look at the glacier. You fly out of Petersburg, to Thomas Bay, up the Baird Glacier ... stop at the Snow Dog Camp while the pilot drops off supplies, ... then continue to the summit and down the LeConte Glacier. Then you return back to Petersburg. It is about an 80 mile round trip that doesn't take long to fly. This is more about the journey than the destination, so use the Flight Seeing Tour and the V2 Trip Ticket. If you click on the Trip Tic button below, you'll see we have added much historical and geographical information to this tour.

NOTAM: With this is a detailed Trip Ticket that has a lot of narrative in it so you can learn more about the area, its history and geology. The Flight-Seeing Tour (flight plan) follows the Trip Ticket.

Barnstormers (Updated 03.05.2017)
By Xavier Carre and Chris Losh

This is a redone and now re-introduced scenery location done by Xavier Carre' with some additional scenery locations by Chris Losh. We have combined these into a single rendering, so read the instructions carefully.

This is Bush Flying at its BEST! A beautiful high plateau area in British Columbia, deceivingly "simple" for navigating, and 100% capable of getting you completely LOST!

Combined, the package has over 30 locations with several new small airports. The attention to detail is excellent. Carefully go through the Readme.pdf that is enclosed in the download and you will have a good preview of what enjoyment you are going to have with this re-done, beautiful package.

season switcherBear Camp Research (Added 03.02.2015)
Original Scenery by Marvin Carter

Scenery information and conversion by Mike Broemme

This is a fictitious research center located in the mountains north of Langley/BC, back in a canyon above Pitt Lake. It has short take off and landing field. Airfield elevation is 2814 ft, dirt strip lenght is 600 ft.

This is an extremely challenging airstrip. It has a very short dirt runway with trees on both sides of the approach, and no "run out" at the end. You will need a short take off and landing aircraft. The camp is located up a canyon on a bend of Pitt Lake. You will need to negotiate through the canyons to reach it. If you leave from Langley/CYNJ at a heading of about 35 degrees you fly up Pitt Lake to the bend at about 3200 ft. I would suggest setting a low approach speed before you enter the tight confines of the canyons. If you have your autogen set all the way, it will be more challenging. The path for the approach is very tight. There is no service and no fuel available at the camp. - (Scenery Description by Marvin Carter)

Bear Observatory at Anan Lake (Updated 01.16.2016)
by Doug Linn

The Anan Bear Observatory is now "open" at RTMM. This package has three locations (1) a dock (2) a landscaped 2 mile path (3) the bear observatory and (4) bear cabin where you can stay (it is also a place to fly to up on Anan Lake).

Anan Creek is an area of rich history. The Stikine Tlingit clans had summer fish camps here and used Anan Creek’s large salmon spawning run to catch and preserve salmon for their winter food supply. Anan was unique because the large amount of salmon available made it possible to have several clans sharing one fish camp.

The abundance of salmon also drew non-native people to Anan Creek. In 1901, Pilot Fish Packing Company set up a large fish trap at Anan that allowed few fish to make it up the creek. This lack of escapement was very destructive to the Anan salmon population. Commercial fish traps were outlawed shortly after Alaska became a state in 1959.

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season switcherBig Creek Lodge PF61 by Doug Linn (Updated 06.14.2017)**
VFR Location: 95 miles NW of Campbell River BC
VFR Location: 32 miles SW of CAF4


This is a fictitious set of 3 lodges just east of the ORBX PNW flight region ... thi one is in the NRM (Northern Rocky Mountain) ORBX area.. It is located about 25 miles Mag 135 from Twin Lakes (CAG4). The lodge complex consists of 3 lodges with a full road system connecting them. There is an amphibian pullout complete with taxi way to the main airstrip terminal area. Fuel is available for the float plans and for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. The airport name is Big Creek Lodge and its ICAO designation is PF61. The NDB for this facility is on frequency 262.

The scenery comes with the RTMM Season Switcher. The water freezes in winter - ( November, December, January, February and March). So be prepared for a ski or tundra landing if you are landing in the water area. There is navigational night lighting for both marine and ground operations. Marine lighting blinks while ground navigation stays "on" steadily.

Flying into and out of Big Creek Lodge is the most fun at sunset or dawn. All of the lighting is on for you, plus the mountains are beautiful at these times of day. If you are landing from the North on the water runway. Touch down just after the green flashing markers. Taxi toward the PORT (left) shore. Keep the green flashing lights to your left and the red ones to your right. Once you enter the lodge lagoon, turn to port and you will find the amphibian pull and the float dock just ahead. (Be sure to put your landing gear down), then go up the ramp area and follow it to the airstrip operations complex.

Water Start: N51 9.1404 ... W123 33.5587 ... Mag: 248.3
Ground Start: N51 8.9537 ... W123 33.5863 ... Mag: 311
Heli Start: N51 8.9551 ... W123 33.6123 ... Mag: "any"

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  • ** took out blue taxi lights beside the runways in all seasons
Big Fall Hydro - (Updated 06.16.2014)
by Doug Linn

Here is the Big Fall Hydro complex scenery package. It consists of four "locations": (1) The Hydro Plant, (2) The Waterfall (Big Fall), (3) A Brad's Bait & BBQ (our third) and (4) a cozy cabin across the lake from the action to watch it all from a quiet porch beside a warm campfire.

This location is accessible by float plane, boat or helicopter (there are two helipads). It is about 30 miles from Prince Rupert on a bearing of 105 degrees.

Be sure to check out the power plant after dark ... it's lit up rather well.

Big Lake Cabin (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery Created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen 

An old, but still usable hut that has shelter if necessary. Located along the shore of Big Lake, this is a last resort for those trapped on the lake when the weather turns.

The Trip Ticket for this also includes Gokachin and Mesa Lake Cabins.

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season switcherBlack Rapids Lodge (The Lodge at Black Rapids) Updated: 11/23/16
By Doug Linn, Steve Weinkamer and Dex Thomas

Welcome to The Lodge at Black Rapids, a REAL lodge you can find along the Richardson Highway. You can find their website HERE. We suggest that you go to the website and explore it thoroughly. If you are ever going to this area of Alaska, this one MUST be on your Alaska Bucket List. But until you get there, you can go there now with RTMM! This location adds to our locations along the BWEP Pipeline.

We have tried to duplicate the lodge as best we can, Steve Weinkamer gave us some new objects for this that depict lodge structures. The lodge is up on the hill. And down along side the Richardson Highway is the historic Roadhouse. You should go to their website and read about it, the history and reconstruction of it is fascinating. We positioned the lodge and the road house where they actually reside.

We did add some fictional accessories to the package (because we are a flight sim site!). So we've added a small airstrip, a “float” dock and a helipad to make sure RTMM fans get a chance to see the beautiful lodge up close. There is also a built in way point BLKRP that you can put into your GPS to find the lodge. It is actually located just a few miles north of Black Rapids Airport 5BK. There is also AI Traffic out on the water thanks to Dex Thomas. The README is HERE.

FSX/P3D RTMM Season Switcher - This location uses the RTMM Season Switcher. Be sure you set your seasons correctly as they are a little different in this part of the world. The season switcher is set based on the table below. For instance, if you are flying in MARCH, set your computer season to WINTER. See table below.

Month Switcher Recommendation for This Location

January Winter May Spring September Fall 
February Winter  June Summer October Fall 
March Winter July Summer November Winter
April Spring August Summer  December Winter

Our special thanks to the management at The Lodge at Black Rapids for giving us permission to use their website pictures to make this a more realistic location for your enjoyment. You can contact them at: 877-825-9413 | 907-388-8391 or make reservations through their website listed above.

  • This scenery requires ORBX Global Base and Global Vector
  • The latest BWEP Object Library, don't forget to add the Effects.
  • Startup Runway Location:N63 33.1491 W145 51.8532 Mag 64
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season switcherBlue Cat Lake by Doug Linn (05.19.2017)
Starting Position Location: N55 30.5191 ... W133 40.0474 Head: 44.3
VFR Location: 19 miles - 295 Mag from Waterfall KWF
Waterfall Start Position: Plan Starts at KWF Dock 1

Blue Cat Lake is located in the very center of Noyes Island. It is a simple log cabin on a higher altitude fishing lake that freezes in winter. Most of the building materials came from the surrounding forest, the rest were flown in by plane and helicopter. You can fly 1200 feet all the way. At the end of the flight, be at about 1000 feet with full flaps as you approach the edge of the lake.

NOTAMs:

  • Lake Freezes in Winter
  • See "Season Switcher in FAQ" for months vs. seasons for RTMM

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Blue Wave Energy Partners: Southern Alaska
A-BWEP Southern Alaska Default (Added 09.16.2016)
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B-BWEP Southern Alaska with PAVD (Added 10.12.2016)*

Project Leader, Scenery Creation, Placement by Brad Allen
AI Aircraft and Shipping Traffic by Dexter Thomas
BWEP Repaints by Klaus Tröppner
Website and location airstrips by Doug Linn
BWEP object libraries and custom objects by Steve Weinkamer
Testing and Quality Control by Guy "Spud" Maricich
Testing and creative input by Jeff Greene
Mission Objects and Design by Rod Jackson
Video Production by Robert Pomerleau
Pipeline objects and textures by Murray Bremner

BWEP-SAK is the first of four installments for the Alaska Pipeline.

The "Blue Wave Energy Partners" pipeline project attempts, as much as possible, to replicate the characteristics and overall challenges facing a crude oil delivery platform similar to the actual Trans-Alaska Pipeline. By striking a perceptive balance between reality and arm-chair pilot, we can attempt to highlight the rugged Alaskan Frontier alongside an engineering marvel that the real world Trans-Alaska Pipeline is. However, this project is in no way an exact replica of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

It's not supposed to be anything but a fictional creation based on the real-world project. It won't follow the exact same course precisely and will not represent the correct layout design of the real pipeline. While the BWEP pipeline meanders along a similar path, it only uses the real-world pipeline as a guideline, not a rule! This is a fictitious design representation and while it is based on the real world counterpart, it's just a unique pipeline of it's own design that only takes inspiration from the real world edition.

With this package you can download AI Traffic by Dex Thomas and some beautiful BWEP repaints from Klaus Tröppner.

<= Click to view BWEP Page

*NOTAM: There are two versions for BWEP SAK ...

  • A-BWEP Southern Alaska Default is for BWEP for SAK with the ORIGINAL PAVD airport.
  • B-BWEP Southern Alaska with PAVD is BWEP for SAK using the PAVD Payware from ORBX.
  • If you do not plan on using the PAVD Payware airport, then select the default edition (#1). Users of BWEP Southern Alaska who are using the PAVD Payware airport MUST use payware edition only(#2). You can only have ONE edition of this scenery project activated in your Scenery Library at any time.
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Bob's Bay Cabin by Doug Linn (Added 05.28.2017)
Starting Position at Location: N55 12.6226 ... W133° 9.7150 ... Head: 250
VFR Location: 6 nm Southeast of Waterfall KWF

This locations consists of a small "A" Frame cabin on an inlet of Bob's Bay. This is only about 6 nm southeast of Waterfall, but staying over water at low altitude, the distance is about 10 nm. Be LOW and SLOW on the final turn, the landing zone is narrow and short.

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Border Lake Provincial Park (Added 01.20.2016)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Border Lake Provincial Park rests in the Uniq River Valley, on the border of Alaska. The occasional river rafter will enjoy the pristine, wild waters of the Unuk River, flowing through the park and into the Misty Fjords National Monument in Alaska. The highly productive wetland complex surrounding three small lakes included in the park offers habitat for a wide range of vegetation, waterfowl, mammals and fish.

Good sport fishing isn’t hard to find in Alaska. In fact, in this land of 3,000 rivers, 3 million lakes and 6,640 miles of coastline, a sport fisher’s greatest challenge can be deciding where to get started. From an angler’s perspective, Alaska is enormous; fishing it all would require one to cast across a million square acres of streams, lakes and water-lapped shorelines every day for a full year. Think of it as the old anglers’ quandary – so much water, so many fish, so little time – but on a wilder, grander scale.

This location is only reached by small water craft or bush plane. The landing area here is a gravel and mud bank in the middle of the Unuk river. There are large boulders from past glaciers that bore through this region that litter the river valley run off. Skilled pilots will aim for the closest boulder to the rivers edge and come to a stop on the uneven surface.

This scenery is inspired by the Discovery Channel TV series, "Flying Wild Alaska" and the ongoing adventures of Era Alaska COO and bush pilot extroadinaire, Jim Tweto. He routinely makes landings on similar river banks while dragging his tundra tires in the shallow water to slow his speed down just before coming ashore. Two clients are waiting near one of the large boulders with their gear.

Bowser Fire Watch Tower (Version 2.0)(Added 02.04.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen
Included with "Elliot Fire Base at Bowser Lake" scenery


The Bowser Fire Watch Tower is located at the top of a mountain near the Elliot Fire Base Headquarters at Bowser Lake. Overlooking nearly 300 miles of pristine forests in the Cassiar Lake District, this tower keeps a watch out for any fires that start and alerts fire fighting personnel at the nearby base of Stewart and Elliot Fire Base. Each day during the threat season, a forestry service spotter is flown to the tower from the Bowser Lake Airstrip. Once they arrive, they keep a look out from the tower for any distant signs of smoke. They can also help coordinate operations from this position for any fires in the region.

Bowser Lake Cabin (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery Created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen 

Joins with "Elliot Fire Base at Bowser Lake" scenery

Located on a small island on the far Western shore of Bowser lake, this cabin is open for visitors all year long. Built on stilts in 1954, it is showing it's age along with it's twin cabin which is operated by the forestry service. The twin cabin is just south on the same shoreline. Visitors here in the winter enjoy ice fishing and hunting along with hiking, mountain climbing and other winter sports activities. The cabin has a float plane dock only open during the spring, summer and early fall seasons. In the winter, this lake has the tendency to freeze over making only ski plane operations here possible. The nearby gravel airstrip of Bowser Lake is only a short hike away for the daring. Just be sure to take precautions for bears here. They frequent the river delta that feeds into Bowser Lake and chances are very good that you'll see some here.

NOTE: You should easily be able to locate this cabin by flying to the nearby gravel airstrip named "Bowser Lake" (PF06) if you've installed the "Elliot Fire Base Scenery"
It's just East of the airstrip and this cabin is the northernmost of the two twin cabins you'll find on the edge of the lake.

This scenery is a separate scenery installation but fits right next to the "Elliot Fire Base Scenery" package.

Boya Lake Provincial Park - (Added 10.16.2013)
Scenery and Story line by Brad Allen

Boya Lake offers scenic camping and a wide variety of water recreation with its superb water clarity and color, 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 color and clarity. The bottom is composed of marl, a mixture of silt and shell fragments. The crystal clear waters and aqua-marine lake color are a result of the light reflecting from the marl bottom.

Boya Lake Park, established in November 1965, lies within the traditional territory of the Kaska Dene First Nation, who currently live in and around the settlement of Good Hope Lake. The interesting landscape of this park was formed by glaciers about 8,000 years ago, leaving a maze of gravel ridges (eskers) and pothole lakes.
The lake is perfect for the canoeing/kayaking enthusiast with its many islands and bays available for exploration.

This scenery includes several cabins and other points of interest all around the lake and park area. Look for campers in tents and cabins.

Bradley Lake Hydro (Updated 07.27.2015)
By Doug Linn & Rod Jackson

Bradley Lake is about 14 miles northeast of Halibut Cove. Bradley Lake is a glacial lake taking the runoff from the Kachemak Glacier. The lake was dammed and a tunnel was built through the mountain toward the ocean on the other side. There the water comes out of the tunnel and goes into hydroelectric generators, then out falls to a stream that goes down the mountain and to the sea. The whole story of the hydroelectric project is in the Readme that comes with the scenery. This is a great side trip from beautiful Halibut Cove.

Brad's Bait & BBQ Skeena River- (Updated 06.22.2014)
Scenery by Doug Linn
Sound by Dex Thomas
Object by Xavier Carre

You will be finding "Brad's Bait & BBQ" along many rivers as the franchise grows. These are small restaurants with a fueling pier where you can tie up and even spend the night on a long river journey. They serve the finest BBQ north of Memphis.

Brad's Bait & BBQ #1 - Skeena River

This is the first location of the new franchise. It is located at the outfall of the Alastair River on the Skeena River. This is a great place to start a run up the Alastair River to get to "The Landings" on Alastair Lake. Caters to boats, helicopters with floats and float planes.

Mooring Point: N54 19.22. W129 13.17, Mag Heading 156, Altitude 0, Speed 0

Brad's Bait & BBQ at Stewart, BC (Updated 05.02.2015)
By Doug Linn


Special Objects by Steve Weinkamer

Brad's BBQ Stewart is located about 3 miles from the CZST airport directly off the runway leading to the water. At this facility, you will find a working fuel pump, an operational windsock and lots of activity as people enjoy the food and drink. Also included in this package is an (optional) Fuel Trigger for CZST (located by the fence) and an (Optional) NDB. (To disable these easily, check the "readme." The NDB is "CZS" and the frequency is "352". This is a great stopover as you are working the Ice Stations of CIRP and when coming and going from Stewart. You'll find a great deal of water activity at this site, the Hovercraft going down to Soule Landing starts near here and several cruise ships dock at Stewart.

Bronson Creek CAB5 (Updated 06.11.2016*)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

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.

Burnett Inlet Cabin (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

A small isolated "A" frame cabin in Burnett Inlet, this location is a perfect place to find solitude and live off the land. Burnett Inlet is a narrow fjord on Etolin Island. Arriving here is a pleasure as the surrounding terrain in the fjord seems to climb straight up in places. The island contains a population of introduced elk and plenty of fishing, hunting and exploration await those who stay here. Bear frequent the area so take all necessary precautions. Did you know that although the triangle shape of the A-frame has been present throughout history, it saw a surge in its popularity around the world in the post-World War II era, roughly from the mid-1950s through the 1970s. It was during this time that the A-frame acquired its most defining characteristics and this cabin was one of the first A-frame cabins in the region.

The cabin and small floating dock is all that you'll find so visitors should be sure to bring all necessary supplies to this location.

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C.I.R.P. - Cambria Icefield Research Project
Created by The RTMM Team

Similar to the FS2004 release by "The Amigos" called SIRP, which stood for "Stikine Icefield Research Project", Return to Misty Moorings is proud to bring you our version of that masterpiece which centers on the Cambria Ice field and other nearby ice fields in the Stewart area. This is to give our visitors several remote outposts which are situated up on the ice to go explore in FSX. Look for ice airstrips, glacier landing spots, outlying expeditions to re-supply and other challenging reasons to land on the ice. Our inspiration for this was SIRP, but we were re-inspired by this site: Cambria Icefield & Salmon-Frank Mackie Glaciers. Visit the site to see actual pictures of the CIRP area.

This scenery package will bring users ten isolated research camps at various locations in the Cambria Ice field. This area has been beautifully rendered with glacial textures and accurate land class in the ORBX FTX scenery package “Pacific Fjords”. This is a seldom visited piece of North America and pilots will find many scenic treasures up above the mountaintops. Having destinations with airstrips that will challenge even the most experienced aviator is part of the attraction. Weather conditions will never be the same and each visit will yield different results. Even if you only fly out to one location several times in a row, it’s never going to be “Routine” up here. The camps will range from small and hard to find, to large and easily approachable. But they are all situated on the ice and will present certain challenges you won’t find on any other surface.

We've also included several files for you that will add to the experience. NDB radio beacons that help guide you to the ice stations. Each station will have an NDB beacon nearby that will transmit a discreet signal that can be tuned in on an aircraft’s ADF. Look for custom objects that are made specifically for CIRP. You will find dedicated sounds and visual effects ready for you to download and install. We hope you enjoy this new experience as much as we've enjoyed creating it for you. Click on the button below to go to the exclusive C.I.R.P. web page.

season switcherCabins by the Lakes (Updated 02.23.2016 **)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen

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.
Very Special Thanks to Guy "Spud" Maricich, Rob Abernathy, Klaus Troppner, Steve Weinkamer and Rod Jackson for beta testing.

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.

This is an extensive work that will give you many hours of flying time learning the areas of ORBX SAK. Cabins Included are below: (Click on Link for Map)

season switcherCanoona Fish Camp (Added 02.13.2012)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen
Grass Objects by Ken Hall

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.

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Cape Spencer Lighthouse - By Doug Linn (Added 03.23.2016)

Oh the stories that can be told of life at lonely Cape Spencer Lighthouse. According to Coast Guard lore, no one ever reported sober to begin his year-long tour of duty on the rock, and that single year of service for some seemed more like a life sentence. At this remote outpost, it was said that the Coast Guard motto had been changed from “Semper Partus” (Always Prepared) to “Simply Forgotus.” The work crew present on the island when the color pictures shown here were taken (note the excess material being burned) might have felt forgotten too. Their stay at the lighthouse had to be extended as inclement weather prevented a helicopter from reaching them.

It was given its name by Captain George Vancouver during his exploration of Southeast Alaska in 1793-1794. The cape’s namesake was George John Spencer who served as England’s First Lord of the Admiralty from 1794 to 1800. Cape Spencer is an important turning point for vessels sailing between Southcentral and Southeast Alaska. North of Cape Spencer, ships are exposed to the full fury of the ocean as they are forced to transit the Outside Passage, but at Cape Spencer, ships can turn east and pass through Cross Sound and Icy Strait to reach the relatively calm waters of the Inside Passage.

The Cape Spencer Lighthouse is already in ORBX SAK, but we have enhanced it giving it a dock for shipping and float planes and a small living quarters.

Cedar Ridge Lake Retreat (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery enhancements created by Brad Allen
Story by Kim Gowney and Brad Allen

A fine fly fisherman's dream retreat. Tucked back into the beautiful Misty Fjords scenery in a location you will have to "find." This is an area that is dotted with tents for camping, docks for your boats and a nice small lodging facility. This is a popular destination and it is highly likely there will be other people enjoying the lakes and surrounding area's various attractions. Do not be surprised in the right season to hear the occasional crack of a hunting Rifle! The plan is to find yourself a good spot to pitch a tent and set up your campsite, then get to fishing. There is a fine head of recently stocked Arctic Char in the lake, much prized for both their fighting ability and eating quality!

A perfect location to take "Bob" out for a walk. "

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Charlotte Lake Lodge by Doug Linn (Added 07.14.2017)
Land Start: N52 9.2378 ... W125 16.7718 ... Mag: 142
Water Start: N52 9.3757 ... W125 16.8508 ... Mag: 111
VFR Location: 59 NM North of Scar Creek Airport CBA7

Charlotte Lake is a 20 km (12.4 mi) long and 6 km (3.72 mi) wide lake located in BC's Chilcotin region south of Nimpo Lake on the Pine Point Resort road. After 10 km (6.2 mi) you branch south for another 20 km (12.4 mi) to reach the lake. As road conditions into the lake can be rough in wet weather, it is advisable to check at Nimpo Lake for details. Many think this is a worthwhile trek, even though the road is bad, as Charlotte Lake is a popular destination for both fishers and families.

Most of the objects are already in the ORBX PFJ Software. The runway is "natural" dirt and a little bumpy. This scenery set adds night lighting for the complex and the airport. It adds an amphibian pullout. There is fuel at the fuel dock on the lake. A lighted windsock is operational.

Be sure to download RTMM's Westwood Inn ... a beautiful scenery location. The flight plan will start you in the center of the runway. Taxi to the WATER end of the runway and take off.

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Chaunigan Lake Lodge by Doug Linn (Added 06.12.2017)
Ground Start: N51 35.1556 ... W123 52.5365 ... Mag 320
Water Start: N51 35.1413 ... W123 52.6942 ... Mag 83.4
VFR Location: About 2.5 NM WNW of Twin Lakes CAG4

In 1935, Chaunigan Lake Lodge was built on the shores of a timeless glacial lake by adventure fishermen drawn to the world-class rainbow trout fishing.
Today, the rustic lodge and log cabins offer an unparalleled family retreat in the southern Cariboo-Chilcotin wilderness.

Guests to the lodge paddle in canoes, boat, fish, hike, spot wildflower and wildlife, and relax below the stars. Come to Chaunigan Lake and rediscover the primal glory of the wild.

This one was in PNW, but only the basics. We've added: Runway Lighting, Moved breakwater, moved float plane pier, added fuel trigger, added wildlife, added windsock, added an amphibian pullout, Made a bridge for the stream.

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Chilanko Lodge CBX by Doug Linn (Added 06.13.2017)
Land Start: N51 57.3555 ... W124 53.0379 ... Mag 151
Water Start: N51 57.5017 ... W124 52.7925 ... Mag: 172
Helo Start: N51 57.3407 ... W124 52.9549 ... Mag: any
VFR Location: 47 NM West of Scum Lake CAW3

A small lodge with an airstrip, registered as CBX3. The lodge is down near the water. There is a float plane dock there with fuel available. The airstrip has night lighting, a fuel pump and plane parking area. There is a helipad and an active windsock.

This is an enhancement of the ORBX PNW location by RTMM.

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Chilanko River Sales and Service by Doug Linn PF62 (Updated 06.24.2017)**
Land Start: N52 6.6429 ... W124 8.9462 ... Mag: 96.5
Water Start: N52 6.4611 ... W124 8.8526 ... Mag: 319
VFR Location: 115 NM East of Bela Coola

Chilanko River Sales and Service (or Chilanko river Floats) has an ICAO designation of PF62. At last, a place to purchase your new float plane, and a full service location where you can fly to and get the undercarriage changed from pontoons to wheels. Need skis? We've got 'em. We even have storage for you pontoons, skis or wheel gear while you are what you have installed.

You can land at our dock with a float plane. We will pull your plane onto a trailer and haul it up to the workshop where we can change out the undercarriage, then you can use the asphalt strip to take off and fly home.

The facility is located parallel to the runway at Puntzi Mountain CYPU. There is a shorter runway to the south of and parallel to the main 04/22 runway at CYPU. So landing and taking off, you will land on 04R and 22L of the small facility.

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Chilcotin Plateau Airfield (Updated 12.12.2014 -fuel)
Scenery and Design by Xavier Carre

1938 – A rich canadian farmer living near the Tatla lake, BC, decides to build an airfield with all commodities. 2011 – There are only rests of this airfield, but still in activity, used by a flying school.

This is a charming area, a plateau , a few people and many cows live here. The only point of interest is the Tatla lake, and quiet calm and beauty.

Chitina-Kennekot Area (Part of "Last Resort")
Updated 06.22.2014

Scenery Created by Doug Linn
Special Graphics by Rod Jackson
Editing by Dieter Linde and Guy Marichich

This package compliments the "Last Resort" scenery location, giving the sim pilot many places to seek and find in the area surrounding the Last Resort Lodge. There are 20 additional locations, cabins, a historical copper mine, other small airstrips ... many of these actually exist on the sectional charts for this area.

NOTAM: This package is for the more experienced sim pilots, not good for a beginner. you will be doing VFR navigation without flight plans trying to find many of these locations. Also, many locations need tundra-equipped aircraft and the landing zones are often not fully defined (land where you can). Use the "readme" that comes with this package before you set out for a location.

PLAN-G additions for Chitina-Kennecott area HERE (By Dieter Linde)

CJ's Bed and Breakfast (Version 1.0) (Added 03.13.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen
Location suggestion by Doug Linn

Laxg_alts'ap (also Laxqalts'ap, and formerly Lachkaltsap or Greenville) is a Nisga'a Village of approximately 474, in the Nass River valley of British Columbia. It is one of the four main villages in the Nisga'a Lisims, the formal name for their territory, and is situated on the north side of the Nass River between Gitwinksihlkw to the east and Gingolx to the west. It is approximately 24 km from where the Nass empties into the Pacific Ocean at Nass Bay. In the Nisga'a language, Laxgalts'ap translates to "village on village"-- the current village was built on the site of a much older one. The older village at this site, known as Gitxat'in, was destroyed by fire. Laxgalts'ap got its English name of Greenville (pron. GREN-vill) from Methodist Missionary Alfred Green, who was based here in the late 19th Century. Until reconstituted as a Nisga'a Village in 2000 by the terms of the Nisga'a Treaty, Laxgalts'ap was formerly Lachkaltsap Indian Reserve No. 9.

CJ's Bed and Breakfast is a local tourist destination at the mouth of the river. Lovers of the great outdoors in particular can take advantage of many activities to keep them busy, including sport fishing, eco tourism, historical sites, day cruises, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, cycling, and Northern Lights viewing. There is a boat ramp plus a boat and floatplane dock that is right next to "CJ's on the Water" a great local restaurant that is open all year.

CU Ranch
Scenery created by Chris Losh
Story by Cris Losh

CU Ranch is a resort area with cabins and a main building for conventions and weddings. It is real popular with the boaters as there are lots of docks. There is even a helicopter pad near the water for those that want fast trips into Metlakatia. It located south of Ketchikan on the east side of Annette Island. Float plane is the quickest way to get there. Pull up to the docks and get some gas if needed.

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Dan's Hideaway (Added 1.29.11)
Scenery enhancements created by Brad Allen
Story by Kim Gowney and Brad Allen

A beautiful residence tucked away in a cove at the very southern tip of the south arm of the Cholmondeley Sound. In the centre of the Prince of Wales Island. Route Highlights Leaving Ketchikan and flying West-Northwest past Ward Cove to Vallenar Point you make a left turn heading197 which will bring you to the 1.5 mile wide opening of the Cholmondeley (Pronounced Chumley) Sound, keep heading West up the sound, which is peppered with numerous small islands making a very picturesque scene. Seven miles up the channel and to the left is Dora Bay which has a very steep sided headland near the Western entrance. Just past that point is a narrow channel that curves away to the left and is your route to Dan's Hideaway which lies a further 6 miles up this peaceful waterway. As you round the final part of the curve ahead of you at the end of the channel lies an unnamed peak 3580 ft in height, and in the centre of the channel is an island, on the right hand shore opposite the island is your destination. A well equipped cabin sits just onshore from the jetty at which you can tie up your plane, a useful launch is also at your disposal for fishing or just enjoying a day on the water.

Darb Lake - Updated 01.25.2015*
Scenery Design by Brad Allen


People read books about building a cabin and living in remote regions but have no idea what it takes. People come up to Alaska and actually complain about the lack of fast food restaurants or about the fact they have to drive a day to get to the nearest Wal-mart. These are the same people who go up there and stop dead in the center of the highway to take a picture of a bear or walk up to a cow moose and her baby to get a better look. Young eco-hipsters move up there thinking that living in a small town on a road system, peeing in an outhouse, getting drunk at bonfire parties every night is "living" in the wild but not one of them would survive one month at a true remote homestead. Living remote is not one long camping trip. It is the type of lifestyle that can cost you your life. In a Oh-My-God I'm-Gonna-Die-Alone-In-The-Woods kind of way.

Being prepared is not to be taken lightly. When you live in remote wilderness, there are no do-overs, no time outs, no one to rely on except yourself. You can't call mommy if it's -50F and you run out of firewood. And oh yeah, you can't just go chop some more because at that temp, your axe head will shatter like glass. You prepare for the worst and prepare some more. At the end of the day, however, when you've chased the bears away from your cache for the third time that day or cleaned the wolverine dung off the entire exterior of your cabin, you've hauled your water, hauled your dinner back to your cabin, fed your fire, boiled water for your "bath", and finally get to sit, unmolested, in front of your home in the woods, the reward defies description. You remember why you came here.

Your mind reels with thanksgiving and awe at the beauty which surrounds you. It's like a spiritual reset button. It changes you forever. After living this way, you can never go back to traffic jams and mini malls. It would be too cruel. So just don't come here. Just read your books about it and dream about it but stay in your suburban hell. Take an Alaskan cruise if you must but save yourself the pain of realizing that you don't have what it takes to live in remote regions.

This cabin property is located in the farthest North East reaches of the Pacific Fjords coverage area. The closest settlement is Takla Narrows. If you want isolation and seclusion, this is the spot.

Daredevil's Roost (Updated 12.12.2014)
FSX Airport Name: "Daredevils Roost"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF23" ("PAPA FOXTROT TWO THREE")
Scenery created by Chris Brisland
Airstrip location and creation by Chris Brisland
Story by Chris Brisland


No one really remembers who started it; it was probably one of One-Eye's mad ideas - but it was the morning after a rather prolonged party night at the Totem Bight clubhouse...

A rather bedraggled crew of Misty Moorings residents found a dirt track that led out from the northeastern corner of the Clover Bay Settlement (that's where Totem Bight clubhouse is at). Following this track along a rather precarious set of steep switchbacks, the gang discovered a perfect open area overlooking Ketchikan sound and Gravina Island.

The stage was set for the first Totem Bight Powerless Fly In. The more daring club members had bought a varying array of hang and paragliders with them and were soon "off with the eagles". Some stayed up longer, others had to make the best of a bad job and land wherever they could - their targets were either to land back on the mountaintop or in the garden in front of the clubhouse.

While you are soaring along the ridge, do keep an eye out for One-Eye's sidekick... it appears that his driving skills are second only to his inability to read maps - he's had a crash somewhere on the dirt track. We believe Officer Murphy is on the scene.

Dean River - PF32 (Updated 01.29.2016**)
By Doug Linn

This is set of locations near Kimsquit. It includes a Logging/Shipping Facility along the Dean Channel, a Brad's Bait & BBQ, a Medical Center, A little village, an "activated" (previously abandoned) runway and airport PF32 "Dean River". There is an emergency seaplane dock. There is a blinking buoy runway for night emergencies. Near this is a lit helipad where an ambulance is always standing by to take people to the medical center up the hill. Also along this waterfront is a float rental/dive shop facility near a sunken ship.

This package also includes a beautiful River Run up the Dean eventually to a Sigulat Lake where you will find Sigulat Lake Village waiting for you. There is some beautiful scenery along this 40 mile river run, but also some "creative" rapids and waterfalls, one with a ramp you might need to jump the falls! Half way up the river is a "half way" float rental facility where you can change from your larger boat to a smaller one for the more difficult upper river. And of course there are plenty of things to see along the way ... so keep your eyes open!

The readme for this will give you all the details and the 'how to" run the river and what you should be looking for on the trip. All of the "mooring points" (starting points) are on the Map Page and in the readme. Click HERE FOR README

Desperate Moose Lodge PF33 (Updated 12.04.2014 - Windsock)
N53 9.91 W125 23.94
Elev. 3870 ft Airstrip 18/36 - earth - 2200 ft

Designed 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 !

They have opened a lodge, to welcome many volunteers. But without roads, it is very difficult to reach the lodge, so they have built a small ( and dangerous – slope is, a little bit, peculiar) airstrip. Night and seasonal textures included – Sound pack included. A full "README" here.

season switcherDevil's Arse (Added 03.26.2015)
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...
The easiest way to reach this speck of land is to start from Kowesas River Lodge/PF10. Devil's Arse is just a stone's throw away. It will take about 10 minutes to reach this charming place. (Text prepared and translated by Dieter Linde).

Dog Salmon Creek (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Based on a previous design at Misty Moorings

Dog Salmon Creek is a small stream where Chum Salmon go to spawn in the fall. Also called, "Dog" or "Keta" salmon, these fish return to this creek each year to complete their life cycle. This is a fishing place for the local native tribe in the area who follow these spawning runs to get their winter supply of smoked fish. Each year they set up a fish camp for a week or so and live on the site until they have what they need to last the entire winter. The smoke houses used to be made from cedar bows as opposed to huts that we see now. During the spawning run, the men fish, catching the salmon by hand and throwing them up on the beach. The children help and gather the fish for the women who clean and hang the salmon in the smoke sheds. The creek is shallow with many oxbow turns and is not navigable. The stream bed is a mix of gravel and mud, with its silty glacier headwaters growing increasingly muddy as it progresses. There are many rivers in Alaska bearing the name Dog Salmon River and this creek should not be confused with those located on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta or eastern Norton Sound. As its name suggests, the river primarily hosts large numbers of Chum Salmon along with smaller numbers of Pink Salmon and Dolly Varden char.

There is a dock for any floatplane or boat visitors.

This scenery has two locations included. In addition to the fish camp be sure to also stop by the nearby village of Dog Salmon, just North of the creek. There's also a dock there to pull up to and Bob can enjoy the sights at these two destinations.

Doug's Outfitters (and Lodging) (Updated 02.05.2017*)
Sparkling River Run
Ecstall River Run
By Doug Linn and Xavier Carre'

There are 3 parts to this, The Lodge, The Lake's End facility and the River's End Facility.

1. Doug's Outfitters and Lodging complex is located the the peninsula formed by the Ecstall River and Sparkling Creek. This is a lodge and outfitters shop where you can prepare yourself for two float trips. The Outfitters is centrally located for exciting two river runs.

2. Sparkling Creek Run - (Lake's End Float Facility). You should fly from the Outfitters up to the Lake's End Float facility (there's an airstrip, helipad and dock). From there get in your favorite SMALL watercraft and follow the river back to the outfitters. This river will take some special boating skills because there are many rapids and small waterfalls (see the readme for explanation). It is a relatively short run, but will challenge your skill.

3. Ecstall River Run - (River's End Float Facility). Fly from the Outfitters' to the River's End Float Facility. There is a helipad, but be careful of the water landing zone ... you will get one chance to land safely. Once there, choose your favorite watercraft for a 20 mile trip back to the Outfitters. There is only one rapids on this run, so this is a very scenic and relaxing trip. This run takes endurance and little skill. The landing zone is VERY short, be LOW and SLOW to land there.

You will find navigation markers to help guide you on your way as well as hand-painted signs making sure you know when to "stay left" or "stay right".

In the new version 1.1, the waterfalls and rapids have been replaced with smooth water for easier navigation. Download the "readme" here.

Dog Salmon Village (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen
Included with "Dog Salmon Creek" scenery

Dog Salmon Village is home to a local Tlingit tribe who own the land around Dog Salmon Creek. The Tlingit (see Misty's Place Library) are a native people that developed a complex hunter-gatherer culture in the temperate rain forest of the southeastern Alaska coast and the Alexander Archipelago. Food is a central part of Tlingit culture, and the land is an abundant provider. Most of the richness of life found on the beaches of Southeast Alaska can be harvested for food. Though eating off the beach would provide a fairly healthy and varied diet, eating nothing but "beach food" is considered contemptible among the Tlingit and a sign of poverty. Indeed, in the past, shamans and their families were required to abstain from all food gathered from the beach, and men would avoid eating beach food before battles or strenuous activities in the belief that it would weaken them spiritually and perhaps physically as well. Thus for both spiritual reasons as well as to add some variety to the diet, the Tlingit harvest many other resources for food besides those which are easily found outside their front doors. No other food resource receives as much emphasis as salmon; however seal and game are both close seconds.

In addition to the cottages, there are two tribal huts where council members gather for meetings and celebratory activities. The dock is large enough for float planes and watercraft.

NOTE: This scenery is included in the Dog Salmon Creek File

Dora Bay Log Transfer Facility - Deep Water Ops
Updated 01.27.2016*
By Doug Linn

Logs are "rafted" or tied together at "rafting stations" that are remote and near where the logging is taking place. The rafts are then tied together and towed to either a chip/saw operation or they are taken to a log transfer station that moves them from the rafts into ocean-going barges. Remember, all timber cut in the National Forest in Alaska must be processed in Alaska. In this package you will see the rafted logs being towed to the facility. you will see the rafts being moved to the onloading facility (a floating barge operation). The rafts are broken up and the logs are gathered and placed into the waiting barges. You will see incoming empty barges and a group of full barges being pushed away from the site. You will see the boats the workers use to come to the site to work and many working boats moving the logs and rafts. There are also barracks-style housing for the workers. The station itself is set up to handle maintenance for the logging industry in the area, plenty of spare parts, etc. There is even a little recreation area where the workers can use a fishing boat or canoe. And a little log cabin where they sell some beer and bait.


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Downdraft Lake Cabin (Version 1.0) (Updated 02.04.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

An isolated cabin used by hunters, fur trappers and hikers. The lake is a difficult place to land at. Several small islands dot the surface and it's a lake that is set between two peaks and offers very little margin for error if the approach isn't just right. Floatplanes trying to get into here may have a very tough time trying to maneuver around in such tight, confined spaces. Landing is possible but you have to familiarize yourself with the location and pinpoint the only safe landing area before attempting any trip to this location.

Not much here but a cabin along the lake shore. But it's a challenging location to try and land at. Watch out for the downdrafts. It's why this lake bears that name and they can be very unpredictable and dangerous.


Driftwood Depot (Added 05.09.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline compiled by Brad Allen

Driftwood depot used to be a busy little mining depot that was founded in 1860 and was a major supply center during the Omineca Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada. Situated in the Omineca region of the Northern Interior of the province, gold was first discovered there in 1861, but the rush didn't begin until late in 1869 with the discovery at Vital Creek. Prospecting continued with some success until 1873 but by then the rush was mostly over, even though there were still some claims that were doing well and Lost Creek was still yielding gold at the rate of 90 to 200 ounces a week. By the fall of that year, the news of the strike in the Cassiar district had reached the Omineca and many men left for these new, "greener pastures".

Placer mining continued on a small scale in the Omineca for many years and then, in the 1890s large companies from Victoria and Ottawa came to the district and began hydraulic mining which continued well into the 1900s. The amount of activity fluctuated with gold prices, mining restrictions and economic conditions. In the 21st century, mining is still being practiced in the Omineca, although all of the old gold rush towns are long gone, with the exception of Manson Creek, which still exists today.

Driftwood Depot also fell on hard times. What used to be a major logistic stop on the British Columbia Rail system, is now a ghost town. After the gold rush, lumber took hold for several generations and people came and went during the early 1900's through the second world war. During the sixties, several bands of hippies tried to turn the location into a convent but with old buildings and a run down lumber mill, it never took hold. The pot farms they tried to plant here couldn't take the cold weather. What's left of the old historic location is still used today as a drop off and pick up destination for hunters, hikers and campers that visit the area. The grass airstrip is maintained by several local pilots who use the location as a source of income.


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Eagle Lake Lodge (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Located about 40 miles north of Ketchikan on Eagle Lake, this little cabin is a great place to spend a week in the beautiful wild of the Tongass National Forest. It has a great dock for fishing or for tying up your boat or floatplane. There is a Jeep for exploring the land around you and a SnowCat to help you get around in heavy snowfall. Eagle Lake is full of Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout. The fishing here is fantastic. The silty-green color of Eagle lake and its brilliant blue twin, Reflection Lake, show a contrast best seen from one of the high ridges within hiking distance of the cabin. The colors are different because Reflection Lake is fed by a nearby glacier while Eagle Lake is fed by the Eagle River, rain and snowmelt run-off. You can reach each of the lakes by an easy hiking trail and a short climb up the ridges past the trail’s end will reach the overlook. This hike is easily done in a day, but Eagle Lake cabin also makes a good base for exploring more distant reaches of the park.

Egg Harbor Fish Camp (Updated 01.29.2016 **)
Scenery designed by Brad Allen
AI Boating and shipping traffic by Dexter Thomas
Sound Enhancements by Dexter Thomas
Storyline compiled by Brad Allen

There is a newly opened small fish camp located in this protected harbor. The camp has a lot of business due to it's location at the edge of the deeper waters just offshore and it's place inside a protected cove. Strong prevailing winds from the open ocean and a steep, ragged coastline make the windward side of the island virtually inaccessible. On the leeward side you'll find some protected coves and beaches guarded by rocky shoals that make all approaches risky. Access is generally via floatplane or boat, and there are not many developed trails or other facilities on the island. Wilderness camping is unrestricted, but you may want to bring along your own firewood, as there is a constant canopy of foggy skies and the wood here rarely dries out. Obviously, fishing and hunting are allowed. Coronation Island used to receive very few human visitors but the fish camp has sure changed things around here. Some people would say it's not a positive thing to see out here.

The island has the Pacific Ocean to its south and southwest. The Island has seven high peaks: Needle Peak, Aats Peak, Pin Peak, and four other peaks that are not named. The Island has five bays: Egg Harbor, Alikula Bay, Aats Bay, Gish Bay, and Windy Bay. The island is surrounded by rocky areas, a few sandy areas, and a handful of coral reefs. The island is made largely of limestone. Common animals found on Coronation Island would include black bears, black-tailed deer, bald eagles, wolves, sea otters, Steller's sea lions, harbor seals, and humpback whales. Fish and shellfish that inhabit the water around the island include: salmon, halibut, Pacific cod, a variety of rock fish, dungeness crab, king crab, shrimp, prawns, scallops, abalone, clams, and jellyfish. There have also been reported sightings and catchings of great white sharks that have traveled up on warm currents. The island Flora has Sitka spruce and western hemlock. The rest of the island vegetation is lush and varied. The ocean around the island ranges in temperature from 51F to 55F.

The Henyakwan Tlingit traditionally used Coronation Island, and would often camp in Egg Harbor while awaiting fair weather to travel out to the Hazy Islands, where they would gather bird eggs. A lead mine operated on the west shore of Egg Harbor from the early 1900s until the late 1960s.

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Elkin Creek Guest Ranch by Doug Linn (Added 06.13.2017)
Land Start: N51 30.7060 ... W123 48.3004 ... Mag: 086
Water Start: N51 31.2393 ... W123 48.4588 ... Mag: 150
Helo Start: N51 30.7722 ... W123 48.3120 ... Mag: any
VFR Location: 3.2 NM south of Twin Lakes Airstrip (CAG4)


Elkin Creek Guest Ranch is only 3.2 nm from Twin Lakes Airstrip (CAG4) so the best way to find it is fly to CAG4 and fly south for 3 miles. The airstrip is lighted for night and low light flying. There is a float plane dock, but no amphibian pull out. Fuel is not available at this site.

The location consists of a lodge and 6 cabins. The activities include horse back riding, kayaking, hiking trails and water sports at the lake.

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Elliot Fire Base at Bowser Lake (Updated 12.12.2014-fuel)
FSX Airport Name: "Bowser Lake"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF06" ("PAPA FOXTROT ZERO SIX")
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip and location by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen

Each day during the time of year when fires are most likely to be a threat, this airstrip comes alive. Elliot Fire Base is a short flight from Stewart (CZST) and is situated at the Bowser Lake airstrip. All firefighting efforts in the region are coordinated from here. There are two helicopters that are based here and their pilots are on call during the day to coordinate fire watch alerts. There are also two forestry service spotters on call and they share a nearby lakeshore cabin with the two chopper pilots. The cabin is close enough that the crew can quickly reach the airstrip when a fire is reported.

Each morning, one of the spotters is flown up to the fire tower on a nearby mountaintop. They spend their day sitting high above in the tower, looking for telltale signs of any fires. The pilots also ferry supplies to and from the outpost and to any forest fire crews that need them in the area. Local firefighting crews that are needed to be flown into hard to reach landing zones are first flown into the airstrip by small plane. Then they jump into choppers and are flown out to battle the fires. A small supply depot is located at the airstrip so equipment and gear can be reached quickly when needed. Inside the hangar, is a modified version of a Lake Renegade amphibious aircraft. It's fire fighting modifications allow It to skim across a lake surface and pull in enough water to help with fire suppressant and containment activities

Note: This scenery is actually three locations in one. There's the Elliot Fire Base HQ at Bowser Lake Airstrip, the crew cabin location on the nearby Bowser Lake shoreline and the fire spotter tower location high above on a nearby mountain top. There are two helicopter landing areas. One at the mountain top fire watch location and one at the Elliot Fire Base HQ.

Elliot Firebase Cabin (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery Created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen
Included with "Elliot Fire Base at Bowser Lake" scenery

NOTAM: This scenery addon is part of the Elliot Firebase. You can get it by downloading the Elliot Firebase here.

The Elliot Firebase Cabin is used by forestry service personnel and fire watch crews during the time of year when forest fires are more of a threat. This cabin is where the spotters and helicopter pilots stay when they are on call. They can fish, hike and enjoy the great outdoors when they aren't on call and the cabin provides enough sleeping space for six people. There's a full kitchen and fireplace to keep all crew members comfortable during their time at the cabin.

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Fairfax Lake Campsite (Updated 02.06.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Another challenging and scenic destination awaits you here. Moresby Island is dominated by the San Christoval Mountains and the vegetation on the island changes the higher up you go on the mountain sides. Some of the vegetation on the island has evolved differently from the same type of ecosystem on the mainland of British Columbia, becoming its own subspecies. As for wildlife, prepare to see deer, bears, moose and even wolves have been spotted in the vicinity. Several different bird of prey can be seen hunting near the Lake. There are Golden Eagles, Great Gray Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Osprey, and scores of Bald Eagles.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the old abandoned copper mine at Tasu Inlet. You'll see what's left of the once thriving Tasu village as well but your destination is a hard to reach campsite on the south shore of Fairfax Lake. There is no dock to moor up to here. Just the shoreline of the lake so you better remember to bring those wader's. The trout fishing here is excellent whether your casting along the rivers edge or standing on the shoreline of the Lake.

FedEx Depots - SINGLE DOWNLOAD (for ALL 9 terminal locations)
Updated: 08.25.2016*

Previously, we have 9 separate FedEx Depots. We have combined them so you can download all of them at once in a single package.

NOTAM: If you have downloaded any of these previously and want to add the full package, delete (deactivate) those already in your scenery library before installing this combined package. This combined packages has updated files.

  • Requires Tongass X and/or ORBX PFJ
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Fillmore Cove
Scenery and Storyline created by: Murray Bremner (Yardreamer)

(Updated 01.30.2016**)

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 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.

When Fillmore Cove opens spring 2014 there will be 4 wheel drive specialty vehicles as well as horses available to enjoy and utilize the trails and roads. Guides can be provided with notice.

The Landing at Fillmore Cove was once a logging operation during the 1970’s through the mid 1980’s with some of the buildings and equipment remaining and utilized today. The main wharf and fuel dock have been repaired and a new cabin built that is used as an operations center. Within the Cove, one of the three camp bunkhouse barges that had partially sunk is still present. There are plans to repair and renovate the barge incorporating the bunkhouse as a lodge staging facility and restaurant. At the present there are no guest rooms or cabins with overnight provisions except for the caretaker and overnight stay on an emergency basis only. As it stands now the only power available to the Landing at Fillmore Cove is provided by the small generator built within the pump hut. This is providing power and water to the cabin only.

The fuel barge is self sufficient with its own generator set to provide power to the fuel tanks and pumps. Fuel available to the public is Jet and AV 100LL. Marine Diesel is for the generators only and only available to the public for emergency use.

Phase two of Fillmore Cove will incorporate guest facilities and other amenities.

Fleet Bay Parts Dock (updated 01.30.2016**)
Scenery enhancements created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Landing Surface: Water, does not freeze in winter.

The Fleet Bay Parts Dock is a supply point for the fishing fleet that is based near Ketchikan. This facility is just West of the Southern tip of Prince of Wales Island in a small, sheltered cove. There are numerous fishing vessels nearby so watch out when attempting to put your seaplane down here. Also keep an eye out for the extra "living" enhancements that took a lot of time to get right. There are several pods of dolphins that are in the area. One pod travels along the main channel away from the parts dock and another small pod are playing near the entrance to the area. There are also flocks of birds that land briefly on a small island next to the channel. They only stay for a short time before all of them take off at once to circle around again.

Forrester Island Research Outpost (Updated 01.31.2016**)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

This group of islands, which consists mainly of Forrester Island, Lowrie Island, and Petrel Island, supports the largest seabird colony in the eastern Gulf of Alaska. These islands rise steeply from the ocean on the western edge of southeast Alaska's island archipelago. The terrain is very rugged and densely forested, with an abundance of blow-downs and nearly impenetrable undergrowth – ideal habitat for burrow-nesting seabirds. Ornithologists have visited sporadically since the early 1900s documenting 135 bird species known to occur on these islands. In addition, Lowrie Island supports the largest Steller sea lion rookery in southeast Alaska. More than one million seabirds are estimated to nest on Forrester Island which is considered a place of ornithological superlatives: it is one of the larger Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, and Cassin's Auklet colonies in Alaska; it is the largest known Ancient Murrelet colony in Alaska; and it is the largest Rhinoceros Auklet colony in Alaska by an order of magnitude. In addition to massive numbers of breeding seabird species, the islands also host a diverse range of other species, including shorebirds and raptors. These islands have been under federal protection since 1912, and have no known non-native predators.

The cabin and small floating dock take a pounding here. But the scientific team here actually love their time on "Forrester". Solitude, nature and the elements combine to give visitors a truly unique experience. Supply runs are made by sea plane, boat and helicopters. Choppers are used heavily by the research team to get out to the different study areas. There are multiple concentrations of bird species found all along the perimeter of the island. A flight down low, around the edge should give you plenty of reason for concern. Bird strikes are going to happen if you're not especially careful flying here. They like to congregate in groups at around 100 feet above the surface. If you take a perimeter tour, you'll need to be flying just off the deck! Be sure to take a helicopter flight up to the highest point on the island where the communications towers are. There is a helicopter landing pad up there and the views are excellent.

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Fortaleza Ridge Cabin (Added 05.19.2017)
Starting Position at Location: N55 16.9497...W133 38.4962 Hdg: 296
VFR Location: 25 Miles 301 True (Direct) from View Cove Dock

You've been searching for a remote cabin on a remote lake where nobody will bother you. You found one in the local paper. The cabin is a "fixer-upper" so it will take some work, but looks like perfect location for you. The real estate agent is also a pilot and has agreed to meet you at the location.

You leave from View Cove Dock and follow the flight plan you've been given. The agent is already at the cabin and has turned on the stove to take off the chill. Just park your plane and c'mon in and look around. This may be exactly what you were hoping for!

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Fountain of Ute River Run (Updated 06.22.2014)
By Doug Linn
Associated with Xavier's Cabin by Brad Allen

The mystery of the Fountain of Youth may be solved, we may be able to rewrite history with this scenery addition. This gives you a chance to make history and find the "Fountain of Ute" ... our version of historical linkage!

It is near Xavier's Cabin that is situated at the headwaters of the Tezwa River. This river and the associated waterways leading to it give you an amazing float trip. The trip starts off at a new Brad's Bait & BBQ at Cornwall Point (see map room and readme for starting coordinates). You can select a larger boat for the first part of the journey. About half way there you will encounter the Tezwa River Boat Rental facility. This is a good place to park your large boat and rent a smaller one for the run up to Xavier's Cabin as you seek the Fountain of Ute.

This is a beautiful river run with some stunning scenery. And just as in the "real" world, when you enter a high mountain gorge, you can expect rapids and waterfalls ... and you can expect that here too. All of the waterways are "marked" for navigation to help you through this beautiful part of Return to Misty Moorings.

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George Inlet Cannery (Version 2.0)(Updated 02.06.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Seafood is one of the most valuable resources in the state of Alaska . It was the cannery that was the beginning of Ketchikan in 1887. After the fishing season, most inhabitants would leave and would not return until the next season. It was the technique of canning that made the abundant Alaskan salmon available to the nation and the world since the fresh catch could not be taken directly to the market from such an isolated place. Opening in 1914, the George Inlet Cannery packed fish most years until 1927. In 1934 the main cannery was rebuilt adding a diesel engine, but closed during World War II. After the war it reopened and operated until 1958. Fishing remained the economy's mainstay and this cannery was one of seven, that combined, produced almost two million cases of salmon each year. For years the building was used for warehouse and fisherman's storage. The cannery reopened in 1996 as a historic landmark and tourism property.

Look for the cannery just North of Nina's Landing on George Inlet. It's now just a shell of it's former self but is still visited by tourists to this day. As you approach the cannery, there is a couple of Orca nearby hunting, so come into this area slowly and you'll see nature at work. There are fish jumping to get away from the killer whales and birds diving in to get in on the feeding frenzy.

NOTAM: George Inlet Cannery and Nina's Landing are in the same download package.

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Gilbert Bay Airfield (Version 2.0)
(Updated 02.24.2016**)
Created by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen
Story by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen
ICAO TF20 and ICAO TF21

A long time ago, during the 1950's, a small group of flying veterans of WWII tried to start a small aviation company they called POW AIR! One of their friends was a prisoner of war and they were honoring his legacy with the company being named with all POW's in mind. They were each intent of making the small company a success and they ended up operating a Grumman Goose, a Consolidated Catalina, a C-47 and a Piper Cub. They settled at Gilbert Bay, AK, with the hope of a prosperous future and the desires to keep flying their beloved airplanes. Unfortunately, after ten years of struggling to keep things afloat, the company folded and they ended up leaving the business and returning stateside. The small airfield became deserted, and they moved to the Bahamas, where they found prosperity in the warmer climate.

Today, a new spirit of adventure leads the Misty Moorings aviation services to start operating flights in this remote area of Alaska. As they planned new flights and adventures, they found this old airfield and it was ideal for a new base, close to their area of flights in the Glacier Bay and Juneau area. All the old buildings were repaired and some new ones were built. A DC-3 is used out of this airfield during the spring and summer months to bring winter supplies in. A full time staff is on hand all year to maintain the airplane service business and a small bar called "The Misty Bar" is located here to cater to the bush pilots who stop by.

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Glacier Bay Tours (Added 03.27.2016)
By Doug Linn

Glacier Bay Tours is a collection of 38 GPS waypoints and scenery locations for 38 glaciers in the Glacier Bay National Park area. You will need Plan-G and ORBX SAK for these. The "map" you use will be Plan-G with the SAK.csv file from Dieter Linde. This gives you a gold star at every one of the glaciers in the area. The scenery location is at the star. You will also need "Wood Lake" (see "W" below).

Although difficult flying, this is a good beginner package because most of what you need is already in ORBX SAK (all the airports, etc). The zip file below enhances those airports a little and adds the scenery locations and GPS waypoints for the glaciers.

This is hours of flying time, difficult navigation (there are no flight plans), you fly to the gps way point the best way you can. Add a little real weather and you have a challenge. Also the "runways" are not all flat, but often hilly or sloping. A ski equipped plane is recommend (or, of course a helicopter can do all of these).

Gokachin Lake Cabin (Updated 02.06.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

A small A-Frame cabin with a floating dock on Gokachin Lake greets visitors here. There are lot's of small islands on this lake so plan your seaplane approach and landing carefully. The cabin is situated on a small spit of land near the North end of the lake. Gokachin Lake offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in Alaska and is famous for it's healthy population of wild Rainbow Trout and this lake is full of them! You'll also find one of Alaska's most sought-after sport fish, the Dolly Varden trout and it's a world class fighter. The Alaska Northern Pike, yet another popular Alaskan Sport Fish, also resides in the lakes sloughs and tributaries. They can be found in Gokachin Lake by the boat loads!

The lake is located in a large old-growth forest of spruce, hemlock, and cedar. This provides lots of opportunities for people who enjoy this type of setting. From the lake shore there is a spectacular view of the mountains across the lake and hiking the trails around the lake is an all day adventure. This lake has one other cabin, Fish Creek Cabin, located on the northwest arm of the lake. Hunting for Sitka blacktail deer and black bear is popular in this area. Beaver, mink, and marten are common.

The Flight-Seeing Plan and the Trip Ticket includes Big Lake and Mesa Lake Cabins.


Goose Bay Cabin (Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Goose Bay Cabin is located on Prince of Wales Island. During the 17th and 18th centuries, many Swiss and German settlers came to North America and they brought their knowledge of log construction with them. Many colonial French fur traders and settlers had introduced vertical log construction in the 17th century. Through the late 18th and early 19th centuries, frontier settlers erected log cabins as they cleared land and the trend continued up into the Alaska frontier during the Gold rush. The log cabin has been a symbol of humble origins in American politics since the early 19th century. Seven United States Presidents were born in log cabins, including Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan.

There's a dock for fishing, parking your boat or float plane at. This is a beautiful scenic location to get out and see the countryside at and this spot is not only picturesque, it's perfect for many activities. Great fishing is everywhere around here. Hiking, hunting, all await the adventurous. Just take it easy on the Land Rover if you decide to do some island exploring. This terrain is rugged.

Landing Surface: Water

Granduc Camp (Added 05.09.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline compiled by Brad Allen

The Leduc Glacier near Stewart, BC was covered with fresh snow. Underneath the glacier, a tunnel was being created by the Granduc mining company, one that would reach a lode of copper to be sold on world markets. On the morning of February 18, 1965, a crew was excavating in the tunnel, inching 11 miles into the icy rock. The night crew members were tucked into their beds in the Portal Camp bunkhouses after completing their hard labors on the midnight shift. It was a cold, blizzard day, usual for the northern British Columbia area near the tip of the Alaska Panhandle. The only thing unusual was the depth of the snowfall – 16 feet in one February week. At about quarter after 10 in the morning, a loud, gripping roar broke the routine. The heavy snow was too much weight for the ice surface of the glacier. Snow, ice and thick mud avalanche d down through the camp. The bunk houses were buried. The tunnel became jammed with the glacial debris and the entrance became sealed. As the slide started, the radio operator at the camp airstrip began to send out an SOS message. The transmission was cut off but enough was received by rescue stations nearby to begin a rush of help from Ketchikan, Alaska, Prince Rupert further down the Canadian coast and from the nearby town of Stewart.

As workers began the desperate task of shoveling out their colleagues, the blizzard prevented a full-scale immediate rescue. The violent wind was blowing at up to sixty miles per hour and prevented helicopters bearing doctors and supplies from getting close to the Granduc Camp, noted Stu Beitler on GenDisasters. An American Coast Guard cutter set course for the camp and it was used as a hospital ship for the injured. The bunkhouses were gone, buried under the avalanche. Forty men were trapped in the cabins. Several more were trapped in the tunnel. The slide had split into two arms and some men were able to dig themselves out of the ice. When help was finally able to arrive, the rescues were delayed by the intense winter storm and bone-chilling temperature, battering the aid workers, icing up the helicopters. Over a week's time, most of the miners were located and dug out from under the heavy avalanche. One man was found “very close to the leading edge of the avalanche, unbeknown-st to the rescuers...he had been trapped under the snow in an air pocket, as helicopters landed just several feet away,” said This Day in History 1965. “Finally, on February 21, a bulldozer accidentally uncovered him.” Frostbitten and dehydrated, he was alive. Unfortunately, seven bodies were not recovered until spring.

Twenty-six men were killed in the devastating slide that wiped out Portal Camp.Granduc reopened a camp at Tide Lake with great hopes of extracting profitable copper from the ore. The town of Stewart grew and prospered in the early 1970s, but only for a short time. The slump in copper prices in the 1980s made copper mining no longer feasible. The Granduc Mine closed permanently shortly thereafter.

This scenery is a small camp next to the old airstrip. You will also see a RTMM memorial tribute to the lost miners just off the side of the airstrip.

Gwent Bay Cannery (Updated 02.02.2016 **)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Doug Linn and Brad Allen

The Gwent Bay Cannery is located in Gwent Bay situated on the northeast point of Pearse Island about 10 miles up the Portland Inlet about 59 miles east southeast of Ketchikan. This is an old cannery complex, circa 1934, that is not actually a functioning cannery but one that has been restored for historical reasons. There is a shop that dispenses bait and beer upon request. You can also refuel your boat or your floatplane at the boat dock. There is limited lodging available for people getting caught in sudden dangerous weather. There are also supplies here for the many U.S. Forestry Cabins that are out in this area of the Misty Fjords National Monument.

This is a nice destination South of the Misty Fjords area. A nice stopping off point for a break on your way up the Portland Canal to Stewart and close to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.

Landing Surface: Water (Does not freeze in Winter)

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Halibut Cove (Updated 04.15.2015 ... "exe" added)


Project Leader- Rod Jackson - Ground Polys, Textures, Elevation Adjustments,
Custom Object Design & Development, Object Placement, Storyline, Documentation &
Overall Architectural Design Scenery Development Team
Brad Allen Assistant Project Leader - Location Conceptualization,
Object Placement, Design Consultation
Dexter Thomas - AI Boat & Float ADEX Files and Tracks. Overall AI
Development Leadership, Seagull Sounds
Xavier Carré - Custom Object Design & Development
Jan de Jong - AI Boat & Float Repaints, AI Boat Model Enhancement
Jeff Greene - Object Placement
Rob Abernathy, Klaus Tröppner, Guy "Spud" Maricich -
Beta Testers & Quality Control


Halibut Cove

The community of Halibut Cove, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, lies in a protected stretch of waterway called the narrows, which runs between the hourglass-shaped Ismailof Island and the south shore of Kachemak Bay. Many of the houses sit on pilings (due to regular tidal variances of almost 25 feet), and the only transportation is by boat - there are no cars. There are no roads.  There are no runways.  Halibut Cove can only be reached by Ferry, Floatplane or Amphibian.

The surrounding water of Kachemak Bay provides the livelihood of many Halibut Cove residents. Local men and women fish commercially for salmon, halibut or cod. There are also a number of artists in the Cove, and it’s not unusual for a resident to be both artist and commercial fisherman.  In the summer, Halibut Cove is a vacation destination for many Alaskans as well as visitors to the State.

Bart Jonas together, with his brother Brett, recently landed a transport contract for a section of the Kenai peninsula from Seldovia (A27) north all the way to Kenai Municipal (PAEN).  Though they didn't even have a "Jonas Brothers Transport" logo painted on their newest DHC-2 Beaver, they had managed to establish "shipping locations" (mostly rented space) in Seldovia, Homer (PAHO), Halibut Cove (PFHC)  and Kenai Municipal.

The Jonas brothers' favorite run was Homer (their home base) to Halibut Cove where they had time to drop off, pick-up and relax a bit up at the Saltry.   Of course, demand for that run to the Cove was really only strong in the summer so sometimes they just went to Halibut Cove to see the Fall colors, the new Spring growth (including new cove residents) or just hang around.  Halibut Cove is a very unique, picturesque, quaint place and there was nothing quite like it in all of Alaska. 

Suddenly, as Bart was landing at Beluga Lake in Homer, the radio crackled.  Brett had a new run for today.  Time to taxi to their home and trailer (at least they owned that) right on Beluga Lake (5BL) in Homer, refuel and be on the way.  This run would be to Seldovia for the pickup then over to Halibut Cove for a quick drop off, a bite to eat and then back to Homer.  Luckily, it looks like it will be a nice day for flying.

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.

Hang 'Em High Resorts (Added 01.09.2015)
By Doug Linn

Special Objects by Steve Weinkamer

For those who are not afraid of heights, there is a new cliff to "jump off" of near Dora Bay. There are two lodges, an "upper" lodge and a "lower" lodge. At the top of the nearby mountain is a cliff with a launching pad for parasails, parachutes and Ultralites. If you own a cub, you can (with a lot of care) land on the top of the mountain where there is a very short runway (for ultralites). There are helipads at the upper and lower facilities.

Also, making its debut with this scenery set is Brad's BBQ, floating barge facility. This also has a hardened helipad and is located near the lower lodge heading out of the waterway toward Dora Bay.

You will find live parasails over your head and also some that come in for a landing. Take off from the launcher and "feel" the depth of the scenery when the ground drops from beneath you and you are literally thrown out into space.

For a full and detailed description, here is the PDF README.

See a beautiful VIDEO for Hang Em High by Robert Pomerleau HERE

Download the Para-Motor Object HERE

(Video by Blomotom)

Herring Bay Cannery and SPB (Updated 08.22.2015-ADEX Fixed)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

NOTAM: Not compatible with ORBX PAKT Payware Airport!

Herring Bay Cannery is located on the Southwest corner of Revillagegedo Island, the largest island in Alaska. The cannery is only a short flight from the Ketchikan airport. The production at the cannery has expanded in size and output since the early 2000's and given it's close proximity to Ketchikan, it's an ideal location. Also look for the marina set up for the fishing fleet nearby. Originally built for smaller operations, the cannery has grown with modern technological advances and is a place that get's the job done efficiently. Being closer to the main airport affords this growing facility with the potential to surpass the production of the older Hunter Bay Cannery.

Newly added and across the water from the cannery is the New Tail Dragger Diner with a dock. And tucked back into the bay is a new little Sea Plane Base and Helipad. The new ADEP2 (Airport Design Editor 1.6) files included provide you with a SPB with water runway, a starting point at the dock of the Diner, another one at the Fuel Box at the SPB, another for the Helipad and a final one on the DRY ramp for an amphibian.

NOTAM: Be sure to delete the Herring Bay Cannery location from your sim's Scenery Library. Then delete the folder where you have placed the addon scenery for Herring Bay Cannery. Now add the new Herring Bay Cannery folder at the folder location (we recommend ...Addon Scenery/Misty Moorings/ xxxx). Then reactive the scenery in your sim's scenery library.

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Hidden Inlet Lake Cabin
Location Name by Doug Linn (Added 06.04.2017)
Starting Position at Location: N55 0.0206 ... W130 25.1429 Mag: 026
VFR Location: 37 NM North of Prince Rupert

As an addition to Hidden Inlet Retreat, this is a cabin you can rent on the nearby Hidden Inlet Lake. Just a small cabin, with outhouse and well. Great fishing year around on a secluded end of the lake. Plenty of wildlife to see and a beautiful view of the lake.

You can arrive here from Prince Rupert or from Kincolith SPB. It is a water landing and the water does not freeze in winter.

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Hidden Inlet Retreat by Doug Linn (Added 05.28.2017)
Starting Water Position at Location: N55 0.7167 ... W130 20.7562 Mag: 178
Starting Land Position at Location: N55 0.8095 ... W130 21.0230 Mag: 338
VFR Location: 37 NM North of Prince Rupert

Hidden Inlet Retreat is a fictitious retreat situated in the "Hidden Inlet" ... in the USA, but almost in Canada! This resort is accessible only by air or water, there is no road transportation to it. It consists of a rustic resort hotel with dockage and a small airstrip. The airstrip has night lighting so dusk and night flights are possible on this airstrip.

Water/Heli/Land/Boat - The scenery location can be accessed by float plane, having a dock on the water and also by wheeled aircraft by having a short airstrip behind the retreat complex. There is also a helipad. You can take off away from the retreat (toward the valley and mountains) as there is plenty of room for a "U" turn to head back out over the water. There are two flight plans, one coming out of Prince Rupert (for wheel aircraft) and a second coming out of Port Simpson SPB for floats/amphibs. Both are in the RTMM Flight Plans.zip and both are in the folder for this package. And if you are in the mood for a cruise, this resort is accessible by boat from any port in the world!

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High Lake Cabin (Version 1.0)(Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

This cabin lodging is situated on the northwest arm of High Lake on Prince of Wales Island. You should be able to spot black bear, grizzly bear, moose and various birds. There are plenty of hungry, aggressive rainbow trout jumping in the lake. There is a dock for mooring your floatplane and sufficient room for lodging 4-7 people. Canoes and kayaks are ready for use and cooking facilities are available along with plenty of firewood. The cabin is a former park service headquarters and was a ranger outpost before being privately acquired.

The approach to High Lake is tricky. Pilots should exercise extreme caution when trying to land at this location. It is recommended that the pilot over fly the location and make themselves aware of the proper landing area. The favored approach is from the South because the lake is small and pilots landing from the South have more distance to land and slow down.

Landing surface is water.

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High Mine (Uncle Skeeter's)
Scenery created by Andrew Crowley
Storyline by Andrew Crowley

Uncle Skeeter, some said was a little crazy, had a mine tucked away above Haines, AK. This is a beautiful flight to a very difficult landing. Andrew has given us a great story line for this that you should read before you fly to the location. This is a great flight to an area where we rarely go. Use a tundra to land (or a parachute!). Approach it carefully and slow, difficult but fun. Thank you Andrew for a great new scenery location. Download the flight plan by clicking on the "FS" button below.

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season switcherHollis Harbor V1.0 (Updated 01.10.2015)
Scenery and Story by Rod Jackson

Well, Joe and Jack, the brothers from Eagle Air at Ketchikan Harbor have moved their office and floatplane base to quieter digs at Hollis, Alaska which is on Prince of Wales Island. They are planning on selling their Ketchikan Harbor location (which they are still running) to Carlin Air and still plan to make stops at the Carlin Air facility if Carlin Air buys them out.

Eagle Air is now transporting customers (and some cargo), who arrive in Hollis by ferry from the mainland, as well as locals to different places on Prince of Wales Island. The most common destinations are the seaplane bases at Craig, Hydaburg, Port Alexander and Coffman Cove. Of course, Eagle Air does make trips to Ketchikan also. Business is so good that Eagle Air now has its own "Eagle Air Network Map" (see Maps and Charts folder) and is contracting with locals to do extra floatplane trips each day. All of the nearby towns shown on the Eagle Air Network Map are "photoreal" areas created by the Tongass Fjords FSX scenery. A floatplane trip from Hollis to these little towns makes for a great scenic flight. (Note: These trips can also be flown for vNAC credit at Chris Losh's Virtual Northern Air Charters

<- V1.1 Patch NOTAM: Please download this v1.1 update patch which fixes a number of things in Hollis Harbor including better compatibility with P3Dv2.  The v1.1 update also adds a beacon, fuel trigger and seasonal windsock.  This v1.1 update patch requires that you have Hollis Harbor v1.0 installed. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS in the "reqadme" CAREFULLY!

Honker Lake Cabin (Version 1.0) (Added 5.20.2012)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

This is a Park Service cabin located at Honker Lake near Klawock. Look for the bald eagle named "Limpy" who keeps the cabin secure when visitors are away. He's been around a long time so please don't try and run him off. 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!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This scenery was made to fit within the FSAddon payware "Tongass Fjords X" scenery region. You will need to have that installed in FSX to use this scenery properly. DO NOT use this scenery with the default FSX scenery or any other payware such as Ultimate Terrain, as it will not align correctly.

NOTAM: Honker Lake is one of the Missing USFS Cabins. The zip file here not only gives you Honker Lake, but all the other missing USFS cabins too.

Hugh Smith Lake Hatchery (Updated 06.21.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

The Hugh Smith Lake Hatchery is located on Hugh Smith Lake, not too far from the US Forestry Service Cabin located there. The hatchery is active year round. There are fine hiking trails that link the Hugh Smith Lake Cabin to the hatchery. Salmon arrive every May at the nearby Marten River. A trap there is used to help hatchery staff sort through the fish for candidate females and males. Salmon that arrive later in the summer are released back into the river to reproduce naturally. After processing, the fish are tagged and are transferred to the lake's holding ponds until they spawn. Once the fish mature by mid-August, females are sorted and eggs are drawn from the fish. Then the eggs are fertilized with two different male's sperm and the eggs are kept in incubation conditions until the newly emerged fry hatch. Then the fry are moved to outdoor raceway's and fed frozen food until they grow to around 2 inches in length. Once they reach that size, they are transferred back into the lake holding ponds so they can grow and adapt to natural conditions until they are ready to be released back into the wild.

Be sure to take "Bob" out for a walk here, he should be able to walk out on the boat ramps and around the circular raceway's. Just don't fall in!

Hunter Bay Cannery (Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

The Hunter Bay Cannery is located on Hunter Bay on the southwest side of the Prince of Wales Island. It's about 40 miles direct from Ketchikan. This facility processes the fish from the many fishing fleet boats operating out of their bases nearby. There is a parts shop and restaurant, mostly for the fishermen and pilots. Overnight lodging is available. There is plenty of room to moor your boat or your floatplane along the docks of the cannery. The draft depth of the channels is 35 feet. A ferry boat provides transport for cargo, shipment of product and staff transportation to and from the facility daily.

The Cannery has to be one of the most visited destinations from the old Misty Moorings sceneries. Just based on it's location, it's fun to fly in and out of with beautiful scenery all around. Look for the channel buoy's and boats to help you navigate through the channel. There is also a nearby waterfall I had some fun with. Don't forget to stop by the nearby Klinkwan fish camp when you get a chance!

Landing Surface: Water (Does not freeze in Winter)

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Iggy's Harbor (Updated 02.06.2016**)
Scenery by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen

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 called "Barnstormers" that attracts tourism to the settlement. Every night from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM there is a fireworks show put on by the casino. It's quickly becoming a popular destination for tourists and local's alike. There is also a small factory owned by the Proctor and Gamble company that helps in the production of the "Lava" soap brand. The small operation mines pumice and other minerals from the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park across the river from the settlement for the soap. Just about everyone in the settlement works either at the plant or the casino and they all enjoy a thriving local economy.

The provincial park lies in the Nass River valley of northwestern British Columbia, Canada, about 80 kilometers north of Terrace, and near the Nisga'a Villages of Gitlakdamix and Gitwinksihlkw. The park has waterfalls, pools, cinder cones, tree moulds, lava tubes, spatter cones, a lava-dammed lake, caves and other features created by lava flows. The parks aims to protect moose, goats, marmots, bears and many other species of wildlife. It is believed to be the site of Canada's most recent volcanic eruption and lava flow, a geological disaster that killed an estimated 2,000 people. Nisga'a oral histories record the names of two villages destroyed in the eruption, Wii Lax K'abit and Lax Ksiluux. The source of the eruption was the Tseax Cone. Large lava flows dammed the Nass River and destroyed two villages of the Nisga'a people around the years 1750 or 1775. Lava beds rise as much as 12 metres above the modern road.

Click on the "S" button below to add Sounds and Traffic to Iggy's Harbor - enhancement by Dex Thomas.

Iskut Village Airstrip (CBU2) (Updated 02.06.2016**)
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.

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Jedway Bay Sea Base (Updated 02.06.2017**)
Scenery created by Xavier Carre'
Custom objects and ground textures by Xavier Carre'
Story by Xavier Carre'


Located in a very isolated area, south of the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC, the bay housed a small settlement dedicated to a copper mine for a few years. Look at the color of the water hole!

Today, looking for a location in this remote area, Misty Moorings has sent some reconnaissance flights over the bay. As the bay seems to be OK for a base, work will soon start. To provide some commodities to guests, sailors and pilots, an inn has been built. Some people, with a good sense of humor, call this base Ghost harbor, referring to a shipwreck, the old settlement, and rumors reporting some strange events during some strange nights. Despite these events, Jedway Bay Sea Base is now open, and is pleased to welcome you.

NOTAM: Please Do not walk along the water hole at night. Do not walk through the inlet or on the beach at night. Don't rest at night on the small island. And enjoy your holidays here.

Jordan Lake Cabin (Updated 02.07.2016**)
Scenery created by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen
Custom objects and ground textures by Xavier Carre'
Story by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen

An updated USFS cabin located at Jordan Lake. Far from nowhere. There isn't much out here, except maybe trees, trees and more trees. Calm, tranquility, it's a great place to forget about modern life! But.. it isn't very easy to take in this heavenly location because a challenging approach awaits. Some float plane pilots will be able to land on Jordan Lake, some will not due to its small size. Do you have the stuff ?

This cabin has a new deck and covered porch that were recently added. The porch deck roof is a clear lexan material that can withstand the toughest weather conditions and in the winter, the snow can't find a foothold and slides right off the roof.

NOTAM: The upcoming Pacific Fjords patch from ORBX will add an official USFS cabin across the lake from this location. It'll be nice to have some neighbors once in awhile. And there will be other cabins at nearby Heckman Lake to visit as well. Go to the Map Room to see coming USFS cabin placements.

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Kasaan KXA Upgraded (Updated: 02.17.2016**)
By Doug Linn

Kasaan, KXA, as it comes to you in Tongass Fjords, consists of a dock, 2 automobiles and 2 boats. Not much to see. With this upgraded Kasaan, you have a little community, a brand new Brad's BBQ, a First Aid Station, Helipad, Fuel Pump that pumps fuel (Fuel trigger) and an operational windsock. There is also an optional NDB for this airport ... "KXA" at a frequency of "353". (The readme tells you how to delete the NDB and the Fuel Trigger if you decide you do not want these.

We have not altered the ADEX file for Tongass X or the bgl for the original scenery, we have simply built upon it, incorporating all the new things with the original layout. We hope you enjoy these little upgrades as we bring these lovely little Seaplane bases to life for you.

Ketchikan Harbor (Added 02.05.2012)
Scenery Created by Rod Jackson
Storyline by Rod Jackson

NOTAM: PayWare PAKT is necessary for this location

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. Meanwhile, Jack always has a charter waiting to tour Ketchikan or go to such exotic places as Dan's Hideaway, Goose Bay Cabin, Thorne Bay Island Retreat and other RTMM locations including Joe and Jack's favorite....Eagle Lake. That is how the company got its name. Jack and Joe both get involved when they need to run supplies up to Herring Bay Cannery or the Fleet Bay Parts Dock. And, of course, there are the continuous requests to tour Misty Fjords or just go bear watching. It is a busy life but Joe and Jack love to fly.

Unfortunately, Jack has been taken ill and has asked you, an experienced Bush Pilot, in this area, to take his place. Your fist charter is waiting for you at Misty's Place (scenery file available at the RTMM website). Their destination: Back to Eagle Air and their cruise ship.

season switcherKhutze River Lodge (PF17)
Scenery by Brad Allen - (Updated 02.09.2015**)

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.

The conservancy also protects old-growth forests of red cedar, hemlock and spruce as well as coastal wildlife habitat including important salmon spawning streams and habitat for grizzly bears, wolves, waterfowl, eagles, spawning salmon and deer which can be seen in the conservancy. The best place to see wildlife is at the river mouth and estuary at the end of Khutze Inlet. Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Sea Lions and Harbour Seals can also be seen in the adjacent marine waters.

This scenery highlights the entrance to the Khutze river and the settlement has a small dirt airstrip, lodge for visitors and limited aircraft maintenance facilities. Look for rock climbers, eagles and other surprises nearby.

NOTE: This scenery set works with the Season Switcher that you can click on to download here or at the top of this scenery page. Follow the readme to place it properly. You can change the scenery of this scenery set to match any season you want.

NOTE: Don't forget to add the "Canoona Fish Camp" scenery we offer that also makes seasonal changes possible. It's located just a few miles west of Khutze, across the canal.

** Fuel Trigger added at dock

Khutzeymateen River Bear View Lodge
(Updated 12.13.2014 - Rennovation, fuel, hanger, etc)
FSX Airport Name: "Khutzeymateen River"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF01" ("PAPA FOXTROT ZERO ONE")
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip and location by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen and Kim Gowney
Updated by Rod Jackson

The Grizzly Bear population in British Columbia have a place where they are looked after and monitored. The Bear View lodge, which is a replica of an African Safari resort, keeps a year round vigil on the local population of grizzly bears. There's a scientific research facility that tag's the bears and keeps track of them for study. Visitors to the lodge stay in facilities geared towards bear viewing along the river and with a focus on the conservation of the bears habitat and natural resources.

In August of 1994, Khutzeymateen was designated Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary under the joint management of the province of British Columbia and the Tsimshian Nation. Located 40 kilometres northeast of Prince Rupert on BC's northern coast, Khutzeymateen, a Tsimshian word meaning a confined space of salmon and bears, provides about 45,000 hectares of protected wilderness for the grizzly bear - a species at risk. The valley's rich wildlife population includes moose, wolves, migrating owls, grouse, shorebirds, geese, harlequin ducks, kingfishers, harbour seals, orca and humpback whales along the coast. With its dense rain forest, river mouth estuary and ocean fjord, the park sanctuary is able to provide refuge for about 50 grizzlies.

There's a short dirt airstrip and a water landing area. Aircraft will ferry guests and re-supply flights to and from the Bear View lodge. Also look nearby for viewing shelters along the river and the float plane dock near the South end of the property boundary area. Please do not disturb the bears! Armed personnel are on site to keep the bears from any incursions inside the lodge compound. They use tranquilizer guns only if necessary but mainly ward off the bears with fireworks and BB guns to avoid any potential attacks on staff or guests.

Land, tie-down and take a good walk around to see the sights. "Bob" is a must here. Just don't mess with the guards, they get kind of twitchy.

NOTAM: Scenery Updated: 01.30.11

Kildala Pass (Version 1.0)(Updated 12.12.2014 - fuel)
FSX Airport Name: "Kildala Pass"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF14" ("PAPA FOXTROT ONE FOUR")
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen and Kim Gowney
Location and Airstrip "ALPHA" by Kim Gowney
Airstrip "BRAVO" by Brad Allen

Kemano is a settlement situated 75 km (47 mi) Southeast of Kitimat in the province of British Columbia in Canada. It was built to service a hydroelectric power station which was built to provide energy for Alcan to smelt aluminium (aluminum) from its ore. The powerhouse is built 427 m (1,400 ft) inside the base of Mt Dubose in a blasted cavern. It produces 896 MW of power from its eight generators, each of which has a capacity of 112MW. The plant comprises a 16 km (10 mi) tunnel, the width of a two-lane highway, drilled and blasted through the coastal mountains to carry water to the penstocks of the Kemano powerhouse. The water plunges 800 m (2,600 ft) to drive the generators. The power transmission lines travel 82 km (51 mi) from Kemano to Kitimat across some of the most rugged mountain territory in British Columbia, along the Kildala Pass, about 1,500 m (5,000 ft) above sea-level. The first Kemano Project, known as Kemano I, resulted in the flooding of 120,000 acres (490 km2) of the Nechako Reservoir, within Cheslatta territory. This reputedly removed approximately 75% of the flow of the Nechako, which is or was an important salmon river. Expansion on the project, known as Kemano II, has been contested in the Canadian courts by members of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation with a group of Elders who have filed a Statement of Claim with the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Awaiting you on your journey here are three landing areas. A short and very tricky airstrip located high in the Kildala Pass known as Kildala Airstrip "ALPHA". It can be reached from Kemano by following the high power line towers that run along the river's edge in the valley from the Kemano hydro electric plant to Kitimat. This region is serviced mainly by helicopters, but the addition of the short strip allows for heavier cargo to be brought in to supply the ongoing workforce in the region, which is what your task will comprise if you choose to visit this challenging place. Although the strip can be accessed over the mountain range, the best route is to follow the pass up from the Kemano hydroelectric plant itself at low-level. As you get closer to the airstrip, look for the sharply pointed Atna Peak which becomes a prominent feature on a clear day. The pass continues past the airstrip to exit over Atna lake which itself is a tributary of Morice Lake lying just to the East of the mountain range.

Airstrip "BRAVO" is an unlisted airstrip and is located at the top of the nearby North ridge of Kemano Peak. This facility is an in between staging facility where crews on the mountain can ride out a fast moving storm, re-supply and stage equipment runs to various locations in the vicinity. It's a snow surface airstrip with cordoned off helicopter landing areas. There are only barricades marking the ends of the airstrip, but flashing beacons help with the alignment and look for the small smoke canisters placed here to aid aviators with figuring out where the landing area is. Helicopters have it much easier up here.

The last landing zone is for helicopter pilots only. Look for the suspended helipad that rests on the South edge of the Kildala Gorge Power Lines that run across the opening of the valley over the river far below. Only the best helicopter pilots are brought in to pick up personnel that work on the platforms rigged to travel along the top cable runs. The contact points keep the platforms grounded so they don't emit any high voltage supplies. In tough weather conditions, this location is generally left alone. It would almost be suicidal to try to land here in high winds and low visibility conditions.

Check out these videos we used for inspiration on this scenery:
http://wn.com/Kemano,British Columbia
http://wn.com/Kemano _Project

Video of Helicopter Landing HERE by andregauvreau


Kimsquit River Logging Camp (Updated 06.22.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen
Runway by ORBX

Early in the 20th century, logging operations in the Kimsquit watershed took on a new and important pace. Starting in 1917, Pacific Mills Limited constructed a train access point and rail operations began. Even though they were limited in reach, they were able to make an impact. Tall stands of Douglas Fir in the lower valley were now accessible and the operation lasted for several years. The planned expansion of the railway into a larger terminus never occurred though and operations slowed and would not return until the late 1970's. In 1980 Doman Industries assumed control of a large tract of land and constructed a modern 60-crew camp two miles from the beach on the west side of the river. For the next 18 years, operations commenced in the area. In 1997, several environmental issues became apparent. The local Grizzly Bear population was declining, precious resources in the area were taking a major hit, and pollution from the trucks was starting to show up in the water samples taken in the river. As a result, the government of British Columbia stipulated that no more lumber could be harvested in the watershed. Today, there is limited logging at the camps and all operations are heavily monitored. Stiff fines await any infractions.

This camp is still active but operations are winding down. It is situated at an unlisted airstrip named "Kimsquit River". Another unlisted airstrip, "Dean River" is only a few miles South of here. There are log floats and log barges on the river hauling away the last few shipments of timber from this area. You can also spot several trucks hauling timber away to be processed.

Landing Surface: Dirt

Kimsquit River Run (Updated 02.07.2014)
By Doug Linn

The Kimsquit River, from the Kimsquit River Logging Camp up to the Victory Valley scenery complex is now navigable by water! This is a 10 mile run that shows off the beautiful Kimsquit River Basin with its many twists and turns ... sometimes like a maze. But all of the turns are carefully marked for you and the water hazards are out of your way. This is a great river trip ... enjoy the wildlife and sights along the way.

Recommended you also add Victory Valley and Kimsquit River Logging Camp. This will complete your experience.

Kitsault Gold Camp (Updated 12.14.2014 - Rwy Headings)
FSX Airport Name: "Kitsault Gold Pan"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF03" ("PAPA FOXTROT ZERO THREE")

Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip location and creation by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen

Immediately north of Kitsault Gold Camp lie the towering cliffs of granite and basalt formed from volcanic lava some seventy one million years ago. Formed during the Tertiary Period of geologic time it's a morass of gorges and mountain passes hard enough to claim many lives from those interested in what may lie beneath the surface. Far to the West lie the barrier mountain ranges that guard the Pacific Ocean approaches. To the East, the wilderness knows no boundary. Exploration for Gold began here shortly after the civil war in the United States as prospectors came and laid claim to plots up and down the territory with the Kitsault area. The land in this area has served as a natural barrier between the lower desert and the mountainous region of the Superstition Wilderness. Prospectors have dug shafts and tunnels all along the wilderness pathways searching for copper, gold and silver for the past seventy years.

The Kitsault Gold Camp sprung up from the need for expeditions to have supplies and the small area of land became a popular trading post with the local indigenous tribes during the late 19th century. As word of "Gold Fever" spread to the area, small groups of trappers, prospectors and settlers found their way into the territory to find new promises of riches. Some were able to make small fortunes but most never saw a substantial return and they left for other locations. The Camp is a throwback to the day's of the gold rush and visitors today can experience panning for gold in the nearby rivers and streams. A trading post supplies most of the gear for everyone to have a chance to strike it rich. You keep what you find and rumor has it that there's more gold and riches yet to be discovered.

Chester Graves and his wife Gretchen, still operate tourist expeditions and each day, a group of guests will summon up the courage to take a horseback ride down to the nearby Kitsault River to pan for riches. Bear, Moose, Caribou and Wolf are all frequent visitors to the area and are spotted frequently. Afterwards, enjoy a great meal in "Chesters" Trading Post before departing back to the modern world.

Click HERE to see YouTube Vid from Aaron

Klawock Snow Dog Tours Operations Base (Added 08.29.2012)
Scenery designed by Brad Allen Main Scenery
Objects designed by Chris "MoCat" Carel

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.

Return to Misty Moorings would like to highlight the work of Chris "MoCat" Carel and place it in the current editions of FSX and Prepar3D. This fantastic scenery creator and object master is one of a kind and has made some of the coolest FS scenery in the past. Call it a next edition scenery project and we are looking to update the freeware "Snow Dog Tours" scenery for default FSX by making new versions of scenery that fits into the ORBX FTX regions of "Pacific Fjords" and "Southern Alaska" and also inside the FSAddon region of "Tongass Fjords X".

We have made contact and received permission from Chris to use his objects. So in the spirit of keeping the work he did in the past out there for old and new fans to see, we will take some of his seasoned craftsmanship and apply it to today' s stunning scenery available on the current FSX platform. It's just our way of saying thanks for all the amazing work he's done through the years for not only FS2004 but FSX.

Klinkwan Fish Camp (Version 2.1) (Updated 6.28.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

The Klinkwan Fish Camp is located 2 miles west of the Hunter Bay Cannery Complex. The lodge can house 12 people comfortably with 4 small bedrooms, a fully supplied kitchen and sitting area. This lodge is equipped for busy fishing expeditions in this fishing-rich area of Misty Fjords. There is a picnic table and a small smokehouse for smoking fish. There is also a separate dock for any boating visitors, and the fishing off the dock is also excellent especially in the evening. The long pier is the perfect place to catch that huge Coho Salmon at. Just remember it's a long walk back to the camp and you have to carry whatever you catch!

This location is a favorite destination for fishing and tourist excursions. Don't miss out on seeing the small hidden lake nearby that's a great place for camping out and swimming.

Landing Surface: Water (Does not freeze in Winter)

season switcherKloo Lake - (Updated 05.05.2015 - windsock, fuel trigger)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip by Steve Weinkamer (SAK1)
Storyline by Brad Allen
Special Thanks to Urs Burkhardt for Westwood Inn object permissions
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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 SwitcherUtility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.

season switcherKlutina Outfitters (Updated 02.12.2017)**
By Doug Linn

, Steve Weinkamer and Rod Jackson

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.

The scenery has the RTMM Season Switcher capabilities. All four seasons are represented. There is an airstrip for wheeled aircraft and plent of water landing space for the float planes. In the winter and spring, the lake is frozen. (Be careful not to run over the ice fishermen on the lake).

Season Switcher Settings:

  • Winter: November, December, January, February, March
  • Spring: April, May
  • Summer: June, July, August
  • Fall: September, October

** Hangar object raised, bushes added in hangar area

Kowesas River Lodge (Updated 02.08.2017*)
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 - Sound by Dex Thomas

This scenery is based on an actual site, although the landing strip is not there in the real world, we have tried to make it look like a natural flat area on the island, access to the lodge is by small boat across the Kowesas river. The text and weblinks that follow give a grand overall picture of this wonderful section of the Gardner canal area, the first link deals with the construction of the Lodge, the second link with the surrounding area.

The preferred approach to the airstrip is from the Kowesas river valley, it is too steep an approach from the Inlet. Although the flat landing area is generous being just over 2000ft in length, do not be over confident with your approach as a go around is not an option! Take off towards the valley as well. There are trees lining the airstrip so play it safe. Look for the pod of Orca feeding on Salmon near the mouth of the river. They have the fish jumping all over the place and the seagulls are trying to get in on the feeding frenzy. Taking a short 12 mile trip up river, you'll spot kayakers and at the end is a small cabin and dock.

Make the most of your visit to this spectacular, pristine and now preserved environment by fully exploring the Kowesas valley and try and find some of the scenic spots mentioned in the second link. This scenery is a whole adventure in itself. The Kowesas River Valley is located at the lower part of Gardner Canal next to Kitlope Valley. This area is considered to be one of the most scenic destinations in North America. The river flows gently in meander and is surrounded by snow covered mountains with winding passages. The area is the traditional trap line territory of Mr. Ken Hall, a well known Haisla Elder. Mr Hall travels alongside this river by canoe and uses the generous resources to insure the sustainability for his whole family. It’s a perfect river for quiet canoeing and wildlife sightseeing: Mountain Goat, Moose, Deer, Eagle, Waterfowl, Black Bear and Grizzly Bear. A traditional Haisla trail brings to you interesting point of views. In this place you can find the Ecofriendly accommodation Kowesas Lodge with all facilities including exterior hot tub.

There are two flight plans included in this zip package. One from Kitimat to the airstrip. The second from the airstrip and Lodge to the cabin up river. Look for the plan map images for details on the flight plans.

Kwatna River Airstrip Version 2.2 (Added 03.012012)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen

Although most of Canada's COAL lies at depths of 300 m or more, more than 90% of the coal now mined comes from surface mines. Strip mining is used where gently dipping seams lie close to the surface in relatively flat land; open-pit mining, where thick seams come near the surface in mountains or foothills. As the workings in a surface mine reach deeper, the amount of glacial debris and rock (overburden) that must be removed to expose the coal increases. The amount of overburden that must be moved to extract one tonne of coal, the "strip ratio," is an important factor in deciding the depth to which it is economically desirable to continue working. That depth is also influenced by technical considerations which take into account local geological factors and equipment limitations. This scenery will show some mining and logging operations taking place at this airstrip.

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.

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Labouchere Saw Mill Complex (with Brad's BBQ)
(Updated 02.13.2016 **)
By Doug Linn
AI Traffic by Dex Thomas

While looking for the Tongass Fjords Docks, we found the "logs" for the saw mill floating in the water, but no dock. So we made one and added a saw mill that is "chipping" the logs. Trees are "chipped" to small "chips" then loaded onto barges that take the chips to the Pulp Mill. The chips are then put into a "digester" with chemicals and "cooked." This cooking process separates the fibers that are held together with tannins and lignins that are the "glue" holding a tree together. When the chips are "blown" from the Kamyr Digester (the chip cooker), they are now fibers, ready to be washed (brown stock washers) and bleached (if you are making white paper) and sent on to the paper machine.

Often, when you come by a paper mill, you notice an odor. Most people, not knowing what it is can find it disgusting. But it is the odor of cabbage cooking. And for a good reason, when you cook cabbage, you are essentially following the cooking process a pulp mill uses to "cook" the trees. So the doer coming off is basically the same. So the next time you smell something awful coming from a pulp mill, remember it is cooking trees, and therefore smells like cabbage cooking. Instead of being disgusting, it might actually make you hungry! So we now have a sawmill at RTMM to deal with all those logs we are carrying around on the trucks. There is a helipad available at the Saw Mill.

Continuing on the little flight plan, you can fly to "Hole in the Wall" cabin, just around the next point. There you'll find a cabin, campsite and beautiful waterfall.

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season switcherLake Louise Lodge (Updated 11.12.2016)
Scenery Created by Doug Linn
AI Floatplanes by Dex Thomas

Lake Louise Lodge is a depiction of an actual lodge. It is located 33 miles west of Gulkana PAGK. It has a water landing in front of the lodge and there is a Z55 (Lake Louise) airstrip (actual). This scenery consists of the lodge and cabin and campsites along the southern edge of the lake with a road system that leads to the airstrip. You will also find a water landing near the lodge using sea plane base 13S. You can fly direct to either of these.

This location uses the RTMM Season Switcher, so be sure you have the correct "Season" in your simulator based on the "month" for that season, see below:

Season Switcher Settings for Lake Louise Area

FSX/P3D RTMM Season
Month Switcher Recommendation

January Winter
February Winter
March Winter
April Spring
May Spring
June Summer
July Summer
August Summer
September Fall
October Fall
November Winter
December Winter

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".

NOTAM: Amphibian Thin Ice Warning Markers for Amphibians using the Season Switcher for "Winter." ... explanation ... full screen capture

NOTAM: This scenery uses the ORBX Global/Vector scenery package.

Float Plane Package: You can download a float plane package that works with the season switcher. In Season Switcher "default" of noseason.bgl, there is no float plane traffic. In Spring, Summer, and Fall there is float plane traffic and in Winter there is ski plane traffic. PLEASE be sure to read the readme for it carefully. You must have your season switcher and your computer's season set correctly for this to work.

thumbnail season switcherLandmark Gap Resort (Updated 02.12.2017*)
Scenery by Doug Linn
AI Floatplanes by Dex Thomas

Landmark Gap Resort is fictional. This resort consists of a central, small lodge and outlying cabins. It is located on Landmark Gap Lake at the foot of the Amphitheater Mountain Range. Going over the mountains takes you to the Black Rapids (5BK) region and flying basically west, you will arrive near the Paxson area (PAXK). This facility can handle heli, float and wheeled aircraft. There is a landing strip behind the lodge with hangar. Fuel is both at the lodge dock and at the airstrip hangar.

Season Switcher Settings for Landmark Gap Resort Area

FSX/P3D RTMM Season
Month Switcher Recommendation

January Winter
February Winter
March Winter
April Spring
May Spring
June Summer
July Summer
August Summer
September Fall
October Fall
November Winter
December Winter

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".

This package also contains AI Aircraft created by Dex Thomas. To see these, you must have your AI Plane traffic set above 20% and you must have chosen one of the seasons, winter, spring, summer or fall. They do not show in Noseason. Also see the "readme" to be sure you have the correct folders installed. If you have not already installed it, you must install the SAK Floatplane Package. The package is found at: http://return.mistymoorings.com/scenery/#s . Also the BWEP Maule Ski Model Repaint on the BWEP Page under REPAINTS must be installed.

This scenery requires Global Base/Global Vector. This is an adjunct scenery location for the BWEP project. This gives people flying the pipeline a place to seek other than just following the pipeline. You will find a dispatch for this location when BWEP Richardson Highway is released.

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Last Resort at Bear Island (Updated 02.12.2016*)
Scenery Created by Doug Linn
Editing by Dieter Linde and Guy Marichich

A beautiful resort spread over an entire island in the moraine below the Chitina Glacier. See the readme for all of the locations as parts of this resort. You will find several airstrips already in the SAK (by ORBX) scenery package. So you will be able to fly from any of them to reach The Last Resort on Bear Island.

Note there is a "sister" location to this called "Chitina-Kennecott". This adds about 20 cabins, the mine at Kennecott and many other features for the immediate area around the Last Resort.

You will find a flight-seeing plan that comes with this package as well as a Trip Ticket that will guide you from Wasilla (PAWS) to the Bear Island Airstrip, giving you much historical and geographical detail along the way. (Recommend putting in both locations, then flying the trip ticket from Wasilla to introduce yourself to where this area is).

Slideshow by Trex3D HERE (Use "RTMM13" as Password)

Lavender Lake Lodge (Updated 12.12.2014 - Fuel)
FSX Airport Name: "Lavender Lake"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF04" (PAPA FOXTROT ZERO FOUR)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip and location by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen

Lavender Lake Lodge is a fly-in only location. A private residence that also serves as a wilderness lodge for small groups of 8 or less. The lodge was originally built by James Houghton in 1946. Houghton, who made his fortune in real estate after the Great Depression, had the airstrip built right after World War II. He was a collector of aircraft and liked this location as a place to "fly to". Once convinced that this was where he'd like to retire at, the project began in earnest and Houghton flew in all the manpower and supplies needed to build his mountain retreat. When Houghton died in 1976, he left the residence to his wife, Hazel and their two daughters, Mary Jane and Nancy. Hazel gave it the cozy touch it needed to appeal to guests and passed on the tradition to her two daughters before she passed away in 1985. Nancy still lives here during the summer season and runs the day to day operation with her son and daughter, Brad and Suzanne. With a complete kitchen that's open seasonally, the lodge is open to visitors from the spring melt through late fall when the first heavy snows arrive. Brad oversees the lodge maintenance and upgraded the infrastructure by purchasing and installing a windmill. The 1500 kilowatts of energy supplied by the windmill provides enough electricity to supply the lodge with the power it needs. The windmill was flown in piece by piece in 2006 by DC-3. Then assembled at the site and lifted into place by a Sikhorsky S-64 "SkyCrane" helicopter. Brad also carry's on his grandfathers tradition by keeping a couple of the family's vintage aircraft flyable for visitors who would like to take a look at the surrounding area from the air. And he flies several different aircraft to keep the lodge supplied during the summer season. Stop by the Lavender Lake Lodge for a great meal, overnight stay, or just to visit this family lodge that welcomes all visitors with a smile.

Two possible routes are included in this pack , one leaving from Stewart and flying through an extensive valley system to arrive at the Northern end of the lake, the other leaving from Alice Arm Silver City seaplane base and routing up the rapids and narrow gorge of the nearby river to top out over the strip and lake. There is yet a third route outlined in the Trip Tic that takes you up over Bear Glacier. Remember to see this place in the summer time when it is at it's most spectacular

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Little Oliver Creek (Updated 12.03.2014 - Windsock)
Idea and suggestions By Brad Allen.
Location, Storyline, Sloping strip! and scenery by Kim Gowney

This scenery was devised primarily to present a challenge to the bush pilots skills, it was Brad's idea and a month or so back he asked me to find a place that was hard to approach, in a valley, with a sharp turn around a hill before you see the strip, I looked for some time before I found this place. In something like a piper cub this will not present a great challenge, but once you get above 70 knots landing speed this is no push over.

As set out below, the reason for flying to such a dangerous spot, why else? Money! People want to go here to see the sights mentioned below and need supplies for camping trips, a couple of small cabins are occupied by folks who help out at the strip when it gets busy, there are numerous people to find as they head off up the valley to see the sights.

PF12 LOC is also special in that it has the first sloping strip in the RTMM scenery enhancements, yes! The ramp end of the strip is higher than the lower end. The beauty of this is that it allows the strip to fall at the same incline as the creek, a level strip at this place would get you a 30ft cliff at the lower end, but as a sloper it looks far better.

Set 25nm to the NNW of Terrace Little Oliver Creek is a popular destination for Ice Climbers in the winter time, Little Oliver Creek is not an easy place to access, involving a fair hike before you reach the main attractions, the spectacular Ice Falls.

However there is a narrow strip of flat rocky terrain that runs alongside the waterway that give a quicker access to the main trail for exploring the delights of the creek, approach to this "runway" can only be made from the Terrace end of the valley as it is blocked by a mountain the other way, take offs are best from the opposite end, so wind conditions are a major factor in the accessibility of this place. The approach is also blind as you will be making a steady left hand turn while you fly in at treetop height up the river valley waiting for the strip to appear.
Flying into this location to bring sightseers and supplies for camper etc, this is a journey you will either want to remember or have expunged from your mind, depending on how you did!

The strip is not silly short, having just over 1000ft of useable space, but the approach and timing make it seem a lot shorter. Make sure your brakes are well serviced!

To see more about the incredible sights that can be seen at Little Oliver Creek, visit this website.

Little Port Walter Marine Station V1
Scenery created by Brad Allen and Rod Jackson
AI Boat traffic and AI Seaplane traffic by Dex Thomas
Storyline compiled 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.

Research facilities include an experimental hatchery with freshwater, saltwater raceways and marine net pens. Two laboratories include a behavior laboratory capable of detailed observation on species in fresh water, salt water, or simulated intertidal environments.

Lucky Lindy's Place (Updated 12.14.2015**)
FSX Airport Name: "Lucky Lindy's Place"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF05"(PAPA FOXTROT ZERO FIVE)

Scenery enhancements created by Brad Allen
Airstrip Code by Kim Gowney

Welcome to Lucky Lindy's Place. Not far from Ketchikan is a nice retreat for pilots and guests alike. There's a suitable dirt road for landing small bush planes here. All pilots MUST stop in and visit the office to leave your aircraft keys with the staff. We ask this because we know some pilots like to get a little too friendly with the lady's here and after having one too many cold one's, we make sure nobody gets in the cockpit unless they're in flying shape. There are adequate places to "Sleep it Off" here so if you get too "bubbly" just find a bunk and a bucket. We'll check on you to make sure you're still breathing. Our resort guests stay in rustic wood cabins and our resort transportation is provided from the office to the cabins by the "Old Gray Mare" A 1963 Gray "Blue Bird" bus. For the solitude and peace of our guests, we offer no phone or TV in the cabins. There is no smoking permitted inside Lindy's. The restaurant and bar are known for great trout and salmon meals. Our kitchen staff bring classic country cooking and local recipes for wonderful breakfast, lunches and dinners. Ask about our "Mad Scrambles" or try a lunch with homemade Chili and a big piece of Chocolate cake. Saturday night dinner is by reservation only and must be booked in advance. The resort is fully licensed. "Last Call" in the bar is normally around 11 PM or thereabouts Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night the grill is open with soups and sandwiches until 11pm. Come and have a drink by a warm fire.

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Location Name by Doug Linn (Added 05.23.2017)
Starting Position at Location: N55 3.9587 ... W132 11.5395 ... Head: 037
VFR Location: 19 Miles, Mag 213 from Misty's Place (PF20)

The cabin is just a short trip from Misty's Place (and Ketchikan). It is located on Luelia Lake near the Moria Sound on Prince of Wales Island. In a direct line, the location is about 19 miles on a heading of 213 magnetic from Misty's Place. You'll find a small cabin on a small island in a small lake (Luelia Lake). The landing surface altitude is at 970 feet. The best approach on final is from about 2300 feet on a heading of 343 magnetic. Be sure to land slowly as there is a ridge at the far end of the lake that can be difficult to clear if you miss the landing. (The surface of the lake does not freeze in winter). The flight plan starts you at Misty's Place by the fuel depot (on land) and ends at Luelia Lake (water) so you should use an amphibian.

You'll find a dirt path for the ATV's all around the island. Across from the cabin is a stream leaving the lake. If you follow the stream, it cascades into two lakes as it makes its way down to Moria Sound.

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season switcherLynn Canal and Chilkoot Inlet Added 02.09.2015)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline 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.

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season switcherMagic Bus 142 (Added 12.29.2016)*
Created by Thomas Menzel

Christopher Johnson "Chris" McCandless (February 12, 1968 – ca. August 1992) was an American hiker and itinerant traveler, who also went by the name "Alexander Supertramp". After graduating from college in 1990, McCandless traveled the United States, and eventually hitchhiked to Alaska in April 1992. There, he set out along an old mining road known as the Stampede Trail, with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land. Almost four months later, McCandless' decomposing body, weighing only 30 kilograms (66 lb), was found by hunters in a converted bus used as a backcountry shelter along the Stampede Trail, on the eastern bank of the Sushana River. His cause of death was officially ruled to be starvation, although the exact cause remains the subject of some debate.

The location is 18 nm west of Healy River Airport "HRR" and 107 nm west of Delta Junction "D66" (Pipeline). Heli landings are without problems, fixed wing landings tricky but possible. A smoky campfire will help you finding the Magic Bus. Another fire is set on the south point of the western lake for orientation. Approach should be performed from south 325°, 2000ft and slow! See the screenshots in the zip folder.

Author's Note: The Sushana River is not present in ORBX LC NA/ Canada and Global Vector in no season, it should be between the two lakes. The Stampede Trail can partly be seen. Start your trip from HRR Healy River Airstrip and head to the Magic Bus 142 location using the waypoint MBUS in your GPS. The HRR strip is AI operational, a BWEP Maule pattern is established.

FSX/P3D RTMM Season Switcher - This location uses the RTMM Season Switcher. Be sure you set your seasons correctly as they are a little different in this part of the world. The season switcher is set based on the table below. For instance, if you are flying in MARCH, set your computer season to WINTER. See table below.

Month Switcher Recommendation for This Location

January Winter May Spring September Fall 
February Winter  June Summer October Fall 
March Winter July Summer November Winter
April Spring August Summer  December Winter

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season switcherMaloney's Tavern (Added 11.14.2015 Re-download)
Originally created by Urs Burkhardt April 2005.
Converted for FSX or P3D by Mike 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.

Masset Inlet Cabin (Updated 02.07.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

A secluded cabin with small pier located on Sandspit Island. It's in the Masset Inlet estuary and the real attraction here is the flight down the estuary into the bay. Masset Inlet is a large saltwater bay located in the heart of the lowland of northern Graham Island, the northernmost and largest island of the Haida Gwaii islands on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is fed by several rivers, the largest of which is the Yakoun River, and is connected to the open sea of the Dixon Entrance by the narrow Masset Sound and Masset Harbour, which opens onto McIntyre Bay. The communities of Port Clements and Sewall are located on the shores of Masset Inlet. The community of Juskatla is located on Juskatla Inlet, the largest of Masset Inlet's sidewaters. There are several islands in the inlet, the largest of which is Kumdis Island, at the inlet's egress to Masset Sound and just north of Port Clements. Masset Inlet helps form the isthmus of the Naikoon Peninsula.

"Masset" comes from the Haida word, Masst or large island. Did you know that the largest log barge in the world operates in Masset Inlet and Masset Sound?

Landing Surface: Water (Does not freeze in Winter)

Mesa Lake Cabin (Updated 02.25.2016**)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

A medium size cabin near the Southern shoreline of Mesa Lake, it's located in the heart of the Misty Fjords National Monument. The area is called "The Yosemite of the North" for its similar geology. Light-colored granite, about 50 to 70 million years old (Eocene Epoch to Cretaceous Period) has been sculpted by glaciers that gouged deep U-shaped troughs throughout the monument. Many of the glacial valleys are filled with sea water and are called "canals", but they are not man-made in any way; the walls of these valleys are near-vertical and often rise 2,000 to 3,000 feet (600 to 900 m) above sea level, and drop 1,000 feet (300 m) below it.

It is a protected area administered by the United States Forest Service on the Pacific Ocean coast of North America, in extreme southeastern Alaska and covering 2,294,343 acres (9,246 km) of Tongass National Forest in Alaska's Panhandle. All but 151,832 acres (614 km) is designated wilderness; Congress reserved the non-wilderness area for the Quartz Hill molybdenum deposit, possibly the largest such mineral deposit in the world. The national monument was originally proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 as Misty Fiords National Monument, using the authorization of the Antiquities Act and became a part of an ongoing political struggle between the federal government and the State of Alaska over land use policy and authority that finally led to the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. In that law, it was statutorily established as Misty Fjords National Monument.

This location is tricky to get into and out of and only experienced floatplane operators should land here. This cabin is situated on a small peninsula of land. There is some challenge in landing so make sure you over fly the area and get your bearings before attempting to touch down on the lake. There is a small dock to pull up to.

The Trip Ticket and Flight Seeing Plan also contains directions to Big Lake And Gokachin Lake Cabins.

 

Meziadin Lake Campground (Updated 02.15/2016**)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Part of the Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, this campground is a favorite for those on the road who are looking for some of British Columbia's beauty. It's just a short flight from Stewart and is in a beautiful location. Meziadin Lake Campground is an excellent location for canoeing or kayaking and offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Meziadin Junction is an important location on The Stewart-Cassiar Highway. The SCH is officially called Highway 37 and is the longest and most remote drive running nearly 500 kilometers (300 miles) through the vast wilderness of northwestern BC on its way to the Yukon. A more challenging drive than the famous Alaska Highway to the east, the Stewart-Cassiar is every bit as beautiful as it threads its way through endless forests, alongside wild rivers, and beneath the colorful Skeena and Cassiar Mountains. Long stretches of gravel and the lack of services along the way make for an adventurous drive.

A floatplane and boat dock greet arrivals here. The small island just offshore is a favorite location to spend some time alone in the vast beauty of this area. Also there are cabin's nestled into the surrounding woods on both ends of the campground. Look for the telltale wisp's of smoke from the chimney's and fires the campers have going.

Landing Surface: Water (Will freeze in Winter)

Metlakatla Jetty (Added 08.02.2014)
By Doug Linn

Metlakatla is about a five minute flight from Misty's Place and a 10 minute ride from PAKT. It is an interesting harbor, and changes significantly if you are running your sim's complexity at "Extremely Dense" or "Very Dense and less". The marina that can be seen in Extremely Dense does not appear with a lesser setting ... but it is still there and you can "physically run into it" if you cross the lagoon.

The channels around the problem area are clearly marked to give you a right-turn to Brad's BBQ or a left turn to the Diner. A park with picnic tables have been added along with other land and water-scaping.

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Miller Lake (Updated 02.16.2016**)
Scenery Created by Doug Linn

Just a nice place to fly to while visiting the Prince of Wales area. This location is on an island in Miller Lake. It consists of a cabin, canoes ... just all those things you'd like to have when you go there in real time. It is about 2 miles from Aiken Creek Cabin and two miles from Dan's Hideaway. Visiting all three is makes a nice trip.

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Misty Moorings-Oil Platform Services (MM Ops)
(Updated 04.19.2014)
by Doug Linn

NOTAM: Not compatible with ORBX PAEN Payware Airport!

ORBX SAK also includes Oil Platforms out in the water ... these are found near Kenai. This package gives you the "MM Ops" scenery location. You can use a short dirt strip, helipads (3), or docks for floatplanes or ships to "service" the oil platforms. The location is about 1.4 miles from the Kenai Municipal airport.

Included in the package is a list of the rigs and their relative location from VOR ENA (Kenai). You can set your course and the VOR will guide you and your DME will tell you the distance. It is all explained in the readme. The "mooring/starting" positions are in the readme.

The Dispatch gives you a visit to all of the airports in the Kenai area. There is a flight-seeing plan you can download from the dispatch.

NOTAM: This works for both DX10 and P3D - but we are using it to test the new libraries which are not available to the public yet ... so some objects may be missing for you.

Misty Moorings River Contest (Added 02.11.2012)
Scenery and Storyline by Xavier Carre

A new challenge ! Misty Moorings is proud to organize our first river contest. On Dean river, close to PF32 – Dean River lodge, this is a challenging competition : air boat race, and jumps. Are you ready ? So get your air boat, and follow the Dean River, or take off from PF32 and reach the contest village by seaplane. Read the "pdf" file on this one HERE.

Misty Moorings Air Taxi - Wasilla Office (March 28, 2013)
Scenery
by Doug Linn

With SAK (ORBX South Alaska) added, Misty is expanding her services to her customers with a small air taxi service based at the Wasilla (PAWS) airport. This services over 130 small airstrips (community and commercial) that are in the Anchorage area. For a bush pilot, this can be a lot of fun. Hops sometimes last only for 2 or 3 minutes to go to the next location. You will need ORBX SAK for this. It is recommended you have the Aerosoft Beaver and use the "Tundra" version. See PDF readme file here.

Misty's Old Yacht Club (Version 1.0)(Added 03.13.11)
Scenery created by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen
Custom objects by Xavier Carre'
Story by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen

While you fly to Misty ‘s Place, PF20, on approach from the south, keep a look out along the coast. Because just a few miles from the runway at Misty's Place, you can see off to the port side, several shipwrecks and nestled into the small bay an old marina. On fair weather days, you may see one or two sailboats sailing in the fjords. You have found Misty’s Old Yacht Club. A yacht club? Yes, in fact, many years ago, a small yacht came here during a storm to find a refuge. It was a long time before construction of the piers and this little bay is well known to be a haven for bad weather. During the storm the small yacht was damaged so the owner moored his boat along an old cabin and left it there hoping to return someday to repair it.

After several years passed, one of the mechanics at Misty's place recovered and repaired the yacht and started sailing it along the Misty Fjords. Now, young people come to learn sailing from time to time and the location is a favorite for tourists to visit. Some of Misty's pilots and mechanics have pitched in to buy a new sailboat and you can often see her sailing in the bay. During a recent visit to the area, the tall ship, "Exodus" became trapped on a small island near the bay and was destroyed when a fierce winter storm pummeled it. It's wreckage now litters the south end of the bay. While another fishing vessel also found a permanent home on the north end of the bay after running aground during an summer squall. Visitors have now named the area, "Shipwreck Bay"

There are three main buildings here but only two are relatively safe to visit. The structures are old and many fear they could fall into the sea at any moment. The piers aren't in much better shape and the local code enforcement office is close to condemning the place. Walk lightly around here.

Night Navigation Lighting added for Water Runway and taxiway. (You must have the latest BWEP Library installed to view these). You can now land on the water at night in bad weather and follow the night buoys to Misty's place along the canal.

Misty's Place (Updated 10.08.2017)*
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen
Location and Airstrip by Kim Gowney

FSX Airport Name: "Misty's Place"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF20" ("PAPA FOXTROT TWO ZERO")

(Updated 03.20.2016**)

Back in the late 60's, a lady by the name of Misty came to visit Ketchikan Alaska one summer. She came with her husband named Cliff and a young daughter named Mindy. They stayed for a short while and they fell in love with the place as so many do. The lure of Alaska's beauty kept clinging inside Misty's head. It was so beautiful. But she had to return to the lower 48 when the time came to depart. Her husband was being sent back to the war in Southeast Asia. Cliff flew in the Air Force in an aircraft that many people never even heard of. It was an "A-1 Skyraider" and all Misty knew about it was that it was old, flew close to the ground and had some crazy nicknames like "Spad", "Sandy" and "Zorro". What she didn't know was that her man was a great pilot that had one of the hardest jobs in any cockpit during the war. Close air support for search and rescue missions in hostile territory. She always knew that his career could be cut short in an instant and unfortunately, the day came when Misty got a phone call she always feared may come. Cliff was missing in action. She was told that he had been shot down during a "Sandy" mission that originated at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base. "NKP" was the hub of all Air Force A-1 missions and his aircraft hadn't returned to base. The second aircraft made it back to base and reported heavy contact with the enemy, but the pilot only saw smoke in the vicinity. He heard Cliff call out a "Mayday" but never saw a parachute. Several attempts were made to locate the missing pilot but only the wreckage was spotted. Was he killed in the crash? Or had he survived and been captured by the enemy? The Air Force didn't have a clue.

Misty took the news hard. She held out hope for any possible good news but it never came. After the war ended in 1975, she took her daughter and left the livelihood she had been so used to behind. She headed back to that "Beautiful Place" she fell in love with not so long ago. Looking to begin a new life far away from the pain and bad memories of her past, she made it back to Ketchikan in the summer of 1976. With the small amount of savings she had and the balance of her late husbands estate, Misty found a small tract of land just inside Bostwick Point on Gravina Island. It was nothing but grass and trees but she had a vision of what she wanted it to become. A place of happiness and friendship. It took a lot of work for the next year. She cleared out some of the land and made a small dirt airstrip along the waters edge. A cottage for visitors was built and a friend named Joe came along and helped her build a small but cozy little bar and grille called, "Misty's Place"

Joe helped her out around the property and did most of the construction on the old wooden hangar where he kept a small repair shop at. Word spread around the Ketchikan area of a new place where pilots were welcome to visit. They could stay here for a small fee as long as they helped Misty around the place. Many came and went but the reputation of the "Nice Lady" with the beautiful smile spread around the area. Joe's repair business helped fund a second hangar where even more repairs were made available. Even a small supply of fuel kept the local pilots interested in this "Hangout" with a great location to base their "Bush" operations from.

Nowaday's, Misty still tends to her business as much as she can, but Mindy is stepping in more and more for mom. It's not an easy life up here and Misty and Joe realized that it might be time to hand the reins of ownership over to Mindy soon. Mindy found herself a good man and they do all they can to carry on the tradition her mom strived so hard to bring to this little slice of Alaska.

But It'll always be "Misty's Place"

Christmas at Misty's Place - Add this below, then check and uncheck in your scenery library for Christmas at Misty's Place (Updated 12.20.2014)

  • ORBX PFJ required
  • *Update - New water approach lighting, fixed smoke problems for P3D V4
season switcherMoh Creek (Added 03.21.2015)
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.

Dieter Linde

  • This location can use the RTMM Season Switcher
  • ORBX PNW Required
Moose Lake Lodge - CAS2 (Updated 01.27.2015)
Scenery created by Xavier Carré

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.

Location : N53°4.49 – W125°24.29

This location is now included in the "Barnstormers" Scenery Package

Moresby Camp (Added 1.29.11)


Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

A rich diversity of cultures call the island home. Haida Gwaii, the former Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, is arguably one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. The islands are the ancestral home of the Haida - the West Coast First Nations who have lived here for thousands of years. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, a remote collection of 138 islands in the southern part of Haida Gwaii, was established in 1988 amidst a tense confrontation that divided the island’s population, as well as public opinion across Canada and around the world. At the height of the confrontation, 72 Haida were arrested and charged with criminal contempt of court, an act that shocked the international community. In a gesture of good faith, the Canadian government passed a resolution to support the Haida’s wishes, and Gwaii Haanas was formed.

A development jobsite on the island of Haida Gwaii and situated in the Moresby inlet, this is a construction zone and work is going on. There are animated construction vehicles at the job site. The jetty is being updated for future development and the floatplane and boat dock are essential for delivery of the supplies needed for this ongoing construction work site. The water access to the park and the surrounding inlets and islands is key to the transportation in the region. The area roads are maintained by a local timber company but many times the roads are closed due to weather.

Landing Surface: Water (Does not freeze in Winter)

Moresby Camp Boat Traffic Download HERE

Mountain Rescue #1 (Added 06.29.2011)
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

Mt. Light Retreat (Updated 12.12.2014 - Windsock)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline compiled by Brad Allen
Location by Kim Gowney

Mt. Light Retreat is a destination that harkens back to the era of the mountain man. This location was once a favorite destination of fur trappers who settled in the Terrace area back in the 19th century. The stereotypical mountain man has been depicted as dressed in buckskin and a coonskin cap, sporting bushy facial hair and carrying a Hawken rifle and Bowie knife, commonly referred to as a "scalpin' knife." They have been romanticized as honorable men with their own chivalrous code, loners who would help those in need but who had found their home in the wild. The life of a mountain man was rugged. They explored unmapped areas. Bears and hostile native tribes presented constant physical dangers. Mountain men had to use their senses of hearing, sight, and smell to keep themselves alive. When they were sick, they would use whatever herbs they had to try to get well. If game was scarce, they would go hungry. In summer they could catch fish, build a log cabin, and roam in search of fur. Cabins were built near friendly Indians. But in other areas, most camps were just temporary. Most winters were brutal and heavy snow storms or extremely low temperatures kept men in their cabins. But no matter what the season, there was always danger. Many men did not last more than several years in the wilderness.

Pristine and serene with tall granite peaks that create a beautiful panorama that encircles Mt. Light Lake. Floatplanes should be able to land here with no problems. Tundra tire's would be a must have on any Piper Cub or Cessna 185 that might give some of the small grass spots nearby a try. Helicopters will love this destination too.

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Mt. Matlock Cabin (Updated 02.07.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Sandspit (population: 460) lies on the northeast tip of Moresby Island, one of the Queen Charlotte Islands. The charming village lies on a spit of land extending into Hecate Strait. The Islands are blessed with a mild climate that has resulted in a rainforest of stunning, natural beauty, as well as lush vegetation and bountiful wildlife. Sandspit is home to the Islands’ main airport, with regular service available from Vancouver and Prince Rupert. A 25-minute ferry ride from Alliford Bay connects Sandspit to Skidegate Landing on Graham Island, the terminal for the 7-hour ferry to and from Prince Rupert.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, the Islands have been home to the Haida Nation for over 10,000 years. In 1993, the Canadian Government and the Council of the Haida Nation signed a landmark agreement to co-manage the newly protected Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site on the southern half of Moresby Island. Sandspit is the major gateway for adventure travel into Gwaii Haanas, either by air or water.

A secluded cabin with small pier located on Sandspit Island. It's in a beautiful protected cove near Mt. Matlock.

season switcherMuddy Lake Airstrip ICAO Code: BD7 (Added 12.31.2013)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen
Special Thanks to Urs Burkhardt for Westwood Inn object permissions.

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.

This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.

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NAC Bases - Navigator Air Cargo Bases (Updated 02.23.2016**)
By Harald Gabler, Austria

NAC Randolph Peak (NACR) is a fictional airfield situated at the foot of the eponymous mountain peak about 90 NM south-east of Juneau, Alaska. The airfield has a flat grass runway and serves as springboard of the fictional airline "Navigator Air Cargo Service" for flights into the region of Glacier Bay National Park. Minor repairs can be done in the hangar. Also several gallons of fuel can be obtained. When staying over night you should visit the "Airman", the airfield pub. If you don't bring your own tent you can stay overnight on mattresses on the floor for just one dollar. The connected store stocks food and offers other necessary wilderness equipment. (Tongass Fjords Scenery Package required).

NAC Sharp Cone (NACA) is located about 20 from Bella Bela on a 92* course. This is also a fictional airfield. Here also is a campsite for you when you park your aircraft. The runway is dirt. This little base supports four other local area highlights:

  • NACA Wharf - N52 1.44 W127 37.96 Mag 81 - Wharf complex for NACA ... amphibian, or seaplane, water does not freeze in winter.
  • Two Lakes Camp - N52 1.82 W127 34.12 Mag 349 - Interesting small dirt strip with repair facilities. Amphibian or tundra, dirt airstrip, nearby water freezes in winter.
  • Ron's Cabin - N52 3.75 W127 32.58 Mag 170 - Small cabin on a lake. The water freezes in winter. Amphibian, ski in winter, floats in summer.
  • Helen's Fright - N52 6.86 W127 33.52 Mag 49 - Small cabin on a dirt runway on a devilish mountaintop ... (a lot of fun landing on this one!).

**Added Fuel Trigger ... full folder re-uploaded

season switcherNAC Kispoix River

Scenery created by Harald Gabler
Storyline by Harald Gabler/Dieter Linde

The real Kispiox River Steelhead Camp is situated in a valley of the Kispiox Range area, straight to the western banks of the famous Kispiox River, about 43 NM northwest of Smithers/CYYD. So it's not surprising that a fishing camp was established here. The owner is a relative of Harald Gabler, author of this scenery.

This scenery with the short dirtstrip, about 1200 ft in length, is built on the same site. The scenery is fictional and doesn't represent the original camp site. The camp, sitting in a remote pristine stunning wilderness area, invites anglers of all skills to experience a successful terrific fishing

Kispiox River is famous for the catch of different species of fish especially huge steelhead trout. It's a paradise for anglers from around the world. Spent some relaxed delightful days in comfortable accommodations equipped with a cozy parlor, fully furnished kitchen, shower and WC. This way you are independent from any lunch time. Create your own daily routine. You are provided with everything you need to maximize your fishing experience, boats, fish cleaning, smoking/freezing and even transportation to the river, if needed.

You can reach the camp via road. It's about an hour's drive from Smithers or about 40 minutes from Terrace by SUV. Additionally the small airfield allows a fly-in by small GA-aircraft. Fuel and aircraft service is offered to a limited extend. Don't hesitate to ask Jack the experienced mechanic for support. You will find him at the airplane repair shed during summer time.

Nadina Mountain Airstrip (Updated 07.06.2017**)
FSX Airport Name: "Nadina Mountain"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF15" ("PAPA FOXTROT ONE FIVE")
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip and location by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen and Kim Gowney

Located 21 miles south of Houston, this outback strip affords easy access to the Nadina Mountain Trail. A popular location for Hikers, Hunters and even geologists! More about the trail and it's varied attractions can be read by clicking the link at the bottom of this storyline. The website in part has this to say:

  • "Nadina Mountain Park encompasses an isolated granitic mountain rising up from the rolling terrain of the Nechako Plateau. The mountain is a unique and dominant feature on the landscape and is theorized to have been a refugia during the last glaciation. Unique rock formations include large granite pillars. Heavy forest below gives way to an expansive alpine tundra on the summit plateau. The park provides good habitat for mountain goats. Recreational use in the park includes hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing and hunting. The park is a popular regional destination for hikers."

Trees, trees and more trees await you here. Be sure you're not trying to land here with to much wing surface because you'll be into the trees if you get too close! The airstrip is actually wider than you think, it's the illusion on approach that will raise the hair on your neck. You should have no trouble landing here in the proper aircraft. "Cub's and the like will have plenty of stopping distance. "Stationair's will need to get the touchdown zone right at the end of the airstrip to safely slow to a stop and turn around. Anything larger than this class of aircraft will not be suited for this location.

Bush Operators here are used to get in mountain climbers, hikers, campers and hunters. The ranger station is active all year round but with roads being a challenge here, they rely on their "Helio Stallion" to get them in and out.

Here's a link to the "real thing" - LINK

TREE REMOVAL SERVICE: If you feel that the trees here are just too close for your comfort level, "Ranger Wimpy" can chop down the trees that are real close to the edge of the airstrip for you. By removing this file:
nadina_mountain_airstrip_vegetation_include_01.bgl
from your ...Addon Scenery\Nadina Mountain\scenery folder, there will still be a lot of trees but they'll be further away from the edges of the airstrip.

  • ORBX PFJ required
  • ** Update: Updated location name on server and altered the readme to better instruct on removing trees
Navman's Retreat (Updated 02.07.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline created by Brad Allen

This scenery is In honor of the Owner and CEO at FSAddon Publishing and a great contributor to the Flight Simulator Community, Francois "Navman" Dumas. Located at an unlisted airstrip inside the ORBX "Pacific Fjords" scenery area, it's right next to the "Bradfield River" and close to the border of the "Tongass Fjords" scenery from FSAddon. There are hangar's that house a collection of "Tiger Moth", AN-2 "Annushka", "Steerman" and "Chipmunk" vintage aircraft. There is a floatplane dock and several cabin's await any visitors.

New Eddystone Rock (Added 04.01.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

The Alaskan island called New Eddystone Rock is a pillar of basalt. Sometime during the last 5 million years, the basalt came from fractures in the floor of Behm Canal. The broken, haphazard texture of these basalts indicates that New Eddystone Rock was part of a volcanic vent where magma rose repeatedly to the surface of the earth.

When in its molten state, the basalt was very liquid, so that it spread out over a large area, like pancake batter on a griddle. These flows cooled from both the top and the bottom forming the hexagonal columns which are visible on several of the islands surrounding New Eddystone rock. After the basalt flows covered the floor of Behm Canal, another glacial advance scoured away much of the flow, leaving behind New Eddystone Rock and some of the islands to the northeast.

season switcherNina Cove Lodge & Cabins (Added 01.17.2014)
Scenery Created by Brad Allen
Story 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.

Nina's Landing (Updated 02.15.2016**)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

True luxury in a wilderness setting. Nina's Landing is an all inclusive resort where guests can experience the beauty of the Misty Fjords area in elegant style. Opulent five star accommodations await at the only luxury resort in the Ketchikan area. The staff at Nina's Landing pamper you with the quality and exemplary service which consistently exceeds your expectations. Dine at "Nina's" and enjoy a dramatic and refreshingly different restaurant setting that is famous for serving local seafood and international gourmet cuisine in an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance. Guests arrive by ground transportation, seaplane and boat. Look for the polished granite staircase that leads to the entrance. There is a large helicopter pad. Adequate parking for seaplanes and a boat dock large enough for luxury yachts. This isn't your typical wilderness lodge.

From Brad: "I named this scenery for my wife, Nina. Let your imagination go and think of a Luxurious Mediterranean resort near Monte Carlo. That's the idea with this scenery only it's near Ketchikan, AK. It's a place for guests that demand the finer things in life and are willing to spare no expense to achieve those goals. Nina's Landing delivers in that regard. Float plane and helicopter pilots along with local boat captains ferry guests from nearby areas to stay at this resort. There is a bus parking area at the top of the hill and those guests arrive at the resort walking down a granite staircase that leads to the dock and shoreline area of the resort.

Also, I added the nearby, George Inlet Cannery that's just North of the resort. It's now just a shell of it's former self but is still visited by tourists to this day. Be careful as you approach the cannery, there are Orca nearby hunting, so come into this area slowly and you'll see nature at work. There are fish jumping to get away from the killer whales and birds diving in to get in on the feeding frenzy.

The helicopter landing pad IS landable in FSX so our whirly bird captains have a place to touchdown at here."

Nisga'a Glacial Lake Lodge (Updated 12.12.2014 - Fuel Depot)
FSX Airport Name: "Nisga'a Glacial Lake"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF02" ("PAPA FOXTROT ZERO TWO")

Scenery created by Brad Allen
Airstrip location and creation by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen

This location gives visitors a true "Cabin on the Lake" experience, with plenty of options for guests to experience beautiful Nisga'a Lake. The property has its own dock on the lake, with gently sloping access for swimming, sunbathing, canoeing, or kayaking. Easy access to incredible mountain biking and hiking is just a few steps from the front door of the lodge. Fishing in the Nisga'a lake and river is excellent any time of year. There is adequate crosscountry skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the winter time. There's no limit to the entertainment options here. You just have to get out there and do it.

The Nisga'a Lodge has an inviting great room for meetings or just relaxing by a large fireplace. There are two comfortable couches and plenty of seating and tables. The lodge has a fully equipped kitchen during the spring and summer months. Even though the kitchen has limited food options in the fall and winter, you'll be able to use the facilities to cook whatever you catch. The rooms in the lodge come with all bedding, quilts, linens, and towels. The dirt runway here is long enough for many types of bush aircraft. Pilots also will find enough parking to tie down their aircraft and come inside for a visit. There are no fuel facilities here though and care must be taken to keep any hazardous fluids from getting into the surrounding ecosystem. Drip pan's are provided to all pilots and they are asked to place one under each engine while they are parked. There is also plenty of parking at the dock for floatplane operations and the lake doesn't freeze over in the winter. Land, tie-down and take a walk around to see the sights. "Bob" is perfect here. See a video of AAron's landing at Nisga'a HERE


Norandex Mining Operations (Added 11.11.2013)
Scenery and Storyline by Steve Weinkamer

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.”

Updated: 07.22.2014

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Ocean Falls, BC (Updated 02.03.2016**)
By Doug Linn

We have tried to duplicate Ocean Falls, BC as closely as we can with the objects we have. There is a dam that back up a very beautiful lake (we'll put some cabins on it later for sure!). The dam has a generating station that produces electricity for the region. As you fly to this location, you'll notice many power line poles on the port shoreline ... all coming from Ocean falls.

It seems the cruise ships have discovered it too, as one is anchored in the cove allowing passengers to embark to shore to visit the dam and the shops in the town.

NOTAM: With the update, the RTMM Medical Libraries TEMP is needed.

Owikeno Lake Area (Updated 01.29.2015 - Fuel @ Owikeeno W.)
Scenery by Doug Linn, Brad Allen and Rod Jackson

Updated: 09.02.2016*

This scenery is located at the southernmost end of PFJ (ORBX). You will find 33 (documented) locations, 6 river runs, 5 airstrips, AI Boat Traffic and more. This scenery was designed for all four of our types of pilots ... heli, float/fixed wheel plane, boaters and even land vehicles.

We have a NEW feature, not been attempted before ... a man-made canal that links The saltwater inlet with the freshwater lakes. Taking a boat from one end to the other of the Pacific Fjords Gateway Canal is a "must" trip. This was created by Rod Jackson and is an amazing feature in this scenery package.

There is a Boat/Float Plane tour of the lake that will take you to many of the locations along the shoreline. It is included in the zip, but you can see it by clicking on the TIC button below.

There is an extensive README (click here) that you can look through to see the scope of this project. Also the map, below will show you where all the locations are. All of the mooring points (start points) for all of the locations can be found in the readme and also in the Map Room at Misty's Place. Also, the RTMM.Dat file for FSDiscover! has been updated for Owikeno. Enjoy. There now is also an NDB at Pacific Gateway PF20. It is named PAGA and is found on frequency 344.

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Pacific Northwest Scenery Collection - Updated 03.11.2015
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline 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.

  • ORBX PNW required
  • NOTAM: this scenery is also hosted by OZx and users need to check if they already have any of these locations installed so that no duplicate scenery issues happen.

PAKT Ferry (For PAKT=SP1 ONLY) (Added 02.13.2012)
By Rob Abernathy and Scenery by Jeff Greene

Here is a great AI scenery package that puts a ferryboat crossing the Tongass Narrows .. just as it does in real life. You must have PAKT-SP1 for this to work. There are some great animations in this package. There is no "flight plan" or map with this since it is located right at PAKT. This file adds some eye candy to the Gravina Island side of the Ketchikan airport ferry landing area. Jeff has added vehicles and people to the road and sidewalk approaching the ferry dock at PAKT airport. This BGL is only compatible with the Orbx Ketchikan airport addon for FTX PFJ. You must have Orbx FTX North America Pacific Fjords and the December 2011 released PAKT airport from Orbx for this to work.

NOTAM: in P3D, make sure you clean out the Shaders Folder before starting P3D

Petrof Bay Camp (Updated 02.09.2014)
Scenery and Storyline 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.

Fishermen will find a variety of fish including coho salmon, halibut and dolly varden here. Whether you’re trolling, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are excellent. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Petrof Bay. If all goes well, the silver salmon will be hooked by your cod, the belyi golets will be biting your grasshoppers and the flatfish will be grabbing your minnows.

Port Bazan Cannery (Updated 02.024.2016**)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline 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.

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Port Refugio BBQ - By Doug Linn (Added 08.14.2017**)

Port Refugio is only 3 miles from Waterfall, AK. We have a very active fishing fleet coming out of Waterfall ... and we know these guys get tired of eating FISH! So we are putting a Brad's BBQ in Port Refugio so the boys can have some "down home cookin'".

This location uses the RTMM Season Switcher:
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Fall Screenshot

Here's where virtuality and reality merge. Look at Google Earth at location:
N55 17.370 and W133 19.399

Now ask us how we put a Brad's BBQ onto Google Earth! :-) (Pic Here)

** Update: "blinking fog object in "fall" fixed (thanks Steve Weinkammer)

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Portage Bay Cabin (Added 03.31.11)
Scenery created by Doug Linn
Story by Doug Linn

Portage Bay ... So named because of it's very important geographical positioning. In days gone by, the cabin site was used as a staging area for the portage of 2.8 miles between the end of Portage Bay and the West Arm of the Cholmondelay Sound. (Topo in the Trip Tic). This means it was only a short walk along a well-worn path along Portage Creek to the "other side" of this large island. To go around the island by boat required a sailing trip of 100 miles rounding the island to the south and almost 150 miles going around the north end. So a 2.8 mile "portage" became a popular shortcut for people "back in the day." This cabin is positioned on the staging site, a nice flat piece of land where barges could unload their cargo for the portage.

The Trip Tic is in the Sail Plan format used for boats. But this is an excellent flight plan for very low (Flight-Seeing) flyers and helicopters. All way points are named for real features in the landscape and the route goes "around" islands rather than using them as a "fly over" waypoint. Water landing ... does not freeze in winter.
Mooring Point: N55 16.61 W132 32.94 Heading 114

Prayer Lake Cabin (Updated 02.09.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

You may be wondering why this lake has that name? Well it's not your typical low altitude lake. This one is just a little different. This is a place that is located on the island of Haida Gwaii, just north of Takakia Lake and this location is perfect for pilots that like a challenge. It's a small lake with a cabin at the end of it. Sounds simple enough, only it's location is nestled into the side of a mountain! There's only one way in and one way out and the approach has to be just right or you may not have enough airspeed to recover and any go around in here. Land at your own risk and you better say your prayers!

They lie on the edge of the province's collective memory like a dream scarce remembered; mythical and elusive, full of meaning and great beauty, yet incomprehensible to the waking mind. Impossible not to marvel at, and revel in, these are the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), arguably one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. This group of islands nestled under the Alaska panhandle is the ancestral home of the Haida - the West Coast Aboriginals who have lived here for thousands of years. The Queen Charlotte Islands were officially renamed Haida Gwaii in December 2009 as part of an historic reconciliation agreement between the Haida Nation and the province of British Columbia. Haida Gwaii was created as an alternative name for the islands to acknowledge the history of the Haida Nation. The name Haida Gwaii translates as "islands of the people" in the Haida language.

According to Haida legend, Haida Gwaii is the place where time began. There is an older name for this place, a name that comes from the mists of time and seems to be the most appropriate name of all: Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai - Islands at the Boundary of the World. Certainly it is not hard to miss the spiritual, even mystical nature of the place. The unusual and abundant flora and fauna that thrive in this Galapagos of the North and the marine and wildlife diversity of the surrounding waters and forests make it an ecological marvel.

Prince Rupert Shipping Scenery (Added 12.02.2012)
Scenery by Brad Allen

AI Shipping scenery created for the Pacific Fjords Region near Prince Rupert. Look for static ships parked nearby and docks with ships loading and unloading supplies and goods. All around the area near Prince Rupert.

Best Starting Point for viewing this is Seal Cove Seaplane. (CZSW)

season switcherPrince William Sound (Added 12.19.2014)
By Brad Allen

Prince William Sound is a sound of the Gulf of Alaska on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula. Its largest port is Valdez, at the southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Other settlements on the sound, which contains numerous small islands, include Cordova and Whittier plus the Alaska native villages of Chenega and Tatitlek.

James Cook entered Prince William Sound in 1778 and named it Sandwich Sound, after his patron the Earl of Sandwich. The editors of Cook's maps changed the name to Prince William Sound, in honor of Prince William, who would later become King William IV. The Sound was named in 1778 by George Vancouver to honour George III's third son Prince William Henry, then aged thirteen and serving as a midshipman in the Royal Navy.

Most of the land surrounding Prince William Sound is part of the Chugach National Forest, the second largest national forest in the U.S. Prince William Sound is ringed by the steep and glaciated Chugach Mountains. The coastline is convoluted, with many islands and fjords, several of which contain tidewater glaciers. The principal barrier islands forming the sound are Montague Island, Hinchinbrook Island, and Hawkins Island.

A 1964 tsunami, a result of the Good Friday Earthquake, killed a number of Chugach villagers in the coastal village of Chenega, as well as destroying the town of Valdez.

In 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef after leaving Valdez, causing a large oil spill, which resulted in massive damage to the environment, including the killing of around 250,000 seabirds, nearly 3,000 sea otters, 300 harbour seals, 250 bald eagles and up to 22 killer whales.

  • Included Locations: Objects added to Sawmill Bay, Armin Koernig (AFK) Hatchery, Hitchinbrook Island, Johnstone Point Airstrip, Nucheck Village, Hitchenbrook Island Radio Tower, Boswell Bay Airstrip, Strawberry Channel shipwreck, Hawkins Island Cabins, Chenega Island lodge, & Eshamy Bay Lodge
  • These are all included in the RTMM Flight Plans.zip folder

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Quall River Fish Camp (Updated 02.07.2017**)
Airport Code (PF09) Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline compiled by Brad Allen and Kim Gowney
Location by Kim Gowney

Quall River Fish Camp is set up to accommodate aviators and mariners. There's a dirt airstrip that caters to the small aircraft operator and several docks for mooring small watercraft while preparing for a trip along the river or into the nearby inlets. Be sure to take note of the inland side of the airstrip because the land rises up abruptly from the threshold. There are red and white poles and markers strung between the poles to help pilots clear the obstacle safely. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including sucker, bull trout and steelhead trout here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or bait casting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to the Quall River. If all goes well, the sucker will be hooked by your grasshoppers, the bull will be biting your minnows and the steelhead will be grabbing your crayfish. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the bay is open to the public, and that you have the necessary fishing license. Now what are you waiting for? Get fishing!

The Quall River estuary is one of the top-ranking wetlands along the North Coast. Large numbers of waterfowl, including the blue-listed old squaw and trumpeter swan, use these diverse wetlands, which extend from the intertidal zone up the river valley. Large numbers of salmon and steelhead also spawn in the river. Yellow cedar, hemlock and fir stands as well as muskeg and several lakes are contained in the conservancy. The area is of social and cultural importance to the local First Nations people. It is in the asserted territories of the Gitxaala and Gitga’at First Nations. K’wall Conservancy is accessible by boat and small plane and is located 30 km N or Hartley Bay and 60 km SW of Kitimat.

Alty Conservancy, (within which is the dirt airstrip PF09) protects Kiskosh Lagoon and Alty Lake, an area of high value for grizzly bear and bird habitat. This conservancy borders with K’Mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy, K’waal Conservancy and Klewnugget Conservancy which together protects a network of inland lakes. Alty Conservancy contains three remote pristine lakes, old-growth forests, several streams and wetlands. It has a diversity of wildlife habitats along with mountain scenery. Access into this wilderness area can be difficult and usually requires air transportation. Alty Conservancy is only accessible by boat, floatplane or helicopter and is located about 10 km north of Hartley Bay and 70 km south of Kitimat. The conservancy is located at the end of Kiskosh Inlet and is bordered to the southwest with K’Mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy, to the northeast with K’waal Conservancy and to the west with Klewnugget Conservancy.

Cultural Heritage: First Nations people historically fished, hunted and trapped in the area, using a trail system stretching from Kiskosh Inlet to Lowe Inlet. Conservation: The conservancy protects undisturbed old-growth forests of cedar and hemlock, wetlands, wildlife habitat and the watersheds of Alty Lake, Backlund Lake and the southern half of Gavel Lake. Kiskosh lagoon and Alty Lake have high values for grizzly bear and bird habitat. Wildlife: Grizzly bears, wolves and waterfowl can be found in Kiskosh lagoon.

Quiet Nights Cabin - Updated 10.10.2013
By Doug Linn

All of us have a favorite place to go to in FSX … for me its a quiet place far from the noise and confusion of the real world. Quiet Nights Cabin is such a place. About 31 miles southwest of Prince Rupert, a short and scenic flight down the Grenville Channel. The location is just a simple cabin, a canoe for paddling to the mainland for a little hiking … but mostly a place just to STOP and take in the beauty of British Columbia Sunset on the porch or on the bench down by the water is a special treat. A nice campfire will warm the evening chill.

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R & R Retreat (Updated 02.27.2016**)
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.

season switcherRainbow Mountains Lodge - PF19
By Brad Allen (Updated 02.27.2016**)

The remarkable colors of the Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Park are caused by specific minerals involved in the volcanic formation of the range. This wild, rolling alpine is a favorite of hikers but is even better seen from the back of a horse. There are outfitters based near Anahim Lake that would be happy to take you on an adventure pack trip through the range. It is also a favorite of snowmobilers in winter as well as skiers and cross country skiers. Rainbow Mountains Lodge is a fictional location situated amongst the unspoiled beauty of the area. There is a dirt airstrip for bush flying operators to use.

This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.

** Water Barrel moved from under tree.

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Roadside Cabin by Ryan Padgett (Updated 05.11.2017)

The Roadside Cabin was originally owned by Noel Ruiz, a Canadian airline pilot, as his spot to go when he was off-schedule from flying big jetliners around the world. Eventually, after flying for many years, he retired with a large sum of money and lots of free time. He sold his house in Sandspit and moved full time to his cabin. A while later, he built a larger house near the origninal cabin and lived there. The log cabin fell into disuse for a while, until Noel decided he should do something with it. Noel wanted to keep the cabin for himslef since he owned it for so long, but he didn't like to see it slowly rotting away into the earth. After some time searching, some misty moorings pilots found out about his dlilemma and offered to repair his cabin if their group of pilots could stay there. Noel agreed, and the cabin was rebuilt for our pilots to stay at. (See Full Storyline in Readme)

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Rose Point Camp - by Ryan Padgett (Added 04.30.2017)
Storyline by Ryan Padgett

Rose Point is the north-eastern point on Canada's largest archpeligo, Haida Gwaii. Although there are only two airports and three seaplane bases on Haida Gwaii, there are many off-airport locations to fly to. A little while ago, a couple of local pilot's marked off a flat, hard spot on a sandbar east of the town of Masset. After a some time, it grew, and Rose Point Camp became a nice destination to stop on for a couple of days and take a break. There are cones marking the hardest park of the sandbar, where it is safe to touchdown, but you can still roll out safely outside of the cones. There is a log dock on the shore, but floatplane pilots should beach their plane on the shore instead of tying up to the dock. You can borrow canoes from Mr. Rokus, the man standing next to the canoes. Some people drive in from the town of Masset on the beaches or take a boat from Masset harbor. So, grab a tent, some firewood and come on out to Rose Point Camp!

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RTMM Docks - By Doug Linn (Updated 09.20.2014)

Often when we start from a Sea Plane Base, the water runway is over a mile from the actual dock, meaning you will not see the scenery that is around the dock. (This is especially true of Tongass Fjords X). Be sure when you are in the "GO TO AIRPORT" mode you look at the starting point and select a dock, not the water runway.

There are, however "unlisted" docks and water starting points that can be helpful for your navigation, both surface and air. We have created a file that adds these for your pleasure, the RTMM_Docks.zip file. Each location has been "landscaped" ... piers added, etc to make the starting point more interesting.

RTMM_Docks.zip is a package you download from Return to Misty Moorings from the zip button below. When you unzip this folder you will find this readme text file and a folder named RTMM_Docks. Place this folder in your Addon Scenery area for Misty Moorings and activate it in the Scenery Library for FSX or P3D. In FSX or P3D, when you select the WORLD / GO TO AIRPORT dropdown, all these dock starting points will now be available to you.

To start at one of these, you can find them on the Starting Points table on the "Here to There" page. Do a CTRL-F and search for "#". Many of these docks are beautifully done with small communities around them, and you will never know they are there unless you seek them out.

NAMING NOTAM: There are many "unlisted docks". We name those continuing with the "Pacfic Fjords" numbering system PFxx. For Tongass Fjords X, we will use TFxx. (See Below). All of the exact latitude, longitude and starting headings are listed on the Starting Points table at Misty's Place / Starting Points button. After putting this scenery folder in and activating it, if you ask Plan-G to collect the FSX data, those will all now be included for you on Plan-G.

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SAK - Sea Plane Bases (Added 05.18.2013)
Scenery by Brad Allen
and AI Traffic by Dex Thomas

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. (Please read and follow all installation instructions carefully for this file to work properly)

SAK Floatplane Bases scenery will give AI traffic and you a place to pull up to at the following locations in Southern Alaska: 2Y3, 3Z9, 5Z1, A27, 7K2, BQV, ELV, FNR, PAJ1, TKL, EXI, HWI, PYL, OOH.

Sarkar Lake
Scenery by Brad Allen


This is a Park Service cabin located at Sarkar Lake near Klawock. Look for Trumpeter swans in the area. Surrounding scenery is of a temperate rain forest. Old growth forest towers over muskegs, lakes and streams. Area has a rich cultural history of Native American settlements, fox farming, extensive trapping. Sarkar Canoe Route begins on Sarkar Lake, goes 15 miles (24 km) into backcountry with several portages connecting 7 lakes with high quality fishing. 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!

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season switcherScar Creek Airport CBA7 by Doug Linn (Updated 06.25.2017**)
Land Start: N51 10.8660 ... W125 2.1703 ... Mag: 288
Water Start: N51 10.8856 ... W125 1.6882 ... Mag: 67
Helo Start: N51 10.8537 ... W125 2.2019 ... Mag: any
VFR Location: 33 NM Southwest of Tsuniah Lake Lodge

Wikipedia: Scar Creek Airport (TC LID: CBA7) was a small general aviation airport located near Scar Creek, British Columbia, Canada. The airport was listed as abandoned in the 15 March 2007 Canada Flight Supplement.

However, with RTMM magic, Scar Creek has been re-activated. We have re-opened the lodge and cabin areas. There is a new float plane dock (with fuel) and a 24/7 shuttle bus that can take you from the little terminal area to the lodge over the bridge. Night lighting allows you to land safely at the airport during low light/night hours.

This location is equipped with the RTMM Season Switcher so you have different things going on for each season. You can read about the Season Switcher on RTMM's FAQ page (under "S").

Flying to an from Scar Creek demonstrates one of the most beautiful areas in British Columbia. There are two flight plans for this one. The first is from Westwood Inn. This is a lengthy but BEAUTIFUL flight, staying low and slow over water, an easy flight. The second is from Tsuniah Lake Lodge is through high mountain narrow valleys. The second is a little shorter, beautiful scenery, more dangerous (see map #2). You should put in RTMM's Westwood Inn (for Route 1) and RTMM's Tsuniah Lake Lodge (Route 2) locations and activate them to make these flight plans work for you.

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  • RTMM Tsuniah Lake Lodge for Flight Plan 2
  • ** Update: Water anamoly fixed, cabin and pier area redesigned
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Scum Lake Airport CAW3 by Doug Linn (Added 06.12.2017)
Ground Start: N51 47.6177 ... W123 35.1832 ... Mag: 257
Water Start: N51 47.5226 ... W123 35.3220 ... Mag: 39.5
Helo Start: N51 47.6375 ... W123 35.1295 ... Mag: any
VFR Location: 26 NM Mag 038 from Tsuniah Lake Lodge (CAF4

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This is an enhancement of Scum Lake CAW3. In ORBX NRM, it is only a runway and a single hangar. This scenery addition adds a small community to on the north end of the lake. It adds the campsite that is back off the water. and the Fishing Lodge area also near the north end of the lake.

There is fuel for floats and for ground geared aircraft. There are approach lights for dusk, dawn and night operations. There is a float plane dock and an amphibian pullout with a (bumpy) taxiway to the airport complex.

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Sea Rescue #1 (Added 6.30.2011)
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. All pilots, sailors and boats men are requested to locate the"Salmon Dinner" fishing boat, and recover crew, if possible.

We suggest as rescue team : all planes, helicopters and boats Rescue teams starting point : Prince Rupert (CYPR), Prince Rupert Digby Island

Sea Rescue #2 (Added 09.11.2011)
By Xavier Carre'

Seal Cove Coast Guard Heli station – CBY5 – 6:00 PM

  • « Sir, we have received a call from Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region. Triple Island Light Station has problem.
    The main generator has failed to power the Light. Auxiliary generator is functional, but they are worried about it.
  • They need help. A specialist, John « Lighter » Ambleton is waiting for us aboard the Mermaid 2, a lightship mooring 8 NM WSW from Digby Island.
    Can you get him from the Mermaid 2 and bring him to the light station.
  • Please, be advised that KAS2, our RCAF Rescue helicopter has problem with landing gear. We need another chopper, or, maybe, an amphibious plane to bring « Lighter » to the station ! 
  • We have flight plans from « Spud », CO, for both planes.
  • Please, this is an emergency flight, we need a confirmed pilot »

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Sewall Lodge (Updated 12.03.2014 - Windsock)
FSX Airport Name: "Sewall Airstrip"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF24" ("PAPA FOXTROT TWO FOUR")

Scenery created by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen
Location and Airstrip by Xavier Carre'
Custom objects and ground textures by Xavier Carre'
Story by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen

While flying over Graham Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands ( British Columbia, Canada ) you will find many patches of areas without trees. Large squares of earth only showing ground litter the landscape as far as the eye can see. For decades on end, trees were chopped down to feed the numerous sawmills of the Queen Charlotte islands. Today, you can still see some large sawmills operating around Port Clements just across the inlet from Sewall.

Sewall however is an old small sawmill town. And while the mill is still occasionally active, only two people still work there. Sewall has changed but people still need places to spend their leisure time at. Welcome to Sewall Lodge! This location is a great get away destination because there is a beautiful sandy beach along the shoreline. And it's one of the only beaches in the Masset inlet area where people come to swim at when summer time arrives. All year long though people come here to fish, hike and hunt or just to get away from the mainland. When the camp first started there were only a few small cabins. Then a few small houses came along and then some larger ones. But soon, the word spread about the beauty and unique location to be found here so the small holiday houses were not enough for the growing number of people who came to visit. The owners decided to build a log cabin lodge that could accommodate more people and once it was built, more guests arrive each year to spend time enjoying the locations scenic splendor.

However, Sewall Lodge is isolated and will need to be supplied by air and boat. The airstrip is sufficient in length for bush operations and there is a floatplane ramp on the beach that can be used to and from the water. A hangar facility for lodge and aircraft maintenance was built recently and mechanics are on call.

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Silt Lake Cabin by Doug Linn (Added 06.06.2017)
Location: N50 43.6262 ... W123 40.7369 ... Mag: 146
VFR Location: 23 NM south (175 Mag) from Big Creek Lodge

A small cabin located on Silt Lake in British Columbia, upstream from Keyhole Falls. There is a waterfall beside the cabin at the outflow from Silt Lake. Silt Lake is a runoff lake from a nearby glacier. This lake freezes in winter. This is located about 25 NM from Big Creek Lodge. The flight plan takes you through the valleys and cuts through some beautiful mountain terrain.

Install Big Creek Lodge, and fly to this location from there.

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S.I.R.P. Stikine Icefield Research Program (Added 05.31.2015)

DESIGNER CREDITS: Original FS2004 Scenery was created by "The Amigos", Bill Dick, Phil Cayton, Glenn "Woody" Fout, Doug Linn and Ed Truthan. This new 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.

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Skagway Floating Houses Fix for SAK - Updated 03.19.2015
By Brad Allen

This scenery takes into consideration the FSX bug where autogen objects appear to be floating in the air when you arrive at Skagway. I have attempted to remedy this by placing other objects underneath the offending "floating" houses and this seems to remove them. This is thanks to the tickbox in Instant Scenery that protects autogen from being removed, not being selected. I have also added a few other objects to give the town a little more to look at. There is a factory with moving equipment and smoke from the stack. A chalet down near the harbor. Larger warehouse buildings in the center of town where that factory is located. Colorful buildings were selected to give the town a new look. There is a pub by the airport and a mansion as well. And I did a shopping area down near the wharf with restaurants, gift stores and people milling around. I also added a couple of cargo cranes to the docks to give it a little to see as well.

NOTAM: There is a "full" and "lite" version. The FULL version will cause a little slowdown in framerates. If you have a problem with framerates on your computer, use the LITE version. Only install ONE version.

FULL VERSION - Updated 03.19.2015
LITE VERSION

Skeena River Life (Added 07.03.2011)
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 make-believe, 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.

Navigation on Skeena river may be difficult ( some rapids, aka: " Holger's tsunami") Hungry ? You can lunch at Brad's Bait BBQ ! This trip on the river ends at Skeena River lodge, so you must take an aircraft to reach Terrace airport, through a wonderful small valley.

Skeena River Lodge (Updated 02.09.2014)
by Doug Linn with a little help from Xavier Carre

Yes there is a Skeena River Lodge ... about 15 miles from Terrace, BC. This is a beautiful area with many lakes, rivers and mountains and for that reason we chose it as a "headquarters" for our river and lake trips that we will be launching in this area. You can find the web page for Skeen River Lodge HERE ... a good slide show HERE.

You will find a lodge, 2 cabins, a maintenance building and an office. You'll also find a launching pier for canoes (with a rapids!). The road in front of the lodge has been turned into a runway for light aircraft. And at the end of runway 7, you'll find a fine pier sized for larger boats and sea planes. If you need help with your bags or you need fuel, use the phone on the dock and Joe will come in his pickup and help you.

Boat Mooring at Rwy 7 Pier: N54 33.21 W128 28.57 Heading 228
Aircraft/Helicopter Parking: N54 33.20 W128 28.33 Alt 273
Runway Position (25): N54 33.18 W128 28.15 Heading 250
Float Plane Position: N54 33.20 W128 28.58 Heading 228

Skeena River Run (Updated 02.09.2014)
by Doug Linn

This scenery packages puts in navigation markers from outfall of the Skeena River to Skeena River Lodge (30 miles) that is located upriver from Terrace. There are several water anomalies encountered on this river, and all have been handled to route the user around them or create rapids and waterfalls from them.

This is a serious "float plan" that takes you from Prince Rupert SPB all the way to the Skeena River Lodge. You should be sure to have "Skeena River Life" and "Skeena River Lodge" to use this package correctly. (Pic to see TripTic Config)

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Snow Dog Tours (Updated 11.28.2016**)
Scenery Created by Brad Allen
Concept and Storyline by Brad Allen
Snow Dogs Tour Base Objects Created by Chris "MoCat" Carel
Custom Sign Objects Created by Steve Weinkamer
Alaska Adventures Virtual Airline Interface by Norm Richards

Take off on a journey across the largest state in the United States of America, Alaska. Nicknamed the "Last Frontier", Alaska is massive and with 75% of the state inaccessible by road, small, single-engine planes known as ‘bush planes’ are the backbone of intrastate transportation. They carry tourists, residents, hunters and supplies to desolate areas of the Bush. They take anglers to some of the best fishing spots in the country and drop off backpackers in the middle of untouched wilderness.

This scenery package will highlight several larger airports and small dirt, gravel and grass airstrips with custom scenery using objects from the original "Snow Dogs Tours" scenery by Chris "MoCat" Carel. However this time you'll be a simulated pilot flying for "Misty Air" and/or "Alaska Adventures". "Misty Air" is a fictitious operator that is owned by "Return to Misty Moorings" (RTMM) and "Alaska Adventures" (AKA) is a Virtual Airline that flies around Alaska and other destinations. Both operations on this trip will be represented by scenery objects along the way that provide a welcome place to pull up to on your journey. These partners work together to provide a welcome place to sit and take a break in the warm hangars or nearby restaurants, taverns and other places to rest at when you need to refuel yourself or your aircraft. Speaking of refueling, most of the airports you'll visit on these tours have refueling facilities but those facilities are not included with custom fuel triggers in this scenery package. Not yet at least, (Give Doug a few days and he'll come up with something), so you'll need to manage your fuel as any responsible pilot should do.

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.

Tour 1 - Alaska , Denali and the Arctic (Updated 11.28.2016)

Tour 2 - Along the Artic Circle

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Staney Creek Cabin (Added 05.20.2012)
By Brad Allen

This is a Park Service cabin located at Staney Creek near Klawock. Staney Creek Cabin offers visitors recreation, relaxation and a unique lodging experience on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin. The site can be accessed by vehicle and a half-mile hike, boat or by float plane. 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!

Spud's Creek (Updated 02.09.2014)
Scenery by Doug Linn ... location by Guy Maricich

While boating down the Portland Canal south of Stewart, "Spud" came upon a little creek that was flowing into the canal. Being the curious sort he is, he turned up the creek and discovered a great little river run for Misty Moorings. This package includes a Brad's BBQ at the mouth of the creek, campsites, small cabins along the way and a cabin with a very short landing zone at the headwaters of the creek. This is an excellent "starter" run for a new boater, but also fun for the fliers who want to see a "landscaped" river.

Summit Lake Resort (Updated 02.09.2014)
Scenery by Doug Linn

A high mountain lake resort consisting of a lodge and 5 A-frame cabins. This is within 20 minutes of PAKT over on the Prince of Wales Island. A great get-away. Also in the area to visit, Dan's Hideaway, Miller Lake and Aiken Creek Cabin. Visiting all is an interesting trip with some tricky navigation. Lake does not freeze in winter.

Sweetwater Lake Cabin
By Brad Allen

This is a Park Service cabin located at Sweetwater Lake near Klawock. The site can be accessed by vehicle and a 2 mile boat paddle, float plane, or canoeing. The cabin sits on a large gravelly beach on the eastern shore of Sweetwater Lake in the Tongass National Forest. The shoreline is surrounded by a temperate rainforest of old-growth spruce, hemlock and cedar. Wildlife in the area abounds, including a variety of waterfowl, mink, otter, beaver, bald eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer and black bears. Seals are often seen in the lake as well.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!

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Taku Lodge (Updated 12.20.2014 - fuel trigger)
By Xavier Carre' and Jacques Alluchon

NOTAM: Posted with Permission from Holly Johnson, President Wings Airways/Taku Lodge (June 29, 2014)

Nested just in front of Taku glacier, Taku lodge was build in 1923. The original building is still in place, and well maintained along the years. Taku Glacier Lodge is located 35 km NE from Juneau harbor, and only reachable by floatplanes or amphibious airplanes. Flight are operated, mainly, by Wings Airways from Juneau harbor ( 5Z1)

The sled you can watch just in front of the lodge was used by Mary Joyce to run a 3 months trip, alone, with 5 dogs from Taku Lodge to Fairbanks in December 1935.
Then, she became a pilot. 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 Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery. Please visit their lodge website HERE. Click on the logo to the right to visit their "Wings" website. Our thanks for the permission to simulate their beautiful lodge in the RTMM scenery.

Telkwa PF27 (Updated 12.04.2014 - Windsock)
By Xavier Carré

Located in the Hazelton mountains area, British Columbia, Canada, this small and dangerous airstrip is mainly used to drop hikers. But, also, as a base to rescue those hikers, when lost or wounded. But, also, as a base to watch for forest fires. And, also, to train bush pilots at difficult landings. So, as a bush pilot, you must have to try landing here ! What else ? Nothing here, nothing at all ! Except humpty doos. If you look for a party, a bar, or a « rendez-vous galant » as we say in France, please go away ! Here you can only find hot beers in summer, and very iced beers during winter times...
This airfield is fictitious, but it is a dream for bush pilots. Notice the "Effects" file, be sure to add it .. there are some great night and winter sounds with this package.

Terrace (BC) Misty Moorings Service Facility (Updated 02.09.2014)
by Xavier Carre'

Misty Moorings adds to the Terrace airport (CYXT) British Columbia, Canada a new services area, dedicated to all Misty Moorings pilots. Repair hangar with techs. and a restaurant from the well known Brad's BBQ. This is located at the Terrace BC airport so no flight plan or map is necessary.

season switcherTezwa River Ranch (Updated 09.23.2015)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Multi-seasonal airstrip and terrain adaptation to FSX/P3D created by Mike Broemme
Storyline by Brad Allen


Special Sound Package by Dex Thomas

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.

NOTE: This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.

The Landings (At Alastair Lake) (Updated 03.17.2016**)
Scenery by Doug Linn with help from Brad Allen
Sound by Dex Thomas

"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.

This location is for planes, boats and helicopters (there is a pad behind the lodge). The river coming from the Skeena to the lake has been "populated" with all kinds of surprises for the boaters ... there are animals, campers, sounds, and even boat traffic on the lake is available.

Since the river is more or less a maze of channels and dead ends. If you start at Brad's Bait & BBQ (Skeena #1) you'll see red and green buoys to the right of that location indicating the outfall of the Alastair River. At each critical turn going up the river, the turn you should take is marked by red and green navigational buoys. It is a beautiful trip by boat and you will see everything from deep British Columbia forests to open plains. You can do this in a 50 foot b0at or smaller. Just go slow on the turns and you will do fine. The twisting and turning river will keep you more than occupied, but don't forget to watch for all the interesting things along the way. Dex Thomas has put in special sounds for you as you go up the river.

As a side benefit, the navigational buoys are lighted (blinking red and green) at night. So it is possible to fly from the Skeena (Brad's) to The Landings by just keeping an eye out for the navigational markers. There is a short landing zone for float planes laid out in front of the lodge ... also lit at night.

It is recommended you also download the Brad's Bait & BBQ (Skeena River #1). Also, use the "Mooring Point" for Brad's to start your trip. You can find it in the Map Room At Misty's Place where you will find all of the mooring points for all RTTM locations. To understand the "mooring point" better, see the FAQ. Helicopters have 3 pads in the Terrace Area to choose from as a start point ... a heli with floats will work at Brad's. .

Boat Traffic and Sound Files (By Dex Thomas) are included in the download.

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season switcherThe Western Chugach - Part 1 (Updated 04.26.2015)
By Rod Jackson

The Western Chugach - Part 1 adds isolated enhanced areas of true-to-life scenery that begin at Mile Marker 13.5 along the Seward Highway heading North from Seward, Alaska and end at Mile Marker 46.0 which is just above the Summit Lake SPB (52Z).   Isolated terrain and object enhancements along the way stretch up to 5 miles on each side of the highway and include trails, campgrounds, homes, commercial areas and the town of Moose Pass.  Detailed maps of the points of interest along the highway are included.    

The Western Chugach - Part 1: From Seward to Summit Lake (52Z)  is the first part of a four-part scenery series that features super-detailed Alaskan wilderness scenery built on top of ORBX SAK based on real-life.  

Thorne Bay Island Retreat (Updated 02.08.2017*)
FSX Airport Name: "Thorne Bay Island Retreat"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF08" ("PAPA FOXTROT ZERO EIGHT")

Scenery enhancements created by Brad Allen
Airstrip by Kim Gowney
Story by Brad Allen

Located in the Northwest arm of Thorne Bay, this destination welcomes pilots with a gravel airstrip located on a mudflat island. This is also a sea plane destination. There is a Pilot office, Restaurant, Bar, Lodge and several cabins located on the island. A maintenance hangar and watercraft facility are also on the grounds. While many pilots in the area don't agree with the superstitions, the local first nation tribe claims that there are spirits at play here that have cursed this destination. Several accidents have occurred here that have claimed the lives of misfortunate pilots so be sure to use caution when landing here.

Another perfect location to take "Bob" out for a walk around the area.

Thumb Harbour - PF31(Updated 03.17.2016**)
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 !

season switcherTillei Lake Cabin and Airstrip - (Updated 02.09.2014)
Scenery and Storyline 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.

This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson to get seasonal changes at this location.

season switcherTincup Lake Landing - (Updated 12.08.2014 - Fuel Depot)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline 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.

Stop by Tincup Lake Lodge to visit Buck and maybe he can share some of his advetures with you.

This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson if you haven't already.

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Totem Bight Lodge and Operations Center (Updated 03.17.2016**)
Scenery enhancements created by Doug Linn
Story by Doug Linn

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.

<= Use this if you have PAKT SP1 (Not DX10 Checked)

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Tremadoc Lake Cabin (Added 1.29.11)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

Sunrise came late this morning. The sky was clear but the path to our destination was deep inside the Kynock Fjord. Flanked by soaring walls of granite that give no quarter, the air was cool, the scenery fantastic. On the way in, Nina spotted a couple of wolves patrolling the shoreline and I banked over to get a better view. They never broke stride as we approached and only shot us a passing glance as we flew over them. They've seen those loud flying things before. Then a few miles afterwards, there wandering amongst the shrubbery was one of the largest black bears that we've ever seen. It looked huge even from 700 feet above. Not as confident as the wolves, the bear made a hasty retreat into a tall stand of Douglas Fir as we flew by. Soon the sun reached above the eastern ridges and as we turned north towards the cabin, we saw several campers below on Kayaks making their way north. The changing light, amazing terrain and the scenic wonder of this place always leave me surprised. All this and more await to be explored here in the Fjordland Conservancy area.

As you make the trip to this secluded cabin, be sure to take in the surrounding scenery. It's not to be missed. The Fjordland Conservancy, is a huge protected wilderness area located approximately 60 miles (100 km) north of Bella Coola by air. Amazing terrain greets visitors to this world of inlets, islands, rivers, bays and fjords. Scores of waterfalls and glaciers are found here as well. Mountain ranges here vary from old growth forest to bare granite peaks. Camping and hiking are popular here along with wildlife-viewing opportunities. Populations of deer, salmon, and grizzlies thrive in this magnificent area.

Landing Surface: Water (Does not freeze in Winter)

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Tsuniah Lake Lodge CAF4 (Updated 10.09.2017)**
Starting Position land: N51 31.6915 ... W124 9.3526 ... Mag: 267
Starting Position water: N51 31.6858 ... W124 9.2302 ... Mag: 134
VFR Location: 26 NM at 217 Mag from Scum Lake CAW3.

For over 50 years we have been making peoples vacations a trip to remember.

The lodge offers a variety of activities, whether its a game of pool, shuffleboard or a quiet moment to read by a fire, it all awaits you. The meals are served family-style in the main lodge and you won’t go away hungry. There is plenty of home cooking, right down to the fresh bread, baked daily and homemade pies.

Because the lodge is located so deep in the Canadian wilderness, there aren’t any televisions or telephones, but there is electricity supplied by a water turbine. There are ten spacious cabins, each with 2 bedrooms, private baths, and a sitting room. You can cozy up by your wood stove and enjoy your view.

The lodge has its own airstrip, CAF4 at 4000 feet. This is a real lodge and you can find the information on it HERE. There is heli and water operations (floats) facilities.

The airstrip and a couple of buildings and docks are already in PNW. I added the lodge and the rest of the facilities.

There is an active fuel pump at the end of the float plane pier.
You navigate an amphibian down the little road from the lodge to an amphibian pullout. It is a little bumpy, and it takes a little 'power' to get up the hill, but easily done. Stay between the two white signs when navigating this maneuver.

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Tsylos Park Lodge (CAG3) (Added 06.10.2017)
Ground Start: N51 37.3759 ... W124 8.6408 ... Mag 346
Water Start: N51 37.3200 ... W124 8.7629 ... Mag 218.5
VFR Location: 10 Miles WNW from Twin Lakes Airstrip

Our storybook “Canadian Wilderness Lodge” offers you that genuine “off the grid” wilderness experience that you crave. Whether you’re a group of friends, an adult family, or spending some romantic time with your mate, it truly offers you a wilderness hideaway far from the crowds.

The Chilko area is wild, remote, and stunningly beautiful! Seldom visited and largely untouched, Chilko is like a rare gem. Few people have discovered it, but once discovered it is rarely forgotten. There are few areas in the world as beautiful to explore.Surrounded by the exquisite beauty of Chilko Lake and the B.C. Coastal Mountain range, you'll have a chance to kick back and enjoy the view, because your surrounded by beauty every where you go.  Whether you're dreaming of a fly fishing tripguided grizzly bear viewing toursguided big game hunts or galloping on horseback with trail riding tours and mountain pack riding trips, Tsylos Lodge has  appealing adventure vacation packages for all adults across generations.

Since 1957, the McLean’s have been living and guiding at Chilko Lake. Today our guests come from around the world to join us at the lodge or in the back country. They have a few things in common; a sense of adventure, a love of the wild, and a passion for fly fishing, horseback riding, or wildlife photography. Tsylos Lodge continues to evolve from its humble beginnings as a hunting and fishing lodge into a rustic yet contemporary wilderness retreat for the 21st Century pioneer.

The airstrip for Tylos Park Lodge is the Chiko Lake Airstrip CAG3

This information courtesy of the lodge. Website is HERE.

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Tweedsmuir Peak (Updated 12.13.2014 - NDB set to "216")
FSX Airport Name: "Tweedsmuir Peak"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF16" ("PAPA FOXTROT ONE SIX")

Scenery Design by Brad Allen
Story by Kim Gowney and Brad Allen
Location and Airstrip by 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.

Tweedsmuir Peak is located in the northernmost portion of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. It's surrounded by pleasant heather slopes that are home to a heard of caribou. The northeast face is the only steep section of this generally mellow peak. The quickest approach consists of paddling across Ootsa Lake to a group of hunter cabins located on a small peninsula about 4.5 km east-southeast of the mouth of Macivor Creek. From the cabins, a good horse trail runs for about 15 km southwest to a destroyed cabin at Wolverine Pass, the saddle between Tweedsmuir Peak and Mount Wells to the north. From the pass, the north or northeast ridges of Tweedsmuir Peak offer easy summit routes.

This scenery adds a triangulated radio telescope array located near this airstrip. The airstrip provides the necessary supply deliveries for the array staff and the windmills supply the power the array needs for operation.

Twelve Mile Inlet Rafting Station (Updated 02.10.2014)
Scenery and Storyline by Doug Linn

Rafting Stations or "Log Transfer Facilities" (LTF's) are common practice in Alaska. When you are harvesting timber from a National Forest and you are on an island, where trucks cannot take the timber to the saw or chip mill, then the logs are hauled by truck to a LTF. The logs are gently placed into the water and men gather the logs and bind them into rafts. The rafts are then moored and wait for a tugboat. When the tug comes, it gathers up several rafts and makes a "train" of them, usually several side by side and many rafts long. Then the logs are slowly towed to the saw mill or chip mill. There are two interesting laws in Alaska, timber harvested in the National Forests must be processed in Alaska. And to have an active LTF, you must have a Federal Permit from the Environmental Protection Agency.

These LTF's can be harmful to the environment if they are wrongly placed and if the logs are not handled correctly. The bark coming off the logs can cause significant problems. The logs used to be sent down a shoot or a muddy bank to get to the water, but that knocked off a lot of bark and caused problems, killing shellfish and hurting the rest of the fauna and flora. So now the logs are "gently" placed in the water to minimize bark loss and harm to the environment. The Twelve Mile Inlet Rafting Station is where the log rafts are put together. If you look at the scenery carefully, you can follow the process being used.

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Twin Lakes Airstrip (Added 06.10.2017)
Land Start: N51 34.1261 ... W123 49.5811 ... Mag: 300
Water Start: N51 34.2284 ... W123 49.5034 ... Mag:191.6
Heli Start: N51 34.1233 ... W123 49.6066
VFR Location: 12 NM ENE of Tsuniah Lake Lodge

The Twin Lakes airport (CAG4) is already in ORBX PNW. However, it is only a dirt strip with a couple of cabins. With this location, I've added a little airport terminal area, a helipad, a small medical center and an eating establishment. There is also an amphibian pullout that has a fuel pump. For the flight plan, we recommend you also install RTMM's Chilcotin Plateau Airfield.

Twin Lakes is named for the two lakes on either end of the runway, Vedan Lake to the south and Elkin Lake to the north. Air operations and the amphibian pullout are on the north end of the strip near Elkin Lake.

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United States Forestry Service Cabins
(From PFJ Service Pack 1 Update)

Bill Womack has created some "look-alike" cabins and Holger Sandmann has placed them in the exact locations of the real ones in the new PFJ service pack. There are 38 new locations to find. RTMM will be supporting this addon scenery. We have a web page dedicated to the USFS Cabins. There you will find the location coordinates and even "mooring point" coordinates where you can start a flight at the cabin's mooring buoy. You will also find Trip Tics for many locations, Plan-G maps and Flight Plans them.

We have also added the structure and starting points for all 12 lighthouses. This is also now on The Cabins page.

Most of our scenery locations are "fantasy" but these are "real" for those who like to fly the "real thing." Each cabin is linked to the USFS Web Site's page for that cabin, so you can see an actual picture (left), see the list of items available at the facility and learn about each cabin. (You can even sign up to "rent" the real thing if you like!).

Go to the RTMM USFS Cabin Page HERE

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Vancouver International Sea Plane Base - (Added 02.20.2015)
ICAO Code CAM9
By Doug Linn

This airport was not activated by ORBX PNW. This file activates the SPB as an "airport". A fuel pump and a windsock were added. Also a small terminal building for security getting to the dock from the bus coming from the terminal. This base will be used often as a hub for the Vancouver, BC area.

NOTAM: If you have “Vancouver Plus” scenery by Jon Patch for PNW, do not use this scenery

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season switcherVancouver Island Project - North Island by Brad Allen (12.00.2015)

The rugged north island region of Vancouver Island is a year-round outdoor adventure paradise offering a wealth of recreation opportunities and world-class sport fishing. Teeming with wildlife, the North Island provides plenty of rewarding opportunities for nature enthusiasts and photographers. Much of Vancouver Island once looked as the north island still does today. Only 3 percent of the island population lives on the northern half of Vancouver Island, and North Island communities are known for their warm hospitality and friendliness. Many of the more remote resorts and hideaways are accessible only by chartered float plane or boat. Suggest using Port Hardy (CYZT) as your main airport for operations in this region of Vancouver Island.

NOTAM: Mike Mann's BC Lighthouses is a great addition to this scenery. HERE

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Very Inlet Cabin by Doug Linn (Added 06.04.2017)
Starting Position at Location: N54 57.0996 ... W130 53.2028 ... Mag: 257
VFR Location: 34 Miles Southwest of Ketchikan


A small year-round cabin located about 35 miles southwest of Ketchikan in the Very Inlet. You can fly low and slow to this one for a nice sight-seeing flight. The landing zone is water and is "very" tricky ... there are many small islands in the inlet and you will have to select your best approach based on wind and island hazards for a safe landing. A fly-over, the first time, is recommended.

Arrive at sunset and sit by the fire circle and watch the sun set and the dolphins swimming just off the shoreline. A relaxing way to end your day.

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Victory Valley (Updated 12.04.2014 - Windsock)
FSX Airport Name: "Victory Valley"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF30" ("PAPA FOXTROT THREE ZERO")


Scenery Design, Custom Objects and Story by Xavier Carre
Location by Brad Allen

Victory Valley is a beautiful valley, a marvelous valley surrounded by Mount Kastberg, Chatsquot Mountain and Sharks Teeth Peaks, in British Columbia. This is the story of its settlements. First, there was a Rangers station, very isolated, so, during 50's, an airstrip was added. Later, many hikers came here and the Rangers station became a lodge. As number of hikers got higher, a new lodge was built. But... Some airplanes accidents occurred due to crosswinds, and it was decided to add a new runway, and a hangar. You must go there ! Beware of mist and fog !

Note: The Kismquit River Run links this location to Kimsquit River Logging Camp.

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Waterfall (Updated 08.25.2016*)
By Doug Linn, Dex Thomas and Rod Jackson

Welcome to beautiful Waterfall, Alaska. This is the site of an historic cannery that was
once one of the largest in the state. The fishing around this area today is still how money is made, but not by putting fish into cans, but by putting fishermen into a plush lodge converted from a cannery and into a boat with a guide. With our rendition of Waterfall, we have added a little of both worlds. We tried to depict what it must have looked like when the cannery was active and a little about how it probably looks today.

You can take a walk along the boardwalk to the town shopping area and dock, watch the fishing boats, drive up to the lodge, boat or fly over to the active waterfall area and many little things to explore along the way. README CLICK HERE

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Westwood Inn (Added 03.17.2015)
Scenery created by Urs Burkhardt

NOTAM: If you have a previous version, DELETE IT FIRST, then add this new, updated Scenery.

Here it is, the real Westwood Inn. Located on an island at the head of the Knight Inlet, B.C., the mighty Klinaklini River (that formed a valley so beautiful only nature itself can do it), is the stage for some nice bush flying in British Columbia. And at its estuary lies an island which was once only occupied by birds and trees. That time is long gone. The Westwood Inn flying club was driven out of the Alsek River area, Alaska, by the advent of FSX and Orbx and set up shop at this specific location.

The Westwood Inn Flying Club is a small, german-speaking, net community dedicated to online bush and backcountry flying, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2005, the club mainly uses sceneries provided by H. Sandmann et al and its successors. And of course small propeller driven aircraft which are commonly found in the backcountry.

So it is no surprise that flying in and out of the Westwood Inn airfield is a real challenge. There is no direct approach, and only one direction to land. The "runway" itself is dog-legged, with obstacles (a tree stump) at its side. And the place is somewhat cramped. Take care while taxiing and parking. A DHC-2 Beaver is the largest aircraft suitable for this place. You can land and take off in a Cessna 172, 182, L-19 and even in a powerful 337, but be aware that a certain proficiency is needed to master the Westwood Inn. Some of us go in and out in various ultralights and large Beavers. Anything STOL will do, Supercubs will have no troubles at all.

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

NOTAM: AI Boat Traffic for Westwood Inn by Dex Thomas

Whaletail Camp (Updated 02.10.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline compiled 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.

Whiskey Cove (Updated 04.15.2015 - "exe" added)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline compiled by Brad Allen
PF22 Sea Plane Base Creation, Boats\Floatplane Traffic & Sounds by Dexter Thomas
Control Panel Designed and Programmed by Rod Jackson

Located on Denny Island is the fishing village of Whiskey Cove. It has a water landing area and there are also several features like active AI objects, a floating dock you can drive an amphibian aircraft up onto and an animated hangar you can use to ride out any inclement weather in. This small hamlet is home to many interesting shoreline residences, docks and marina's for visitors to experience. You'll notice that this is an active area for aircraft and shipping. That's due to the two airports and two seaplane bases located nearby. There's Bella Bella, Denny Island airport (CYJQ), Bella Bella, Campbell Island airport (CAF2), Bella Bella, Waglisla SPB (CAR9) and Bella Bella, Shearwater SPB (CAW8) so plenty of aviation activity is in the area. You'll also see shipping traffic nearby if you have the RTMM Pacific Fjords AI Shipping Project installed.

It is close to Bella Bella with a strategic location on the Inside Passage which makes it the major transportation hub for the Central Coast of British Columbia. Bella Bella, also known as Waglisla, is an unincorporated community and Indian Reserve community located within Bella Bella Indian Reserve No. 1 on the east coast of Campbell Island in the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. Bella Bella is located 98 nautical miles (181 km) north of Port Hardy, on Vancouver Island, and 78 nautical miles (144 km) west of Bella Coola. Originally styled New Bella Bella to distinguish it from Old Bella Bella, which was on Denny Island, the community's official post office name for some time was Waglisla, meaning "river on the beach" in the Heiltsuk language. The Hudson's Bay Company's Fort McLoughlin was near the same location, which is on McLoughlin Bay.

With a population of 1,400, Bella Bella is the largest community to be found on the Central Coast north of Queen Charlotte Strait. It is home to the Heiltsuk First Nation. Like many small communities on the coast, such as nearby Ocean Falls, Bella Bella has had a precarious and isolated existence. The closing of coastal cannery towns and decreased need for coastal shipping reduced the importance of Bella Bella's port. However, the resumption of ferry services by BC Ferries and the introduction of an air link from Vancouver via Port Hardy by Pacific Coastal Airlines have revived Bella Bella. It has a regional airport, BC Ferries terminal, regional hospital, regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, public dock, grocery store, post office, fuel station, fish plant, forestry company, freight company, cable vision and telecommunications infrastructure, Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue (SAR) facility as well as a number of bed and breakfast establishments, restaurants and small shops.

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season switcherWhistler Aerodrome - ICAO CAE5 (Added 02.20.2015)
By Doug Linn

Whistler Mountain Ski area is world wide ski attraction in the Vancouver area. There is a Sea Plane Base there, CAE5 that was left out of ORBX PNW. This puts in the airport for you. There is a companion file for this, Vancouver SPB. If you download and load that also, you'll have a way to use the Trip Ticket below.

This base is positioned exactly as the real facility, except ours is better because of the new Brad's BBQ sitting by the shore serving up fine meals and coffee 24/7. This location works with the RTMM Season Switcher (By Rod Jackson), so it has four seasons that vary the scenery per the season. There is a Version 3 Trip Ticket that brings you from Vancouver SPB to the Whistler Aerodrome. It is about a 70 mile flight and there is "guide narration" built into the trip ticket to give you information about the area as you fly. Click on the V3 Trip Ticket Button below to view it. (If you don't know how to use the TripTics, go to the FAQ page and read about them).

The Flight-Seeing flight (plan) is for "low and slow" ... 1200 feet until you begin to get into the mountains where you must go to 3500 feet for a landing at Whistler that has an altitude of 2800 feet.

Watch out for the ice fishermen on the lake in the winter time ... the lake freezes so they take advantage of this and set up ice-fishing shacks out on the lake. You can read all about this in the README HERE.

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Wilson River Lodge (Updated 12.12.2014 - fuel)
FSX Airport Name: "Wilson River Lodge"
FSX ICAO Code: "PF25" ("PAPA FOXTROT TWO FIVE")

Scenery created by Xavier Carre' and Brad Allen
Location and Airstrip by Xavier Carre'
Custom objects and ground textures by Xavier Carre'
Story by Brad Allen

Located at a confluence of two rivers, Wilson River Lodge welcomes visitors with a natural setting you're sure to remember. The lodge is famous for being located in such a scenic area. There's great fishing in any of the two rivers that start near the lodge. Arriving up the Wilson Arm, visiting pilots have a suitable dirt airstrip for even some of the larger operators in the area. There's a fair amount of parking for aircraft near the lodge. Boaters have a sizeable amount of space all the way up the Wilson River to Wilson Lake. There's fishing spots on the floatplane dock or the nearby river pier.

Fishing either Wilson River or the Blossom River is sure to yield results. Blossom River is actually a stream and fishermen will find a variety of fish including chum salmon, rock bass and chinook salmon here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or bait casting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to the Wilson River Lodge. If all goes well, the king will be hooked by your spawn sacs, the bass will be biting your grubs and the chum salmon will be grabbing your crayfish!!

To "run the river" in a boat, download the updated Wilson River Run.

season switcherWolverine Airstrip - CAD3 (Updated 12.20.2014 - fall textures)
Scenery and Storyline 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.

This scenery uses seasonal scenery so you'll need to install the RTMM Season Switcher Utility by Rod Jackson to get seasonal changes at this location.

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Wood Lake - Added 06.11.2015
By Mike Broemme

DESIGNER CREDITS : 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, conversion for FSX+AccPack or P3D by Mike Broemme, June 2015. This 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.

A small staff of scientists is present around the year in a quarterly change. Interested visitors and temporary guests to support the work are welcome. Limited cabin overnight capacity available. The Wood Lake, some miles north of the station, has much to offer for anglers of all skills. At the airfield you don't get any aircraft maintenance or fuel. You must bring your own equipment and food. The best way to plan your tour is starting from Gustavus/PAGS where you might stock up your fuel, food and equipment.

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Xavier's Cabin (Updated 06.22.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen

Whenever Xavier has time to fly over from France during the summer months, this is his destination. This is a tribute to one of Return to Misty Moorings scenery designers, Xavier Carre'. It's a cabin placed along a very nice scenic river up high in the mountains of British Columbia. Look for a river run to be added to this scenery in the near future.

(If you want to get there by water, use the "Fountain of Ute" river run.)

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Yakhoun Lake Cabin (Updated 02.10.2014)
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Story by Brad Allen

A four person cabin with a small floating dock is located on the shore of Yakhoun Lake. Situated on the island of Haida Gwaii, known to the Haida as "Islands of the People", this location is a diverse archipelago of over 150 islands located on the Northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. These islands are also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Nestled below the Alaskan Panhandle and separated from the British Columbia mainland by Hecate Strait, the Haida people have lived here for over 12,000 years. Made up of quaint villages, secluded inlets, and white-sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, it's a place so remote that roads cannot bring you here, yet the warmest of welcomes await once you arrive.

season switcherYehiniko Lake and Airstrip
Scenery created by Brad Allen
Storyline by Brad Allen

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.

Yes Bay Lodge (Updated 01.16.2016)
by Jacques Alluchon and Xavier Carré, with Dexter Thomas and Klaus Tröppner

This is one of the more complex, realistic and beautiful scenery locations in RTMM. For a time we had to stop posting this beautiful contribution because of copyright problems. We have no received permission from Yes Bay Lodge to use their name in our scenery package and so we can legally offer you Yes Bay Lodge! You should look carefully at the PDF included for detailed installation instructions ... and follow them carefully! Also the PDF will give you a feeling for the incredible realism Jacques and Xavier put into this package. This is a MUST HAVE scenery location. READ PDF HERE.

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BETA Test Area

This is sort of a laboratory, test area, etc. None of the items listed below are "ready for prime time". But this is one of the ways we can "look" at what the finished product will look like to the users. Often there are conflicts with different browsers, etc. Here is where we can test some of these things. There can be spelling and typo problems, incomplete links, etc. etc. But if you like to "play" in the laboratory, feel free to download and look at what is here. Your comments are most welcome ... if you spot something not right, let us know at contact@mistymoorings.com. Watch the update date ... we will make changes in these when we (you included) find problems.

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Designer's Corner - We will use this page to post our "problem/solutions" and "tips/tricks" for design work in RTMM. These are contributions by our designers that we want to archive.

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NEW - RTMM Remote Start-up Scenarios.zip (Oct 16, 2017) (Readme in zip explains the process)

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Ryan's Cabins by Ryan Padgett (Added xx.xx.xxxx)
Starting Position at Location: N54 46.5556 ... W130 13.6641
VFR Location: 13 NM 191 Magnetic from Kincolity SPB

The land in and around British Columbia is very beautiful, with tall mountain peaks and low valleys filled with lush rain forests. Many people come to the area to enjoy the wilderness and have fun outdoors. There are many places to stay at, from expensive lodge's to campgrounds, where you can use as a home base for your adventures. One of these places is a few cabins north of Prince Rupert on Somerville Island. These cabin's are maintained by Ryan, one of the scenery designers at the Return To Misty Moorings. Ryan lives in the largest cabin, and keeps the other two nearby cabin's in good condition for the RTMM people to stay at. You are welcome to come by sometime. Just get the key from me at my cabin, get yourself over to them, and enjoy the wilderness!

You can fly in from Prince Rupert airport in a wheeled plane, and land on the sloped strip, or fly your float plane (or drive a boat) from the nearby Kincolith Seaplane Base. Flight plan's have been included from both of the options. Landing in a float plane is fairly simple hear, just fly over and check the windsock near the dock for my cabin, and then, landing into the wind, touch down in the bay. Landing on the airstrip is a but more challenging, as it is 540 ft. long and sloping. With the slope, you only need to touchdown on the flat spot and let your airplane roll up the hill. I recommend, after you slow down, applying full power an taxiing to the top of the airstrip, as this makes it mush easier to takeoff. If you land and stop on the uphill, carefully let the airplane roll backwards, and then go to takeoff power to climb up the hill. Once you have parked at the top, either walk on the dirt path or start up the ATV and drive down to me. I'll give you what you need to stay here. There are two cabin's in which you can stay, one right on the beach and another on a short path a ways up. There is an old trapper's cabin on an island, but that is the stations for the NDB and not fit for staying in. You can tune the NDB in applicable planes on 476.0. Lastly, there is a Canadian government lookout station up on the nearby mountain side above the cabin's. It is somewhat hard to find, and they don't like lot's of traffic, but you can still fly over it and take a look. Come by anytime, and enjoy what mother nature has to offer!

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