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Postby LearningToFly » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:38 am

Sorry - this may not be the correct place to post this...

I thought it would be fun to try to fly into my local "airport", so I looked it up - Montargil, Ponte de Sor, Évora, Portugal - and the airport code is LPMO, it says - http://www.gcmap.com/airport/LPMO . However the FlightGear UI doesn't know it, and when I use it on the command line I end up at Boston, US.
All this a little rum seeing as how it's a specific training airport and, likely as not, the one where I will, if I decide to do so, take my flying lessons.

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction for creating this airport - hopefully it isn't too difficult a job.
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Re: Unknown airport?

Postby eric » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:33 am

I found an alternative ICAO, LPSO, for this airport here: https://skyvector.com/airport/LPSO/Ponte-De-Sor-Airport

But I don't see that in FlightGear airport data either.
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Re: Unknown airport?

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:11 pm

apparently this airport, LPMO, was not included in the x-plane gateway when flightgear last imported the apt.dat from there and built the current world scenery... i'd be checking on x-plane's site and seeing what they have...

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LPMO doesn't exist over there on the x-plane site but LPSO does and was just added 2017 Feb 01...

digging deeper, LPMO is located off the N2 down in Evora District whereas LPSO is north of there also located off of the N2 near Tramaga... straight line distance is about 15 miles... following the N2 north around the lake and up to LPSO is about 17 miles... i think that big lake is called Albufeira da Barragem de Montargil... at least that's what google maps and google earth are telling me...

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either way, one or both have to be in the x-plane gateway so flightgear can get them the next time it updates the apt.dat and builds new world scenery...
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