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More KLIA Pictures

On a recent outbound journey, I took some photos out of KLIA's Satellite A. Might be useful for flight sim scenery building some day ... Looking southwards from Satellite A Gate C3 towards MASKargo complex: Gate C1, Saudi Arabian Airlines 777: Apron Control Tower: Apron Control Tower: KLM PH-BVB (I've flown on this plane a couple of times): Satellite A, ESS Apron: Satellite A, ESE Apron: Satellite A, Gate C22: Satellite A, ESE Apron: Satellite A, ESN Apron: Satellite A, ESW Apron. ...

KLIA Viewing Gallery

I was fetching my parents from the airport but for once in my life arrived at the airport early. So decided to check out the Viewing Gallery at KLIA. It's actually been there since the airport opened back in 1998 but I've never actually been there. At the Departure hall of the Main Terminal Building, you just keep walking straight into the airport, past the Old Town Coffee House, and there's a corridor that leads you in. You get to walk above the immigration area and the Duty Free Shops of t...

WMKK/KUL K.L. International Airport (KLIA) Scenery for X-Plane

Finally completed my KLIA scenery for X-Plane. Well it took me a lot longer than I thought -- about 4 months while doing a big work project also -- but while most of the other airports in Malaysia have about 10 or so gates, KLIA has hundreds ... and each one needed to be accurately positioned. So compared to the ones I've been doing so far this airport is really huge. Huge. HUGE. It features the old LCCT complex (for those who still miss it) as well as the new runway 3 and KLIA2. You can se...

Malaysian Airports Scenery for X-Plane

Since building the scenery for WMSA Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah ("Subang") airport (http://goo.gl/PYgp5v), I've been spending my free time modelling the other airports on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. I've actually found it to be rather therapeutic activity, a great escape from real life for a while (the same can be said for Flight Sims in general). Anyway, these are "lego-brick" sceneries which means they are built only from objects in the standard X-Plane library. That mea...

* Flight Log : Flying the ATR72-500

I was looking to upgrade from the single-engined Cessna Caravan to a twin-engine aircraft. I had considered the Beechcraft Baron B58 (which comes with X-Plane), the Cessna C340 and the Beechcraft King Air B200 (both of which have models made by Carenado). But other than the extra engine, they didn't seem to offer much more of interest. Meanwhile I've realized most of the other players flying online on IVAO (https://webeye.ivao.aero/) are flying airliners, so it would be nice to take...

Flightradar24's Premium "Radar View" - Adding Airways, NAVaids and Fixes

So on a whim I subscribed to FlightRadar24's Premium Service I was drawn to the "feature" that VORs and NDB's (radio transmitters that aircraft use for navigation) will be visible in the flight radar display, and impulsively signed up. Well, I got exactly that: Yeah those few extra dots. The square dots are NDBs and the round dots are VORs. I instantly felt buyer's remorse. 8-) As for the other premium features: no ads -- I already have adblock in my google chrome.no timeouts -- honestly...

Painting the FlyJSim 732 Twinjet (Boeing 737-200)

I recently purchased the FlyJSim 732 Twinjet (A 737-200 aircraft model for the X-Plane flight simulator). I eagerly googled the usual forums for add-on liveries, and was quite disappointed I didn't find any Malaysian ones. In particular, I was looking for a specific paint scheme -- the original livery used by Malaysian Airline System (MAS) when it first launched in 1972. The 737-200 formed the mainstay of MAS's regional fleet -- consisting of up to 23 units -- before they were replaced by th...

Updating NAVData in X-Plane

If you've tried to do much proper navigation while flying in X-Plane you'll soon discover that the navdata that comes with X-Plane sucks, especially in Asia. In some countries (particularly Indonesia) the ICAO codes for most of the airports have changed over the last few years. There are also misplaced beacons, VORs that have their range set too short so you lose signal before you can find the next navaid. And most importantly, if you try to use current airport charts, you'll f...

FlightLog: Adding ILS to Malacca Airport (WMKM) in X-Plane

FlightLog: Adding ILS to Malacca Airport (WMKM) in X-Plane I discovered that (in real-life) Malacca Airport (WMKM) has an Instrument Landing System (ILS) on runway 03, but this is not reflected in the current X-Plane flight simulator (10.36). So I did some research on how to fix this problem. Background An ILS system consists of of two transmitters: a Localiser (LOC) and a Glideslope (GS). In each, two signals are transmitted from directional antennas towards the approach path of landing a...

Flying the ATR72-500

I was looking to upgrade from the single-engined Cessna Caravan to a twin-engine aircraft. I had considered the Beechcraft Baron B58 (which comes with X-Plane), the Cessna C340 and the Beechcraft King Air B200 (both of which have models made by Carenado). But other than the extra engine, they didn't seem to offer much more of interest. Meanwhile I've realized most of the other players flying online on IVAO (https://webeye.ivao.aero/) are flying airliners, so it would be nice to take...