– FS2004 Scenery–Avon STOLPort


FS2004 Scenery–Avon STOLPort (KWHR), Avon, Colorado (CO). Avon was operated as an exclusive destination for Rocky Mountain Airways between (approximately) 1978 and sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s. The 4000′ runway was short for the nearly 7500′ elevation, and surrounded by mountains, some towering over 6000′ above the airport elevation. To allow all weather operation, the airport eventually featured what was reported as the steepest ILS ever constructed, with a seven degree glideslope. RMA had exclusive use of the tiny STOLPort and operated it with 50-passenger De Havilland Dash 7 equipement. Lacking the original chart, I surveyed in FS and plotted what is hopefully an accurate representation of the ILS approach, using my best understanding of TERPS – the US standard for instrument approaches. Also included is an NOS-style IAP chart of this approach for the package. A text Takeoff Minimums and Procedure is also included. AI ATC and traffic recognition of the approach will hopefully follow, but does not exist yet. In other words, you can fly this approach and see the localizer in the GPS, but AI ATC will not give you vectors to it. You’ll need to follow the full procedure included on the chart. By Stephen Comer.
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