Photoreal scenery for Grimes Airfield (Golden Age Air Museum)

8N1_03Christopher G. Clawson has just released the freeware FSX scenery of Grimes Airfield (8N1), Bethel, Pennsylvania (PA), USA.

Grimes Airfield (8N1) is located in the beautiful countryside of Berks County, PA, USA. Built in 1946 by a local businessman, Walter Grimes, the airfield has been in constant operation since its opening. When it opened, Grimes Airport was a show piece of small airports. Aircraft from Piper Cubs to Douglas DC-3s regularly operated from the airfield.

The Golden Age Air Museum was established in 1997. Its mission is to entertain visitors and educate them about the early days of aviation. Museum displays include full size operational aircraft and automobiles, as well as displays of artifacts from the Golden Age of aviation. Craftsmen are continually working on restoring new additions for the collection.

Visit https://www.goldenageair.org/ for more details about the museum and airplanes in its collection.
SCENERY AND AI AIRPLANES
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This scenery add-on includes:

– Detailed runway and airfield
– Detailed hangars, airplanes, and vehicles
– Seasonal photoreal textures of the surrounding countryside

Also included are ten flyable AI airplanes adapted from available freeware aircraft models. I repainted them to appear as they are at the Golden Age Air Museum. These planes take to the air throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. My thanks go to the developers of each of these models. They were all kind enough to give permission for their use. I hope this add-on does credit to their great designs.

Each of the airplanes is installed into its own folder and has had its identifying information changed so as not to conflict with any previously installed version of the model. Some models have been “tweaked” slightly to perform better as AI aircraft. Each can also be flown in FSX. Also, I could not find models for some of the airplanes. For these, I repainted an airplane that closely resembles the model.

To select one of these as your current airplane, go the “Select Aircraft” screen in FSX and select “CGC GAAM” from the “Publisher” drop-down list. Click on “Details” to see interesting facts about the selected airplane.

AIRPLANES
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1916 Sopwith Pup. Model by Stephen O’Leary. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

1917 Rumpler C.V. Repaint of Curtiss JN-4D. Model adapted from FS9 version by David Grindele. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson. Some parts of the paint scheme are inaccurate due to limitations of the model design.

1918 Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny”. Model adapted from FS9 version by David Grindele. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson. Some parts of the paint scheme are inaccurate due to limitations of the model design.

1918 Fokker Dr.1. Model by Frank Elton of Pegasus Aviation Design.

1918 SPAD S.XIII. Model by Stuart Green. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

1926 Winstead Special. Repaint of De Havilland Gypsy Moth. Model by Jim Douglass. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson. Included as flyable model but is static in scenery.

1929 WACO GXE. Repaint of WACO UPF-7. Model by Tim Conrad. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

1930 Great Lakes Sport Trainer. Repaint of Great Lakes 2T-1A. Static airplane only. Model by Tim ‘Piglet’ Conrad. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

1931 Brunner Winkle Bird Model CK. Model by Golden Age Simulations: Paul Corish, Gil Halpin, Keith Monson. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

1932 Taylor E-2 Cub. Model by Golden Age Simulations: Paul Corish, Gil Halpin, Keith Monson. Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

1935 Aeronca C-3. Model by Paul Clawson (no relation). Repaint by Christopher G. Clawson.

Several “static” airplanes are parked in the visitors area: Piper Super Cub, Vultee BT-13 Valiant, Fairchild PT-19.
FLIGHT SCHEDULE
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Here is the Saturday and Sunday flight schedule:

Time Airplane Callsign Flight
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09:30 WACO NC4453Y TNG
10:00 Fokker Dr.I DR1 TNG
10:02 Sopwith Pup N6183 TNG
10:30 Rumpler C.V RCV TNG
10:32 SPAD S4489 TNG
10:35 WACO NC4453Y Ride
11:00 Curtiss Jenny 2946 TNG
11:30 Taylor Cub NC13146 TNG
12:00 Aeronca C-3 NC17404 TNG
12:30 Bird CK NC726N TNG
12:35 WACO NC4453Y Ride
13:00 Fokker Dr.I DR1 TNG
13:02 Sopwith Pup N6183 TNG
13:30 Rumpler C.V RCV TNG
13:32 SPAD S4489 TNG
14:00 Curtiss Jenny 2946 TNG
14:30 Taylor Cub NC13146 TNG
14:35 WACO NC4453Y Ride
15:00 Aeronca C-3 NC17404 TNG
15:30 Bird CK NC726N TNG
16:35 WACO NC4453Y TNG
17:00 Taylor Cub NC13146 TNG

You can download the free scenery from our File Library here

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