I've also just uploaded two fictional "WW2 era" airfields, representing front-line temporary airstrips in the North African theatre; one for Allied and the other for Axis aircraft.
Landing Ground 113 (L113) is in Western Egypt and represents an Allied forward strip, while Al Qa'arah (QLAQ) in Eastern Lybia does the same for the Axis powers. There are only about 100NM between the two, to make "patrols" overhead the opposition relatively easy. Navigation, on the other hand...? It's the desert. Good luck!
It's only on a temporary page at the moment, but I've uploaded version 1.0 of RAF Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire to the site.
Most famous as the home of the 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy), although it also spent a long period as an RAF station, Bassingbourn is now an Army training base and still very intact.
To download click here.
To go with some sceneries that I hope to release within the next couple of days, I have uploaded a new version of my FSX object libraries to the site.
The major changes are that some of the bomb dumps now have bombs in, I've added the DLW object libraries (most of which I didn't actually make myself, I bought them...) and I've added the Austin Tilly (which I did make myself and boy can you tell!)
To download, click here.
For the man who can never have enough P-51Ds in his life (that would be me then, but I can't afford them, bah).
John Terrell and Warbirdsim have announced the release of the next package in their P-51 Mustang collection, "Little Freinds II", covering early models of the P-51D without the dorsal fin and with earlier cockpit arrangements.
The package includes three paints for stations I have already recreated and the number of repaints is increasing rapidly, so no doubt there'll be more there too. For details, visit the Warbirdsim product page
I don't know whether anyone will care, but this place is, or at least I am, now being a bit of a Twit.
@IanPsDarkCorner will find me and I'll try to keep people up to date with what's going on around here and what can be expected... However you might find the odd attempt to communicate with the local Police helicopters on there too, sorry. They spend more time Tweeting each other than they do chasing crooks, I'm sure of it. But they do occasionally have some fun "spot the aircraft part" competitions too.
I gave in and updated to Drupal 6.22 instead of 7. The probability of the site not working at all was too high, so there was no point in even trying!
I've got 7.7 - and the beta updates for the Marinelli theme to work on version 7 - downloaded, but won't be implementing them yet.
I've just updated the "What Goes Where?" page to include the latest release from Warbirdsim, 'Little Friends', covering wartime models of the North American P-51D Mustang.
Although only two of the models in the base package operated from stations I have recreated, the list I was provided with of repaints already available or in progress includes aircraft from others. Click "Read More" for details.
I've just spotted (because Drupal helpfully didn't tell me) that there's a full new build of the CMS you're currently looking at available to download and install.
...This isn't going to go well, is it?
Unfortunately this web space is now all I have left to test, develop and generally mess about in. Therefore, I'll try and make it work in the background and only update the main site if it all works with no dramas. If, however, you load the site and it's not here, the chances are I'm frantically restoring a backup. Please bear with me if that happens!
I've had a number of requests recently from people asking if I can do "their" airfield - often (usually?) in other parts of the world and very much outside the realms of what I do, so before I go any further, I'd better explain a couple of things:
At some point, I'll get around to making a "repaints" page and putting pics of all these up, including the "Eagleskinner" Merlins, but in the meantime here's a latest.
K9942 represents an aircraft of 72 Squadron, RAF, during the spring before the outbreak of World War II, when the unit was based at Church Fenton in Yorkshire. The livery is currently as worn by the airframe on display at the RAF Museum at Cosford.
Pic and download link behind the cutline...