A recreation of the Avon STOLPort (ident KWHR) for MS Flight Simulator 2004, A Century of Flight. 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 4,000' runway was short for the nearly 7,500' elevation, and surrounded by mountains, some towering over 6,000' 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 Haviland 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. I also created an NOS-style IAP chart of this approach for the package. A text Takeoff Minimums & Procedure is also included.
AI ATC & 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.
Please see the full Readme.txt in "Flight Simulator 9\Addon Scenery\KWHR\Docs" in this zipfile for information on installation of the scenery, flying the approach, and more on the history of the Avon STOLPort.
||Freeware, limited distribution
||12th May 2008, 23:14:38