Water Airports

Water Airports

Post by Some Rando » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 06:32:46

How do you find an airport that is on water? e.c. For a float plane

Water Airports

Post by Bill » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 07:51:27

I do not think there are any default water airports ...you will need to
start on land and slew the plane to the water. You may be able to find some
free fixes or addons at avsim.com



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Post by dAVE » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:30:54

Try searching the Seattle area when selecting an airport.
There are a few round that area.

I can't remember the names exactly but one is called something like Kenmore
Air Harbour?

Water Airports

Post by dAVE » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:33:43

Just as a drunken afterthought,you probably already knew this but it would
be a good idea to tag water airports in the next version.
Especially since they include floatplanes in the sim!!!!

dave (hic)

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Post by John E. Ca » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:51:17

If the plane has both floats/wheels you can drop the gear and taxi into the
water before raising the gear for takeoff :-)

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Post by RobertV » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:56:34

In FS 2004 you can look for anchor symbols on the map.

For examples search for W36, 0W0, W55, 06B, ME27, ME37, 76B, ME01, ME09,
ME80, ME43, ME28, ME51, ME90, ME57, NH64, 6MA0, MA2, 4NJ2, 2N7, NJ00,
6N6, 6N7 (East River NYC!), 6FL5, 61FD, FA75, 42FL, FA05 and X44.

Some apparently have problems with their altitude data in the simulator
(Not responsible if your simulated plane materializes several hundred
feet above the water)

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Post by Harbin Ost » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:46:43

If you have FSNavigator, which you should get, you will notice that
the water runways are very wide compared to regular runways.

SeeYaa:) Harbin Os *** KG6URO

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Post by NUwxRDN » Thu, 22 Feb 2007 01:49:05

You can also check out Naval Air Stations near the water. I was stationed at
NAS Norfolk for 4 years, and the ramp where our planes were parked still had
the Seaplane ramps into Willoughby Bay. I have been able to use thse in
Flightsim to fly the Goose and other Floatplanes without slewing - just drive
into the water, retract the landing gear and takeoff...
NAS Pensacola, Fl also supported seaplanes, but I have not checked in FS to
see if the ramps are there

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Post by TmlnZWwsIE » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:33:21

I've just picked up my copy of FSX and had the same question. This is what I

1. Select the aircaft and a land airport close to water e.g Vancouver, BC,
Canada and save if necessary.

2. Once you're setup on land, press ALT (for the menu) and then WORLD and
then MAP.

3. The new screen will show a map of the selected aircraft sitting in the
middle of a runway stuck in the mud so to speak. Drag and drop the AC image
to blue on the map. (In the case of Vancouver, the Air Taxi terminus is just
north and slightly east in the inner habour of Vancouver.

4. On the right panel you'll see the Lat & Long. These will be adjusted as
you drag & drop. You can enter any Latitute and Longitude in the world. Lat
N50 Long W1 will have you floating around the English Channel just east of
the Isle of Wight.

5. Adjust the Altitude. Tidal Waters will all be 0 (sealevel). Google
lakes (e.g Lake Superior or Great Slave Lake). Height for water levels may
well be in meters.

When you exit the map, you'll yourself bobbing around on the ol' brinny -

6 Finally, ALT (for menu), FLIGHTS & SAVE. - if you wish to avoid repeating
this setup.

Nigel, Alberta, Canada (expat. Brit)

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Post by Sm9uYXRoYW » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 04:16:02

Check out this link, it contains a list of water airports in FSX