Subject: Re: A-51 Flight Simulator module
From: etreankl@biggulp.callamer.com (Eric J. Treankler)
Date: 6 Sep 1995 18:37:25 GMT
Message-ID: <42kpp5$k0g@clue.callamer.com>

Allen Thomson (thomsona@netcom.com) wrote:
> Some time ago there was mention of a Flight Simulator scene module
> that someone had constructed on the basis of Area 51 ground and
> satellite photos. Could some kind, if virtual, soul please provide
> a pointer to a source for the module?

If you use the following URL:

 http://pilot.msu.edu/~freema22/

you will find two Groom Lake scenery files, described thusly:

***quote***
GROOMLK6.ZIP 12-09-94 Groom Lake, NV - v6.0
                      freema22@student.msu.edu (Mike Freeman)

         Static and dynamic scenery for the "secret" Air Force Base in the
         northern section of Nellis, NV.  Groom Lake (Area 51, Dreamland,
         Tejon Ranch, The Ranch, etc.) is where the U-2, SR-71, Have Blue,
         F-117, Senior Citizen, and supposedly captured UFOs were tested.
         Based on a satellite picture from Popular Science, to help with
         the placement of buildings.  Includes S-4 to the south on the
         other side of the mountain at Papoose Lake (based on an artist's
         rendition of what things look like over there). Also includes
         models of the F-117 Nighthawk, a C-17 Globemaster, and ideas as to
         what the Aurora and the TR-3A looks like.

GROOMLK7.ZIP 03-13-95 Groom Lake, NV - v7.0
                      freema22@student.msu.edu (Mike Freeman)

         Static and dynamic scenery for the "secret" Air Force Base in the
         northern section of Nellis, NV.  Groom Lake (Area 51, Dreamland,
         The Ranch, etc.) is where the U-2, SR-71, Have Blue, F-117, Senior
         Citizen, and supposedly captured UFOs were tested.  Based on a
         satellite picture from Popular Science, to help with the placement
         of buildings.  Includes S-4 to the south on the other side of the
         mountain at Papoose Lake (based on an artist's rendition of what
         things look like over there). Also includes models of the F-117
         Nighthawk, a C-17 Globemaster, and ideas as to what the Aurora and
         the TR-3A looks like.  New in this version:  more accuracy and
         detail; tower communications (ATIS and COM); SEE4 enhancements
         (night effects and taxiways).
***end quote***

By the way, I haven't seen these, but they sound promising.

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