Florida Keys

From Key Largo to Key West, and everything in between.

Features

  • Detailed models for all seven airports in the Keys
  • Includes 07FA, 7X1, 72X, FD51, KMTH, KNQX and KEYW
  • Variable resolution orthoimagery
  • Custom, hand-placed mangroves, palms, shrubs and forests
  • Modeled landmarks, such as forts, the Southernmost Point, and aerostats
  • High-resolution, custom ground textures
  • Numerous immersion plugins
  • Charts for every airport, approach, arrival and departure procedure

Immersive Plugins

Ambient Sounds. While on the ground at any airport within the Florida Keys, a faint background soundscape will play that matches your location. You'll hear small aircraft fly overhead at Marathon, regional jets landing at Key West International, and F-18s departing while at Key West NAS.


Animated Hangar Doors. You can open or close various hangars throughout the Florida Keys airports and park inside.


Emergency Response. If you're experiencing an emergency, be sure to squawk 7700 when coming into land at Key West International, Key West NAS or Marathon. Emergency services vehicles will be waiting for you when you land.

Requirements

X-Plane 11 (Tested on X-Plane 11, may work with earlier versions)


Installation

Unzip the downloaded file and place all three folders in your X-Plane 11/Custom Scenery/ folder


Add the following lines to the top of your scenery_packs.ini file:

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KEYW Key West/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/YYY KEYW Key West - Ortho/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/ZZZ KEYW Key West - Mesh/

Credits & Acknowledgements

  • Developed in cooperation with Drawbridge Designs
  • SketchUp2XPlane, AutoGate and GroundTraffic by Marginal
  • GetGT by OpalSky.com.au
  • Hangar plugin developed in cooperation with Cooper LeComp / AFM
  • Orthoimagery provided by the Florida Department of Transportation
  • Additional thanks and gratitude to Max, Josh and Jon for their research help, Stephen Dutton, Thomas Rasmussen, the Global Sim Alliance, and everyone else who followed along during development
  • A special thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation

Troubleshooting

The airport / scenery looks very empty. Increase your graphics settings to include more world objects. Please note, however, that this requires a more powerful computer. This airport scenery package is designed to run optimally at various graphics settings; the lower the setting, the more objects will disappear for performance.

Why aren't there any lights? Be sure to set the Visual Effects to High in your graphics settings.


Why can't I hear any ambient sounds? Ensure that you have ambient sounds turned on by accessing the X-Plane menu and selecting Plugins > Florida Keys and selecting a volume.

Why isn't this hangar door opening? Not every hanger in the scenery pack has an animated door. Try another!


I don't want the ambient sounds or animated hangar doors. Not a problem! Just delete the entire plugins directory from the scenery pack.

I was flying to the north-east of Key West NAS and my plane broke mid-air! You hit the cable of the tethered aerostats that fly in the restricted area. Next time, check your charts!


Why is there an unrealistic airline operating at KEYW? X-Plane’s new static aircraft only support limited liveries. Try installing MisterX's static aircraft library.

These service vehicles keep running into things. X-Plane’s new service vehicle support is still a new feature and cannot detect objects other than other service vehicles and the user’s aircraft.


Where can I go for further support? Please visit our Support site for additional help.