Australia

As one would expect there is a huge amount of scenery available for Australia. Several places have been identified but it is by no means an exhaustive list. All the glider sites that have been identified are real world glider sites and where the club using that site has a website we can extract information so that we can follow as closely as possible the real world practices at that site.

Some of the downloads required are big and it may appear that they are a bit of an overkill for what we require however for those who either don't want to download large files or are running on more modest hardware we have again produced some "lite" versions of the places we are going to. The downloads are good quality and you may find yourself wanting to visit a particular country more often than you first thought!

The places that we have decided on initially are Mount Beauty and Noelhurst. Mount Beauty is depicted in both FS9 and FSX (via either VOZ1.8 for FS9 or OZx3.0 for FSX) and for Noelhurst a small file is available for both Simulators. Of course instead of VOZ1.8 or OZx3.0 there are the "lite" scenery versions available for both FS9 and FSX.

  • Mount Beauty in Victoria is the home of the Mount Beauty Gliding Club.
  • Noelhurst, also in Victoria, is primarily a "Wave Camp" and is visited by many clubs throughout the season for wave soaring over the Grampians where heights in excess of 20000ft have been achieved. You can read more about Noelhurst here and find out more about the club camps here.

Ivan Rogers has compiled a set of slope data files for CCS2004 so you can also enjoy ridge soaring in Southern Australia. Download (103.36 Mb)

FS9

There are two options for FS9 users, if you don't want to download the large VOZ 1.8 files or you are running a lower spec machine you can use the lite install.

FS9 Lite Install

For the FS9 lite install the downloads required are:

  • Mount Beauty Lite - Updated to V1.1. Download (116.21 Kb)
  • Noelhurst. Download (116.29 Kb)
  • Andy Weirs Terrain Mesh. This is one download but it contains 7 folders, one for each state plus Tasmania, however for now you need only install Victoria and NSW but there is nothing to stop you from installing them all. All of them have an auto installer so it couldn’t be simpler.

FS9 Full Install

For FS9 users with higher spec machines the larger downloads required are:

  • VOZ 1.8 which also includes landclass. Mount Beauty is depicted in VOZ 1.8. Read the manual that comes with VOZ 1.8 carefully.
  • Noelhurst. Download (116.29 Kb)
  • Andy Weirs Terrain Mesh. This is one download but it contains 7 folders, one for each state plus Tasmania, however for now you need only install Victoria and NSW but there is nothing to stop you from installing them all. All of them have an auto installer so it couldn’t be simpler.

FSX

Again, there are two options for FSX users, if you don't want to download the large OZx V3.00 files or you are running a lower spec machine you can use the lite install.

FSX Lite Install

For the FSX lite install the downloads required are:

FSX Full Install

For FSX users with higher spec machines the larger downloads required are:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thomas Trewin who freely gives his permission in his accompanying documentation. You are requested to read and comply with any conditions that are made.

We would also like to thank Jay Kaye who produced the Australian scenery and has kindly allowed us to give a link to his work. For more information on Aussie scenery for both FS9 and FSX go to www.aussiex.org.