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I seem to have a few add on and FSX original airfields where there are no refueling facilities.

 

Is there an easy way to add the ability to call a truck to refuel or even to add a fuel point?

 

 

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John,

 

In short, no and these are meant to represent the real world situation at those airports (though I am sure some are incorrect).  You have to get into scenery design, if you want to add fuel points, otherwise just pretend and top up the tanks manually

 

I use the lack of a fuel point at any airport as part of my flight planning considerations, just to add a level of realism to the equation.  All my flights are flown with real weather downloads and there's been more than one occasion where I have encountered unexpected head winds and had to divert to an alternate to refuel.

 

Cheers

Andrew

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I use the lack of a fuel point at any airport as part of my flight planning considerations, just to add a level of realism to the equation.  All my flights are flown with real weather downloads and there's been more than one occasion where I have encountered unexpected head winds and had to divert to an alternate to refuel.

 

 

 

Thanks Andrew, I should be doing this as well.  Is there an easy way to see if an airport has a fueling point when planning?

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I once tried in the past to add a fuel point as a plain scenery object and it does not work as a refueling point so like Andrew said using ADE would be your best bet. 

 

I have found that most large airports(solid blue on FSX map) and the midsize ones(solid maroon in color) have fuel stations and the smaller ones(empty maroon circle) do not. I have always used this as a general rule and probably read this in the Learning Center at some point. I am not aware of any listing or info available that will tell you which ones do or do not.

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If only someone made free airport diagrams from FS data that showed fuel pump locations or a "No Fuel Pump" notation.  Those might be really useful for all kinds of things, including flight planning...  ;)

 

John

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If only someone made free airport diagrams from FS data that showed fuel pump locations or a "No Fuel Pump" notation.  Those might be really useful for all kinds of things, including flight planning...  ;)

 

John

 

Hehe, I meant in FSX. :D

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I use the lack of a fuel point at any airport as part of my flight planning considerations, just to add a level of realism to the equation.  All my flights are flown with real weather downloads and there's been more than one occasion where I have encountered unexpected head winds and had to divert to an alternate to refuel.

 

 

 

Thanks Andrew, I should be doing this as well.  Is there an easy way to see if an airport has a fueling point when planning?

 

 

John,

 

If you use Plan-G (and if you don't, I strongly recommend it because it is such a fantastic flight planning tool), by right clicking on an airport symbol and selecting 'Show Airport Diagram', if the airport has a refueling point, it displays as a yellow circle.  :thum:

 

Cheers

Andrew

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