FSweekend 2011

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This wiki page lists all information related to FlightGear's FSweekend attendance, as well as information for those that'd like to pay a virtual visit. FlightGear will be represented by a team of regular FlightGear developers and users.

<eventcountdown date="05-November-2011"><daysuntil in="days">05-November-2011</daysuntil> until the FSweekend</eventcountdown>

Booth information

FlightGear's booth will be located at the same spot as the past three years. A floorplan is available on the FSweekend website.

This year's booth will probably exist of:

FlightGear setup at LinuxTag 2011

Equipment Checklist

  • A FlightGear based procedure trainer with 10 monitors and dual control (as shown at LinuxTag 2011).
  • Two main power extension cords:
    • Red (JvdV)
    • Green (DT)
  • One Linux-based PC (JvdV)
    • Three monitors
    • Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar
    • Saitek Rudder Pedals
    • USB Headset
  • One Linux-based PC (DT)
    • Three monitors
    • Saitek Joystick
    • Saitek Rudder Pedals
    • Headset
    • Sound system
  • CH Yoke (GdR)
  • CH Rudder Pedals (GdR)
  • A projector-screen (TD) - no projector!
  • Yet another projector-screen - this time with a projector (DT).
  • Six pairs of anaglyph 3d-glasses:
    • My last 2 (two!) remaining (TD)
    • Two (JvdV)
    • One (GdR)
    • One (DT)

  • "Team FlightGear" T-shirts (TD)
  • Aviation themed Belgian Chocolade in sufficient quantities (DT).
  • Senseo coffee maker (TD)

Flight information


Activities will mainly take place at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM), Lelystad Airport (EHLE), Volkel Air Base (EHVK) and the VU University Medical Center Helipad (EH0001).


All charts that you may have to use on your flights are available at http://ais-netherlands.nl (AIS Publications > Integrated Package). Please note that these are the most up to date charts available, so certain situations might not have been changed in FlightGear (EHAM, EHLE and EHVK taxiways should be correct though).

Parking positions have been created for most of the Dutch airports including EHAM, EHRD, EHVK and EHLE (A1-A6, B1 and B2).

All named airports are for civil usage, except for Volkel Air Base (EHVK). This base will be occupied by the (AI) F-16 squadrons and likely one setup in Lelystad. Feel free to join with your F-16 or other Dutch/NATO military aircraft. For EHVK specific departure and recovery procedures please visit http://cenor.org/pages/proc_eh.html and dowload the corresponding .pdf file.

Weather information

Reallife weather information can be found at the KNMI (Dutch Meteorological institute) website.

  • METAR current weather at airports
  • TAF expected weather at airports

If the weather is really bad, it is likely that the FSweekend guys will use a preset weather scenario.


The old terminal of Schiphol (1928).

We will be using newly generated scenery in Lelystad, showing the latest&greatest possible in FlightGear. Including OSM roads/canals, Corine landclassing and updated airport layouts. Gijs is working on updated EHLE objects. Especially the Aviodrome part (the museum where FSweekend takes place) deserves something better.

The experimental terrain is available through Git: https://gitorious.org/papillon81/flightgear-terrain?p=papillon81:flightgear-terrain.git;a=summary. Objects are in the scenery database and can be obtained through TerraSync (note that you'll have to merge them with the terrain!).

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