FSweekend 2012

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This wiki page lists all information related to FlightGear's FSweekend 2012 attendance, as well as information for those that would like to pay a virtual visit. FlightGear will be represented by a team of regular FlightGear developers.

<daysuntil in="days">03-November-2012</daysuntil> until the FSweekend at 3&4 November 2012.

Booth information

Equipment Checklist

  • CH Yoke (GdR)
  • CH Rudder Pedals (GdR)
  • One Linux/MS W7 based PC (AB)
    • Core i7 + GTX 680 + 24"
    • Saitek X52 throttle and stick
  • C172P Panel (FGPanel Demo) with driving PC (TB)
  • One Linux-based PC (DT)
    • Three monitors
    • Saitek Joystick
    • Saitek Rudder Pedals
    • Headset
    • Sound system
  • Projector screen and projector (DT)
  • Pairs of anaglyph 3D-glasses:
    • One (GdR)
    • One (DT)
  • Business cards


  • Thomas Krenn machine with 10 monitors (MS)

Flight information


The old terminal of Schiphol (1928), now located at EHLE.

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.

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.


For FSweekend 2012 we're planning to show consistent Scenery which has been available for testing before the show and doesn't require manual fiddling on-stage. That way we can safely show the latest scenery on every machine. Please make sure everything is in the database well before November ;-)

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