Talk:Lukla Airport

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Currently there are two problems with the airport:

  • The apt.dat.gz and scenery data disagree on the location of the airport. That among other things means that if you request to start there, you will not appear on the runway.
  • In the scenery data the runway is level, but it should be steeply sloped.

I wanted to write that no maps have sufficiently precise imagery to fix it, but it's no longer true. Google maps now have good enough satellite imagery that the runway is visible and, more importantly, OpenStreetMap does have the runway.

It would therefore be nice to update the runway using the OSM coordinates and try to place it on the terrain (OSM does not seem to have elevation data). There are also some photos available via Google Maps which could be used to estimate missing parameters by the eye.

(what would I need to update the scenery?)

--JanHudec 16:01, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Jan,
Please ask questions at our forum This is a link to the FlightGear forum.. This wiki is meant for documentation only. I can tell you though that you'll need TaxiDraw and TerraGear. Please note that you cannot use Google Maps to derive stuff from, as it does not comply with FlightGear's GNU GPL license. If you need more help, please ask at our forum.
Cheers, Gijs 16:04, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Dead link

The link to the Lukla Scenery is dead. --Fusionstream 08:49, 2 June 2013 (UTC)