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  SOAR Ranch Area Map

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SOAR Ranch Andes Range Map

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SOAR Ranch downloads (FSX)

SOAR Ranch-FSX
Conversion by Scott "sf4JC" Frerking of the SOAR RanchFS9v2.
Special THANKS to Chris Gordan, the original creator of the SOAR Ranch,
for giving permission to convert the file.

Please use a high resolution terrain mesh with this scenery to really be able to enjoy
soaring in this area.  You can download some free from the
Simviation World Terrain Mesh for FSX page.

 

 

SOAR Ranch downloads (FS2004)

SOAR Ranch, for FS9 (FS2004)
The main SOAR Ranch gliderport scenery itself. It includes two grass strips, clubhouse, residence house, and covered parking area.
by Chris Gordan.

Also included are the landclass files that put the nearby towns in FS, as well as suitable autogen buildings/objects. This painstaking work was done by our friend Paul-Roger Torti, as yet another gift to SOAR. You'll even see a small ficticious island... Paul-Roger's personal retreat,"Tortiland", complete with tennis court and yacht! Version 3 combines Paul-Roger's latest refinements in a single package.

SOAR Ranch for FS9, version 2
Updated location for use with high resolution terrain mesh.
(Ranch files only. Does not include additional files in full package above)
GPS dat file for the SOAR Ranch area
Updated 9-27-05
CCS Slope file for Default Terrain
A 1x1 terrain scan, centered around SOAR Ranch
(this file must be imported into CCS2K4. See the documentation for CCS2K4)
CCS Slope file (high resolution mesh)
A 1x1 terrain scan, centered around SOAR Ranch
(this file must be imported into CCS2K4. See the documentation for CCS2K4)
For use with high resolution terrain mesh. By Kris Feldmann
CCS 4x4 degree Scan Files
16 CCS scan "tiles" covering a 4x4 degree area around SOAR Ranch. (15MB)
(these files must be imported into CCS2K4. See the documentation for CCS2K4)
For use with high resolution terrain mesh. By Kris Feldmann
Ridge Lift Files (terrain emulation)
These are the terrain lift BGLs, converted for use in FS2004. They should not be used when using CCS terrain lift, but may be used in conjunction with any other BGL based scenery lift.

by Aengus O'Fearghail

 

SOAR Ranch downloads (FS2002)

SOAR Ranch, Version 3.03
The main SOAR Ranch gliderport scenery itself. It includes two grass strips, clubhouse, residence house, and covered parking area.
by Chris Gordan.

Also included are the landclass files that put the nearby towns in FS, as well as suitable autogen buildings/objects. This painstaking work was done by our friend Paul-Roger Torti, as yet another gift to SOAR. You'll even see a small ficticious island... Paul-Roger's personal retreat,"Tortiland", complete with tennis court and yacht! Version 3 combines Paul-Roger's latest refinements in a single package.

Updated...5-11-03
Ridge Lift Files (terrain emulation)
The following files are based on a grid system of 1x1 latitude/longitude squares. The filename denotes the SW corner of the square, allowing you to build the area as files are added. Any updates to previous files will be noted as well.

S38W71 and S38W72 3-15-03

S39W72 3-30-03

by Aengus O'Fearghail
Flights and Courses

Lake Circuit Flight

This 35nm speed task takes you around the lake at SOAR Ranch. Requires the SOAR Ranch and Ridge Lift 1 files listed above.
By Chris Gordan.

NOTE: The SOAR File system used in the self installers makes it easy to swap out scenery in just a few clicks. I find it best to place the installers themselves (.exe) in my Archive folder immediately after downloading and unzipping. I can then delete anything in any of the active scenery folders, run the installer(s) and the flight is ready to go...even the GPS is programmed for the task if one is included. By using the active scenery folders as "temporary locations", and keeping the scenery files/installers organised in the Archive folder, you can install or restore any flight almost instantly, and be assured that there are no conflicts, or redundant thermal scenery. You can also update any airfields instantly just by running the newest installer.*note* an UNINSTALLER is created with every install (control panel...ADD/REMOVE Programs), but you do not need to run them for updates since they will automatically overwrite the older files.

 Multi flying at SOAR Ranch
The early days -- before Paul Roger Torti's land class development
 screenshots by Jerry Drew & Don Hamilton

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 SOAR Ranch Evening Flight
Soaring on ridge lift along the western slopes of the Andes in an approching storm front.
screenshots by Don Hamilton 

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All screenshots were made using FS2002 default scenery, textures, and weather.
Also used were the ASW28 by Peter Franke and Thermiek by Max Roodveldt.