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Military AI Works
Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Grob Tutors
For FS 2004 / FS9
Project Managers: Nick Black & Greg Loones
This package, in conjunction with Military AI Works, depicts the Grob Tutor aircraft of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. The Grob Tutor G115E is used by the Royal Air Force as an elementary flying training aircraft for brand new pilots, as well as trainee pilots flying with the University Air Squadrons whilst they are studying, and is also used to give Air Cadets as young as 14 years old their first taste of powered flight as part of the Air Experience Flights. The Tutors are owned and Operated by VT Aerospace who provide the aircraft and ground crews to the RAF and RN as a contractor. The training and experience flights are given by either currently serving RAF fighter pilots, or Reservists, or retired RAF pilots in their spare time. The Tutor replaced the Scottish Aviation Bulldog and De Havilland Chipmunk and has served since 1999. There are currently 119 examples in service flying mostly at weekends.
This package is dedicated to the memories of Air Cadets Nicholas Rice (15), Katie Jo Davies (14) and Nikkita Marie Walters (13) and pilots Mike Blee, Andrew Marsh and Hylton Price, who died in 2 seperate incidents in February and June 2009, when involved in mid-air collisions in Grob Tutors.
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1. About MAIW
Military AI Works (MAIW) is a loosely affiliated, international group of flightsim enthusiasts who share the common goal of seeing realistic military AI traffic in MS Flightsim. Our goals:
1) Produce only high-quality, freeware packages and products
2) Create military AI traffic accurately within the bounds of MS Flightsim
3) Promote new freeware military AI models, scenery and products
4) Advance military AI modeling of countries around the globe
5) Respect the rights of designers and contributors
To learn more about MAIW or to become a contributor, visit our website at www.militaryaiworks.com
· Mike “mikewmac” MacIntyre
· Nick Needham
· Nick Black and Mark Campbell
· Nick Black, Gary Barker and Greg Loones
Airport Background Polygons:
· Nick Black and Greg Loones
MAIW Scenery Library Objects:
· John Stinstrom and Edith Black
· Matthew Tomkins and Ted Andrews
RAF College Cranwell Scenery
· Keith Steadman and Stephen Legg
· Mark Campbell
RAF Leuchars (EGQL)
East of Scotland University Air Squadron / 12 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – LOWLAND, CLAYMORE, UAA
Glasgow International Airport (EGPF)
Glasgow & Strathclyde University Air Squadron / 4 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – CELTIC, CIRCUS, UAJ
RAF Woodvale (EGOW)
Liverpool & Manchester University Air Squadron / 10 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – MERSEY, VITAL, UAM
RAF Leeming (EGXE)
Northumbrian University Air Squadron / 11 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – GEORDIE, HAPPY, UAQ
RAF Church Fenton (EGXG)
Elementary Flying Training School - 85(R) sqn / Yorkshire University Air Squadron
Callsigns – TYKE, UAX
RAF Cranwell (EGYD)
Elementary Flying Training School - 16(R) sqn / 115(R) sqn / East Midlands UAS / 7 AEF
Callsigns – LANTERN, LOCKSMITH, NOMAD, UAH
RAF Wyton (EGUY)
Elementary Flying Training School - 57(R) sqn / Cambridge UAS / London UAS / 5 AEF
Callsigns – BENGAL, HUSTLER, MAYFAIR
RAF Benson (EGUB)
Oxford University Air Squadron / 6 Air Experience Flight
Callsign - ISIS
Qinetiq Boscombe Down (EGDM)
Southampton University Air Squadron / 2 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – ANTLER, NEW FOREST, STAG
RAF Colerne (EGUO)
Bristol University Air Squadron / 3 Air Experience Flight
Callsign - ACORN
MOD St Athan (EGDX)
Wales University Air Squadron / 1 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – DRAGON, UAW
DCAE Cosford (EGWC)
Birmingham University Air Squadron / 8 Air Experience Flight
Callsigns – VULPINE, TONGA, UAY
Army Air Corps Middle Wallop (EGVP)
Elementary Flying Training School
Callsign – TUTOR
RAF Barkston Heath (EGYE)
Elementary Flying Training School
Callsign – TUTOR
Fleet Air Arm
RNAS Yeovilton (EGDY)
Callsign - BRITANNIA
Step 1) Install this package
1a) Install the package in accordance with the on-screen prompts
Step 2) Remove duplicate AFD files
Open your “Flight Simulator 9/Addon Scenery/scenery” folder and remove any previously installed AFD’s for the following airports (e.g. “AF2_XXXX.bgl,” “AF2_XXXX_DEFAULT_XX.bgl”, “AFX_XXXX.bgl,” or “PAI_AF2_XXXX_DEFAULT.bgl”) NOTE: LEAVE ALL AFDS BEGINNING WITH “MAIW” as they were installed with step 1:
NOTE: Failure to remove these duplicate files may result in problems with AI aircraft parking and operation. It is recommended you move these to a temporary folder instead of deleting them; however, you should not need them again as the AFDs included in this package are thoroughly researched and highly detailed. If you are using add-on scenery for one of the above airfields, it is recommended you do NOT remove the AFD for the add-on scenery, but instead remove the MAIW AFD file (e.g. MAIW_AF2_EXXX_DEFAULT.bgl) after installation.
***Pay special attention to the following airfields, as they have been released before in other MAIW packages with different names. Look for AFD (ADE9, AF2 or AFX) and exclude files!
Step 3) Install callsign voicepacks
3a) If you don’t have the EditVoicepack 3.1 freeware installed, download it and install it by clicking here.
3b) Run EditVoicepack and import all vcpmod files included in with this installation
3c) Choose “Import” from the “File” menu
3d) Find the folder “Flight Simulator 9\Military AI Works\UK\RAF\Grob Tutors\Callsigns” in the “Look in:” window
3e) Select all the files and click open The following callsigns should be added:
VULPINE, TONGA, UAY, GEORDIE, HAPPY, UAQ, LOWLAND, CLAYMORE, UAA, TUTOR, TUTOR_MODEL, CIRCUS, UAJ, ISIS, ACORN, BENGAL, HUSTLER, MAYFAIR, DRAGON, UAW, TYKE, UAX, MERSEY, VITAL, UAM, LANTERN, LOCKSMITH, NOMAD, UAH, ANTLER, NEW FOREST, STAG, BRITANNIA
3f) Update the Voicepack for FS9 by choosing “Update Voicepack” from the “File” menu--ensure the “Custom/Callsigns” box is checked in the left hand window. (note: the update may take a few minutes—do not attempt to start FS9 until the update is complete. Look for “Ready” in the lower left corner)
3g) When ready press save to keep the modifications
Step 4) Install Custom Scenery
Included in this package is a set of buildings as custom scenery to spruce up the airports. It should be noted that not installing the scenery will mean that you will probably not see aircraft at the bases listed above. To install this scenery you need to do the following:
1) The folders “MAIW UK Airfields”, “MAIW UK Apache Bases” and “MAIW Scenery Library Objects” have already been installed into the “Addon Scenery” folder of your FS directory. In order to activate this scenery you must start FS9, go to Settings and find the Scenery Library.
2) Click on “ADD AREA” and navigate to the ““MAIW UK Airfields”, “MAIW UK Apache Bases” and “MAIW Scenery Library Objects” folders which should be, by default after installation, located in “Flight Simulator 9\Addon Scenery”. ***Note it is important that you place the “MAIW Scenery Library Objects” folder as far down your addon scenery list as possible by using the Move Down button. Ideally they should be lower than any other scenery you may have added and just above the default FS9 scenery libraries.
3) Shut down FS and then when you restart the scenery will be installed and ready to use.
This package also features scenery of RAF College Cranwell by Keith Steadman and the team at the Airfield Construction Group. MAIW would like to offer its profound thanks to the team for allowing us to incorporate this scenery into our package. If you already have scenery of RAF Cranwell installed then the only thing you need to do is to remove or delete the file “AF2_EGYD” which is located in “addon scenery\RAF College Cranwell\Scenery”. If you do not already have this scenery installed simply follow the above procedure for the folder “RAF College Cranwell” which has been installed to your “Addon Scenery” folder.
*** Please Note *** - The scenery enhancements included with this package are created from the MAIW Scenery Libraries, which are a collection of objects that can be used to enhance default FS airports. This scenery is not intended to be accurate, but instead to be a representation of the buildings situated at each base.
Optional RAF Leuchars
If you are using RAF Leuchars Scenery for FS2004 by the Airfield Construction Group, then you will need to remove the included scenery enhancement for Leuchars in this package. Please remove the following files from the folder “Flight Simulator 2004\Addon Scenery\RAF Airfields\Scenery”:
If you do not have the ACG scenery for Leuchars you can download it at http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=121888
Floating problem at Middle Wallop
If you encounter floating aircraft and taxiways at Middle Wallop, please look in the folder “Optional BGL file for MW” and follow the included instructions.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed this package.
Potential issue: FS9 AI traffic density set too low
Fix action: In FS9, set the AI traffic density slider to at least 20%.
Potential issue: Multiple AFDs active for the same airport
Fix action: Using Windows Explorer, open the folder “Flight Simulator 9/Addon Scenery/Scenery.” Look for duplicate entries for the following airport identifier:
Files may be named in several ways. The most common are “AF2_EXXX.bgl,” “AF2_EXXX_DEFAULT_XX.bgl” and “PAI_AF2_DEFAULT.bgl.” Keep the file names starting with MAIW and remove all others with duplicate airport identifiers.
Problem: “I can’t find the aircraft in the aircraft selection menu”
Issue: These are AI aircraft and have been programmed to not show up in the flyable aircraft selection menu
Fix action: If you simply must select these aircraft, use an editing program such as AirEd and change the Aircraft type from “2” to “0”
Potential issue: Callsign Voicepacks were not installed correctly
Fix action: Run the EditVoicepack software. Look for the following callsigns in the “custom modifications/callsigns” section of the program:
VULPINE, TONGA, UAY, GEORDIE, HAPPY, UAQ, LOWLAND, CLAYMORE, UAA, TUTOR, CIRCUS, UAJ, ISIS, ACORN, BENGAL, HUSTLER, MAYFAIR, DRAGON, UAW, TYKE, UAX, MERSEY, VITAL, UAM, LANTERN, LOCKSMITH, NOMAD, UAH, ANTLER, NEW FOREST, STAG, BRITANNIA
If any of these are missing, choose “File/import” and open the appropriate .vcpmod file in the folder:-
“Flight Simulator 9\Military AI Works\UK\RAF\Grob Tutors\Callsigns”
Once this is complete, or if all callsigns are present, ensure the “Custom/Callsigns” box is checked in the left hand window and choose “File/Update Voicepack” to install them into FS9 (this may take a few minutes, do not open FS9 until the lower left of the EditVoicepack screen says “Ready.”)
Potential issue: You’re following your AI aircraft
Fix action: Stop following your AI aircraft. For some reason, a watched AI aircraft does not always behave the way it is programmed to. If you wait for the aircraft at the airport, it will arrive on schedule
This package was built by the Military AI Works online community. If you are interested in making Military AI traffic more realistic, visit this site!
The Flightplans are fictional, but have been researched via Internet and message forums. We have tried to make the plans as “realistic” as possible and have had to use our own judgment. Aircraft in this package fly to bases that may need you to download a separate AFCAD for the aircraft to show up there, AFCADs may be found at Avsim.com, Flightsim.com and the Project AI Afcad site
All Flightplans were created using Notepad.
Flightplans were installed using Lee Swordy’s TrafficTools freeware traffic compiler.
The callsigns used in this package are actual callsigns used by these units, based on information obtained in manuals and on internet.
All callsigns were created using the ingenious EditVoicepack freeware. This program is extremely simple and fun to use—if you need a new AI callsign, give it a try!
We recommend that you don’t make changes to AFX and ADE9 files with AFCAD as this may break some elements of these AFD’s.
The contents of this package should not adversely affect your FS9 or computer operation if installed according to the instructions. The authors make no guarantee and bear no responsibility for adverse operation or lost/overwritten files on your computer.
Use of Contents:
THESE FILES MAY ONLY BE UPLOADED TO AVSIM or FLIGHTSIM.COM BY THE AUTHOR(s)
THESE FILES MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO ANY OTHER SITE WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S WRITTEN PERMISSION. THESE MODELS, REPAINTS AND FLIGHTPLANS ARE FREEWARE AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, OR PUT ON ANY SITE THAT CHARGES FOR DOWNLOADING FREE FILES. THE FILES FOUND IN THIS ARCHIVE MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED ON CD OR ANY MEDIUM FOR ANY KIND OF FEE, INCLUDING THE COST OF PRODUCTION, MATERIALS OR POSTAGE. THE MODELS, REPAINTS AND FLIGHTPLANS OWNERSHIP REMAIN WITH THE AUTHORS AS MENTIONED IN THE PACKAGE
Upload to FSPLANET.com will never be allowed by Military AI Works.
Any questions, suggestions and feedback on the contents may be directed to the forums at www.militaryaiworks.com
All information used to create this package was obtained via online, open-source research. All flight plans and schedules, while reasonable for military units, are fictional.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible.