Little Rock Air Force Base
For FS 2004 / FS9
Initial Release Date: March 2008
Package Integrator: Cornelius Black
Little Rock AFB is the “Home of the Herks”. Little Rock is the C-130 training base for the United States Air Force. The 314th Airlift Wing is the host unit which reports to the Air Education and Training Command. Associate units, the 463rd Airlift Group and the 189th Airlift Wing also reside in this Arkansas airbase. The 463rd Herks are included in this package while the 189th AW is provided in the Southeast ANG Complete AI package (maiw_se_ang.zip ) available at Avsim.
*A note on the AFCAD in this package, the included AFCAD in this package is UPDATED from the KLRF AFCAD that was included in the MAIW Southeast ANG Package. If you install that package after you install this one you MUST make sure you reinstall the AFCAD included in this package to have the most current version.
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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 http://www.militaryaiworks.com.
- Danny Martinez
Little Rock Afcad
- Delta Dan Bourque
- Graham King
- Stewart Pearson
- Henry Tomkiewicz’s C-130
- Nick Needham (smoke)
314th Operations Group
48th Airlift Squadron
Callsigns: Arrow, Savor
53rd Airlift Squadron
Callsigns: Horse, Marta, Kilo
62nd Airlift Squadron
41st Airlift Squadron
Callsigns: Cat, Garby, Amino
463rd Airlift Group
61st Airlift Squadron
Callsigns: Raven, Herky
50th Airlift Squadron
Callsigns: Bull, Herky, Austin
Step 1) Install this package
1) Install the package in accordance with the on-screen prompts
Step 2) Remove duplicate AFCAD files
1) Open your “Flight Simulator 9/Addon Scenery/scenery” folder and remove any previously installed AFCADs for Little Rock (KLRF). Look for any AFCADs with MAIW or nMAI in their name, where "n" is any single digit number.
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 AFCADs included in this package are thoroughly researched and highly detailed.
Step 3) Install callsign voicepacks
A) If you don’t have the EditVoicepack 3.1 freeware installed, download it and install it.
B) Run EditVoicepack and import all .vcpmod files included in with this installation
C) Choose “Import” from the “File” menu
D) Find the folder “Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Military AI Works\USA\USAF\ Little Rock AFB\Voicepack Callsigns” in the “Look in:” window
E) Click CTL +A and select all files, then click “open”
F) 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)
Potential issue: FS9 AI traffic density set too low
Fix action: In FS9, set the AI traffic density slider to at least 60%.
Potential issue: Multiple AFCADs 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_KXXX.bgl,” “AF2_KXXX_DEFAULT_XX.bgl” and “PAI_AF2_DEFAULT.bgl.” Keep the files named “AF2_KXXX_DEFAULT_RM.bgl” 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 “0” to “2”
Potential issue: Callsign Voicepacks were not installed correctly
Fix action: Run the EditVoicepack software. Look in the “custom modifications/callsigns” section of the program and check that all the callsigns in the folder “Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Military AI Works\USA\USAF\Little Rock AFB\Voicepack Callsigns” were added.
If any of these are missing, choose “File/import” and open the appropriate .vcpmod file in the folder “Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Military AI Works\USA\USAF\ Little Rock AFB\Voicepack 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 usually 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!
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 found online. While squadrons generally use several different callsigns for training missions, the aircraft in this pack have all been assigned one of the callsigns available at random.
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!
All AFCADs were created using Lee Swordy’s AFCAD v2.21. This has got to be one of the finest freeware programs ever created. Want to add some AI parking to your local airport? AFCAD makes it fun!
Graham King: for painting a hundred aircraft of some obscure country at the drop of a hat. Thank you so much.
Stewart Pearson: Stewart has done 99% of the callsigns you hear in our packages. I don’t know where we would be without him.
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:
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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.