|FS2004/FSX AI Helicopters at Penticton AND Kelowna BC, Canada,
Update.In response to several requests, this update provides out and
back flights of the Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter at Penticton AND
Kelowna, BC. One of the Helicopters also makes roundtrips from these
two cities several times a day. Prior installation of ch_cyyf.zip is
required. The package includes a new invisible Helicopter landing
area at Kelowna, a ground cover enhancement for Kelowna and updated
flightplans. This update has been tested with several Kelowna
Airport enhancements and the default Kelowna setting with no
apparent issues. The forward departure, no push backs, technique is
employed at both Helicopter landing/parking areas. Please unzip to a
temporary folder and follow the simple update instructions.
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FS2004 - AI Helicopters at Penticton and Kelowna, BC, Canada - an update.
ch_cyyf.zip from Avsim.com or Flightsim.com
This package contains the Canadian Helicopter repaints by John Burford as well
as instructions for obtaining the required Sikorsky S-76 AI Helicopter.
This MUST be installed before proceeding with this update.
The enhancement of the Penticton Airport (CYYF) by John Stinstrom.
cyyf_j2.zip and cyyf_j2fx.zip at Avsim.com
An exceptional enhancement of the Kelowna Airport by R.A. Baum.
Kelowna3.zip - download from Flightsim.com
A fine landclass enhancement of the terrain around Kelowna by Bryan York
kelowna_landclass_version_2.zip from Avsim.com
Assuming you have installed ch_cyyf.zip already, locate the traffic file
named Traffic_Penticton_Heli.bgl and remove it.
From the update package, Copy the new traffic file named Traffic_Penticton_Kelowna_Heli.bgl
and Paste it into the location where the previous traffic file was located.
From the update package, Copy the Afcad file named AF2_CYL9.bgl and Paste it
into the scenery subfolder of Penticton OR the scenery subfolder of the Kelowna
Airport enhancement OR into the Addon Scenery /scenery subfolder. Place it in
only one of the locations mentioned!
From the update package, Copy the Ground Covering file named Kelowna_Ground_VTPP.BGL
and Paste it into one of the locations mentioned above.
This file provides better looking ground cover where the Helicopters land at
Start FS2004 and these new files will be indexed.
The Kelowna invisible airport for the AI Helicopters has been tested with
several different airport enhancements as well as the FS2004 default airport -
with no apparent issues.
The Ornge version of the Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter will now use this schedule:
Departs Kelowna approx. 11 AM (18:00 GMT) and arrives Penticton approx 40
Departs Penticton approx. 12 noon (19:00 GMT) and arrives Kelowna approx. 40
Departs Kelowna approx. 4 PM (23:00 GMT) and arrives Penticton approx. 40
Departs Penticton approx. 5 PM (00:00 GMT) and arrives Kelowna approx. 40
This schedule is repeated daily (every 24 hours).
The out and back flights (approx. 15 minutes in length) at Kelowna and Penticton
depart at 30 minutes after the hour, starting at approx 8:30 AM (15:30 GMT) and
the last flight starts at approx. 4:30 PM (23:30 GMT) - they do not fly at night.
This schedule is repeated every day.
If you use the Traffic Toolbox utility to watch any of these flights, the out
and back Heliicopters are identified as C-HELI1 and C-HELI2. The Kelowna to
Penticton and return Helicopter is identified as C-HELI3.
NOTE: Flightplans are set for 5% traffic or higher - the Helicopters are
considered GA aircraft.
I recommend the free utility named Traffic Toolbox (from Microsoft) to watch the
complete trips of these AI Helicopters.
This utility can be downloaded from
Download the Traffic Toolbox SDK. Place the traffictoolbox.dll in your modules
Please do NOT start at the parking or Runway locations of CYY9 (Penticton
Helicopters) or CYL9 (Kelowna Helicopters) as these locations are used by the AI
craft exclusively. Start from any normal location at either CYYF (Penticton) or
Don't forget to "activate" any new enhancement you may have added (Kelowna and/or
John Burford for his fine repaints.
Chris 'Elvis' Jones for the great Sikorsky S-76 AI model.
John Stinstrom for his beautifully detailed enhancement of the Penticton Airport.
Dave Westbury for AI Flight Plan Creator.
Lee Swordy for Afcad and Traffic Tools program.
Microsoft for FS2004 (still the best in my opinion)
This package has been extensively tested in FS2004 with the above mentioned
airports and landclass enhancements with no apparent issues.
As with all freeware, you use it at your own risk. The author(s) are not
resposible for any real or perceived damage to your system.
This package may not be uploaded to any site which charges a free for access.
This FREEWARE - keep it that way!
Questions and/or Constructive Comments may be directed to:
David "Opa" Marshall