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Glacier Bay v2 for FS9 released

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Holger Sandmann, along with his team (Rainer Duda, Michael Eder, Scot Fraser, Manfred Herz, Jay Langham, Jon Patch, Larry Silsbee, and Jim Vile),  has created what has become my favourite all-time scenery addon: Glacier Bay v2.  Here’s the blurb from Holger:

Glacier Bay v2 is a complete replacement of the default FS2004 landscape and scenery of more than 90,000 square kilometers (36,000 sq miles) of Southeast Alaska and adjacent areas of Yukon and British Columbia. Landscape enhancements include high-resolution terrain mesh, detailed shorelines, rivers, lakes, and glaciers, and accurate land cover data with custom seasonal ground textures. Inland water bodies can be made to “freeze over” via an on/off switch. Other landmarks include the settlements of Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Yakutat, Atlin, and Carcross as well as road and railroad networks, cabins, lodges, and lighthouses. We modeled or enhanced 16 main airfields (plus one fictitious airstrip), 20 unlisted airstrips, 16 seaplane bases, and seven heliports. We’ve also included AI ship traffic in various locations as well as optional flightplans for GA and floatplane AI traffic. Glacier Bay v2 is fully compatible with other third-party add-ons, including terrain mesh (FSGlobal, FS Genesis, etc.), ground textures (Ground Environment, BEV, FScene, etc.), and landscape enhancements (Ultimate Terrain Canada/Alaska, Misty Fjords, Tongass Fjords, Freight Dogs). A configurator panel (requires .Net Framework!) allows users to set compatibility options and to choose levels of scenery detail. We provide an autoinstaller and detailed documentation with a sectional map of the coverage area and a list of weblinks to real-world information. For feedback and questions, please visit the Glacier Bay v2 support forum at http://forums.fsaddon.eu/viewforum.php?f=10. This project is a collaboration of nine FS developers from Germany, Austria, USA, and Canada, logging more than 1000 hours of work over the past 14 months. We acknowledge the kind support of FSAddon.com. However, this project is independent of any commercial product. Enjoy!

You can download from AVSIM in two parts:

Be sure to try the many flight scenarios provided, they’ll take you to magical places.

UPDATE: For those finding AVSIM a bit slow, try http://www.flightsim.com

  1. Frank Grindel
    Saturday, March 10th, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Good morning Jon,

    I just took a little jaunt from Mule Creek to Haines and then Skagway. All I can say is “Wow”!
    What a synergy team Holger has put together on Glacier Bay. Was Lennart Arvidsson really working on this? I thought he removed himself from the FS World.
    The leg from Mule Creek to Haines brought back some fond memories for me. I got to experience the Chilkat Pass road in the 3rd week of October in a white-out back in 1990 when I was moving to Alaska. I wouldn’t even wish that pleasure on the ACES team. (or maybe I would) 😉
    Anyway, I couldn’t leave the house today without saying how great Glacier Bay is. Certainly a lot to explore and enjoy!
    Great job, team!

  2. sam
    Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    i dont know why my MFS2004 always Craches after i try to use my Glacier Bay v2 ,
    i set it up ,make sure every thing in place and once i try to fly from any airport in the scenery or try to go to one of the saved flights my FSM craches ,i have VISTA, i tried every thing i know ,even reasing FSM and download it again
    help needed please

  3. Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Hi Sam, no that shouldn’t happen. Please drop by http://forums.fsaddon.eu/viewforum.php?f=10 and post your issue there, thanks.

  4. bob pressey
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Gustavson worked in the past now the airport elevation is 40 ft not 24 ft. When landing approach all appears normal but upon landing the runway turns blue like a body of water.
    Using map and setting the elevation to 40 ft the plane is on the runway.
    Will try reloading Galcier Bay 2 again.

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