Hants County Nova Scotia Flight Sim Files


I live in Summerville Nova Scotia, a beautiful little community on
the East Bank of the Avon River in Nova Scotia, Canada.
I and have always wanted to fly into there.
However there never has been and there never will be an airport in Summerville.
I decided that Summerville needed an airport.
I think I got a bit carried away though.
After the Summerville airport was finished I decided to resurrect the old WW II airport at Maitland.
The last use that this field had was as a drag strip and that was stopped many years ago.
Then I looked across the river at Hantsport.
There was a paper mill, a gypsum shipping plant and wharf there.
That just had to be in my scenery.
Next since we make many trips in to Windsor,
I thought it would be nice if there was an Airport there too.
Well I just seems to go on and on.
I have now files for most of the towns and villages between Maitland, Windsor and all over Nova Scotia.
But I must warn you that this is my first attempt at writing scenery files and
I know that there are mistakes and also keep in mind that they are work in progress.
These files work fine in FS 2002 but if you use them in FS 2004 I haven't got the aorport directory working yet.
I would like to mention that the area that these files cover have the highest tides in the world, raising
and falling almost 50 feet twice each day.

The village of Summerville is as accurate as I could get
but other area are still needing some attention.

Last Update Sept 23. 2014

Go back in time and take a flight in a Grumman Goose from the Summerville Airport.
This world famous amphibian airplane that has seen many years of service, starting it's life in 1937.
 The last one was built in 1945 but many are still flying today.
It has a wingspan of 50'10" (15.49 m), and a length of 39'7" (12.06m).
The Grumman Goose Amphibian." Originally envisioned as a shuttle for Manhattan millionaires
to cruise down to Miami for the weekend, the Goose rapidly became the utility plane of choice for
several small air companies, as well as a primary rescue plane for the Coast Guard and other agencies.
Its amphibious nature, generous interior space, and rugged construction
(planes that land in the water have to be built incredibly tough) enabled the Goose to go
just about anywhere that a plane could conceivably go.


This map and picture shows where Summerville is located.
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Map showing Summerville's location
Map showing Summerville's location
Map showing Summerville's location
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An actual aerial photo of Summerville
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Take a tour around Summerville

To view Summerville as it is today click on the link above.

The following are a sample of what my Scenery of West Hants County includes.
Click on any of the scenery images to view the complete set

Summerville from FS 2002
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Approaching Summerville flying the Goose.
The panel is by Ian Willis

Click Here to View more Flight Sim pictures of these areas from the air
There are new pictures of Fundy Gypsum's Wentworth Plant

I have had a few visitors ask about the Stanley Airport.
This airport is about 10 Miles Southeast of Summerville.
It was used during World War II as a training airport
and is still in use today and is used by private aircraft.
In 1943 a Hudson Bomber flying out of Stanley crashed in Summerville.
To read the newspaper article about this crash go to the
Summerville History Page by clicking here.

To view this airport as it is seen in Flight Sim 2002 click on the link below.

Click on this image to view the Stanley Airport

Stanley Airport

Click below to download the scenery files for Nova Scotia
as shown in these pictures:

Click on the Link to
download the file
This file has been updated on 
November 16 2006
This zip file is a work in progress and includes all of the airports and scenery additions that I wrote for Nova Scotia. Each airport is now a separate file. These files just have to be placed in your ADD ON SCENERY folder. I included my own add on scenery folder for your convience.
If you don't have one you can just unzip the file and then 
copy in into your FS Program. 
If you do have one then then unzip this file into a temp folder and then copy and paste the scenery files into your add on scenrey folder.
These airports have been tested on FS 2002 and FS 2004. If you are using them with FS 2004 there is a problem with them showing in the
airport listings but they are still there to be used.
I also included a listing (pdf file) of all the radio and ILS frequencies 
that I used. This will help anyone that is running FS 2004.
This file is included in the add on scenery folder and is named
These files will be continued to be updated.
The following is a listing of the airports included.

Advocate Harbor, Amherst, Apple River, Bon Portage Island, Brier Island
Ettengers in Nole, Gore, Isle Hute, Lynn Mtn, Maitland, Oxford, Margarettsville, Parsbour, Pugwash, Rawdon Gold Mines, Sackville NB,
Springhill, Summerville, additions to Stanley, Wallis, Walton and Windsor.

There is also areas that don't have airports like Center Burrlington, Hansport, The Lookoff, Scotts Bay, Halls Harbor, Sambro, additions to Debert, Brooklyn, Tatamagouche, CapeEnrage and some areas of Halifax.
These Scenery  files were written using

If you have any questions please e mail me at

Bon Portage Island

Every once in a while I pick up a book at the local library that turns out to be very interesting.
Well that's what happened here. The book is called 
"We Keep a Light" and is published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax Nova Scotia.
The book was written by Evelyn M. Richardson and is the story of her and her husband Morrill.
They moved to Bon Portage Island in 1929 and became the light keepers.
They brought up their family on the island and educated them at home.
This book goes in to quite a bit of detail of what live was like back in 
those days living on an island a few miles off shore.
Bon Portage Island is an island a few miles long off the south west coast of 
Nova Scotia and near the village of Shag Harbor.
Evelyn's book was first published in 1945 and won that years Governor General's Award.
There has been many reprints since.
Evelyn Richardson passed away in 1976.
In Evelyn's words, " When I started to write I thought I would like to pass on to many young Canadian couples of the post-war years, who will I hope , 
be building their lives along the northern frontiers and other isolated spots."
She sure did tell an interesting story.

I felt so strongly about her story that I thought I would do a small part to 
help preserve the type of life that she and her family lived so that the
coastal shipping would be a bit safer.

Of course the Island never did and never will have an airport but then how would us 
flight sim enthusiast enjoy the island without one. 
However the light house, outbuildings, boat house, 
breakwater and boat slip are as she described them.
If there had been an airport on Bon Portage at this time wouldn't
life have been a lot simpler for the keepers of the light.
It's also interesting to note that the Rishardson's were bringing up
their family on the island at the same time the Goose was in it's hay day.

 In 1964, the Richardsons retired to the mainland, but with the assistance of Willet Mills, a prominent Halifax business man and naturalist, title to the Island was given to Acadia University.  Dr. Harrison F. Lewis, the first chief of the agency that was to become the Canadian Wildlife Service, was a friend of the Richardsons and also helped them conserve the Island for the study of
natural history, ecology, and wildlife management. 
Currently, the Island is maintained by funding that comes primarily from an endowment generously provided by the Chipman family, from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, from the Department of Biology of Acadia, and from visitors. 

A foot note to the above was found on The CBC site

"In 1970, Benjamin Franklin Smith retired after 34 years as head lightkeeper on Cape Sable Island, at the southern end of Nova Scotia. In the days leading up to his retirement, Benjamin Smith used a reel-to-reel tape recorder to document his last days on the island. He brought the recorder along on family picnics. He used it to record the diesel engines and the foghorn. 
And he spoke into it his thoughts about lighthouse keeping, automation and retirement. 

When Benjamin Smith left for the mainland, his son Sidney and Sidney's wife, Betty-June took over as the Cape Sable lightkeepers. They both grew up as lightkeepers' children - Sidney on Cape Sable and Betty-June on Bon Portage Island, just a few miles away. 
Betty-June's mother, Evelyn Richardson wrote a book about lighthouse keeping on 
Bon Portage called, We Keep a Light. 
It won a Governor General's award in 1945, the year it was published. 

Sid and Betty June stayed on as lightkeepers until 1979. At that point the lighthouses had been almost totally automated. For Sid and Betty-June, this meant their jobs had been reduced to painting and mowing the lawns. They no longer felt that lightkeepers were considered important - something that Benjamin Smith had predicted on his tape 10 years earlier." 

You can visit this site and listen to the tape made by 
Benjamin Franklin Smith by clicking on the link above.
I would recommend this to anyone who has a interest in Nova Scotia's history.

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Approaching Bon Portage Island with Cape Sable Island in the background
The scenery files for Bon Portage are included in the files shown above
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The Lighthouse and outbuildings
The breakwater and boat slip
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A final approach to the island
The Grumman Goose ready for takeoff

These Scenery  files were written using

The Macro's I used were written with EOD

Easy Object Designer

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