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Texel, North-Holland, the Netherlands
Texel International Airport is a small grass airport on the island of Texel (Tessel) in the Netherlands.
Although the airport itself isn't particularly big, runway 04/22 is allegedly one of the largest grass runways in western Europe (1115x40m). Usually the airfield permits only aircraft of to 6000kg MTOW, however with special permission (depending on weather conditions) heavier aircraft can land here.
Some special visitors with an MTOW obviously larger than 6 tonnes are a Fokker 60 Utility (23t kg) and touch & go's from Fokker 100 aircraft fresh from the Fokker plant (44,5t kg). Fokkers were a regular sight at this fun airport.
Runway 13/31 is quite a bit shorter but in strong N/W S/E winds it is very useful. (630x40m)
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For more detailed navigation charts seeAIS Netherlands
or theTexel Airport website
Please take a look for realism, just like most Dutch airfields Texel has quite strict approach and departure procedures, even special weekend and weekday procedures.
Recommendations for VFR in the Netherlands:
- Simheaven W2XP Europe Central North
- Zonephoto X16 Satellite imagery (I use X17 which was later sadly taken down by Simheaven, very heavy though)
This combination will give you a nice photoreal underlay and a OSM 3D overlay creating a nice dynamic look great for VFR flying. It will demand a good computer, however other less heavy OSM versions are available. Still I would absolutely recommend the Zonephoto imagery.
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