California Central Coast Scenery for FSX!

Al Wheeler produced one of the best sceneries available for FS2002 and FS2004 when he released his California Central Coast Scenery back in July 2002. This scenery covered airports and key features between Santa Barbara, all the way up the coast to Hearst Castle, including Paso Robles. I instantly fell in love with this scenery, not only because I live on the central coast, but because the detail Mr. Wheeler models is extraordinary.

The detail just got a little better. Al released the Flight SImulator X (FSX) version of this scenery recently at AvSim. After downloading (link below) and installing it I immediately set out in my Saratoga to explore. I am just as impressed with the improvements as I was when I first installed the fs2002 version. New to the FSX version is more detailed landclass and features around the airports. For instance, Goleta Beach State Park is fully represented with a building and parking lot to mark the spot of the Beachside Bar-Cafe. The Santa Barbara harbor is also improved. To go with the impressive inventory of features is a highly detailed readme file that includes frequencies and coordinates of all of the good stuff! Combined with the enhanced rendering of the FSX engine and AI, this scenery really comes to life!

Welcome to Santa Barbara and Goleta

Flying over KSBA (you can see the oil rigs on the horizon and Goleta Beach near the pier)

The old 1920’s terminal which will soon be replaced by a modern facility with jetways

My favorite airplane, the Piper Saratoga II TC by FSD

Title: California Central Coast Scenery
Author(s): Al Wheeler
Filename: (avsim)
Revisions/Service Packs: (avsim); (avsim) (avsim) (avsim)
File Size: 5.3MB
Website: CCC FSX Site Information

edit 10may08 – added revsion 1 information and website link.
edit 01jun08 – added revision 2 information
edit 29jun08 – added revision 3 information
edit 20dec08 – added revision 4 information (adds museum at PRB)

6 thoughts on “California Central Coast Scenery for FSX!

  1. I love this thing! I’ve been downloading versions of CC scenery since FS2002. Always one of those creations clearly beyond the scope of freeware. If this were a boxed product covering the coast from Washington to the Mexican border, for those of us who live here it’d be a must-have at most any price under three figures. Looking forward to seeing his vision of Camarillo…

  2. I would love to see a detailed west coast, border to border scenery pack for both FS9 and FSX. I might have to poke around the freeware sites and see how much is already covered, albeit separately.

    There is an enhanced Camarillo scenery package for FS9. Look for it on Avsim. I am not sure if it is FSX compatible.


  3. Great scenery! KPRB is my home base and now it is truly a great pleasure to fly in/out of, as well as enjoy the sights that I have visited many times.

  4. Pingback: X-Plane’s Santa Barbara « A Reality of My Own

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