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The Aerodrome Data and Frequencies is a collection of kneeboards with the most often used data on every aerodrome that exists in DCS: navaids, tower frequencies, magnetic runway headings, GPS coordinates, elevation and so on.

 

I started this project more than a year ago, and it's been actively maintained ever since. But because it's no longer possible to track updates in the User Files section, I decided to create this topic so you can subscribe to it. Feedback is also much easier this way.

 

This post will be updated with changelogs and announcements.

 

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CHANGELOG


23 September 2021
- Mariana Islands: North West Field added.

25 July 2021
- All kneeboards: aerodrome numbers replaced with their IDs (for the Su-25T and certain Flaming Cliffs' planes).
- All kneeboards: elevations in meters added.
- The Channel: table kneeboard added.
- Caucasus and Persian Gulf: kneeboards refined to be cleaner and more informative.
- Numerous quality of life improvements across all kneeboards.

22 July 2021
- All kneeboards updated for the latest OB 2.7.4.9632.
- Mariana Islands: elevations in meters added.
- Mariana Islands: sloped runway at Antonio B. Wont Pat flattened to 255 ft.
- Normandy: Ford AF renamed to Ford AB.
- Normandy: minor elevation changes (1-2 feet) at half of the airfields.
- Syria: elevations in meters added.
- Syria: multiple changes to navaids.
- Syria: moved all NDBs from the runway column to the navaids column. Meaning, they're no longer tied to a specific runway, but greatly improved readability should compensate for this drawback.
- Syria: note that one of the NDBs at Damascus (this time it's 342 DAL) is currently broken (reported).

02 July 2021
- Mariana Islands: second runway added at Saipan; other minor fixes.

30 June 2021
- Mariana Islands' kneeboard added.

21 June 2021
- Nevada: the table kneeboard is back and looking better than ever.
- Nevada Lite: fixed coordinates of Henderson Executive.
- Persian Gulf: minor readability tweaks.

20 June 2021
- Syrian kneeboards updated to include Cyprus, along with numerous fixes to existing airfields.
- Note that one of the NDBs at Damascus (264 ABD) is currently broken. Hopefully they'll fix it in the next patches.


05 May 2021
- Caucasus: runways at Gelendzhik and Novorossiysk marked as short.
 

30 April 2021
- All kneeboards are now sporting the new design, with all data verified for compliance with the 2.7 patch.
- Nevada: the table and Lite map merged together, Lite map discontinued.
- New file names: it's recommended to remove the old kneeboards before updating.
- PDF version added.

 

23 April 2021
- This update is focused on Syria and The Channel maps that got updated in the 2.7 patch. 
- Syria: kneeboard reworked from scratch and split into two pages for better readability, and in preparation for the Cyprus expansion.
- Syria: added seven new airfields (Gaziantep, H4, Rosh Pina, Sayqal, Shayrat, Tha'lah, and Tiyas) and Naqoura heliport.
- Syria: changed nearly all ATC frequencies (mainly in UHF, HF, and FM ranges), fixed elevation data and several NDB beacons.
- The Channel: kneeboard completely redesigned for better readability.
- The Channel: added three new airfields (Biggin Hill, Eastchurch, and Headcorn).
- The Channel: completely new layout at Merville Calonne and Saint Omer airfields.
- The Channel: new ATC frequencies for all airfields, minor elevation changes.
- The Channel: all headings updated according to the new magvar data.
- Normandy: all headings updated according to the new magvar data.
- Persian Gulf: Al Ain coordinates fixed (thanks, mobua!)

 

This collection of kneeboards includes every radio frequency and each TACAN, VOR, NDB, ILS, RSBN, and PRMG beacon for all airfields in DCS, complete with GPS coordinates, elevations, precalculated magnetic headings for every runway, aerodrome IDs (for the Su-25T and certain Flaming Cliffs' planes), and more.

 

The kneeboards are available in day and night variants, for every DCS map: Mariana Islands, Syria, Persian Gulf, Caucasus, Nevada, The Channel, and Normandy. And virtually all of them also have the "lite" version, with the most essential data placed over the actual map.

 

All headings in these kneeboards are magnetic. I precalculated them to save you the hassle of remembering the magnetic declination for different maps and years, and doing unnecessary math instead of flying.

 

At the top of each page there is a note, telling you the years for which the provided magnetic headings are valid. If you're flying outside of that period, another note at the bottom of each page will help you to quickly adjust the headings to any given year (e.g. for modern Normandy or Cold War Caucasus). Finally, if you need to convert true heading (e.g. from the F10 map) to magnetic, the magnetic declination is also provided: see the "TRUE TO MAGNETIC" line at the top of each page.

 

>> Download from User Files <<

 

 

 

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PDF version

The full set of maps is also available as a single iPad-optimized PDF file.

These links are permanent and always lead to the latest version*, so you can bookmark them:

 

Day variant - http://www.minsky.ru/dimon/files/Aerodrome_Data_and_Frequencies_Day_by_DimOn_latest.pdf
Night variant - http://www.minsky.ru/dimon/files/Aerodrome_Data_and_Frequencies_Night_by_DimOn_latest.pdf

 

* If the date on the PDF's cover differs from the date in this topic's title, you're probably seeing a cached version. Force-reload the page, or empty you browser cache.


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Mariana Islands: North West Field added.
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Yup great addition, not since Gospadin's airfield data has a set of data tables been created that's so useful, compressing all the data into a very neat table and covering all the maps

 

They are a permanent addition to my kneeboard for all modules

 

Thank you so much @Minsky

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  • Minsky changed the title to Aerodrome Data and Frequencies - Updated 30 April 2021

Hey guys!

 

The new version is up. First post updated.

 

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30 April 2021


- All kneeboards are now sporting the new design, with all data verified for compliance with the 2.7 patch.
- Nevada: the table and Lite map merged together, Lite map discontinued.
- New file names: it's recommended to remove the old kneeboards before updating.
- PDF version added.

 

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@Minsky

 

Loving the updates, great work as always

 

Can I ask what changes were made in 2.7 if you have the info to hand.

 

It may also be useful if these were also made available as PNGs and/or JPGs for inserting into the kneeboard.

 

I realise that's not there intended function and it's a lot of data in the kneeboard, but I could read the last version fine and it's really useful to have all that data on the one sheet

 

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2 hours ago, Weegie said:

Loving the updates, great work as always

 

Can I ask what changes were made in 2.7 if you have the info to hand.

 

Thank you!

 

I'm not writing down every change, but here's what I can recall for the 2.7.

 

Syria:

- New airfields: Gaziantep, H4, Rosh Pina, Sayqal, Shayrat, Tha'lah, and Tiyas.

- New heliport: Naqoura.

- Fixed four NDB beacons: ADN at Adana Sakirpasa, BOD at Beirut Rafic Hariri, DAL at Damascus, LTK at Bassel Al-Assad. There are no broken navaids on this map anymore.

- Nearly all ATC frequencies in UHF, HF and FM ranges have changed. And at least two in VHF range: at Incirlik and Rene Mouawad.

 

The Channel:

- Three new airfields: Biggin Hill, Eastchurch, and Headcorn. Not sure why they're advertising High Halden as "new": it was there since the beginning. Maybe they added a few buildings there or something...

- Merville Calonne and Saint Omer have been completely reworked (new layout).

- Most (if not all) ATC frequencies have changed across all bands.

- Minor changes to magnetic headings of all runways (1-2 degrees)

 

Normandy:

- Significant changes to magnetic headings of all runways (4-6 degrees)

 

Persian Gulf, Caucasus, Nevada:

- Zero changes.

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Thank You @Minsky

 

Looks like I'll be needing a thorough revision of my Voice Attack Profiles

 

I see you've removed the table from Nevada and just have it as a  "Lite" map now.

 

I'm still using your previous revision table as I particualarly like the tabular table format

 

Glad your still keeping them updated it's a lot of work and time to do

 

It's much appreciated by me and no doubt a whole lot of others in the community

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Excellent work @Minsky - as always! 💪

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  • Minsky changed the title to Aerodrome Data and Frequencies - Updated 05 May 2021
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Hey guys, hope you're enjoying Cyprus!

 

Updated Syria kneeboard should be ready in a few days. Here's the preliminary list of all changes I've been able to spot so far ( @shu77 and @Weegie might be interested):

 

 

Reported bug:
- Damascus: NDB 264 (ABD) is now broken (appears as "0.26 kHz')

 

Changes:
- Incirlik: VORDME 108.40 removed (true to real-world data)
- Ramat David: VORTAC added (TCN 84X + VORDME 113.70)
- Ramat David: rwy33 ILS 111.10 added
- Rene Mouawad: elevation changed 33ft > 23ft

 

ATC frequency changes (HF / UHF / FM bands only - VHF freqs haven't changed):

- Al-Dumayr 4.750 > 4.975 / 251.95 > 252.40 / 40.40 > 40.85
- An Nasiriyah 4.600 > 4.775 / 251.65 > 252.00 / 40.10 > 40.45
- Beirut Rafic Hariri 4.675 > 4.900 / 251.80 > 252.25 / 40.25 > 40.70
- Damascus 4.700 > 4.925 / 251.85 > 252.30 / 40.30 > 40.75
- Tha'lah 4.650 > 4.875 / 251.75 > 252.20 / 40.20 > 40.65
- Marj as Sultan South HELIPORT 4.725 > 4.950 / 251.90 > 252.35 / 40.35 > 40.80
- Naqoura HELIPORT 4.625 > 4.850 / 251.70 > 252.15 / 40.15 > 40.60

 

New airfields/heliports:

 

[NEW] 03 UK Akrotiri LCRA
N34°35'24" E32°59'18" / 69
128.00 4.625
251.70 40.15
10 (T111) XXX° — 28 (T291) XXX° ILS 109.70
VORTAC (TCN 107X + VOR 116.00) NDB 365
* reported bug: rwy28 (real-world & DCS info panel) incorrectly textured as "32"

 

[NEW] 11 CY Ercan LCEN
N35°09'17" E33°30'08" / 384
120.20 4.750
251.95 40.40
11 (T115) XXX° — 29 (T295) XXX°
VORDME 117.00

 

[NEW] 14 TK Gazipasa LTFG
N36°17'56" E32°17'54" / 130
119.25 4.600
251.65 40.10
08 (T086) XXX° ILS 108.50 — 26 (T266) XXX°
VORDME 114.20 NDB 316

 

[NEW] 15 CY Gecitkale LCGK
N35°14'09" E33°43'09" / 148
120.00 4.800
252.05 40.50
09 (T094) XXX° — 27 (T274) XXX°
VORDME 114.30 NDB 435

 

[NEW] 24 UK Kingsfield CY-0004
N35°00'53" E33°43'01" / 69
121.00 4.650
251.75 40.20
SHORT 06 (T064) XXX° — 24 (T244) XXX°
NDB 343 (2nm to south-east)
* reported bug: rwy24 (real-world & DCS info panel) incorrectly textured as "23"

 

[NEW] 27 CY Larnaca LCRE
N34°52'25" E33°37'26" / 16
121.20 4.700
251.85 40.30
04 (T048) XXX° NDB 432 — 22 (T228) XXX° ILS 110.30
VORDME 112.80

 

[NEW] 32 UN Nicosia Intl. CLOSED LCNC
N35°09'05" E33°16'33" / 722
NO ATC
CLOSED 14 (T149) XXX° — 32 (T329) XXX°

 

[NEW] 33 CY Paphos LCPH
N34°43'05" E32°29'05" / 40
119.90 4.675
251.80 40.25
11 (T114) XXX° — 29 (T294) XXX° ILS 108.90
VORDME 117.90 NDB 328

 

[NEW] 45 CY Lakatamia HELIPORT / N35°06'17" E33°19'17" / elev 758 / 120.20 251.90 4.725 40.35

 

[NEW] 49 CY Pinarbashi HELIPORT / N35°16'26" E33°16'05" / elev 771 / 121.00 252.10 4.825 40.55 (dedicated heliport, according to Google Earth's historical imagery)

 

 


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Thanks for the heads up, slowly working my way through the process for these, would be nice if someone wrote a script to pass the radio frequencies out each time they change lol

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1 hour ago, mastershotgun said:

My question, why there is not page with table for Nevada? "Only" the map? Does it have some reason, please?

 

Thanks!

 

Same reason there's no table for The Channel: all available data fits on the map, and I have one less page to maintain 🙂 

 

But seeing that you're not the first person asking about this table, I might return it at some point.

 

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Thanks @Minsky That's a lot of work right there

 

Love the kneeboards, one thing I would like would be to have is Normandy and in Nevada in tabular form, but as it is these are a fantastic addition

 

The kneeboards and going to the trouble of alerting us Minsky fans is very kind of you

 

Hat's off to you sir

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Thank you @Minsky! You do an excellent job! 👍

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Time for another update:

 

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21 June 2021
- Nevada: the table kneeboard is back and looking better than ever.
- Nevada Lite: fixed coordinates of Henderson Executive.
- Persian Gulf: minor readability tweaks.

 

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21 hours ago, Weegie said:

Love the kneeboards, one thing I would like would be to have is Normandy and in Nevada in tabular form

 

Thank you! 😊

 

You mean The Channel? I'll create the table once they add a bit more airfields, or at least move it out of EA. With just 12 locations, the page will be half-empty.

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Thx for the today's update @Minsky!

 

Into which directory do I have to extract the PNGs, that they only become visible on the current map?

I. e. I'm flyin' in Syria and all Kneeboard pages other than Syria are not shown...

 

Is it

"{DCSInstallationPath}\Mods\terrains\{map}\Kneeboard"?

 

Because

"%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\DCS\Kneeboard\{map}"

doesn't work. Or should I extract the files into another directory?


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10 hours ago, Minsky said:

Time for another update:

 

TL;DR:

 

Thank you, you've obviously put a lot of work and thought into these.

 

I'd suggest rewording the "Page Header" conversion to

 

• "MAGNETIC to TRUE in 2015-2025 +10 deg"

 

to make it easy/constant with converting your chart's magnetic bearings to true and do the same for your other maps/tables.

 

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Unfortunately I haven't "felt" comfortable using of your charts as, although using magnetic headings through out, the page header at top of each page lists the TRUE to MAGNETIC conversion (which wouldn't be used with your own chart/table MAGNETIC bearings) i.e.

 

Nevada "TRUE to MAGNETIC in 2015-2025 -10 deg"

 

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... I fear this may cause confusion* when a player unfamiliar with DCS/MagVar uses your tables to calculate a true heading, as it's easy to think True = Chart figure -10°.

 

I'd suggest rewording the conversion to

 

• "MAGNETIC to TRUE in 2015-2025 +10 deg"

 

to make it easy/constant with converting your chart's magnetic bearings to true.

 

Alternatively, perhaps make it clear that -10 deg (TRUE to MAGNETIC) only applies when converting from the F10 map ruler to MAGNETIC, however IMHO that would be less constant with the rest of your chart which uses magnetic bearings.

 

Obviously, these are your charts and you are free to design them how you like, this is just a little (perhaps pedantic 🙂 ) feedback.

 

Notes:

*Only seen one case were a player did this for the Mirage's synthetic runway i.e. CP/PD (RH/DS) input uses the runway's true heading.


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On 6/21/2021 at 7:54 PM, Ramsay said:

I'd suggest rewording the "Page Header" conversion to

 

• "MAGNETIC to TRUE in 2015-2025 +10 deg"

 

to make it easy/constant with converting your chart's magnetic bearings to true and do the same for your other maps/tables.

 

[...]

 

Alternatively, perhaps make it clear that -10 deg (TRUE to MAGNETIC) only applies when converting from the F10 map ruler to MAGNETIC, however IMHO that would be less constant with the rest of your chart which uses magnetic bearings.

 

 

Hi! No worries, I like the pedantic feedback and nitpicking: means there are no bigger screwups, and people have to dig deeper to find anything 🙂

 

First thing first: these kneeboards weren't meant to be "reverse-converted" back to true headings (more on that below). And this "true to mag" note is there mainly to assist you with the ruler on the F10 map (as mentioned in the description).

 

In the earlier versions it was titled simply as "magvar", but people unfamiliar with the concept were also confused, not knowing why this number is here, and what they're supposed to do with it.

 

This leads us to the Mirage example. To my understanding, Mirage's ILS requires a very specific heading (ideally, down to the decimals) to be truly effective in zero visibility. And the most reliable way to obtain this heading, is to use the F10 map, then check the Mirage's computer for the precise magnetic declination, and do a simple math.

 

What you are suggesting instead, is to use the less precise method possible: to take the magnetic heading from the kneeboard (that may have up to 1,5 degree error margin) and then add or subtract the provided magvar (which is average for the whole map, and may vary by 1-3 degrees).

 

So I'm leaning towards your second suggestion of adding a remark about the F10 map. If this doesn't work out, I might just remove this line completely.

 

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On 6/21/2021 at 12:46 PM, AstonMartinDBS said:

Into which directory do I have to extract the PNGs, that they only become visible on the current map?

I. e. I'm flyin' in Syria and all Kneeboard pages other than Syria are not shown...

 

Syria doesn't support kneeboards yet (known issue), so the best you can do is to limit the Syrian PNGs to a specific aircraft:

\Saved Games\DCS\Kneeboard\{module}\

Otherwise you can just place them into
\Saved Games\DCS\Kneeboard\
and they'll be available everywhere.

 

For the other maps, copy their kneeboards into the usual location:

{DCSInstallationPath}\Mods\terrains\{map}\Kneeboard\


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1 hour ago, Minsky said:

To my understanding, Mirage's ILS requires a very specific heading (ideally, down to the decimals) to be truly effective in zero visibility.

There's nothing special about the Mirage, when orienteering in my youth we used decimal degrees.

 

For DCS, +/- 1° of the runway's true heading is more than close enough (subtracting 6° from the magnetic heading meant the player's CP (RH) true heading was 12° in error and their HUD's synthetic runway misalignment with the real very obvious).

 

As the ADI bars and auto-pilot use the ILS signal, they are unaffected. 

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