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Is there a way to get the listing of airport code plus airport name from the BGLs? I was hoping MakeRunways would extract that information. It actually does extract a great deal (thanks!) but unfortunately the airport name (i.e. "Heathrow") is missing in all the output files.

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Is there a way to get the listing of airport code plus airport name from the BGLs? I was hoping MakeRunways would extract that information. It actually does extract a great deal (thanks!) but unfortunately the airport name (i.e. "Heathrow") is missing in all the output files.

The airport name is included in the BGLs, but I have never had any cause to extract it. I assume most programs use a look-up table, using the ICAO ID.

I cannot change any of the current file formats to add this information, but I guess I could produce another file containing just ICAO ID, Lat, Lon, Alt and Name. But I am fairly busy at present. If you have a real need for this, write to me at petedowson@btconnect.com and I'll put in somewhere on my "to do" list.

For those airports which are also Weather stations there are files providing this information, installed by FS into its Weather sub-folder. "wxmapping.bin" is an index of names.

Regards

Pete

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