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CUSTOM SCHEDULE KSFO 20181207 V1 Scout Yu

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Good morning San Francisco!
It is Friday morning and as usual, it's the ILS for 28L and 28R and departures on runways 1 and 28 at your discretion.

San Francisco on Friday means the tourists are arriving and the business visitors are on their way home.
There is not a lot of general aviation at SFO, but those private jets are always in a hurry.
It is SFO on December 7, 2018 and you have had a recent promotion from the weekends.
Watch for the 9:00 AM surge of traffic with everyone wanting to push back in the same 10 minutes of the hour and clumps of arriving flights challenging the exquisite timing required for cross traffic takeoffs.

---You should have Real Traffic for Tower!3D to have this schedule work.  They provide the proprietary files for KSFO_airlines.txt, KSFO_airports.txt, and KSFO_airplanes.txt
This zip file only contains KSFO_schedule.txt, KSFO_terminal.txt, and KSFO_GAandLocalTraffic.txt

 In this case, my game files were found at my steam location.  Your's may vary.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tower 3D Pro\Extensions\Airfields\KSFO
Make a copy of your folder called KSFO.
Copy the downloaded files into KSFO.
Replace ksfo_terminal.txt 
Replace ksfo_schedule.txt
Replace ksfo_gaandlocaltraffic.txt
That should do it.

Optional:
 ksfo_airlines.txt checks
Optional: replace one line in airlines.txt  defunct 2014 Vincent Aviation with Frenchbee in ksfo_airlines.txt
They both used the two digit code BF, so if you don't, Frenchbee won't show.
old: VAL, BF, VINCENT, Vincent Aviation, New Zealand
new: FBU, BF, FRENCH BEE, Frenchbee, France

p.s. I have run KSFO with this schedule from 6 AM to 6 AM as of this upload and it is a challenge or puzzle to space all these flights in and out, but it worked without any FAA penalties.  And this is a busy Friday.  The 9:00 AM rush to get out of town has 99 flights in that hour.

Graph of Flights.JPG

ksfo_20181207_v1.zip

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I don’t think my heart and patience can handle 99 aircrafts in an hour, let alone at KSFO with the tricky crossing runways

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Wikk, give it a try.  I found that while it does get crowded at the takeoff threshold at times (4 - 6 aircraft backed up and waiting for takeoff makes me stressed), it does provide some spacing to get aircraft off in spurts and using both runways.  I do find I cannot do the cross traffic takeoffs well yet.  However, I wend most flights off 28R and have them landing on 28R and 28L and that results in most flights landing on 28L.  I route the 28R takeoffs with a bit of a long taxiway to get over to Taxiway Zulu and then Charlie, it works and without any penalties in flight delays.

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11 hours ago, Scout Yu said:

Wikk, give it a try.  I found that while it does get crowded at the takeoff threshold at times (4 - 6 aircraft backed up and waiting for takeoff makes me stressed), it does provide some spacing to get aircraft off in spurts and using both runways.  I do find I cannot do the cross traffic takeoffs well yet.  However, I wend most flights off 28R and have them landing on 28R and 28L and that results in most flights landing on 28L.  I route the 28R takeoffs with a bit of a long taxiway to get over to Taxiway Zulu and then Charlie, it works and without any penalties in flight delays.

I gave it a go and my god. I think Skywest has gathered I’m not their biggest fan by this point. Really challenging, doable but very stressful. Probably a bit too much for my personal taste but it’s definitely a challenge worth trying out. I tried out your way of routing departures around on Charlie and that seemed to work fine. On a sidenote to that, I found that pushing them back to 10L/R is beneficial, cause if not a lot will face the wrong way after pushback. And tell them to hold short of RW19L cause it not they’ll stop ahead of the runways on Zulu.

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