files are used to add text to the BaseStation display. Typically
waypoint files add airport names, navaids and intersections to the
of waypoint files are being created for each country. Each country
can be highlighted in ADLite and will show the available waypoint
types for the country (these can vary). Users can select all the
files available or choose only those they wish to install.
list below shows currently available file sets and their data of
more detailed information see Waypoint
files for the USA (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico). This data
is correct to the FAA Nov
2010 AIRAC data.
are limited for now but include:
- Major Airfields
USxx_04 - NDB's
USxx_07 - Minor Airfields (these are very large files)
USxx_11 - Gliding Sites
USxx_12 - Heliports
(these are also very large files)
USxx_14 - Ultralight Sites
USxx_17 - Seaplane Bases
USxx_18 - Balloon Sites
NOTES FOR US DATA
US data is vast and there are issues trying to load all the data
into BaseStation. Please read the following instructions to avoid
BaseStation grinding to a halt or locking up.
avoid excessive loading times I have split US data into the nine
FAA regions as shown below:
FAA regions, together with the included States, are:
KS, MO, NE
DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WA, WV
IN, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI
ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
ID, MT, OR, UT, WY
FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN
LA, MS, NM, OK, TX
CA, HI, NV
of the nine regions contains a set of the waypoint files and I strongly
advise users not to load more than one region at a time. Even with
one region selected a refresh of BaseStation using the Reload option
may take several minutes and the program may appear to have hung.
Just be patient and they will load eventually.
recommend that users do not load heliports or minor airfields unless
really necessary. If you do need them install the other files first,
reload BaseStation and then install these two files one at a time.
all the above files loaded into BaseStation the screen can get swamped
with airport names and codes. To avoid this I have produced alternative
sets of all the files which will display the airport code only.
distinguish the files I have added a suffix to each. For example:
will display all major airports for Alaska showing full name and
will display all major airports for Alaska showing the airport code
is essential that users understand this naming convention and that
they must choose one or the other of these files. They should not
install both files as this will be a duplication of data. As some
files are very large installing both will have a detrimental effect
for experience users:
who understand the file structure above may recognise that they
can mix and match between data sets. For example they can install
major airport files that show name and code but opt for the code
only files for the smaller airfields.