File Name: Heceta Head Lighthouse
File Submitter: Bradallen43
File Submitted: 21 May 2010
File Category: User Scenery
Brad's Pacific Northwest Scenery Project
Heceta Head Lighthouse (V 1.0)
Created by Brad Allen ([email protected])
These scenery addition's are for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. I used the "Acceleration" edition for my work on these.
The surrounding scenery this is designed to work with and fit in is the incredible ORBX "FTX NA Blue" package for the Pacific Northwest of North America. If you haven't got this scenery installed by ORBX, this file will probably not work for you. I repeat, this is not for default FSX terrain, this is for the above mentioned package from ORBX/FTX.
NOTE: A few words on the object libraries. I try to only use the default FSX library objects with Flight 1 Instant Scenery to design these addon scenery areas. I will specifically list any library objects needed that are not default if necessary for this scenery to display properly. If you see "IMPORTANT NOTE" below, read it for specific object libraries you may need to have installed for this scenery area. If there are any FSX "Acceleration" objects used, you won't see them unless you have that version of FSX installed.
Notes about this scenery.
Heceta Head Lighthouse is located on a breathtaking bluff 150 feet above the sea. It is one of the most visited lighthouses in the United States drawing thousands of visitors each year to sense its history, feel its romantic aura, and enjoy its spectacular view. In 1775, Don Bruno Heceta, sailing for the Royal Spanish Navy, set out from San Blas, Mexico with 45 men and provisions for a year-long mission to reach the Arctic Circle and claim points en route for Spain. He made it as far as the Columbia River, before turning back due to concern for his sailors who were stricken with scurvy. On his journey he noted the headland, which now bears his name.
The tower is 56 feet tall with a focal plane of 205 feet above sea level. The most powerful light along the Oregon coast, the light can be seen 21 miles out to sea and is only stopped by the curvature of the earth. The light shown for the first time on March 30, 1894, lit by Andrew Hald, the first headkeeper. It has only failed on one occasion. On February 12, 1961 a rock slide caused by heavy rains snapped the electric wires leading to the station. When the generator failed, Keeper Oswald Allik and two coast guard assistants employed an Aladdin lamp and turned the lens by hand, by walking around the interior of the lamp room. They kept their vigil from midnight until 7:30 the next morning.
Though the lighthouse tower is not haunted, stories have abounded for years of weird unexplained occurrences at Heceta House. It has been called one of the ten most haunted houses in the United States. Nearly all the residents since the 1950s have reported unusual incidents. But don't be spooked. "Rue" can be quite pleasant, sweeping up glass, exchanging a silk stocking for rat poison. The current keepers say that even today, guests report friendly encounters with Rue. No one seems to mind her at all.
This is based on a real world landmark. However there are no Heceta Head Lighthouse custom objects used in this scenery. I used available default objects to give this destination something close to what you would see if you flew near this lighthouse. I did add some other animated objects to give you some atmosphere. Birds, dolphins, orca pod, kayaker, bush pilot and smoke effects.
You can test your landing skills on the nearby beach. Look for the cabin and tents to mark the ends of the available sand you can put your STOL aircraft down on. No problem in a Super Cub.
Hope you enjoy this destination.
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