information is extremely comprehensive and can include a great range
of data types. These may include:
2. Final approach centrelines
3. Upper and Lower airways centrelines.
4. Lower Airway edges (less visually complex than centrelines).
5. Airfield ATZ's and MATZ's (Aerodrome Traffic Zones).
6. Control Area, TMA and Control Zone outlines.
7. Danger, Restricted and Prohibited Areas.
8. FIR boundaries and ATSDA airspace.
9. Military airspace including AIAA, AARA, ATA, MTA, TRA, ARA and
E3D Orbit areas. TACAN routes.
10. VOR roses.
country may have differing names for airspace types so some of the
above are specific to the UK.
is a huge amount of information in outline files. Although BaseStation
will happily run with all loaded and active it need not be said
that you can end up with a very cluttered display. It would be wiser
for users to be selective about the files they wish to have active
on their systems. Most files are logically marked so it should not
be too difficult to disable those not needed.
full list of the file types supplied is as follows. Naming convention
is standard for each country with the filename showing Country
Code, Descriptor, Airspace Type. Examples below are based on
the UK data set.
resolution/low detail airfield diagrams
runway centrelines run to 10nm for precision approach runways
and to 6nm for non precision approaches.
20nm centrelines for some major airfields.
Range marks are at 1nm intervals with deeper indents every 5nm.
single file providing all Lower Airway centrelines
single file providing all Upper Airway centrelines.
Files for ATZ (separate civil and mil files) and MATZ airspace.
Area (CTA) and Terminal Control Area (TMA) airspace files. Includes
a lower airways boundary file (less clutter than using centrelines).
Danger Areas greater than 2nm radius are included. Separate
files show Prohibited and Restricted Areas.
provide FIR, ATSDA and HUACA_CTA airspace.
Airspace Radar Service
provide Lower Airspace Radar services areas of coverage.
AIAA, MTA, RTA, AARA, ATA, E3D and ARA areas.
roses for all UK VORs.
Military Areas Descriptions
- Area of Intense Aerial Activity
AARA - Air to Air Refuelling Area
ARA - Advisory Radio Area
ATA - Aerial Tactics Area
MTA - Military Training Area
TRA - Temporary Reserved Area
E3AOA - E3A Orbit Area
FIR - FIR Boundary (GL - FL245)
UIR - UIR Boundary (FL245 - FL660)
ATSDA - ATS Delegated Area
HUACA - Highlands Upper Area Control Area
files should be copied to the Outlines folder. The files will be
available next time you start BaseStation or you can activate them
immediately by selecting Settings, Reload, Outlines from the BaseStation
ActiveDisplay users the installation is automatic on selecting the
files you require.
Setting up BaseStation
to the BaseStation Display Settings, Data Files menu option. Here
you will see all installed Outline files - and they will initially
default to ON (ticked). Decide which files you do not want active
and untick them. For example if you live in Kent it isn't really
necessary to have BaseStation load the airfield plans for Sumburgh
(UK_AFP_Sumburgh_EGPB.out), Kirkwall (UK_AFP_Kirkwall_EGPA.out)
or other northerly stations.
In this list you will also find both 10nm and 20nm centrelines for
Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton active. CHOOSE THE SET YOU
PREFER and untick the other files. The choice is between:
and UK_FA20_EGLL (Heathrow)
UK_FA_EGKK and UK_FA20_EGKK (Gatwick)
UK_FA_EGSS and UK_FA20_EGSS (Stansted)
UK_FA_EGGW and UK_FA20_EGGW (Luton)
to the Display Settings, Outlines menu to activate or deactivate
each of the 30 Outline layers as required. To label the outline
sections correctly see the Display Settings section below.
you are unsure about what to do then read through the instructions
again so you are clear as to how to proceed. If in doubt don't do
anything. Either drop me an email or post a question on the Kinetic
default BaseStation Outline titles do not show all the airspace
types I have provided here - but these can be added.
change the values I assume that users are familiar with Notepad
and with altering information in INI files. Before making these
changes I recommend making a backup of the BaseStation.ini file.
the BaseStation field names
Open the BaseStation.ini file.
Scroll down the page until you come to a section that begins with
Add the following lines to this section:
OutlineTypes-6=Lwr Awy C/L
OutlineTypes-7=Upr Awy C/L
OutlineTypes-19=Lwr Awy Bdy
SID, STAR, IAP's and Hold procedures are not included in this data
set. These are procedures rather than airspace boundaries and as
such they are outside the scope of this work.