An add-on to default scenery for EGDX St Athan AB bringing you a more detailed representation of the HM Coastguard hangar and its immediate surroundings. Include the NPAS hangar located close by, but no other parts of the airbase.
Starts are available from the HMCG apron (Helipad 1), the NPAS pad (Helipad 2), or the Southern Helicopter Training Area (Runway 25L).
Officially Bro Tathan airfield, and under the ownership of the Welsh Government, you're more likely to know this as MOD or RAF St Athan. The airfield has served many roles but is most associated with maintenance activities by the RAF. In its South West corner you'll find HM Coastguard St Athan and the National Police Air Service.
File dependancies are https://flightsim.to/file/2549/edhk-lights-pack and UK 2000 Common Library (MSFS Marketplace). Both are free. It was built with Hype's H145 Offshore Variant in mind. I build iteratively so expect frequent early updates.
From the local RAF manual:
a. NPAS and HM Coastguard Search and Rescue operate H24. Aircrew to make 'blind RT calls' on 118.125 on number 2 radio when taxiing, departing and arriving.
b. Rotary traffic departing outside ATC operational hours are to contact Cardiff Tower on 113.1 to obtain clearance into Controlled Airspace as well as make 'blind calls' in accordance with reference a.
c. Two Helicopter Training Areas (HTAs) delineated by white markers at the corner of the HTAs are established for the use of Bristow Helicopters and NPAS. Refer to Aerodrome chart. [Used by Bristow for regular winch load tests].
d. Visting [rotary] aircrew are to arrive and depart from the runway.