Welcome to Misty
(... and maybe this is Welcome BACK?) Many enthusiasts moved on to FSX and of course, Misty was left behind in history. But to our surprise, the hit count on the page is growing as some disallusioned people are now returning to FS2004 (FS9) and finding there way back "home" to Misty. For that reason, we are updating the site. So you will some some construction efforts going on. To see "what's new" go to the NEWS page and you can see the modifications we are working on for you. With the new GNIS Alaska/Hawaii database out for EZ-Landmark, we found we must now do over the EZ-Landmark database for Misty ... as there were many duplicates. So as we "check out" the charters we are revamping that database. Check with the NEWS page for the latest update. As we re-fly the charters, we are fixing minor erros we found in them and you can see those updates on the NEWS page also. "Misty's Place" will re-open soon. If you are new to Misty Moorings, Welcome. If you are coming back, Welcome Home!.
This site is dedicated to the simmer who wants to spend a
little more time enjoying the beauty of Misty Fjords National
Monument near Ketchikan, Alaska. Once you have purchased the
Misty Fjords scenery package, these addons will add additional
pleasure to your experience by offering you special scenery
addons, charter flights, and other support files like a special
database for EZ-Landmark and flight plans for FSNavigator.
Previews for the Misty Fjords scenery package can be viewed
- Note to VA's: We welcome you to this corner of the world.
We are NOT a virtual airline. We have set up flight-seeing
charters and have created TripTix (VFR directions) for most
addon scenery locations, FSNavigator files, EZ-Landmark
files, etc. ... all for YOUR company's enjoyment. So please
download the files, use the airports and enjoy the scenery.
You'll find the flight-seeing charters and TripTix great
for MP situations. (Drop us a line if you fly into PANT
or PAKT and we'll put you on our links page).
- Also, we are NOT commercially linked to the Misty Fjords
Scenery package. We were privileged to be a part of the
beta team, and frankly that is why we got excited enough
to put together this site for you. The files and charters
here will help you make the most of your purchase. We want
you to move from "flying a scenery" to "using a scenery"
... that's what will make it as real as it gets. Misty Fjords
is not something you "fly over" it is something you "fly
into" ... a totally immersion in virtual flight.
- For those who enjoy making sceneries, AI traffic files,
FSE files ... your contributions are welcome here. We have
some experts that will "check it out" then we'll
post it. For some folks, once in a while they need a little
help trying to put something together, again, contact us
here, I bet we've run into your design problem before, we'd
be happy to help you.
- Startup Note: Get the basic scenery and AI Traffic addon
Once you have these, then look at the Charters
and TripTix to decide which one you may want to fly.
If you have EZ-Landmark, download that database from [here].
If you are lucky enough to visit Alaska along the coastline,
if you look up, you will see a very busy sky. Not just the
occasional jet trail at 35,000 feet, but much lower ... float
planes, helicopters, amphibians, ski planes ... all buzzing
around busily hurrying from here to there.Once
you get off a main road, Alaska is almost not accessible,
that is UNLESS you have a plane versatile enough to land in
the varying terrain of the interior (ice, dirt, water and
the rare paved runway). So the small and versatile bush planes
and helicopters become the workhorses for linking the remote
areas of Alaska to the rest of the world.
If you want to experience the low flying VFR routing of these
amazing aircraft and experience the courage of pilots who
fly them, you will enjoy what Misty Moorings, Inc. can offer.
But we want to add something more than just a route for you
to follow. When you look out the window of your virtual bush
plane ... what is it you are seeing? If you fly as a tourist
in Alaska, your pilot is also a tour guide pointing out the
sites and telling stories about the history of the area over
which you are flying. We want you to also experience Alaska
from a tourist's point of view. So you can not only fly through
this beautiful scenery, but so you can learn about it to better
understand what you are seeing. The charters and TripTix you'll
find here are designed for "the tourist lurking in all of
The addon scenery files give you places to go within the
Misty Fjords Scenery package. We have added fish canneries,
fishing fleets, lumber, ranger stations, lodges, hideaways,
saw mills and many other interesting things to seek and see.
You will find float plane bases with AI floatplane traffic
... and many more wonderful additions yet to come.
The charters help you learn the territory, they expand your
knowledge of the visual waypoints you are encountering so
you will know where to make your turns, ascents and descents.
Also, it is easy to
set a GPS and fly to a waypoint for a lake or a cabin, but
what do you do when the weather is not ideal? (You will see,
when you download the weather from the internet to make your
flight more realistic, that 8 out of 10 times, you are at
minimal VFR conditions). But you have people vacationing out
in the forest in the cabins that need to be picked up "on
Monday" and other visitors who will take their place "on Monday."
If you wait for the blue skies, you will have some starving
people out in the wilderness and a long line of people in
your waiting room drinking your free coffee! Ceilings of 2000
feet are typical ... but the mountains range from 2000 to
7500 feet. You may easily get above the clouds and fly to
a GPS waypoint, but where are you going to come down through
such a ceiling with hundreds of rocky peaks below you? The
only way to solve this problems is fly treetop, above the
flat and and [mostly] predictable surface of the water. This
means the route you take may not be direct at all, but will
be winding through the maze of mountains and fjords. None
of these have electronic waypoints ... you must learn to recognize
them, visually. The charters, triptix and EZ-Landmark database
(if you own EZ) teach you how to do this.
Misty Moorings, Inc Charters are available
You can find charters compiled for you complete with briefing
(for the Kneeboard), FSNavigator files, EZ-Landmark database,
maps and "Treetop VFR" and narration plans. The Charters are
designed to give you guided tours of the area taking you to
the various far reaches of the scenery or straight through
the heart of the glacier area. These Charters are a good starting
point for getting to know your way around Misty Fjords. You
can find the charters we have ready for you to date at the
You may go to the Charter Office to see how these are put
together, then select one and read through it to see if this
is one you would like to fly. If you select it, you will be
offered all the tools you need for an exciting and informative
Misty Moorings, Inc. TripTix are Available
As in the real Misty Fjords, things are not so easy to find,
not only for the real pilot but also for the virtual pilot.
When sceneries are added to this beautiful area they seem
to disappear in the vastness of Misty Fjords. To help you
find the various addon sceneries from Misty Moorings, we are
that will help you use VFR Treetop directions to find many
of the locations. You can download these and keep them in
the map box under the seat in your favorite plane. When you
get a charter to go to a certain place, just dig through the
map box, find the TripTic and Scotch Tape it to your panel
so you can follow the directions to your destination. As we've
stated before, Misty Fjords Scenery is not something to "fly
over" ... it is something to "fly into." The TripTix will
help you with this immersion experience.
- NOTEM: Misty's Place is being renovated and will be open for business soon. Misty's Place was opened up on February 26th, 2005. This
is our (web) club house for the virtual pilots who regularly
fly the beautiful Misty Fjords. What we have discovered
is that many people "try the scenery and stay"
... rarely flying anywhere else. Misty becomes a "home"
for them. So for these people, we 've made a special place
we call "Misty's Place." You will find a forum
(lounge) where you can chat with other virtual pilots also
making their home in Misty Fjords. We have live weather
reporting for the area, a bulletin board so people can post
MP activities, or anything else having to do with the area.
There is a special addon scenery for Misty's Place complete
with FSE sounds and enhancement. Also, one of our main features
is "A Misty Tale" ... an on-going flightsim story
by Bryan Kirk. Here you can follow the adventures of David
"Buck" Wilson as he discovers and then settles
down in Misty Fjords. If you would like to join us, please
click on the "key" icon below and follow the instructions.
All are welcome at Misty's Place.
| The Key to Misty's Place
Beyond Misty - Ultimate Terrain by Scenery Solutions
For those of you who "fly Misty" frequently,
you surely have encountered a certain amount of disappointment
as you approach where the Misty Fjords scenery ends and
the FS9 default scenery begins. Now, Allen Kriesman of Scenery
Solutions has given us a landclass that is nearly as
breathtaking as Holger Sandmann's Misty Fjords. This new
package renders beautiful scenery for Alaska and Canada
"beyond Misty." Holger and Allen have teamed up
and designed a patch that "matches" the two packages
to an almost seamless boundary. You can learn more about
this commercial package and the "Misty Patch"
by going to the Beyond
Misty page [here].
we have done is to start with the Misty Fjords Scenery Package
created by Holger Sandmann and use this as a canvas so the
flight simming community can create their own virtual picture
of their world in Misty Fjords.
Our addon sceneries give the virtual pilot places to "go
see." The charters and the TripTix help the virtual pilots
find their way around the beautiful Misty Fjords.
Mistys Place gives people a place to gather
and share their experiences as well as provide entertainment
via the Misty Tale. All this comes together to give everyone
a customized "home" in Misty Fjords. Don't be surprised
if you try the Misty Fjords Scenery Package then start putting
in the Misty Moorings, Inc. addons, that you might also "stay"
in the area. If that happens to you, we have a place for you,
and you are welcome to stay with us.
The Misty Moorings, Inc. Team