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KXNX - Music City Gallatin - eSTOL Event is an event mod for the upcoming eSTOL season on various locations and is located about 30 miles north-east of Nashville Tennessee.
The Coordinates are 36.375081, -86.408411. You can click here to get directly routed to google maps
What is included in the scenery
This Scenery-mod has been created in close cooperation with the scenery and Livery Developer ANN0V and Contains Handcrafted Buildings and objects specially created for the upcomming eSTOL Event Locations, created by ANN0V !
You will find an additional 600Ft long grass runway (17R-35L) with distance markers every 20Ft and single foot markers for precise measurements.
This STOL field is perfect for practicing your short takeoffs and landings or competing with your friends in an event environment.
The airport includes a STOL field that was modeled using the exact same aerial site plan that National STOL will use for their upcoming real-life STOL Competition here in Gallatin, Tennessee on September 1-2, 2023! National STOL's Live and past events can be found here.
You can spawn on 3 small parking lots inside the event area (for small planes, E Parking_GA Small 31-38)
In the east, near the airfield, you will find Elmar Johnson's Horse Farm.
Elmar Johnson, cousin and nephew of Cleteus Johnson, has moved from his family's hotspot of California to the wonderful state of Tennessee to expand the Johnsons family business to a national audience.
You may need to low-pass his property on pattern circle, so please don't fly too low as his Horses are quite jumpy and can go wild!
Please respect this.
About Music City Gallatin Executive Airport:
In 1962, with a grant from the federal government, Sumner County built an airport on this spot. It had a 3500 foot runway and one hangar. For the next fifteen years, the airport existed in a period of what might best be called “benign neglect.” Traffic at the airport increased and businesses began to make more use of the airport, but the general citizenry of the county remained unaware of the growing importance of this asset.
From 1962 to 1963, a runway of 3,600 feet by 75 feet wide was built along hangar for maintenance with a lean-to built adjacent as an office. Gallatin Flying Service chartered with Harold Chamber as F.B.O. Principal reason for the airport construction was to attract industry to Sumner County.
In 1968, Judge Bethel Brown and several forward-looking members of the County Court decided to appoint a commission of citizens who were knowledgeable about aviation and who were interested in furthering its growth in the county to advise the Sumner County Court about its airport. Over the next several years, this Sumner
County Airport Commission, under the leadership of the late J. 0. Templeton, was able to secure almost a million dollars in improvements to the physical facilities at the airport. These included an extension of the runway to over 5,000 feet, the addition of a 10 unit T-hangar, and the expansion of the parking ramp.
In the years of 1964-1966, the airport had a Skymaster that was used for business. At that time there were 11 single engine planes and the one multi-engine Skymaster based here. The airport sold 80 octane and 100 octane fuel, 2000 gallon capacity for each type fuel. There were approximately 600 operations per month. Population of Gallatin was approximately 8000 and a business Piper aircraft dealer has settled down at the airport.
During 1972-1975,VOR/DME approach has been approved (18 SE and 3 based aircraft) and came into Gallatin. This increased the number of corporate aircraft using the airport.
By1976, a row of 10 T-Hangers was built. A jet fuel depot was installed. The runway was lengthened. The Gallatin Airport Commission was formed with Harold Duffer as the Chairman. Ramp was expanded.
Later 1976 Ten T-Hangars were built, the County signed the note to finance, the Gallatin Airport business made the payments and kept the monies collected and at the end of ten years the T-Hangars were to belong to the County and now they do. Donnelley Printing Company wanted jet fuel, so they loaned some money to the County to help pay for the installation. The jet fuel was added in 1984. This debt was paid back to the county by a $.03 on the gallon of jet fuel that was sold monthly. The County in turn paid Donnelley. The runway was strengthened to permit G-2’s and G-3’s to land here. This was the year the Airport Committee was formed. This committee works independent of G.F.S. or the present operations. Harold Duffer was the first Chairman of this Committee. He did an outstanding job, but took himself off because he felt he had a conflict of interest. At this time Duffer stated the improvements made had added 3 quarters of a million dollars to this airport. 98% of funding came from Federal and State. The Committee working with the Bureau of Aernautics planned for a terminal building and paved parking.
In 1977 VASI lights were installed. The VA program was phased out by the Government resulting in a contraction of instruction operations. At this time the managers of the Sparta White, Cookeville, Portland and Bowling Green airports had had their training at Gallatin. One of the pilots for the State of TN had taken his Multi-Engine training here. Also, Corporations based locally came to Harold Chambers for pilot recommendations. HENNY PENNY, SHONEYS, MEL TILLIS, L & C.
Following up in 1978 the Runway was lengthened to 5000 feet to accommodate jet aircraft and strengthened to handle Gulf stream II’s. Also additional ramp space was added. Gallatin Airport Commission formed. Harold Duffer – first chairman.
with the year of 1980 a Jet fuel farm was installed with financial assistance from City of Gallatin and R.R. Donnelley Printing Co.
1981, The County Commission decided to turn the Airport Commission into the Sumner County Airport Authority and to allow this group to guide the future of the airport. This group, under the able leadership, first by Mr. Art McClellan, and since by Col. Harold Duffer, decided that its top priority was to secure an administration building for the airport. Over the next several years, a complicated funding consortium was arranged between the State of Tennessee, Sumner County, and the cities of Hendersonville and Gallatin. The result of this hard work is the building you see before you today. During the time this project was in the planning stages the Authority was able to secure jet fueling facilities for the airport and to secure funds to re-seal the runway and ramp areas. Another accomplishment was to correct the name of the airport. In the early days of the airport, the FAA assumed the name to be “Gallatin Municipal” and this name has appeared on the navigational charts ever since. The name is now officially the “Sumner County Regional Airport” and appears as such on the charts and other state and federal publications.
In 1985 a New terminal and new parking area were dedicated. There were 48 aircraft based on the field with 2,100 operations per month. The runway was resurfaced and the parallel taxiway was extended south. There was an increase in ramp space. The Sumner County Airshow was hosted on the 5th of October. Airport name changed to Sumner County Regional.
1985 and 1986, 48 aircraft based here, approx. 2091 operations monthly. Airport renamed Sumner County Regional Airport. This name change also changed the approach plates. Pilots had a difficult time knowing where they were going. We had a Charter Plane in one day that thought they were in Sevierville, TN. I’m sure he never made that mistake again. Runway resurfaced and when I left in 1988, it still looked new. Parallel taxi way to South end was started. Also started installing NDB Approach. Additional Ramp space was added. The installation of Port-A-Port Hangars was begun and The Airport Authority was extended to 7 members, all pilots with backgrounds in general, commercial, and military aviation. New members included Felix Tormes, Johnny Odom, and Ed Cameron. Harold Duffer retired. An Emergency Plan for the airport was devised. A partial parallel taxiway to the south constructed. First of several, privately-owned, P-hangars erected. About the same as 1985. The Jet Fuel was installed.
1988, The NBD became operational. A new sign was installed at the front of the airport and the signs were replaced in town directing traffic to the airport. The taxiway was extended south. Dana Faulkner was added to the Authority, replacing Don Goss. Leon Moore, local businessman, based first jet at Sumner County Regional.
First air show/open house held.
in the year of 1989 the windsock relocated to east side of runway and segmented circle added
Starting 1993 Plans were begun for a major project involving runway widening (to 100 feet), upgrade in lighting to a medium intensity system. Preparations of the approach ends of both runways of safety areas approximately 700 feet on the north and 1,000 feet of the south end. Plans were made to install a new rotating beacon. Sail-plane operations were conducted on a trial basis. Plans for land acquisition south of the airport were considered and large improvement project completed including: widening runway from 75 ft. to 100 ft., acquiring additional 14 acres to the south, installing 1000 ft. safety overrun to the south, adding 200 ft. safety area both sides of runway, upgrading runway and taxiway lighting to pilot – controlled, medium intensity, erecting new rotating beacon tower, replacing VASI with 4-light P.A.P.I., and upgrading the REIL’S.
1995 began a landfill work southwest to present T-hangars in order to accommodate additional T-hangars. Fourth consecutive “Front Door Award” given to Sumner County Regional. The discussion started with Sumner County Commission to turn over airport property to Airport Authority and to relocate School Bus garage off the airport property. Tennessee Aeronautics Commission awarded “Airport of the Year” and “Airport Manager of the Year” to Sumner County Regional and Jan Esterling, respectively. (72 based aircraft, including 3 jets, 2 turbo props, 13 multi-engine piston and 2 amphibians) and the 3rd airshow and 3rd Hangar Dance were held.
in the newer history 2013, the Runway got an extension to 6500′ and in June 2019 the Airport got renamed to Music City Executive Aiprot Gallatin, TN.
This Scenery is release as Version 0.1.6 on September 18. 2023. I really hope to be able to continue to develop this scenery with more custom, handcrafted objects.
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08/25/2023 -- Version 0.1.2
- Initial Release
01/09/2023 -- Version 0.1.3
- added STOL-Drag course nearby
- added assets from Animated Human 3D Models Library to the crowd and reworked spectator area
- General rework on larger enviroment of the airport
- Rework on Elmar Johnsons Horsefarm and enviroment
- changed positions of the parkinglots (may change them back in future)
01/09/2023 -- Version 0.1.4
- !! Reduced average performance usage !!
- replaced QR Codes with permanent ones
- added flags at the start/landing line for better vision
18/09/2023 -- Version 0.1.6
Finally all Sponsors arrived at the event location
some more rework on general performance
rework on nightlightning
- This should be final Version to the upcomming event on Oct. 7th!
Roadmap for future updates:
Rework on Details
May rework some smaller airstrips in the near enviroment of KXNX