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Moving a Default Airport

Hi All,

I'd like to create a fictional airport in Scotland with an ICAO code that is unused in the real world, however the ICAO code is being used in MSFS for a small airstrip in the South of England which doesn't really have an ICAO code. When I try to create the new airport MSFS won't let me use the code because it's not in the same region as the default one... Any ideas as to how I might approach this issue? Thanks.


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You need to use a different ICAO. The fspackagetool will allow you to compile a 5-letter ICAO (DevMode will not), so that is an option.