FS2004 Scenery - Shemya in the Aleutians, Alaska (AK), USA.
Shemya is at the western end of the Aleutian chain of islands in Alaska, around 240 miles west of Amchitka. The whole island is occupied by the Eareckson Air Station and owned by the Air Force. There are three runways, two of which are from the 1940's and are now unused; in fact one of them has been partly ploughed up and also used for outdoor storage. The single in-use runway is aligned 10-28 and is 10,000 feet of 150 feet wide asphalt with an ILS on 28. The base is now not active but is maintained as a refueling facility, so for landing and takeoff purposes it is open. The older and now unused areas are those where the hangars are slowly rusting away and the asphalt is turning green with encroaching and well-watered wildlife plants. Some of the screen shots show the rapidly deteriorating weather so often encountered in the Aleutians, as does the video.
By Roger Wensley.