Welcome to Flight Simulator’s version of of Grantley Adams International Airport! (ROTFLMBAO)
Oh this is fun! Did someone at The Nation have a little too much to drink when the article Jetblue boss wants airport upgrade was published just after midnight Friday morning?
Not only did the editor not notice that the “photograph” of Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) is a screen capture of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator computer game, they captioned the, ah, ‘photo’ as “Grantlay Adams International Airport”. I haven’t seen the dead-tree version of the paper this morning, but someone should have a look to see if the computer game “photo” made it to print.
Don’t they have a real photo of GAIA in the files at The Nation?
The Nation probably has hundreds of GAIA photos, but when it’s late at night and you’ve had a rum or three, going into the files isn’t as easy as just stealing something off the internet.
And here’s the really good part: I found the website of the Swedish chap who created the screen shot published by The Nation. It looks like the newspaper just went to Anders Svensson’s website, ripped off his copyright-protected art and used it without attribution.
High Flying Flightsim
Anders S. Svensson lives in Umea, Sweden and he loves Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. He creates his own backgrounds and colours for the airplanes and “pilots” the aircraft all over the simulated world. Anders documents his trips at his website High Flying Flightsim so fellow enthusiasts can share his enjoyment and he publishes photos of his computer screen to show where he’s been.
One of his website pages deals with Flight Simulator trips to the Caribbean, including Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. You can tell it’s Anders’ photo in The Nation because even the clouds are identical. Yup, The Nation ripped off his photo right from the page where it says “All screenshots © Anders S Svensson, Umea, Sweden“
Oh well, on occasion The Nation has ripped off our work without attribution too.
Here’s what it says at Anders’ website. You can click on the link and scroll down to see the photo that The Nation stole…
Come along for a tour of the lesser Antilles in Flight Simulator 2004 and in the environment of several amazing add on sceneries.
Lots of images here. Click on any image for enlarged view. All screenshots © Anders S Svensson, Umea, Sweden. Background image is a screenshot from the Grenadines with Bequia and St Vincent.
Sceneries used are:
Antilles 2004 ver. 1.4, antilles200413.exe: All islands from Montserrat down to Tobago with airports, mesh, landclass. An absolutely beautiful scenery. Highly recommended. Visit Antilles Group web site.
Piarco, Trinidad International airport by Bill Melichar, trin3.zip
Antigua, V.C. Bird International by Christian Delblond, one of the authors of Antilles 2004, vc-bird2.zip
St Barth, Gustaf III airport by Christian Delblond, st-barth2.zip, and mesh by Francesco Romeo, st.barths_2004.zip
St Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw airport by Christian Delblond, st-kitts.zip