Freeware WW Oil Rigs - Gulf of Mexico for X-Plane released

This may just be the quickest-made scenery seen lately. And still, the results are great.

WW Oil Rigs - Gulf of Mexico for X-Plane

Helicopter flight simmers love their oil rigs and we know where there are a lot out there for us to have fun at. One of the largest oil rigs setups is located in the Gulf of Mexico, but Laminar Research hasn’t added them to the sim.

After a short exchange of ideas at our Facebook Group, our own Bradley Bristow-Stagg decided to get his hands dirty and solve that.

In a lightning fast creative spike of scenery development, he created a script that translated the location of the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into something X-Plane could read and position oil rigs.

Don’t expect the oil rigs to look like the real ones but, at least, we now have a vast extension of these challenging places to fly to and from.

Bradley released 2 versions of his scenery. One which uses the default objects and a second one that uses the Handy Objects Library, which adds a few more different objects.

This scenery was released today, for free. Check below for the link to download.

Thanks, Bradley!

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Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.


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