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Scenery Review | Orbx TrueEarth Britain South

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke explored for you this time his own country and flew around from East to West, from North to South, covering the Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain South scenery. According to Andy “There is a great temptation to just keep on flying over this scenery, interested in the next detail to be viewed. The standard of presentation certainly is a game changer in terms of flight experience and creates another reason to simply get in a plane and fly. The package also assists greatly with VFR flight. Not all buildings are modelled in detail, but even those not given special attention are in the correct place and add to the view.”

But there’s more. Andy thinks “Settlements are recognisable from particular buildings and also road layout. In terms of navigation all settlements reflect the same “footprint” as those on the map and so can be identified. The detail, colours and textures are realistic and effective and blend well together.”

It has been an exiting journey for Andy and Angelique, who helped Andy with a couple of scenic YouTube flights. You can read it all in Andy’s comprehensive and detailed review

Scenery Review | Orbx “the Balearic Islands”

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to take a virtual airplane to Mallorca, but due to COVID-19 restrictions it was not that easy, but she managed to reach the Balearic Islands. Talking about Balearic Islands. Angelique is pleased to take you on her VFR scenic flights at the Orbx Balearic islands, visiting Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.

According to Angelique “I didn’t know what to expect although I knew the overall quality of TrueEarth products, but when Tony informed me that the Balearic Islands are not SD nor HD quality, but UHD quality (60 cm/pixel), I was even more interested in finding it out. When I first started exploring Mallorca I was blown away. What I mentioned before, it’s not only the quality of the ortho textures. Don’t get me wrong, a 60 cm/pixel ground texture quality is high, very high to be honest and then when it covers a large area. We do see much higher texture qualities as was already explained by Tony, but that’s mostly at an airport or parts of an airport, but not large areas like we see with the Balearic Islands.”

While Angelique visited three islands except Formentera – yes yes, she missed it – she recorded her flights and that footage material is used for a virtual impression too. Curious what she had seen? Check it out at her in-depth review of the Balearic Island flights.

Airport Review | Fresno Yosemite International

Many years ago your personal reporter Angelique van Campen visited the famous US National Parks like Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. While in this region, we passed and stayed during our trip from these NPs to San Francisco in the city of Fresno. Not that we visited KFAT, we enjoyed our stay in Fresno. That said, I found it a good idea to visit this region once more, but this time using Orbx scenery.

To get the most realistic scenery sensation, you absolutely need when buying Orbx Fresno Yosemite International Airport also buy and install Orbx TrueEarth Northern California. Personally I would say add to this also the other TrueEarth west coast scenery packages, but Northern California is an absolute recommendation, so no requirement!

The modeled airport is as always with Orbx airport a stunning piece of art. It’s so beautiful and so detailed and perfectly blends with their own TrueEarth Northern California region. I could add many sentences in this section, but I think it’s better when you and I drive to KFAT, have a cup of coffee and look around and rent a GA aircraft and fly around the modeled Fresno are. Curious what Angelique has to say about KFAT? Then you should check out her in-depth Orbx Fresno Yosemite International Airport review. Enjoy the ride and feel free to comment.

Airport Review | DC Sceneries Design KX06

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen takes you on a Floridian cross country trip from Arcadia Municipal (X06) to Coral Creek (FA54), at least, that was the plan. Ho ho, hold on, what was that plan then and why is it not done and what can we expect?

That’s what you can read in this DC Sceneries Design review that covers Arcadia Municipal Airport X06. It took some time to get the right flow to review this tiny Floridian municipal airport, but at the end it was fun. The real Arcadia doesn’t offer much impressive buildings nor does this modeled airport.

You can read it all in this review. Enjoy!

Airport Review | Globall Art Vancouver CYVR

It’s not that far from England to Vancouver International Airport. That said, our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a virtual flight to Canada and explored all the ins and outs of the latest Globall Art airport development.

And what has Andy to say? According to Andy “The scenery package enhances the default airport to a detailed, busy airport site. There is so much to do and see that it become a totally immersive experience. Ground traffic and static aircraft are modelled in detail. The developers recommend the addition of plug-ins and scenery that add even more detail and allow various functions to be animated.”

Andy continues “The additional mesh scenery means the detail continues beyond the airport boundary and the site is integrated in to the surrounding area. Despite the amount of activity and detail the developers have gone further to facilitate the change of seasons and also a great appearance in low light and darkness. This a great addition to the X-Plane flying experience and will give any user a very interesting start or finish to any flight.”

You can read Andy’s in-depth review via this review link. I hope you enjoy the reading and feel free to comment!

Scenery Review | TrueEarth US Florida

Your personal X-Plained.Com reporter Angelique van Campen took a virtual flight to Orlando and drove to Venice, situated on the West coast of Florida. The reason for this virtual flight was to explore Orbx TrueEarth US Florida. And I can tell you, it was an awesome experience. For those who aren’t familiar with the Sunshine State, we’re dealing with the US state Florida.

Where Scotland – remember our review about Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain North – was and still is in my real life one of my favorite destinations Florida was my home for at least a month when I tried to get my FAA PPL which you know from several reviews that I succeeded in this. So Florida is amongst many attractions and National Parks as well as the Keys, a great place to be. That said, I decided to start this Florida adventure in Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC).

With the videos I have in mind I would like to highlight several interesting areas of Florida. No, this doesn’t mean I will see and show you every square meter/feet of Florida. But I can tell you that once you’ve seen and read this review, you will fell in love with TrueEarth Florida. I think it’s time to go, right? It’s time to explore Florida.

The review covers flights and thus the Orbx Floridian landscape from KVNC to KISM, then from KISM to KTNT following the East coast of Florida and finally, from KTNT to KNQX which means visiting the Keys and Key West. And I’ve added a previous recorded video that goes from KEVB to KCDK which also shows the beauty of TrueEarth Florida HD. Check out our comprehensive TrueEarth US Florida HD review at X-Plained.Com.