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Exclusive Lugano Airport Impression

Lugano Airport, an impressive creation developed by FlyLogic, upgraded for X-Plane 11 by Omar Masroor and published by Aerosoft.

Curious how the updated X-Plane LSZA looks like and feels?
Then you must check out the following exclusive screenshots we’ve made for you. The Windows 10 screenshots are taken with the latest X-Plane 11 version (11.05) and use, besides a Carenado aircraft and the airport itself, xEnviro 1.07.

For those who aren’t familiar with LSZA, let’s have a closer look …. Lugano Airport (IATA: LUG, ICAO: LSZA) is a regional airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the Swiss city of Lugano, approximately 80 km north of Milan, in the municipalities of Agno, Bioggio and Muzzano.

It lies closer to the village of Agno than to Lugano itself, and is sometimes known as Lugano-Agno. Around 200,000 passengers use the airport each year, using some 2,400 flights. There are also limited freight operations, a flying club and flight school. The headquarters of Darwin Airline are located at the airport. The airport is situated on land owned by the city of Lugano, whilst management is the responsibility of Lugano Airport SA, whose shares are owned by the canton of Ticino (12.5 percent) and the city (87.5 percent). The company has 73 employees, and an annual turnover of 10 million Swiss francs.

But what does it bring ….. ?
The updated airport for X-Plane 11 comes with a lot of bug fixes and a lot of improvements. For those who love to fly in the Swiss region, this is absolutely a worthy airport.

FunnerFlight KLAX v2 Impression

On behalf of Jeff from FunnerFlight, Jeff would like to show you all the ins and outs of his recent released KLAX (Los Angeles International Airport) v2.

For those who missed it, a while ago this massive airport has been updated/renewed and with success. Although these exclusive screenshots, provided by Jeff, all cover KLAX v2 X-Plane 10, the airport package is also compatible with X-Plane 11.

Is KLAX v2 worth it … oh yeah, it’s absolutely worth KLAX and your investment. It is now time to depart and arrive from FunnerFlight KLAX! And don’t forget to visit the dedicated X-Plane.Org web page.

Landed … GlobalArtt SBSV Salvador-Bahia

Always looking for something new, looking for something that ‘s realistic, right?

We’re pleased to inform you that GloballArt modeled Salvador Bahia Airport (SBSV) with great precision.We’re pleased to offer you some exclusive screenshots of this airport with X-Plane 11 and SkyMAXX Pro. Curious ….. check out this screenshot link. and, does it look promising?

Oh, let’s go officially … Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, formerly called Dois de Julho International Airport is the airport serving Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

The airport, originally called Santo Amaro do Ipitanga Airport, was founded in 1925. In 1941 Panair do Brasil participating in the World War II efforts with the support of the American and Brazilian governments completely rebuilt the facility. A brand new passenger terminal was opened in 1998, replacing the original outdated terminal. This new terminal continued to be upgraded and was completed by the end of year 2000. The main terminal, which includes a shopping mall has 69,400 m², 11 jetways and a capacity to handle 6,000,000 passengers/year. Traffic has been growing at an average of 14% per year.

On March 2017, Vinci SA purchased for R$ 2,35 billions (€ 640 millions) the administration for 30 years.

Some of the airport features are:
– Accurate replica of Salvador International Airport, updated 2017.
– Modeled from the original airport plants
– Customized runways, pavement and taxiways, with ambient occlusion included in the textures.
– Fingers Auto Gate with marshalls by Marginal
– Static objects, vehicles and aircraft.
– Avenues and streets with personalized vehicle traffic.
– 2D Grass.
– Airport and adjacent áreas Mesh personalized.
– Mesh Remexe Tool – Joz
– Partial modeling of the terminal interior
– HDR effect of interior of the Terminals and Jetways illumination.
– HDR lighting with custom night textures.
– Custom textures with ambient occlusion.
– Ground service for aircraft and traffic (default).
– Ground Traffic by Marginal
– Custom Approach Lights (ALS) systems.

You can buy the airport at the dedicated X-Plane.Org webpage.

Sunset “FunnerFlight KLAX v2” Impression

Recently we published a news posting regarding the “on final” KLAX v2 airport update from FunnerFlight.

Today we’ve got another exclusive screenshot impression on how the airport looks like at sunset. What mentioned before, the airport is compatible with both X-Plane 10.51 and X-Plane 11. The sunset screenshots are made with X-Plane 10.51.

I’m aware that these screenshots offer only a small impression of what the airport all offers. There’s so much to see that once the airport is available, every owner of version 1.x, is entitled to get a free update. Then you will experience how complex this airport is and with the many options to change the airport to your needs, it is suitable for every simmers.

For now I can say, enjoy these exclusive sunset screenshots.


Exclusive Screenshots ENOV Ørsta-Volda Airport

On behalf of Tony Wroblewski, we’re pleased to offer you a bunch of X-Plane 11 screenshots of his recent released ENOV Ørsta-Volda Airport.

Ørsta-Volda Airport is a regional airport located in Ørsta, Norway serving the towns of Ørsta and Volda. The airport features a 1,070-meter asphalt runway aligned to 06/24. Surrounded by stunning scenery, it is a short flight away from Ålesund and Sandane. The airport is mainly used by Widerøe who operate several flights a day using their fleet of Dash 8s. The main route flown is to Oslo, but there are also other regional flights.

This version of ENOV and the surrounding industrial estate has been created to be as accurate as possible with highly detailed ground and object textures, night-lighting and trees. The entire airport and the surrounding industrial estate has been recreated in very high detail and should be very accurate to real-life. The ground textures have also been hand-created to match the buildings correctly.

This airport was developed mainly in X-Plane 10, but also works fine in X-Plane 11. The airport was designed to work on the default XP10 mesh, but also works with Ortho4XP. There is a mesh provided for use with X-Plane 11 which will smooth out the main runway surface (To use drag out the z – ENOV Mesh XP11 into your Custom Scenery and make sure it is below the airport in scenery_packs.ini)

Because of the detail in this scenery, a fairly good machine is required. An NVidia 750 with 2GB should be around the minimum required to run this scenery smoothly depending on settings and other installed scenery. If using with UHD mesh, then be aware that you’ll need a fast machine with at least 16GB of RAM. This scenery is completely custom made and requires no libraries and can be installed by simply dropping the airport into your Custom Scenery folder.

The airport can be used with the default scenery, Ortho4XP and Norway Pro (excluding the mesh). Curious … then you must check out these exclusive screenshots and when satisfied, you can grab your free copy from Org.

El Hierro … ZL19 … Amazing

The SpainUHD El Hierro ZL18/ZL19 installation is simple and straightforward, and the result is what they call … gorgeous … stunning or whatever you can imagine. ZL19 ortho package is really awesome to see and to fly over.

Yes, it’s only El Hierro which isn’t a big island, but it gives you a good impression what’s possible with ortho scenery packages.

According to SpainUHD “Although the quality of the orthophotos SpainUHD is quite high (zoom 17 zoom 18 peninsula and islands) we wanted to go a step further and try to zoom textures 19 (about 30 cm per pixel); ie twice the width and height resolution in respect zoom 18 (4 times more resolution in total) in a given area -the island of El Hierro to see what the result …”

Want to see it with your own eyes? Check out this.