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Beautiful places to fly in Europe

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I have been flying mostly in the US. But want to start and explore Europe. I don't know where to start. Could you guys recommend me of some nice airports or locations that I can fly and enjoy the scenery?

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When it comes to airports i can highly recommend:

 

Tampere, Finland (EFTP) by Truscenery - payware

Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany (EDFH) by Aerosoft - payware

Portoroz, Slovenia (LJPZ) by Aerobridge  - freeware

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thanks for all the wonderful suggestions, are you guys also using photo scenery ZL17 for most of europe from simheaven for european flying?

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are you guys also using photo scenery ZL17 for most of europe from simheaven for european flying?

 

For the areas I fly in, yep. To cover all of Europe would require a huge amount of disk space, so I generally keep the areas around the airports and major cities as ZL17, and further out and when I'm flying higher up, ZL16. This way, you can cover most of Europe, and with fitting OSM data (if available) and HD Mesh (used in the photo scenery), it's a winning combination.

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You really are spoilt for choice in Europe :smile:. Lots of good scenery (mostly free) available. Although a link was posted to NL2000 which is for FSX, Simheaven has photoscenery for all of the Netherlands, and "not being biased ;-)" stick World2XPlane on top of that, and you have a very nice representation of the Netherlands. Check out the review by Angelique Van Campen >>here<< with plenty of screenshots and a guide

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Download the photo scenery for the Nice/ Monaco area. Its really nice especially with the detailed Aerosoft Nice airport already included in X-plane. You can also populate it with static aircraft and other objects with a file available free at the org website.

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Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions. :) I will give all these a try! I am really in love with X-Plane now.

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The Simheaven ZL17 with W2XP is an absolutely stunning combination.

 

One very beautiful part of Europe that often gets overlooked is the Adriatic coastline of the former Yugoslavia (so Croatia and Montenegro) in particular the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor.... Tivat being the major airport and very close to Dubrovnik). Very interesting place to fly with some spectacular scenery. Just a short hop across the water from Italy, and not too far to the north is the equally spectacular and beautiful Alps.

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ZL17 photoscenery+W2XP

Swiss Alps with Locarno and Lugano Freeware airports

Flying around Naples and the Vesuv vulcano in southern Italy

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Kosty do you have a link to the Locarno and Lugano airports? Thanks.


Download the photo scenery for the Nice/ Monaco area. Its really nice especially with the detailed Aerosoft Nice airport already included in X-plane. You can also populate it with static aircraft and other objects with a file available free at the org website.

 

I downloaded this from simheaven "z+43+007_I_San_Remo_bx17" and I found the photo scenery texture to be a very light and washed out teal color, and it doesn't look too pleasing, so I removed it. The color palette just looked bad to me, grass doesn't have that nice lush green color. 

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I have a question about LEVX, I want to download the photoscenery ZL17 for this area on simheaven but I'm not sure exactly which file to download. I went into my custom scenery/LEVX folder to see what the tile number is for that airport and it says +40-010, but the closest match for the photoscenery I could find is +40-009 (POR) Coimbra ZL17 4.1 GiB March 28, 2014.

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Kosty do you have a link to the Locarno and Lugano airports? Thanks.

 

Lugano  I got this freeware one and its nice! There is another Lugano freeware on the .org as well. And there's also a payware one from Aerosoft. Can't find the Locarno any more, links disappeared, sorry!

Just check the .org for Freeware. Lots of good stuff there.

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