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The European airport sceneries you don't want to miss

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Looking for some new European destinations that will take a B738. What airport sceneries wouldn't you want to be without?

 

To mention some of the airports I already own and consider really good to give you an idea what kind of airport sceneries I like they would be...

 

Aerosoft Oslo

Aerosoft Helsinki

Fly Tampa Copenhagen

 

...only to mention some of them.

 

Should also mention that I'm only interested in sceneries that are fully P3Dv2.5 compatible meaning they will install into P3Dv2.5 without any fuss and without me having to manually point out my P3Dv2.5 folder etc.

 

Looking forward to hear about your favourite sceneries!

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You shouldn't exclude that non native P3D Sceneries as you otherwise miss some good stuff.

Aerosoft is unfortunately not able to port and fix many of their sceneries.

But theres Simmershome.de with a light fix fortunately.

 

 

What you really should get is

Aerosoft Innsbruck!

Balearic Islands

Lugano

Munich

Dusseldorf

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Aerosoft Bergen X

Aerosoft  Tromso X

Aerosoft Starvanger

Cloud 9 Bergen (preference to Bergen X) A good 1 hour flight in the A320 or 737 is from Tromso to Trondheim (and reverse) with FTX Norway installed, usually full IFR 80% of the time, still very scenic when you can view the landscape through the weather.

 

All work fine in Prepar3d v 2.5 and v3

 

Should also mention the UK2000 Extreme series which are fully Prepar3d V2.5 and v3 compatible and FTX England.

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All the Norwegian sceneries AoN, Norway GA Airfields and the upcoming Sweden Design, just to mention a few. They are FREE and much better than most payware for Norway/Sweden.

 

Jack

the Swede in Spain

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All the Norwegian sceneries AoN, Norway GA Airfields and the upcoming Sweden Design, just to mention a few. They are FREE and much better than most payware for Norway/Sweden.

 

Jack

the Swede in Spain

+1 Forgot to mention these, the quality is up there with the big boys in scenery.

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LFBO Toulouse in France, which includes the whole Airbus Factory is really great with very good Fps in P3D. (Aerosoft)

Sorry I don't remember if the installer is P3D 2.5 native, but it was not a problem.

 

A must have, Freeware, but quality above many payware productions is LFST Strasbourg from "Jp67". Incredible detail level, I think he spend around 3 years of hard work. And it's available here on Avsim library: http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=183073

 

and the 1.1 update: http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=183710

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Just wait for ORBX Arlanda, Richard  :wink:

 

- Saw someone mention Aerosoft Innsbruck, and while it installs easily in v3, I find this scenery a little outdatet texture and quality-wise and the PAPI lights doesn't work. However, if you want to fly the famous LOC/DME east rwy 08, you want a decent scenery.

- Taxi2Gate Istanbul - amazing scenery, just get it! Great performance too.

- FlyTampa Vienna 2.6, updated for P3D 2.5. Also a great looking scenery.

- You could try out the new Aerosoft Zurich v2. I was very close to purchasing it yesterday when they had 25 % off all products, but after reading reviews and decided to keep my money. Already have FSDreamTeam Geneva, which is a little old, but still very close to Zurich. 

- Aerosoft Heraklion - bought it when it came out and very happy with how it performs and looks. Close to Thessalonoki and istanbul if you want to do short flights.

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Aerosoft Bergen X

Aerosoft  Tromso X

Aerosoft Starvanger

Cloud 9 Bergen (preference to Bergen X) A good 1 hour flight in the A320 or 737 is from Tromso to Trondheim (and reverse) with FTX Norway installed, usually full IFR 80% of the time, still very scenic when you can view the landscape through the weather.

 

All work fine in Prepar3d v 2.5 and v3

 

Should also mention the UK2000 Extreme series which are fully Prepar3d V2.5 and v3 compatible and FTX England.

Yep, I can't say enough about UK2000's scenery.  Best scenery for GB.  It's lightweight and is versatile.  The only one I would avoid is Heathrow, due to it's ginormous size.

 

-Jim

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Yep, I can't say enough about UK2000's scenery.  Best scenery for GB.  It's lightweight and is versatile.  The only one I would avoid is Heathrow, due to it's ginormous size.

 

-Jim

 

 

Agree with you there Jim.   Gary's UK2000 sceneries have resided in my sims since FS9.

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Hi Richard

I would suggest given your remit of proper v2.5 installers.

 

Aerosoft Heathrow

Aerosoft Bergen

Aerosoft Ibiza

Aerosoft Rome

 

UK 2000 Birmingham

UK 2000 Stanstead

UK 2000 Luton

I fun airport for the 737 is

UK 2000 Jersey

 

FSDreamTeam Geneva  stunning place to fly into.

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Aerosofts German Reginonal Airports a bundle of 5 fields AS Münster, Leipzig and Paderborn are really good 29Palms Magdeburg is great too. Stay away from AS Berlin Brandenburg really bad performer :(

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the upcoming brussels scenery from airosoft will also be very good, Brussel is the capital of belgium, so it is a reasonably large airport with 3 runways and serves many destinations around the world.

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Another vote for FSDT Geneva and Zurich. And UK2000 stuff as well - I've had it working fine all the way through P3D2 and P3D3 by just adding the folders to the scenery library.

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Another vote for FSDT Geneva and Zurich. And UK2000 stuff as well - I've had it working fine all the way through P3D2 and P3D3 by just adding the folders to the scenery library.

UK2000 scenery can actually be installed directly to v3 just by specifying the directory paths during installation, which is a nice refreshing change of pace for legacy airports. :)

 

-Jim

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UK2000 scenery can actually be installed directly to v3 just by specifying the directory paths during installation, which is a nice refreshing change of pace for legacy airports. :)

 

-Jim

 

Ah, didn't realise that - I think I used the EMT when installing into P3D2 and still have my 2.5 install kicking around so pointed the scenery library at that in v3.

 

Also his free versions are good, and a nice step up from default airports.

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Are there any issues with Aerosoft EFHK in v3.0? I heard about runway lighting issues?

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Thanks a lot for your input so far guys!

 

Many of the airports that have been suggested are airports I already own but some of them are new to me so will check them out. I actually took advantage of the 25% discount over at Aerosoft yesterday and bought 4 new airports...Svalbard, Rome, Split and La Palma. Looking forward to try them out!

 

Then someone mentioned the upcoming Arlanda scenery from Orbx and for those of you who know me I think it goes without saying I'll get that one on day 1  :wink: I've actaully had the chance to peak just a bit behind the scenes what's coming and without being allowed to reveal any details let me assure you we're in for a treat and something that will be very far away from the old Aerosoft Arlanda scenery we're used to...


Are there any issues with Aerosoft EFHK in v3.0? I heard about runway lighting issues?

 

Haven't upgraded to P3DV3 yet so wouldn't know and actually I'm not even sure about P3Dv2.5 when it comes to night lighting since I do most of my flying during daytime.

 

Speaking about Aerosoft EFHK I personally think that is one of the best sceneries out there. Can't really put my finger on it but I think it's most about the overall atmosphere that makes me feel I'm actually there. For anyone flying in the nordic regions that scenery comes highly recommended if you ask me!


- Taxi2Gate Istanbul - amazing scenery, just get it! Great performance too.

 

Noticed there's a deal over at simMarket which seems very good to me!

 

The way I understood it you can get 2 Taxi2Gate airport sceneries for EUR 25 instead of paying EUR 30 for a single product for instance Istanbul. Now that's what I call a good deal!!

 

Edited to add I was a bit fast...the deal is if you buy two products from Taxi2Gate on the same order you'll get each for EUR 25. Interesting how one single word can make all the difference...

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Thanks a lot for your input so far guys!

 

Many of the airports that have been suggested are airports I already own but some of them are new to me so will check them out. I actually took advantage of the 25% discount over at Aerosoft yesterday and bought 4 new airports...Svalbard, Rome, Split and La Palma. Looking forward to try them out!

 

Then someone mentioned the upcoming Arlanda scenery from Orbx and for those of you who know me I think it goes without saying I'll get that one on day 1  :wink: I've actaully had the chance to peak just a bit behind the scenes what's coming and without being allowed to reveal any details let me assure you we're in for a treat and something that will be very far away from the old Aerosoft Arlanda scenery we're used to...

 

Haven't upgraded to P3DV3 yet so wouldn't know and actually I'm not even sure about P3Dv2.5 when it comes to night lighting since I do most of my flying during daytime.

 

Speaking about Aerosoft EFHK I personally think that is one of the best sceneries out there. Can't really put my finger on it but I think it's most about the overall atmosphere that makes me feel I'm actually there. For anyone flying in the nordic regions that scenery comes highly recommended if you ask me!

 

Noticed there's a deal over at simMarket which seems very good to me!

 

The way I understood it you can get 2 Taxi2Gate airport sceneries for EUR 25 instead of paying EUR 30 for a single product for instance Istanbul. Now that's what I call a good deal!!

T2G does some pretty decent looking airports, but they can be harsh on frame rates.  The other issue I have with them is their support, which currently is sorely lacking.  Someone here at AVSIM has been playing hell trying to get support from them, as they are piggybacking off another flight sim forum.

 

-Jim

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T2G does some pretty decent looking airports, but they can be harsh on frame rates. 

 

Sorry, but this is just not true. Taxi2Gate KSEA has phenomenal performance for that area. LTBA and MMMX are also great performance wise. The support could be better but if anything then the T2G sceneries have great performance. Much better than for example FlyTampa scenery...

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Sorry, but this is just not true. Taxi2Gate KSEA has phenomenal performance for that area. LTBA and MMMX are also great performance wise. The support could be better but if anything then the T2G sceneries have great performance. Much better than for example FlyTampa scenery...

That's a matter of opinion.  I could say that Flytampa has phenomenal scenery that works extremely well in comparison to T2G...all a matter of individual experiences.

 

-Jim

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That's a matter of opinion.  I could say that Flytampa has phenomenal scenery that works extremely well in comparison to T2G...all a matter of individual experiences.

 

-Jim

 

That's certainly true. And in order to evaluate your opinion it would be helpful if you could state which T2G scenery you own which has bad performance on your system. General statements like "T2G does some pretty decent looking airports, but they can be harsh on frame rates." sound a lot like you don't own any of their scenery and you just write what you have read somewhere on the net.

 

I own all three products I mentioned and they all have very good performance on my system. And I also own heaps of other airport sceneries from the big developers such as Aerosoft, Flightbeam, FSDT, FlyTampa, Drzwiecki, ... Relative to those developers T2G is definitely up there with the best when it comes to performance...

 

But now back on topic. I would recommend:

 

T2G Istanbul

Aerosoft Rome

Aerosoft Mallorca X Evolution

LH Simulations Budapest

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T2G does some pretty decent looking airports, but they can be harsh on frame rates.  The other issue I have with them is their support, which currently is sorely lacking.  Someone here at AVSIM has been playing hell trying to get support from them, as they are piggybacking off another flight sim forum.

 

-Jim

 

Good to know, thanks for the HU.

 

Haven't any personal experience with Taxi2Gate myself up to this point.

That's certainly true. And in order to evaluate your opinion it would be helpful if you could state which T2G scenery you own which has bad performance on your system. General statements like "T2G does some pretty decent looking airports, but they can be harsh on frame rates." sound a lot like you don't own any of their scenery and you just write what you have read somewhere on the net.

 

I own all three products I mentioned and they all have very good performance on my system. And I also own heaps of other airport sceneries from the big developers such as Aerosoft, Flightbeam, FSDT, FlyTampa, Drzwiecki, ... Relative to those developers T2G is definitely up there with the best when it comes to performance...

 

But now back on topic. I would recommend:

 

T2G Istanbul

Aerosoft Rome

Aerosoft Mallorca X Evolution

LH Simulations Budapest

 

Maybe I'll try out Istanbul to give Taxi2Gate a fair chance since I never tried any of their products. Thanks for the tip about Budapest. I remember I considered that one before but for some reason never bought it but will have a second look on that one. As for Rome and Mallorca I already have both of them but haven't tried Rome out yet since I bought it yesterday.

 

A follow-up question on LH Simulation Budapest, can you confirm it's fully P3Dv2.5 compatible? Reason I ask is I noticed how the product page only says P3Dv2.0.

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A follow-up question on LH Simulation Budapest, can you confirm it's fully P3Dv2.5 compatible? Reason I ask is I noticed how the product page only says P3Dv2.0.

 

I have it installed into Prepar3d v2.5 and it works perfectly. It just doesn't work in Prepar3d v3 yet. But they said that they will provide an update...

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 Istanbul  Taxi2Gate is right up there, its great in every way. 

Love Taxi2Gate airports. I find them very easy on FPS.

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