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May not have been my first choice but the airport/region definitely falls within the category of "good enough" and since FT is doing it, I'll have to check it out.

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Interesting choice, given that I think FSDT has said they're also redoing theirs?  Oh well, choice can be a good thing, though there's also plenty of important airports out there that haven't had the payware treatment yet.

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Nice, didn't see this one coming. Will be interesting to see what the they did with the surroundings.

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Yes: http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php/topic,3497.375.html

I wonder what has lately been going on with paraller airport projects (Pisa, Lamezia, Verona, Innsbruck, Paris CDG, Barcelona, Manchester, to mention just a few)? :Thinking:

While you can count the number of Japanese airports available for Prepar3d3 on one hand. And that's one of the leading industrial nations of the World, not just an underdeveloped bush region.

 

I don't get it, too. 

 

Kind regards, Michael

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FT just revealed KLAS so my estimate is at least 10 months.  FSDT is working now on KORD upgrade, much needed since runways and even taxiways have changed much, maybe in 6 months?  I think, but not sure, that Flightbeam is working on KMSP which I would love to add to my world.

 

I agree with Michael, would really like to have a good RJTT and why isn't there a Beijing ZBAA?? That's crazy.

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Guess the market simply isn't there. Most simmers seem to be based in Europe/America and that's where they want to fly...

Also accessibility to airport premises is a factor, especially in the case of Beijing. There are a few good Japanese sceneries after all.

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Guess the market simply isn't there. Most simmers seem to be based in Europe/America and that's where they want to fly...

Also accessibility to airport premises is a factor, especially in the case of Beijing. There are a few good Japanese sceneries after all.

For Prepar3d3 which I use and which is the state of the art? Overland stopped years ago. Aerosim more or less died with FSX as well. The hand full of Wing Creations airports available (which I own) can be sort of migrated from P3D2 to P3D3, but with issues, as they confirmed to me via mail. There is an excellent free landclass available which can be implemented into Prepar3d3, but that pretty much is it, to my knowledge (aside a few freeware airports, but nothing of FT quality).

 

Okay, I forgot Nagasaki by Pacific Islands. Any more?

 

I keep hearing the argument there is no market for JP airports being based on the (probably true) fact most simmers being US or Europe based. However, I know quite a number of just those US/EU simmers being keen for Japanese airports, Like me.

 

I own FSDT KLAS and when they upgrade it that's enough for me. I really don't see an need for a second one.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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Fair point, compatibility is likely an issue given the ever-updated or upgraded versions of P3D.

 

If V4 really turned out to be 64bit then I might even pick up some larger Asian airports to do longhaul flights in the region of >10 hours, as VAS shouldn't be of concern anymore.

 

It may also be helpful to learn about Japanese aviation... the airlines, procedures, aircraft configurations, destinations, etc. I for one take more pleasure in recreating familiar settings.

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While you can count the number of Japanese airports available for Prepar3d3 on one hand. And that's one of the leading industrial nations of the World, not just an underdeveloped bush region.
 
I don't get it, too. 

 

It's frustrating, especially in the US.  It's like they zoom out on a map and look at only the major, major cities.  At least FSDT has taken a closer look with KMEM and KCLT, though, their airports go to the fence and no further...big mistake.  They need to zoom in just a bit...look at the Class C airports....Knoxville, Savannah, Wilmington, Charlotte, Santa Fe, San Antonio, St. Louis, etc.  There are some beautiful cities with regional airports that both heavy metal and GA could share.  

 

Also, yes.  Narita.  How is it that they're all redoing the same airports and no decent Narita. 

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Knoxville, Savannah, Wilmington, Charlotte, Santa Fe, San Antonio, St. Louis, etc. 

 

Very true, I miss these a lot! Even smaller regional fields that you can fly in from the big hubs (ATL, MSP, IAH,...) would be great, too. But then again we don't have decent regional jets like the CRJ, ERJ, E-Jets, etc. Just the Q400 that no one flies except for Horizon and United Express...

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Also, yes. Narita. How is it that they're all redoing the same airports and no decent Narita.

 

RJAA Narita by WCI is the one I do have and enjoy. It looks pretty good but the taxiways are dated so one has to accomodate that.... no worse than FSDT KORD.

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Guess the market simply isn't there. Most simmers seem to be based in Europe/America and that's where they want to fly...

Not sure I agree with that in regard to where flight simmers fly. Flightbeam are doing NZAA.  FT doing KLAS is to me a bit silly, when FSDT will be updating their KLAS. Both high quality devs.

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I personally would love to see EHAM done. The one we have is already 1 month old.

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Not sure I agree with that in regard to where flight simmers fly. Flightbeam are doing NZAA. FT doing KLAS is to me a bit silly, when FSDT will be updating their KLAS. Both high quality devs.

 

Certainly adding Australia (I fly there myself quite a bit) and NZ to the list :smile:

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Yeah, this is a shame to me. As has been noted already there are so many regional airports in this country that would be nice to have payware versions for. In the EU, nearly any airport you want fly to has payware. Not so in the US. Instead we have the same 5-7 airports that just keep getting recycled. Disappointing.

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Top of my list for superbly detailed addon airports for P3D would be EINN Shannon (Republic of Ireland).

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Add me to the list of people scratching their head on this one. Missed opportunity for sure.

 

And Christopher, I too would love to see EINN! Not sure why nobody's touched it.

 

James

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still bit surprised how FIMP, WSSS, FAOR continue to get overlooked a quality treatment.

 

I guess it is not the lack of demand but might have to do with most active/quality developers being based in US/EU who may have difficulty travelling/getting access to survey these airports.

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While you can count the number of Japanese airports available for Prepar3d3 on one hand. And that's one of the leading industrial nations of the World, not just an underdeveloped bush region.

 

I don't get it, too. 

 

Kind regards, Michael

Why would anyone want to fly over an industrialized leading area of the world..?

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So that they can run out of VAS of course :)

 

Jack

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Hi Folks,

 

FT KBOS should be getting close then ???

 

SSJ KDTW Detroit as last reported should finally be nearing release from Shez and Ian...

 

Yeah - I'm bravo'd out - smaller regional airports need the love...

 

KHPN White Plains NY - with access to NYC is high on my list and never been done...

 

Regards,

Scott

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What I don't get is how CDG hasn't been upgraded yet to today's standards and P3Dv3 compatibility.

 

I know Taxi2Gate has been/are working on it (if the project is still alive...) but who knows when it will be released and I would rather have seen a developer such as FT do such an important airport.

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