YukonPete

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I have tested a few high quality free airports that work great in P3Dv4

These are all Australia and I am also using Orbx Australia.

Ants Airports Ballina ( YBNA ) in Northern New South Wales. Its an hours flight north of Sydney and is serviced daily by Virgin Australia using 737-800 & E190 and Jetstar with A320's. I think its on pair with Orbx airports.

Ants Aussie airports is another great one. It contains 33 Airports across the country. My favorite is the outback town of Longreach ( YLRE ). Its the home of QANTAS and has the Qantas Founders museum with static Qantas 747-200 and 707 just like in the real world airport. Its serviced daily by a Qantas Link Q400 from Brisbane.  

Get both here http://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html

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Gold Coast ( YBCG )  Its located in Southern Queensland. 1 hours flight from Sydney and about 1.45 Hours from Melbourne. Its an international airport with frights arriving from Southern Australia via Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Tiger. Air New Zealand have several daily A320 services from New Zealand. Air Asia has an A330 service from Malaysia. Scoot operate the 787 to Singapore and Jetstar an A330 service to Japan.

Get the Gold Coast here https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=175183

Than Update 1 https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=176496

Taxiway Update https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=199341

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Any special procedures with installing? Did you use the addon.xml method?

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No I just created a file for addon scenery outside of the main P3D file and used the scenery library to add each package

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Pete

I have all Ants scenery installed in p3Dv3.4 and their scenery order requires them to be above any installed ORBX scenery(advice from Ants). Have you been able to do this in v4 - I usually use Scenery configurator but the v4 update hasn't been released.

steve

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2 hours ago, YukonPete said:

I have tested a few high quality free airports that work great in P3Dv4

 

Thanks great that these airports work in v4 without having to change anything.

I also love Ant's Boonah it is a top quality grass field.

I also enjoyed Ant's Brisbane international YBBN much more than Orbx's rendition because it has much better frame rates.

Have you tried YBBN and Boonah in v4?

http://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html

 

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The Altiports Alps package by vf-air partially works - the sloped runways are there but many objects are not.  I have converted the bgl's to FSX format, and have obtained the permission of the author to upload the converted files, which I hope to do shortly.

Freeware Reggio Calabria airport LICR , with a challenging curved approach to runway 33, works in v4, however the flashing lead-in lights do not appear to work.

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7 hours ago, glider1 said:

Thanks great that these airports work in v4 without having to change anything.

I also love Ant's Boonah it is a top quality grass field.

I also enjoyed Ant's Brisbane international YBBN much more than Orbx's rendition because it has much better frame rates.

Have you tried YBBN and Boonah in v4?

http://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html

 

I own Orbx YBBN so I am waiting for that to be updated.

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One of my favorites that looks absolutely spectacular in v4 is LatinVFR's KEYW. Just beautiful. Updated with proper installer too.

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33 minutes ago, tamsini said:

One of my favorites that looks absolutely spectacular in v4 is LatinVFR's KEYW. Just beautiful. Updated with proper installer too.

And it's free, as this thread is addressing?

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OMG!!!!!! So sorry!!! I jumped the gum on this one :blush::blush:

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KONT from the Avsim library works although there is one default building that is showing up on the UPS cargo ramp....which of course is the only ramp I use at this airport.

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I wonder if the many free AFCAD updates for V3 would function in V4. 

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I've got YBRK (Rockhampton QLD) from ants arsenal of airports :biggrin: and Hamilton Island  also they work fine in p3dv4. Longreach is another good one. 

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Great thread, what about the makers of KBLI, don't they have a free New Zealand airport thats payware quality?

 

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47 minutes ago, captain420 said:

Great thread, what about the makers of KBLI, don't they have a free New Zealand airport thats payware quality?

 

Yes and it works well in P3DV4.1.

Greg

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I just installed the Airports of Norway package. The first two airports I tried were stunning. 

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On ‎12‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 7:44 PM, MarkW said:

KONT from the Avsim library works although there is one default building that is showing up on the UPS cargo ramp....which of course is the only ramp I use at this airport.

That must be an exclusion issue. Have you tried my KLGB? KFWA? KRIC? I think KPHL of SSJ works with a few anomalies.

I am moving to a new computer set up in a new city so am not able to do any design work on sceneries so that is why I ask.

Shez

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1 hour ago, MarkSC said:

I just installed the Airports of Norway package. The first two airports I tried were stunning. 

Where did you find that Mark?

-Dean.

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+1 on Airports of Norway, truly fantastic. Some of them are even better than some payware alternatives. 

Google for flightsimnorway 

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If you do a search for Archangelsk ULAA, you'll find a superb (and huge) free scenery package for FSX (also works in P3D V4.1 if you install it manually) which includes photorealistic terrain for the entire area surrounding the City of Arkhangelsk, with custom autogen buildings for the entire town and all the docks and harbours sat on top of that phototerrain, plus a very realistic rendition of the nearby ULAA Talagi airport, complete with Russian aeroplanes, helicopters and trucks sat on it, in front of the realistically modeled hangars and terminal buildings. This airport used to be where Tu-128s and MiG-31s of the PVO's 518th Fighter Aviation Regiment operated during the Cold War, so it has an 8,200 foot concrete runway, which is grooved to provide additional grip in the snow.

Nordavia operate Boeing 737s from there, Utair operate ATR 72s, 737s and 767s from there and AeroFlot operate many types there too. If you like challenging weather, the temperature has been known to drop as low as −450C at Archangelsk and it averages about 160 days of snowy weather per year. 

Here is my JF VC10 at Talagi airport in P3D V4.1, where you can see the snow has been bulldozed off the aprons:

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Here is my ATL-98 over Archangelsk city in P3D V4.1 with the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael with its golden towers located on Prospekt Troitskiy on the northern bank of the Dvina river, visible below the aeroplane:

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I really like the Locher/Sarentino private airfield scenery (locher_airfield_vd_100.zip) by Vassilios Dimoulas in the Avsim library.
It's a challenging approach and it has been modelled an textured to a rather high standard.

+2 for Airports of Norway.
 

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7 hours ago, ShezA said:

That must be an exclusion issue. Have you tried my KLGB? KFWA? KRIC? I think KPHL of SSJ works with a few anomalies.

I am moving to a new computer set up in a new city so am not able to do any design work on sceneries so that is why I ask.

Shez

From the AVSIM Library KASE from Todd Harrell seems fine in P3Dv4.1.  I've tried a bunch from my old FSX installation and most caused issues.  KONT ShezA (love your sceneries BTW) and KASE Harrell are working well.  

 

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On 03/12/2017 at 9:49 PM, MarkSC said:

I just installed the Airports of Norway package. The first two airports I tried were stunning. 

Are you also running ORBX Norway and if so any intergration issues?

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There's also great freeware Hawaii airports from George on here as well, ORBX quality too! Amazing stuff, and it also works with P3D v4.1!

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On 12.6.2017 at 8:37 AM, lzamm said:

The Altiports Alps package by vf-air partially works - the sloped runways are there but many objects are not.  I have converted the bgl's to FSX format, and have obtained the permission of the author to upload the converted files, which I hope to do 

Sounds really interesting! Do you think you could have a look at their LFTZ? Also some buildings missing...

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