hqmurphy

Lonely Airports Online

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Hi All,

I find that flying on Vatsim is great, except for the lonely airports. Unless there is an event, or weekend traffic, it is tough to find an airport or terminal that has consistent aircraft at the gates.

 

This, for me, is one of the biggest immersion killers. So, are there solutions for static aircraft to be properly placed at airports to give it a busier feel? I want them to remain at the gates, as to not interfere with online traffic.

 

let me know your feedback

 

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I use Ultimate Traffic Live and my airports and skies are full of airliners when flying online (vatsim and Pilotedge).  The only "issue" I run into is they planes are obviously not controlled so there might be a line waiting to take off or you might get cleared to land as a plane taxis onto the runway.  The fix to that is you can clear all traffic at any time and UTL will remove the traffic for you.  That is a little bit of an immersion killer but it is better than landing at a ghost town. 

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16 hours ago, hqmurphy said:

Hi All,

I find that flying on Vatsim is great, except for the lonely airports. Unless there is an event, or weekend traffic, it is tough to find an airport or terminal that has consistent aircraft at the gates.

 

This, for me, is one of the biggest immersion killers. So, are there solutions for static aircraft to be properly placed at airports to give it a busier feel? I want them to remain at the gates, as to not interfere with online traffic.

 

let me know your feedback

 

That is one area that Xplane11 does very well, at least at major airports, populating them with framerate friendly and location specific static aircraft.  I am amazed at how good they are at placing airlines at the right gates, and there are a handful of very good freeware airports that help me escape that "lonely" feeling on arrival.  Ground traffic moving around them makes them look active and participatory in the flight process.

John

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1 hour ago, Cactus521 said:

location specific static aircraft

That is not correct. Alitalia Airlines MD-83's at KMCI will never happen anywhere but XPlane.  😒

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