I'm a real world pilot who also likes to dabble in X-Plane from time to time. It's really come a long way scenery-wise, but one thing has really bugged me. Lately I've been connecting on VATSIM and trying that out, which is a lot of fun! But I've noticed that in X-Plane, at night, the other aircraft's nav lights are visible over 10nm away... but not only that, each light gives off this crazy glow so that all you see is this red ball and green ball. This is especially true when overflying an active airport and the traffic on the ground is just a bunch of glowing red/green balls.
Obviously this is NOT how navlights look in RL. You can see them that far, sure. But they do not give off this crazy 20 foot diameter glow.
I'm wondering though, could this be something to do with my render settings? If so, which one would "dial back" the nav lights? I'm on a fairly low render setup as is since I run 3 monitors and am trying to keep the framerate up.