Two more noteworthy freeware files slipped out late yesterday, so let’s jump right in and take a look.
EDNY – Friedrichshafen Airport is located in southern Germany, just off the northern shores of Lake Constance. LSZR St Gallen is almost directly opposite, on the southern shore.
EDNY is a small commercial airport and – as posted in the file’s release notes – serves southern Germany AND the three other nearby bordering countries, which include Austria, Switzerland, and tiny Liechtenstein. There’s limited service (list of airlines here), though some heavy hitters work this one, including BA and Lufthansa.
This file is a scenery library freeware effort by fsclips, the new developer who recently posted files for LOWS and LOWG, and while the south side of the airport is quite detailed, the north, or the more maintenance oriented side is simply not modeled to any useable degree. Perhaps a future revision might include this area, as well as the small railway station (more like a platform) that serves the main passenger terminal.
All-in-all, a very useful new airport for central Europe, and it’s also interesting to watch a new developer gaining experience and putting out some really good work in the process. While he’s not yet producing payware quality files, I wouldn’t be too surprised if his work reaches that level of quality and detail within a few months. fsclips’ file is located here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/44462-edny_friedrichshafen/
Located in eastern Ukraine, UKDD Dnipro has been close to all the recent military action – yet remains unscathed – so far. Limited service ops here, but Austrian flies to LOWW, Ellinair to Thessaloniki, and both Ukraine and Windrose flying to domestic airports (Kiev), as well as Israel (Tel Aviv Ben Gurion).
Good custom objects highlight this work, and decent lighting and detail on the ramps make this a more than interesting file. If most of your flying takes you around eastern Europe and the Med, especially Israel, this file is for you.
And you can get it here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/44463-scenery-ukdd-ukraine/
We’ll look into a revised Polish airport in our next post, and we’ll see you then. Adios, and thanks for dropping by – A