Alongside the recently announced EDLW Dortmund, aeroSoft slipped in another quiet announcement this week, that they’re also working on EDNY Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen – and do note the following quote from aeroSoft’s announcement: “With this series of smaller Airports, we want to give our customers some more destinations for short-haul flights in Germany before moving on to bigger international Airports later this year.”
Sounds good to me.
FranceVFR announced that their LFMT – Montpellier Méditerranée (scheduled release was last month) is running late and is now due out in the late June/July timeframe.
Also interesting that tdg released a second airport last week, this time the much smaller LWOH Ohrid “St. Paul the Apostle” Airport, in Ohrid, Macedonia. There’s a seriously interesting list of airlines and destinations serving this airport (here), so don’t dismiss this one as unworthy of your attention. Located between Greece and Albania, Ohrid is the 8th largest city in Macedonia and the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site:
tdg’s file is, as usual, quite nice and easily worth keeping on hand:
Pick it up here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/45429-lwoh-ohrid-st-paul-the-apostle-airport-macedonia/
If you picked up aeroSoft’s Helgoland a couple of weeks ago you’ll want to get this EDHK Kiel-Holtenau file onboard ASAP. Located near the eastern terminus of the Kiel Canal, this nicely done airport will make a convenient jumping off point for Helgoland if coming from the east. In the image just below you’ll note canal facilities, including a freighter transiting the first locks, and there’s more included in this file…a lot more. Churches, telecom towers, freight handling facilities…a lot to keep you interested, so we’d easily call this one a Must Have file.
Get this one here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/45482-kiel-holtenau-edhk-2018-xp11/
Asheville, North Carolina, is as picturesque a city as you’ll find in the American southeast, and now there’s a VFR-city file to fill out Xp11’s rendering of the area. Notable for the Biltmore Estate (not imaged here), lots of other area details are included. The Biltmore was used as a principal filming location for the Peter Sellers film Being There.
The file is right here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/45453-asheville-nc-vfr-landmarks/
It surprised me that there’s not a really good file for this airport (KAVL).
A couple of interesting files came out Sunday for airports in Algeria, both notable for having custom objects and interesting terminal buildings. Both could use more detailing, but if you scoot around the Mediterranean a lot these two might be of serious interest.
DAAE-Bejaia Soummam Abane Ramdane Airport is located on the Med; Paris, Lyon, and Marseilles are the primary destinations served.
DABC-Constantine Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport is located in NE Algeria and the list of airports and destinations is more varied here, and quite interesting.
Again, both could use some detailing, but the basics are in place and they’re quite useable as is. You’ll find them here:
The recently revised KSAF Santa Fe v2 is really quite well done, with a regionally accurate pink adobe terminal building and a ton of detail to make this one feel as good as payware. From ramp and apron detail to night lighting, this airport just feels right. And yeah, I’ve flown out of this one a few times as my folks had a place just a few miles away. Consider two things about this one: Santa Fe is one of the coolest cities in the American Southwest, and it’s the capital of New Mexico. And yes, New Mexico is one of the 50 American states, and not a part of Mexico (and you’d be surprised how many people in the US can’t answer that question correctly on a test).
Also, take a look at the night panel on Tom’s freshly revised MU2. I’m not sure there’s a better night panel on a GA aircraft in Xp now, as the improvements noted here are astonishingly well executed.
KSAF is a 10/10 Must Have file, and get it here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/45411-ksaf-kgnt-konm-v2/
Tom Kyler’s MU2 has been a Must Have file for so long it’s not even funny. If you aren’t flying this one from time to time you. are. really. missing. out on one of the wildest rides in X-plane. It’s at X-Aviation, and v1.9 released last week.
Thanks for dropping by. We’ll see you again soon – C