x+s+r // norwegian wood

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So, a little something different today. Well, really different.

We’ve gone about looking at all our Norwegian airport files, all we currently have onboard our computers anyway, and we’ve sorted through them, sort of, rating each based on whether they’re primarily for GA use, GA + RJ use, or primarily heavy metal airports – or all three! We’ve also checked out, and imaged, if the file in question works with TerraMAXX and presents a white winter’s coat of “snow.” Lot’s of permutations arose even so – such as, should an RJ airport include only turboprops. But then, what about aircraft like the A318 or A319, or even the 737-7? Those aircraft will be able to operate at an airport we’d like to think of as an RJ/turboprop airport, so in order to keep things as confusing as possible we’ve included all the smaller single aisle aircraft in the RJ/turboprop category. So, all the E-jets are in this group with all the Canadair CRJs, AND all the smaller Airbus single aisle jets (A318, A319, A320) are included too, along with the smaller Boeing 737-2, 737-3, and 737-7; so, yes, these are included in the RJ category too. The A321 and the larger 737s are lumped in with the rest of the heavy metal clan, and we’re labeling airports as GA, GA+RJ, and GA+RJ+HM. If you see another +H, that means there are dedicated facilities for flutterbugs.

And TerraMAXX compatibility is something of an enigma. If a file has no ortho then TM works. Even so, some trees just don’t appear to work with TM and remain resolutely green. If an airport seems to look as if winter has arrived, we marked it as compatible.

So, why Norway? Well, if you look at and compare countries and regions around the world in X-plane, Norway tends to be at the top of the list of airports developed for the area – and if you think about it the results aren’t all that difficult to understand. Norway is flat-out gorgeous, but it’s also a challenging environment to fly in, AND most of the airports released for Xp11 are really quite good – and that assessment includes both payware AND freeware files. I’m sure there are other regions that compete in sheer numbers and quality, notably…Greece and Alaska…yet many of the airport files in both regions really are in need of work. Also, Norway can look really good with TerraMAXX onboard, but note, we’re saying “can” look, not “does look good.” Many older files are on orthos and have not been adapted to work in TerraMAXX.

Anyway, we’re posting these airports in no particular order, and NOT including all the usual particulars about these files either, such as airlines and destinations served, charts, etc. Some of these we’ve covered before, too, and in more detail (if that’s of interest), so all we’re presenting today is the ICAO identifier, a few images and limited comments, and the most current download link. We hope you find this useful – but if you know of a file we’ve missed or that should have been included, drop us a note at the email link above the post, on the header.

Our next such project will compile other airports in the rest of Scandinavia and Finland. If you have a favorite, please send that information along too, would you? In the end, the hope is to include new files as they’re released; so the idea being all these entries will become repositories of useful information for anyone to access. As such, any ideas or suggestions are more than welcome.

Thanks – Chip, Simon, and Adrian.

Norway GE

And…here we go…

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ENAL.jpg

ENAL/GA+RJ+HM+H/Partial TerraMAXX coverage. Recent tdg file, Xp v11 compliant.

Link  here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/43555-enal-alesund-airport-xp11/

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ENSD

ENSD/GA+RJ/TerraMAXX compatible; very nice, small terminal building.

ENSD WW

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/33523-ensd-sandane-anda-airport/

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ENAN

ENAN/Airbase close to Russia, limited RJ+HM+H ops. TerraMAXX compatible.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/33668-enan-andenes-andoya-airport/

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ENBL

ENBL/GA+RJ+H ops/TerraMAXX compatible. Short runway better for turboprops and RJ85. Big helicopter base. tdg file, nice terminal building.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/38559-enbl-forde-bringeland-airport/

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enbo

ENBO/GA+RJ+HM+H/TerraMAXX compatible. excellent tdg file.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/23092-enbo-bodo-airport-norway/

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enev

ENEV/GA+RJ+HM+H/TerraMAXX compatible. Another excellent tdg file.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/23985-enev-evenes-airport-norway/

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ENHA

ENHA/GA+(small)RJ/not TerraMAXX compatible. Challenging runway, immersive GA environment. A great file, but the Saab 340a is as much as you can use here.

ENHA winter

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/34063-enha-hamar-stafsberg-custom-hd-airport/

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enhk

ENHK/GA+RJ/TerraMAXX compatible. Interesting overwater approach. Early tdg file, released 2016.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/33233-enhk-hasvik-airport/

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ENKJ.jpg

ENKJ/GA+RJ/TerraMAXX compatible. An excellent Tom Knudsen file better used in summer.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/28041-enkj-kjeller-airport/

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ENOV.jpg

ENOV/GA+RJ/Not TerraMAXX compatible. Absolutely gorgeous file, highly accurate rendition of the airport and surrounding “industrial park.” Highly recommended.

Link  here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/37487-enov-ørsta-volda-airport-custom-hd-airport/

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ENNA

ENNA/GA+RJ+HM/TerraMAXX compatible. Early tdg file, great detail.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/34058-enna-lakselv-airport/

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ENNK.jpg

ENNK/GA+RJ/TerraMAXX compatible. Early tdg file, quite immersive, highly recommended for GA and Beech 1900 and Saab 340a OPS.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/34058-enna-lakselv-airport/

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ENRA

ENRA/GA+RJ+HM/TerraMAXX compatible. Excellent early tdg file.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/30497-enra-mo-i-rana-airport/

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ENRK.jpg

ENRK/GA+RJ/TerraMAXX compatible. tdg file from 2017, excellent custom buildings.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/42134-enrk-rakkestad-airport-norway-xp11/

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ENSK

ENSK/GA+RJ+HM/NOT TerraMAXX compatible. Another excellent tdg file.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/30571-ensk-stokmarknes-airport/

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ENTC

ENTC/RJ+HM+H ops/TerraMAXX compatible. Note: winter file available. tdg files.

Summer file: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/23069-entc-tromso-airport-norway/

Winter file: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/23071-entc-tromso-winter/

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ENST.jpg

ENST/GA+RJ/NOT TerraMAXX compatible.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/43978-enst-sandnessjoenstokka/

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ENZV.jpg

ENZV/RJ+HM+H ops/tdg’s file is TerraMAXX compatible.

TDGs file here (imaged): https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/30691-enzv-stavanger-airport-sola/

drwindows file here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/34352-enzv-sola-airport-stavanger/

sandman’s file here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/6281-stavanger-airport-sola-enzv-v10-final/

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PAYWARE FILES by aeroSOFT

ENBR

ENBR/RJ+HM+H ops. Not TerraMAXX compatible. Excellent terminal marred by poor parking garage and messy new terminal construction area. Lots of almost invisible interior elements hurt FPS. At the aeroSOFT store and the Org store.

ENGM

Great airport file marred by poorly executed interior. It’s modeled though barely visible, and with no people or lighted interior elements there’s no depth. An otherwise excellent effort, available from the aeroSOFT and Org stores.

ENSH

A recent file, this is a spectacular effort with NO issues and it’s highly recommended; available from the aeroSOFT and Org stores.

ENVY

The commercial facility is closed, the heliport remains a vital link for the local populace. Spectacular setter, the file is available from the aeroSOFT and Org stores. Recommended.

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SWEDEN

ESSK

ESSK / GA+RJ / Located c90nmi north of Stockholm. Former Swedish AFB, turned over to local municipality. In past, there have been commercial flights to Stockholm and Gothenburg, now only charter ops in addition to GA operations.

Link here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/44169-essk-gävle-airport/

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So, as mentioned, we’ll add new airports to this listing as they come out, and as we learn of files we’ve missed we’ll get them added ASAP.

That said, we hope you find this useful information – A

 

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