Flight sim airports - Part 3

Origami Studios’ EGKK Gatwick Airport

In Part I of this series on flight sim airports, we had a look at a default Asobo airport in Microsoft flight Simulator (MFS): KSEA in Seattle, Washington. We saw mostly its shortcomings in comparison to third-party airports. Surprisingly, that included a heavy demand on hardware resulting in a lower FPS that in much more detailed airport expansions. KSEA scored very low on our assessment.

The Jetway at CYYZ Toronto.
The Jetway at CYYZ Toronto. Len ‘Flightdoc’ Hjalmarson

In Part II we explored FlyTampa’s CYYZ in Toronto. We saw an obsessive attention to detail in the terminals as well as the wider airport. Glass and night lighting in particular were fantastic. Living terminals with active passengers helped with that sense of being there. Buildings and texturing were realistic, and runways and taxiways were placed where they ought to be. Objects such as jetways were greatly improved over the Asobo default and they looked worn. CYYZ scored high at 8.5/10.


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