There are a number of beautiful airport addons for FSX. Takeoff and landing will never feel the same again. Here’s a complete list of the best ones.
This company is being hailed for their amazing scenery and airport addons. They are without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best company in this category of FSX addons. This is as close to real life as it gets. In the airport department ORBX mostly focus on small American, Australian and UK airports, but also a few big ones. Some key features are: high res buildings textured from thousands of onsite photos, many kilometers of photoreal areas, stunning real-time reflective glass windows, highly detailed ground vehicles, full support for AI traffic and more. Bear in mind that many of their airports might require one scenery base pack in order to work. For instance, the ORBX Broome International Airport requires the ORBX Australia scenery. The store info text will inform you of which pack you need to have first. When you know which one, click here to go to the Scenery Page to pick it up. Here are some highly recommended Orbx airports:
FSDreamTeam & FlightBeam Studios
These companies specialize in making super high quality large North American international airports. They are currently two of the best international airport developers for FSX. Many of the airports include vegetation that reacts to seasonal changes, with customized snow-covered trees in the winter, photoreal ground with seasonal variations, high res building textures and a feature called YouControl (DreamTeam), which is a menu where you can trigger animations and events at the airport. Highly recommended. FSDreamTeam airports include JFK, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Chicago and Honolulu. All 3 FlightBeam airports are also just top notch. DreamTeam also has a very popular and solid ground service pack. Check them all out here:
These guys make awesome international airports. Their airports feature hand placed Autogen with many custom landmarks, high res photo-scenery surroundings, volumetric grass, animated cars / trains, stadiums, malls, etc. One of the best airport addon developers on the market. I highly recommend FlyTampa Vienna, Dubai, Montreal, the classic Kai Tak in Hong Kong, and the tropical paradise of St Maarten. Chicago Midway, Tampa and Athens airport are also recommended.
Aerosoft has a high number of really nice large airports. They have high resolution including night textures, photorealistic textures on buildings and vehicles, docking guidance system, good framerates and manuals/charts are included. Find your favorite airport. Here’s a big list of great Aerosoft airports:
These guys make highly detailed UK airports. Their airports feature up to 2 million polygons, stunning night effects, 3d approach lights, good framerates, grass effects and thousands of objects such as vehicles, markings, docking systems, airport equipment, animated traffic and containers. Some recommendations: Heathrow, Leeds Bradford, Gatwick, Glasgow, London City and Birmingham.
Other Good Developers
Drzewiecki Design – These guys make really interesting airports and scenery, like New York City, Miami and some European airports.
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