Opened in 1952, OR Tambo International Airport (FAOR) is the largest airport in South Africa, and also the busiest. It is also a major gateway for tourist traffic and located approximately 24 kilometers (15 mi) from the Johannesburg city center.
OR Tambo International Airport is bordered by the suburbs of Alberton, Brakpan, Germiston and Kempton Park. It was established in 1952 as the Jan Smuts International Airport, named after Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts, who was the Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 to 1924 and also from 1939 to 1948 as well as a staunch opposer of "Apartheid".
In 2006 the airport was renamed to OR (Oliver Reginald) Tambo International Airport, after the former president of the African National Congress (ANC), hence the change in the Airport ID from FAJS to FAOR.
IMPORTANT SYSTEM FILE UPDATE:
This package contains an update that will change the default Johannesburg Airport ID from FAJS to FAOR. The old FAJS airport will no longer be available in your Flight Simulator World Menu. This may cause AI Traffic to stop using Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport entirely as some AI Traffic packages uses the older Airport ID of FAJS to route flight to. You will need to contact the provider of your AI package for a solution if you find that your AI Traffic no longer displays.
FRAME RATE ISSUES:
This airport is highly detailed and as a result you will need to be mindful of your system settings. If your system settings is set too high, then you WILL experience frame rate issues at OR Tambo! Please check and adjust your settings according to your hardware! We have have a Support Knowledge Base article below to help you with your settings.
Remember that the biggest frame rate eaters are not the airport itself, but settings such as Level of Detail Radius, Mesh Complexity, Texture Resolution, AI Traffic, Airport Service Vehicles and Land and Sea Traffic. These are the settings you need to concentrate on when making your adjustments.
If adjusting your settings is not an option, then we have a High Frame Rate patch for you. This patch will make OR Tambo Intl Airport more frame rate friendly, but the cost is that this patch will turn the airport into an extremely basic package with just the absolute bare necessities. It is for that reason that we do not recommend the use of this patch at all as it will turn the airport into something we have never envisioned.
- Highly Detailed Airport Buildings.
- Accurate Runway/Apron Lighting.
- Fully AI-Traffic compatible.
- Corrected layout with accurate road network and added vehicle traffic.
- Fully configurable installer - No computer experience needed to install!
- FTX Global Ready!
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2/Acceleration/Gold Required) / Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Steam Edition) / Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (V3.x) / Laminar Research X-Plane 10 (V10.50); X-Plane 11 Compatible • Windows VISTA or better • Pentium 3 GHz (2GHz Duo2Core Intel or better) • 2 GB System RAM • 256 Mb DirectX 9 graphics card • 245 MB Disk Space • Download Size 187 MB • ZIP File provided for Mac/Linux users (Manual Install)
If you previously purchased NMG OR Tambo Intl Airport at NMG Simulations, you are entitled to a 50% discounted upgrade price.
NOTE: The special upgrade price will be awarded automatically, therefore you must be logged into your same account used to purchase the previous version! If in doubt contact NMG Simulations support first! NO REFUNDS GIVEN!
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