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New Tempe Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

It is with pleasure that we announce the release of New Tempe Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, our first airport for the Free State Area!

New Tempe Airport is situated 10km (6.6 miles) north-northwest from the Bloemfontein City Centre. The airport consists of two asphalt runways as well as two glider strips and taxi/micro-light landing strips next to the main runways.

The facility offers hangars and airstrips for light to medium sized aeroplanes, helicopters, micro-lights, gyrocopters, and high-altitude gliders. The airstrip is in uncontrolled airspace and the general flying area is just a five-minute flight to the north. Due to the excellent year-round flying conditions, it is ideal for training purposes.

As always, we try to go as close to the real airport as we possibly can. We have also added PBR Texturing to all the buildings! The layout in terms of runway, taxiway and hangars is accurate. AVGAS is available at the airport. All you must do is to part your aircraft next to the refuelling depo on the main apron. The dirt marks on the apron will be a good indicator where to park!

Screen shots of these airports are available on the button below.

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Morningstar Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

It is with pleasure that we announce the release of Morningstar Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator!

Situated next to the N7 highway just outside Cape Town is Morningstar Airport, some 21 kilometres (13 miles) north of Cape Town City Centre.

Formally known as the Western Cape Microlight Club, Morningstar Airport was founded 24 years ago as an airport for Microlight Aircraft. The Microlight Flying Club still is a non-profit company that leases land from the City of Cape Town. The club members have fully funded all development at the airport through subscriptions, donations, and levies.

Since the early days of catering for Microlight aircraft only, the club has grown substantially and the microlight aircraft have now been replaced by light sport aircraft, non-type certified aircraft, gyrocopters, and high-performance aerobatic aircraft. Today, Morningstar airport is home to over 220 different types of aircraft.

As always, we try to go as close to the real airport as we possibly can. We have also added PBR Texturing to all the buildings! The layout in terms of runway, taxiway and hangars is accurate. We also added hangars that the Microsoft Photoreal ground layer did not show! We like to think that this airport is as close to the real one as it is possible to achieve!

AVGAS is available at the airport. It is not needed to fly to Fisantekraal to refuel as in the old days!

Screen shots of these airports are available on the button below.

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Stellenbosch and Fisantekraal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

It is with pleasure that we announce the release of two small airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator: Stellenbosch and Fisantekraal!

Both airports have been designed to be as close to the real airport as possible and as always, we have added PBR Texturing to all the buildings!

We took great care in making sure that the runway at Stellenbosch airport is at an incline as in real life. This was not easy to do, but we nevertheless managed to get it remarkably close to the real one.

The one unmissable feature of Fisantekraal Airport are those old army concrete runways, and we got the texturing of them exactly right as in real life! We used different textures on the runway, taxiways and in-between to make it easier to spot the runways and taxiways at a distance.

Screen shots of these airports are available on the buttons below.

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MSFS Airport Update for Jan 6 Patch

In our last message, we notified you that after the 6 January 2022 patch, the Living World Config Files that we have in our airports no longer work.

We have now updated all our airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and we have removed the Living World Config files from all packages. It was only the Living World Configuration files that was causing the issues and not the Airport Services file as we have previously thought.

Here are the airports and the changes we have made to them.

FAGM Rand Airport – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FAPN Pilanesberg International – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FARB Richards Bay Airport – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FASD Saldanha-Vredenburg Airport – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FASS Sishen Airport – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FAVG Virginia Airport – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FAWB Wonderboom Airport – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FAWX Zebula Golf Estate & Spa – Removed the Living World CFG file.

FAOR Johannesburg International – No change was made as this airport does not have either a Living World CFG file or an Airport Services file. We will be adding an Airport Services file with the next update when we will also be adding the PBR (Physically Based Rendering) textures and LOD (Level Of Detail) to the airport.

FAPE Port Elizabeth Airport – Besides for the removal of the Living World CFG file, we have also added LOD (Level of Detail) to all the airport buildings. This will help with the display of the buildings over distance. We have also added PBR (Physically Based Rendering) to all the airport buildings, making the airport look a lot more realistic than before. This is a completely updated version of the airport!

We did a quick test of all these airports and found that everything seems to work as intended. We do not foresee any funny issues, but if you spot something and you are not sure about it, then please let us know and we will have a look into it!

We only have one wish and that is that Microsoft will now start to stabilize the base of Microsoft Flight Simulator and stop breaking stuff that was working just perfectly before, but maybe we are aiming just a tad too high…

Updated versions of all the airports you have bought are available under your account downloads section after you log in.

 

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Rand Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Rand Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020!

All custom-made objects and designed to be as close to the real-world version as possible! We have added Level of Detail enhancements to make the airport a lot more frame rate friendly.

The wear and tear on the buildings have been added and it really stands out! You will also see rust on the side of buildings and moss on ground level.

We took extra care in making sure that the runway and taxiway lighting are as in real life. No guess work at all!

As always, we are offering upgrade discounts to those who have previous versions of this airport. To claim your discount, please make sure that you are logged on to our website before you make your purchase.

 

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Pilanesberg Intl Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Pilanesberg International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020!

All custom-made objects and designed to be as close to the real-world version as possible!

The wear and tear on the buildings really stand out and it adds depth to the airport. You will also see rust on the side of buildings and moss on ground level.

We took extra care in making sure that the runway and taxiway lighting are as in real life. Please be aware that the whole airport does not have blue taxiway edge lights. This is quite normal and exactly as in real life!

As always, we are offering upgrade discounts to those who have previous versions of this airport. To claim your discount, please make sure that you are logged on to our website before you make your purchase.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Airport Updates

We have updated our Microsoft Flight Simulator airports with Airport Services and Living World configurations.

This update will be most noticeable at the smaller airfields where your aircraft will no longer be swamped by service personnel looking for work to do! In fact, we have limited the service at parking areas to Medium General Aviation Parking bays and higher. Small General Aviation Parking Bays will no longer be services at all. This is in line with the real world.

When you land at Zebula Airport, there will be no one there to meet you, which is exactly the way it should be! The same with Saldanha and Virginia. These airports are not big enough for these types of services.

Airports like Richards Bay is different. There you have Small General Aviation Parking and Medium General Aviation Parking. The Medium Parking Bays are used by the commercial flights to the airport and those parking bays will have services. The Small General Aviation Parking Bays does not have any service, which is again as it should be. That is the one place you do not want any people around your aircraft!

We have updated the following airports with these services.

  • Port Elizabeth Airport V3.6.6
  • Richards Bay Airport V1.0.8
  • Saldanha Airport V1.0.7
  • Sishen Airport V1.0.1
  • Virginia Airport V1.4.8
  • Zebula Airport V1.2.7

You can download these from your Account Downloads page once you have logged into your account.

Wonderboom Airport has already been updated with these features before release. We have no plans to update Johannesburg International as we have found that the default services provided by Microsoft Flight Simulator at the airport is sufficient for now.

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Wonderboom Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Wonderboom Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released!

All custom-made objects and designed to be as close to the real-world version as possible!

The wear and tear on the buildings really stand out and it adds depth to the airport. You will also see rust on the side of hangars, moss on ground level, cracks in concrete, broken windows, and a lot more.

We took extra care in making sure that the runway and taxiway lighting are as in real life. Please be aware that the whole airport does not have blue taxiway edge lights. This is quite normal and exactly as in real life! Only the main runway 11/29 have edge lights. Runway 06/24 does not and again this is exactly as in real life.

As always, we are offering upgrade discounts to those who have previous versions of this airport. To claim your discount, please make sure that you are logged on to our website before you make your purchase.

 

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Johannesburg Intl Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Johannesburg Intl Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released!

We have made this version as close to reality as we could with custom-made runways, our own flashing wigwags, effects such as our own taxiway lines, markings on the aprons and dirt spots on the parking areas and extra skid marks on the runway landing area!

We have added as much detail as we could without sacrificing frame rate too much. You should be able to land at this airport with any custom-made aircraft, even the PMDG ones!

Jetways are also available at the applicable parking bays, and we also took extra care in making sure that the night lighting on the runways and taxiways as are they are in real life. This is important to us as only runway 03L/21R has green taxiway centreline lights. The other taxiways do not have these.

We are posting screen shots of the airport below for your viewing pleasure.

As always, we are offering upgrade discounts to those who have previous versions of this airport. To claim your discount, please make sure that you are logged on to our website before you make your purchase.

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Virginia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Virginia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020!

This is our third airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and this is by far our best airport ever! We have added our own blue taxiway lights which is much better than the ones included in the base Flight Simulator 2020. We have also added spotlights and apron lights to this package. To the casual person this may not sound like much, but the way these effects are added are completely different than Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D.

We are going to do more of the smaller airports just to build up more experience before we start with the medium sized airports. We are getting better at the design process for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, but it still takes time to learn all the new features! Our next airport will be Richards Bay Airport.

As always, we are offering upgrade discounts to those who have previous versions of this airport. To claim your discount, please make sure that you are logged on to our website before you make your purchase.