Most X-plane users will already know that many freeware airport designers make use of the freeware library files to enhance their creations. Consequently, it’s important to read the documentation within each file, to find out which libraries have been used. These library files need to be installed in order to experience these airports as the authors intended.
Let L-410 Turbolet
Our featured aircraft in this issue was designed by Mihaly Alberti for X-Plane 11.20 and above.
This instrument enables the selection of any of the 24,491 airports that exist in the database of FSX and Prepar3D, and then the selection of any runway at that airport. It will also give you distance, bearing and steering data plus a lot more.
The Douglas Dolphin was an amphibian designed at the end of the 1920s as a luxury air yacht. However, its market was ruined by the Great Depression and it became mostly used as a military aircraft.
Ermolaev Er-2 Russian bomber
Here’s another fine aircraft from the prolific A F Scrub. It’s a slight deviation from his usual fighter range. This time he has concentrated his undeniable skills on a Yermolayev Yer-2 - a long-range Soviet medium bomber used during World War Two.
Lewiston Nez-Perce City Airport
Lewiston Nez-Perce City Airport, is two miles south of Lewiston, Idaho. It’s classed as a primary commercial service airport by the FAA, with close to 40,000 aircraft operations a year.
Bavarian Harbour Lindau
This is something of a departure from our normal recommendations as it’s not an aircraft or an airport. It’s the harbour at Lindau in Germany. It was designed by Erwin Welker, who has included a rather nice steerable boat for the trip.
T-80 Falcon II
It’s hard to believe that Jenn Kimball (A-Pilot) designed this little warbird in a week. He tells me it was to see if he’d forgotten how to do it! Well, I would say he hasn’t; what do you think?
Bandar Udara International is the second biggest airport in Indonesia, located at Kertajati, in the West Java Province. It’s a beta version designed by Hery Frianto (SceneryDesignIndonesia) that currently only has day textures.
Here we have a very detailed rendition of Dunedin Airport, located at the bottom tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a beautiful, sometimes wild place, populated by particularly friendly people.