Calling all SIM720 fans! Catalina Airport, Caernarfon Airport, and Augusta Airport, all brought to you by SIM720, are now available to purchase from the FSX:SE Steam shop.
Catalina Airport (KAVX) is situated on Santa Catalina Island and is known as the ‘Airport in the Sky’ due to its elevation at 1,602ft (488m) above sea level. The airport is located six miles (10km or 5 NM) northwest of Avalon, or to position it in relation to the mainland of the USA, it is off Long Beach, California. The airport originally opened as ‘Buffalo Springs Airport’ in the late 1930s; prior to this time, the island was accessible only to amphibious aircraft.
The SIM720 airport download has been created to replicate the real world site, featuring high quality bespoke models, custom photo-real textures and hand placement of buildings. The package includes many additional ambient features as objects seen in the real airport have been modelled and positioned, allowing you to immerse yourself in a realistic flight simulation environment that greatly adds to the experience of pilots using the airport. In addition custom made static aircraft are included that give the airport an authentic working feel. For more information, visit the Catalina Airport Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/352187/
Commercial airline flights began in 1950 when Bush Field, as it was by then named, was transferred to the City of Augusta. In 1955 the terminal was opened to sell fuel and provide service to visiting aircraft and it never looked back. To this day, the fuelling operation continues as a major source of revenue for the airport, keeping it self-sufficient and profitable. In 2000 the airport was renamed the Augusta Regional Airport and it now supports more than half a million passengers each year.
During The Masters golf tournament, traffic through Augusta soars with airlines responding with more flights on larger equipment, including Delta Air Lines Boeing 737s and 757s. Augusta Regional Airport is served by Delta Air Lines and US Airways with typically 15 flights a day to Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.
The SIM720 Augusta Airport download has been created as a replica of the real world site. The package includes a wealth of custom created and placed objects and a high resolution ground polygon. In addition the precision placement of runways and taxiways and the custom night-lighting provide incredibly realistic take-off and landing experiences. For more information, visit the Augusta Airport Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/352189/
Caernarfon Airport (EGCK) is located in the heart of Snowdonia, Wales, with Mount Snowdon (3,650ft) just a few minutes away by air. It lies 4.6 miles (7.4km or 4 NM) southwest of the town of Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Wales and has a CAA Ordinary Licence for passenger public transport and flying instruction. Historically, it was established in 1941 as RAF Llandwrog and was the largest airfield in Wales throughout WWII.
The SIM720 Caernarfon Airport download has been created as a replica of the real world site. It features high quality bespoke models, custom photo-real textures and hand placement of buildings. The Caernarfon Airport buildings have each been faithfully recreated, including the Aviation Museum visitor centre and shop, the café, wind turbines and the hangars. For more information, visit the Caernarfon Airport Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/352185/
These airports are designed with compatibility in mind, featuring photoreal blending with default scenery as well as Horizon and Orbx sceneries. Additionally, all three airports are fully compatible with SIM720’s airport configuration tool which is available to download free from Steam. This tool allows you to customize scenery and objects in your SIM720 airports. Instructions on how to use this tool can be found here: http://fsxinsider.com/sim720-configuration-tool-walkthrough/
Main image: Screenshot of SIM720’s Caernarfon Airport