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Airline2Sim’s Airport2Sim Amsterdam: The FSElite Review

Airport2sim Amsterdam Featured
9
Product Information
Developer
Airline2Sim
Purchase From
Ailrine2Sim
Price
$9.99
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Version Reviewed
N/A
Press Copy Provided By
Airline2Sim
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

It has been a while since we last had a product from Airline2Sim. In fact, I have been eagerly awaiting the 777 Cadet Plus Training Program, but those types of courses take an unbelievably long time to produce and create. In the stop-gap, Airline2Sim decided to instead release a new line of products: Airport2Sim. The idea behind it was to apply the same level of detail and production quality on giving people an opportunity to learn about specific airports. The first airport in a long-line to come in the future is one of Europe’s busiest hubs: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM).

With over 70 million passengers passing through the interconnected terminals each year, there’s always going to be a huge amount of traffic moving around the airport. Furthermore, the large number of runways, taxiways and noise abatement procedures mean that there’s always something to be mindful of. The number of procedures and scale of the airport often puts many people off from enjoying and understanding that a lot of the airport design is purely intended to make things as easy as possible. It’s also worth noting that Schiphol was designed as a “flower”, with the hub in the centre and then runways going in every different wind direction. Eventually, it was realised that this didn’t make for a cost effective and future proof design, so they decided to expand. As a result, multiple cities were removed just to be able to build the airport up.

The beauty of the Airport2Sim video collection is to try and give simmers, and to another extent pilots, a reason to try out Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and actually not feel so overwhelmed by the crazy taxi times, numerous routings and more.

The package is split into two parts: a 6-part video series and also a file package which contains GSX airport profile configurations settings and also a handy chart of which airlines park at which gate and with which aircraft. I’ll come onto the files shortly, but first I want to focus on the main attraction: the training videos.

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FSDreamTeam GSX Level 2: The FSElite Review

FSdreamteam Gsx
4.5
It should be noted that I received the product approximately 1 week before the public release to assist with testing of the product. The purpose of this period was to test any bugs that would be show-stoppers for releasing the product. I did report some quality issues discussed in the review prior to release. When GSX launched back in 2013,
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MK-Studios Lanzarote (GCRR): The FSElite Review

LANZAROTE REVIEW
8.1
MK-Studios has taken the simming community by storm by releasing a prolific string of scenery focusing on the Canary Islands, with their latest being Lanzarote Arrecife airport. The Canaries, as mentioned in previous reviews, are a very popular destination for travelers from all over the world due to their predominantly year round sunshine and picturesque landscape. In this review we
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TechnoBrain Tokyo Haneda International Airport (RJTT): The FSElite Review

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5.6
Product Information
Developer
TechnoBrain
Purchase From
Simmarket
Price
Euro 39.00
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Version Reviewed
2.0
Press Copy Provided By
Simmarket
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

TechnoBrain is a name that I can really connect with. As a self-professed computer geek, I feel like I can’t go wrong with a product that comes from the likes of people, who by virtue of their name, are both technological and smart. When TechnoBrain quietly released their take on Tokyo International Airport (RJTT), it was bound to be a product that ticked all the boxes. After spending some time with this scenery, I can confidently say that while the product is smart, it’s not a technological marvel.

Originally available only for FSX (and only in Japan), RJTT is not a new product. Rather, it’s a port of a product that has been available for years to Japanese pilots and any other pilot resourceful enough to get their hands on a copy. Serving an arguably under-serviced simulator geography, having the ability to add Tokyo to your list of destinations in P3D v4 or FSX is an appealing prospect.

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Latinwings / PILOT’S Almeria (LEAM): The FSElite Review

Latinwings Almeria
8.1
Almeria is the latest in a string of scheduled releases by the developer Latinwings. Currently Almeria is only available from the PILOT’S store for 24.99 Euros.  Almeria is located in the southeast of Spain on the coast of the Mediterranean situated between Malaga and Murcia. Much of Almeria’s wealth comes from agriculture and thus makes it a very busy shipping
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Orbx Half Moon Bay: The FSElite Review

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7.9
Along the Golden Coast lies a beautiful oceanside town called Half Moon Bay. Home to fancy restaurants and private golf fields, Half Moon Bay is quite a high-end place, and the views you can capture there are nothing less than that. It’s the kind of airport you would fly into for the afternoon, grab a bite to eat at the
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BlackBox Simulation BN-2 Islander: The FSElite Review

N2
6.3
BlackBox Simulation, which for practical purposes I will call 'BBS' for short, has been around for some time and has been known to make a wide range of aircraft products, from the Scottish Aviation Bulldog, to a fleet of Airbus aircraft. Although these aircraft are not as detailed systems wise compared to other mainstream developers, BBS makes some pretty good
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