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Head to Head: Helsinki Airport by JustSim and MK-Studios

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Product Information
Developer
JustSim
Purchase From
SimMarket
Price
€21,50
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Version Reviewed
1.00
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Self-purchase
SimMarket
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Product Information
Developer
MK-Studios
Purchase From
Orbx
Price
$34.95 AUD
BUY HERE
Version Reviewed
1.1.0
Press Copy Provided By
MK-Studios
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.

When MK-Studios confirmed they were working on a Helsinki Airport scenery back in January of this year, I could not be more excited. Finally I would get a new version of my (nowadays) home airport. Until now I had been using the Aerosoft version, and happily so, but with the evolving simulators it was starting to look dated, even with the community made SODE jetways profile.

The MO of JustSim has long been known. A developer announces a scenery, and about a month before this developer is set to release their scenery, JustSim releases a version of the same scenery. It’s an interesting debate for another time, but one thing is clear: JustSim is ready for the competition.

And this scenery is certainly a confrontation between the two. Never before have I felt so conflicted about two sceneries that set out to do the same thing: give you a good-looking, entertainable and up-to-date version of Helsinki Airport. Going in to this review, I had certain expectations about either developer and what the scenery would look like. But both sceneries were rather surprising in both good and bad ways, leaving me conflicted on both of them. In this review, you’ll see why.

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A_A Sceneries Shares New Previews of Kuala Lumpur in P3D

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Developer A_A Sceneries has shared a handful of new images for Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Prepar3D v4. On their Facebook post, the team said they are almost done with the Prepar3D v4 version with just some testing and tweaking to be completed. The airport in Malaysia is home to various airlines such as AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and others. It serves nearly
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LatinVFR Hartford Bradley International Airport KBDL: The FSElite Review

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In this video, I give my review of the P3D v4 version of LatinVFR's Hartford Bradley International Airport KBDL. We will be taking a look at the building and ground modeling and textures, included SODE features, seasonal variation, and more. Don't forget to subscribe to the FSElite YouTube channel for additional reviews and other content! Software: Lockheed Martin Prepar3d v4.5
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Head-To-Head: Bristol Airport (EGGD) Pilot Plus and UK2000 Scenery

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I promise this will be the last time I cover anything related to Bristol Airport for the foreseeable future. I have already reviewed Pilot Plus’ Bristol Airport on X-Plane and also UK2000 Scenery’s rendition on Prepar3D. Suffice to say neither really blew me out of the water, but both provided a solid experience for their respective platforms. Now, we have the airport on the same platform by both developers. When this happened, I had a huge number of requests to make a head to head comparison of them both. These requests have brought me back to my home airport yet again, pitting relatively new developer Pilot Plus against the established UK2000 Scenery on Prepar3D only.

Quick Overview

Pilot Plus

Release date: 15th May 2020

Price: $34.95 AUD (approximately £19.24)

Store: Orbx

UK2000 Scenery

Release date: December 4th 2019

Price: £18.48

Store: UK2000 Scenery

Installation

Both airports are fully compatible with Prepar3D v5 through their installer. However, as Pilot Plus is now a partner of Orbx, you get the advantage of using their incredible Orbx Central to download, update and install the product. It’s a huge breath of fresh air compared to the archaic process of installing UK2000 Scenery. With Orbx Central, you can simply install with one-click, UK2000 Scenery on the other hand, requires you to install the airport, along with a common objects library and other files.

In normal circumstances, the tried and tested method of installing products isn’t all that bad, but when directly comparing it to the system Orbx has in place for their partner products, it just reminds you how good it could be. This makes me hope that more developers join the Orbx partnership program just to pass on the ease of installation to the customer.

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Simmers have been waiting for a proper rendition of Keflavik airport for a long time. The scenery developed by Aerosoft, which through a little fiddling worked in Prepar3D, dates back many years and is missing a lot of the expansions that since then have been added to the airport, including an entirely new parking apron and a terminal extension. When
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