After showcasing the product in action via a trailer just a few days ago, Aerosoft has released Antarctica Vol.1 British Rothera and Beyond.
The product comes with a bunch of neat features for you to discover as you fly around the chilly areas. Lots of animated animals, vehicles, boats and people throughout, whilst custom created sounds help to bring those animated objects to life. In addition, there are hundreds of animated icebergs, glaciers and updated bodies of water across the wide area. If you’re looking to land, there’s a number of offsite landing strips, an emergency airstrip and the ability to land anywhere in these snowy conditions. The developer even went one step further to add wind shear details on the glacier to add an extra level of realism.
To help, the product also comes with dozens of pages in the manual to help anyone discover Antarctica, along with flight plans and a number of charts.
- Lots of animation including animals, vehicle, boats and people, including likely the first animated penguins and chain vehicles in flight simulator
- Custom created sounds of animals and vehicles (probably the first scenery in MSFS with sounds attached)
- Coverage beyond the base with stunning glacier cliffs dropping into the sea
- Hundreds of thousands of animated icebergs in a larger area around the base (at times it can be possible that the approach is blocked by a huge iceberg passing through)
- Offsite locations of automated monitoring stations (marked as POIs so you can fly there for regular checks performing rough landings out in the field)
- Offsite landing strips of two British field locations with custom models and improved terrain imagery/elevation data: Sky Blu and Fossil Bluff
- Emergency airstrip location on the glacier above Rothera (alternative landing strip that MUST be used by local aircraft if there are incoming overseas aircraft)
- Carefully crafted landscape to merge with surround landscape – including updated waterbodies
- Special technique used to add wind shear details to the vast white lands on the glacier
- Manual with dozens of pages of inside knowledge on flying in Antarctica, plus flight plans and simple charts