GazSim Releases Hostomel Airport, Home of the Antonov

The An-225 gets a new home with this GazSim release.

Posted: 11-Mar-2023 @ 10:15z
Updated: 23-Mar-2023 @ 21:26z

GazSim has released the home airport of Antonov Design Bureau, Hostomel Airport (UKKM). The airport is located just northwest of Kyiv, and housed the An-225, which was destroyed in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Luckily, with thanks to Microsoft and iniBuilds, this impressive aircraft has recently taken to the virtual skies of MSFS.

GazSim’s rendition of the airport shows it during better times, with an undamaged airport with animating hangar doors, recreated taxiways and signage and an added ILS. The scenery features a trip down memory lane with plenty of historic Antonov aircraft lined up as a little museum. Also included are animated vehicles driving around the airport, as well as animated personnel in some locations.

GazSim’s Hostomel Airport is available for $15.18 AUD from Orbx Direct, and will be coming to the Marketplace soon according to the developer.

Features

  • Over 50 Custom static and animated buildings and aircraft
  • 2K and 4K PBR Materials
  • The famous AN-225 Hangar with Static AN-225 Aircraft. The Aircraft also de-spawns when you choose to fly your own AN-225 or an Aircraft of choice!
  • 2 Animated Hangars. Based on the real-world counterparts, the Hangars’ doors automatically open from 8am-8pm and can also be manually opened by the player after hours.
  • TimeShift Visual Feature on the AN-225 Hangar – a memorial allowing you to view the tragic aftermath of the Antonov AN-225’s demise when you set the date to: 24th February 2022.
  • Animated Antonov AN124 – Animated Cargo Doors with a special surprise!
  • Over 10 Antonov Static and Animated aircraft, featuring: Antonov AN2, AN22, AN30, AN70, AN74, AN148, AN124, AN225, Bayraktar Drones, various spare supply craft, Ukrainian Buses and even some special guest tractors ?
  • Fully re-created taxiways, with added ILS, upgraded to international standards.
  • Animated Airport Staff Entrance Gate, animated shuttle bus route and staff recreational area.
  • History Museum. The main taxiway corridor has been flanked with a variety of Antonov Aircraft, as they reside in real life. Each aircraft also has a small display with history about the aircraft and it’s origins.
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