Nimbus Simulations Releases New York JFK Airport for X-Plane 12

The U.S.’s 6th busiest airport has arrived!

Posted: 20-Jan-2024 @ 17:53z
Nimbus Simulations Releases New York JFK Airport for X-Plane 12

Nimbus Simulations, highly regarded for their accurate depictions of major international airports including Washington Dulles International (KIAD), has released its rendition of the U.S.’s 6th busiest commercial airport, New York John F. Kennedy International (KJFK), for XP12.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) is the primary port of entry to the “Big Apple” and the broader northern part of the U.S. East Coast. The airport is located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, approximately 16 miles to the southeast of midtown Manhatten, and covers an area of 5,200 acres, serving 90 airlines who operate non-stop services from the airport to all four corners of the globe.

The airport was originally known as New York International Airport or Idlewild Airport, and looks back on a rich history, beginning in 1948 when the facility first opened its doors. Over time, the airport served as hub for many world famous U.S. airlines including Trans World Airways, American Airlines, and Pan American World Airways, whose headquarter was conveniently located in Midtown Manhatten, a mere 5 minutes helicopter ride away. Following the assasination of then U.S. president John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the airport was renamed to pay tribute to the renowned statesman, and continues to carry his name to this day.

Nimbus Simulations, known for their detail rich sceneries, has released its rendition of New York’s busiest commercial airport for XP12, equipping it will all the ususal bells and whistles that high quality sceneries are expected to come with. Among others, the scenery features an up-to-date ground layout, faithfully modelled airport buildings including terminal interiors, ground textures featuring PBR materials, as well as XP12 native water and snow effects, improving the level of immersion felt when operating at the airport. The scenery also makes extensive use of lights, reducing the use of lit textures, thus saving VRAM. Finally, the airport also comes included with custom Canarsie approach lights, aiding you in tackling the challenge that is the famous Canarsie visual approach to runways 13L and 13R.

Nimbus Simulations rendition of New York JFK International Airport (KJFK) is now available for purchase form the developers X-Plane.org store page, and will cost you $29.95 subject to local taxes.

Feature List

  • Terminals with 3D interiors and people
  • Lights almost everywhere so very few LIT textures (saves VRAM)
  • 4K textures with PBR materials
  • Night lighting
  • Ground textures with PBR materials
  • High quality vehicles with PBR material
  • 3D Native XP12 trees
  • Parking lots full of cars
  • Ground markings on each gate and runway
  • Native X-Plane ground traffic
  • Native XP12 jetway system with custom highly detailed jetways
  • Detailed tarmac textures from up close or far out
  • High quality vehicles and miscellaneous objects
  • Water and snow effects
  • Canarsie approach guidance lights
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Yannick has always been an avid aviation enthusiast and he started out simming back in 2002 at the young age of 5 with FS2002. Ever since he has continued pursuing flight simulation as a hobby with the eventual goal of also making aviation his career. While Yannick currently primarily uses X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D, FS2020 and DCS have not skipped his radar.

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