We shared that developer Skyline Simulations would be bringing the challenging Gibraltar Airport to X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D a while ago and the team has been working hard on it ever since. Today, on their Facebook page, they shared a bunch of new renders for the product in progress. The renders depict parts around the airport infrastructure such as car parks, shops and other buildings.
Various other renders can be found in our post from April 2020.
Skyline Simulations intend to simulate various parts of the airport which make it so unique. For example, when an aircraft is on approach or preparing for take-off, pedestrian and vehicle traffic will stop crossing the runway as per real-world procedures. Further to that, the team intend to take advantage of new technology such as PBR, super high-resolution details, animated hangers and 3D vegetation. Furthermore, they are going to bring the city of Gibraltar to life with custom hotels, hundreds of 3D buildings and high-resolution orthoimagery for the entire area.
The simulator in question isn’t mentioned in their Facebook post, but we imagine that assets can be used in both Prepar3D and X-Plane 11 for when the scenery is released on those platforms.
We’ll continue to follow the progress and keep you updated.