Along with developer LimeSim, Aerosoft has released Lukla and the surrounding Mount Everest areas for Aerofly FS2.
Lukla is undoubtedly one of the most famous airports in the world, known for its challenging approach and notoriously short, slanted runway with a mountain at one end to ensure you come to a complete stop. The airport is also known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ and is the first port of call when following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay’s footsteps in attempting to climb the 29,000ft mountain.
LimeSim has included not only a detailed rendition of Lukla but the surrounding areas of Mount Everest including 12 airports in total, 12 helipads and a whopping 200 square kilometres of detailed terrain and texturing.
Take a look at the comprehensive screenshot gallery and feature list below to see the full extent of the scenery.
If you want to attempt the ambitious landing at Lukla or to take in the surrounding picturesque terrain, you can pick up Lukla – Everest Extreme for Aerofly FS2 now over on the Aerosoft Store for 30.20 EUR which is roughly $34 or £26.86.
- 5 highly detailed airports with all buildings and clutter objects like vegetation, people, animals, vehicles and more:
- VNLK Lukla
- VNSB Syangboche
- VNPL Phaplu
- VNKL Kangel Danda
- VNRT Rumjatar
- 7 Generic airports with details like tower positions, ground layout and hand edited terrain:
- VNKD Man Maya Khanidanda
- VNBJ Bhojpur
- VNTR Tumlingtar
- VNRC Ramechhap
- VNJI Jiri
- VNTJ Taplejung Suketar
- VNLD Lamidanda
- 12 Helipads, most of them at very high altitudes
- A whopping coverage area of 200 square kilometres
- Detailed hand edited mesh terrain
- More than 366 thousand cultivation buildings
- More than 60 million individually placed trees in their respective vegetation areas
- A hand edited geo-referenced combination of satellite imagery with higher resolutions around the core areas
- Modelled points of interest like hanging bridges and stupas
- Detailed mesh with rock and glacier outcrops around Mount Everest basecamp making helicopter landings there very challenging and true to life
- Extensive manual with custom made maps and airport charts
- Free bonus: Yet to be built ‘Tingri airport’ north of Mount Everest
- Con: not a single airport with a flat runway