X-Plane News Round-Up – August 14, 2016

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[August 14th 2016]

It’s that time once again to check in on the X-Plane side of simulations to see what’s going on in that world, and it’s not much, I’m afraid.  Since we are now in the dog days of summer, it’s quite understandable that there’s been a break from releasing content by developers.  I myself have been away on vacation and I still have another outing to take care of before summer is officially done with me, or I, it depending on how you view it…  But enough of that, off to the announcements, both from the week of August 1st.


The main airport for the popular getaway island of Ibiza, Spain, Ibiza International (LEIB) is a major European holiday destination.  The primary airlines serving the airport are Easyjet, Thomson, & Vueling among others.


In order to produce a faithful replica in the flight simulator, PilotPlus have carefully studied every aspect of the airport.  Being an International airport, it is perfect for flying long-haul heavies as well as shorter regional and domestic and regional flights.  Challenging to fly into and out of, exploring the area in GA can also be a great experience.


Not only is every texture in HD and photoreal, many visual effects have been implemented such as custom night shadows and night lighting with ambient occlusion baked in for a very real-world look and feel.   Every 3D model has been modelled to extreme accuracy, replicating the atmosphere of the real air-port! Emulating a close to real life experience in X-Plane!



  • Faithful replica of the airport
  • High Resolution ground imagery at 15cm per pixel
  • Custom Night lighting
  • Many Animations in and around airport
  • Custom Made Static Aircraft, Bundled Pack
  • Animated Jetway’s
  • Very detailed 3D Models covering the whole airport
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Custom Runways, Aprons & Taxiways
  • Navigational Charts
  • 3D Grass

LaGuardia 2020

Here we have another release of this great airport, this time by Airportech.  LaGuardia International Airport (KLGA) is located five miles northeast of downtown New York City. Opened in 1939 as New York Municipal Airport, it serves the 5th-most populous urban area in the world. In 2015, over 31 million passengers traveled through the airport, and it was the busiest airport in the country without any non-stop service to Europe. LaGuardia has nearly 1,000 daily aircraft operations to and from destinations in the US and Canada, comprised largely of business travelers. The airport features two runways, a 240 foot tall air traffic control tower, and 51 gates throughout five terminals.


In 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden announced a $4 billion plan to rebuild the airport from the ground up with an estimated completion date of 2020. This scenery package is a thoughtful reproduction of the proposed new design.


New York City, also known as the “Big Apple”, plays an important global role in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is a major player in international diplomacy, and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Landmarks and key locations include Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Wall Street, numerous schools of higher education and the World Trade Center.



  • Detailed models of the air terminal, ferry terminal, and other various buildings
  •  Includes all terminal gates
  •  Accurate taxiway routing
  •  High-resolution, custom ground textures
  •  Animated jetways with working docking guidance system
  •  Custom airport vehicles with animated wheels and lighting
  •  Animated ground, sea, and rail traffic
  •  Custom made airport diagram and gate map
  •  HDR night lighting support
  •  Support for the new X-Plane static aircraft
  •  Launch-day support for World Traffic
  •  Works with Drzewiecki Design’s ‘New York Airports and City’
  • Optional static aircraft
PUBLISHER: Airportech
Tags : Airportnew releaseScenerySpainUSAX Plane
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