Grand Island Sim GBYD Banjul: The FSElite Review

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Grand Island Sim
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Banjul International airport lies in Northern Africa and serves as the gateway to The Gambia. Built during World War II, and rebuilt in the 1960s to accommodate increased tourism, Banjul has flowered into a popular tourist destination for Europeans, with many airlines (such as Thomas Cook, TUI fly, Brussels Airline, Arik air, as well as others) flying to Banjul during the holiday season. The airport continues to grow and come May 2018 it will serve as an intermediate stopover for the first Atlantic Airlines service between St. Helena and London. Africa has been a gaping black hole in terms of quality scenery in flight sim for years now, and it is exciting to see a new developer take up the challenge.


The download from SimMarket was quick and easy, with the file size coming in at around 147 mb. There was no extraction of any files necessary, and the installer could be run immediately upon completion of the download. License authentication is a bit different from what I’ve seen in past addon installs, with an external authorization code from SimMarket required along with the other standard information like your name, email, and serial. The scenery itself is installed into a folder in your root sim directory titled ‘SimMarket’ with the documentation and an uninstaller being found there as well. It is a bit disappointing to see it not being installed outside of the sim folder, via an addon.xml in this day and age, but I can live with it so long as it doesn’t touch anything it’s not supposed to.

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