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Aersosoft Cologne/Bonn Professional: The FSElite Review

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Cologne or Köln is a 2000-year-old city in western Germany that sits on the edge of the Rhine river proudly displaying its high gothic architecture. Situated around 45 kilometres southeast of Dusseldorf and 25 kilometres northwest of Bonn, Cologne is the largest city of Germany’s most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The airport is very busy, being a two terminal, triple runway international airport and cargo hub. It features daily flights operated by major European airlines such as Lufthansa, KLM, TUI, Ryanair, Norwegian, Eurowings and more.

Initially a release from Aerosoft’s German Airports 2-2012 package for FS2004 and FSX, Cologne/Bonn (EDDK) has been remade for Prepar3D v4 in order to omit VAS issues from the advanced features.

According to Aerosoft, “this new scenery developed by Jo Erlend Sund sets new standards in the level of detail for P3D V4”. A bold statement from a big company that so many of us rely on for decent sceneries. Let’s see what magic Mr Sund has developed for us P3D users.

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Aerosoft Cologne Update

Just a few days after issuing update, Aerosoft has released a new update for Koln/Bonn. Just like the previous update, this one comes with a number of fixes for issues and some other adjustments. The update is available through the AS-Updater. Changelog Fixed incorrect texture formats. Adjusted stand radius. Adjusted glide slope touchdown locations. Fixed incorrect ground markings for
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Aerosoft Updates Cologne (Köln/Bonn) Professional

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After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback and praise on their newly released Cologne (Köln/Bonn) Professional, Aerosoft has issued a small update (v1.0.1.0) for the scenery containing small bug fixes for the AFCAD, textures, SODE and the configuration tool. The full changelog can be viewed at the end of this article. To obtain version, download the new full installer which is 3.3GB
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Aerosoft Shows Final Cologne (Köln/Bonn) Previews

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EDIT: A short while after this article was published, Aerosoft released an official trailer for Cologne. After consecutive weeks of teasing us with an abundance jaw-dropping previews, we've come to the final set of shots before release for Aerosoft's Cologne (Köln/Bonn) Airport (EDDK). These previews really top them all, the intense level of attention paid to detailing, weathering, grass and dirt
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New Aerosoft Cologne Bonn (Köln/Bonn) Previews

Over on the preview thread for Cologne Bonn (Köln/Bonn), beta tester, GWI-Berlin, has been given permission to kindly showcase some of his own screenshots of Cologne (EDDK) in beta. Once again, you can really take in the immense level of detail developer, Jo Erlend and his team have managed to pack into this scenery. From up above or down below, there will
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Aerosoft Release More Cologne Bonn (Köln/Bonn) Previews

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Aerosoft announced the development of Cologne Bonn (Köln/Bonn) EDDK Airport back in October 2017 and they’ve since been releasing eye-candy development previews and updates for us over on the forum thread. Along with the previews, the developer, Jo Erlend, has mentioned that we are to expect some more news regarding the scenery this week.

In the previews, you notice the attention paid to the immense level of detail on the ramp, objects, terminal and ground markings. There even are 3D characters featured inside of the detailed terminal interior.

Going back through the thread, there’s mention from Jo Erlend that the Prepar3D v4 version will be released before Cologne is brought to older platforms such as FSX and Prepar3D v3 as it will need to be reworked due to being beyond the scope of any 32bit platform’s memory capacities. While this scenery is obviously being developed with P3D v4 specifically in mind, X-Plane users shouldn’t worry as  Cologne Airport will be ported over to the platform in the near future as it was mentioned on the thread by Aerosoft’s Product Manager, Jan Depenbusch.

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New Previews of Aerosoft Cologne (Köln/Bonn) Airport

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Aerosoft announced development of Cologne (Köln/Bonn) Airport back in October 2017. Since then, we have been teased with numerous previews and information regarding the product. Whilst there is a lot of anticipation for the airport, Jo Erlend recently previewed some new screenshots of the airport in the sim. Whilst still work in progress, Jo did confirm that helipads will be
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