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UK2000 Scenery Bristol 2019HD: The FSElite Review

EGGD UK2000 SCENERY BRISTOL Airport P3d REVIEW
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Product Information
Developer
UK2000 Scenery
Purchase From
UK2000 Scenery
Price
£18.48 (excl. VAT)
BUY HERE
Version Reviewed
v1.06
Press Copy Provided By
Self-Purchase
SimMarket
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As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

In 2019, UK2000 Scenery made the very conscious decision of taking a step back from scenery development to focus on creating new tools and texture sets to better position themselves in a world of detailed scenery packages. It’s no secret that whilst the UK2000 Scenery packages are adequate, they started to look dated compared to older products – hence the time out the team took to create a new set of tools. Fast forward through several months, and UK2000 Scenery has released several sceneries including Bristol 2019 HD.

Being born and raised in the UK city means Bristol holds a special place for me. Having also worked at the airport in a variety of roles also means my passion for having a high-quality scenery product representing the airport is pretty high. Let’s see if the new tools, texturing and changes to development means that UK2000 Scenery is producing top-of-the-line products worthwhile of the new price tag attached.

Bristol Airport sets itself apart from many other major UK city airports by being quite small in size. Despite the small footprint of the airport itself, it features many flights to destinations far afield and those a little closer to home. The airport only has a 6,598ft runway, yet the airport frequently sees 787 departures from TUI, along with medium-haul routes from easyJet’s A321 Neo and also Ryanair’s 737-800. The number of routes across Europe is relatively large but mostly restricted to those previously mentioned airlines. Bristol Airport is also home to Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club for those looking to do some flying in small aircraft or private jets.

Purchasing the product via UK2000 Scenery’s website was straightforward, but in 2019/20, their website and whole purchase set-up is really falling short. The purchase process is easy enough to do, but overall usability is really starting to show its age. After the installation process (which is a little confusing with the common library needing to be downloaded separately), you are presented with the standard configuration tool and also a single PDF document attached for some information on the product. This PDF is not really pertinent to the enjoyment of the scenery.

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UK2000 Scenery Bristol 2019HD for X-Plane Released

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After a slight delay, UK2000 Scenery has released Bristol 2019HD for X-Plane 11. The scenery package brings the Southwest airport to the simulator and is available free to those who purchased the P3D/FSX version, which released last month. The airport has grown in traffic over the past few years with easyJet dominating the airport, along with other airlines such as TUI,
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UK2000 Scenery Bristol 2019HD Releasing 4th December

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UK2000 Scenery has announced that their newest version of Bristol Airport (EGGD) will release on December 4th 2019. Bristol 2019HD is the result of changes to the way in which UK2000 Scenery develops airports, taking advantage of more advanced techniques. In the Facebook post, the team said that the groundwork is all in PBR and so "it looks slightly better in
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UK2000 Scenery Bristol 2019HD Now Available

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Scenery developers UK2000 Scenery has released Bristol 2019HD for Prepar3D V4 and FSX. The UK airport is in the Southwest part of the country and is continuously growing in size and sees more and more routes added each year. Main airlines include easyJet, Ryanair, TUI and others. Despite being a relatively small airport, Bristol Airport can handle a loaded 787
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UK2000 Scenery Bristol 2019 HD (EGGD) Previews

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UK2000 Scenery has shared a few new images for their upcoming Bristol 2019 HD airport. The airport is an all-new version based off of the new techniques UK2000 Scenery has been building to create the next wave of airport products. The new images primarily show off the new library objects included in the release. The new previews focus heavily on
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PilotPlus Bristol International – Definitive: The FSElite Review

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6.9
Product Information
Developer
PilotPlus
Purchase From
PilotPlus
Price
£20.99
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Version Reviewed
1.1
Press Copy Provided By
PilotPlus
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Hailing from the city itself, and having worked at Bristol Airport for many years, I am always keen to try out scenery products that attempt to replicate my home airport in a simulator. With the airport being so close to my heart, it was only suited that I would step into the world of X-Plane 11 and review this English airport in the South West.

PilotPlus is a relatively small development team, and what is interesting is that the team all live in the city of Bristol. That alone means their accessibility to the airport is greater than other developers for some other airports and also means that this is certainly a project of passion for the developers. That passion and ease of access help to craft an airport in X-Plane 11 that is of a good standard and ensures it’s the most up-to-date version available across all simulators.

Bristol Airport is a regional airport serving the South-West of the UK. It’s been nominated for numerous awards across Europe, and has already submitted plans for further expansion. With a lot of the work currently on-going, the airport is expected to continue changing for the next few years. Each gate is accessible via a single terminal (across multiple floors), with some stands remote-only via airport bus. There are no jetways at the airport, so no need to worry about having any additional add-ons to make them work correctly.

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Pilot Plus Announces Bristol Definitive Coming to Prepar3D

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In a surprisingly quiet announcement at Cosford, Pilot Plus has announced that their Bristol Definitive scenery will be coming to Prepar3D. Few details were provided other than the fact that it is coming ‘soon’; the feature list provided on the handout we received includes the following (which are present in the X-Plane version as well): Adaptive seasonal vegetation Full PBR
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Pilot Plus Updates Bristol Definitive to Version 1.1

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Pilot Plus has released an update for their Bristol Definitive scenery, for X-Plane 11, to version 1.1.  On their website, they detail the changes. The update includes only a few changes, but all three of relative significance: an overhauled installer, further airside clutter, and a red beacon to the airport lighting. They inform us that customers are able to update
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Pilot Plus Bristol International Definitive Released for X-Plane 11

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Pilot Plus has released their newest product: Bristol International (EGGD) Definitive for X-Plane 11. The UK airport is one of the biggest outside of the London area and sees a number of airlines visit including easyJet, Ryanair, TUI, Thomas Cook and Air Lingus. The 6,500ft runway usually sees short-haul traffic, however, the occasional 787 does depart to destinations such as
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FSElite Exclusive: Behind the Scenes with Pilot Plus’ Bristol Airport (EGGD) Definitive

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We delivered a few Behind the Scene type articles with a few Orbx products over the past few weeks. The community reception was excellent and so it's going to become a nice trend going forward as we see new releases. This time, we're with Joe from Pilot Plus, who gave us some insight into their soon-to-be-released Bristol Airport (EGGD) Definitive Edition. This
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