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FSimStudios Releases Kelowna International Airport for MSFS

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An all-new Canadian airport has been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. FSimStudios has released Kelowna International Airport (CYLW) for the new simulator, enabling users to travel to the airport which sits north of Kelowna, British Columbia. The airport itself features a single-runway and sees regular services to Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Seattle and also Cancun. It may not be the largest airport but is Canada’s 10th busiest by passenger numbers and was seeing regular passenger increases year after year.

As with the Prepar3D version, FSimStudios has spent a considerable amount of time on ensuring that the airport meets a high standard with native technology to the simulator and custom made objects and buildings. The airport features native jetways, high resolution 4K texturing and also native light illumination. When the weather turns bad, expect to see native snow and rain effects impact the airport’s ground and you can also enjoy static aircraft including the currently grounded 737 Max 8 operated by Westjet.

You can buy it now from FSimStudios’ website for €14.99 / $17.50 (USD). If you own the Prepar3D version, you can upgrade for  €8.99 / $10.50 (USD). A unique discount code has been sent to all current P3D customers and the developer suggests that if you haven’t received it that you contact them. The product will also be released through OrbxDirect soon.

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FSimStudios Previews Kelowna Airport for MSFS

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In recent news on their Facebook page, FSimStudios previews Kelowna Intl Airport (CYLW), for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Kelowna airport is located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The airport is considered Canadas 10th busiest airport. Kelowna serves numerous destinations within Canada as well as regularly scheduled seasonal flights to more sunny destinations such as Cancún, Mexico. Furthermore, the main airlines that
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FSimStudios Shares Kelowna (CYLW) for X-Plane 11 Previews

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Following the announcement of the partnership between FSimStudios and Canada4XP to bring 3 of the FSimStudios sceneries to X-Plane, FSimStudios have shared their first previews of their upcoming Kelowna (CYLW) under X-Plane 11. The screenshots show the integration of the scenery in the surroundings and hangar and taxiways details. No release date has been disclosed yet, but the work seems
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FSimStudios Kelowna Released for Prepar3D v4

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FSimStudios have just released their latest airport, Kelowna International Airport, located in British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna is the 10th busiest airport in all of Canada, first opening in 1958. The airport say over 2 million passengers come through the airport in 2018, and close to 80,000 aircraft movements in 2014. Its single runway is 8,900 ft long, handling as big
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FSimStudios Kelowna Scheduled for Release Friday

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Over on FSimStudios Facebook, they make a quick announcement that their Kelowna Airport scenery, CYLW, is scheduled for release on Friday. Also shared in this update is plenty of new previews showing off some of the close up details in the modeling, static aircraft, the seasonal textures, and more. More information will be shared when it is available, and be
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FSimStudios Kelowna Update

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After the successful release of a much needed Edmonton (CYEG) airport, FSimStudios are very close to releasing another much-needed airport in western Canada. After 50 plus hours of work, compiling over 330 square kilometers (205 square miles) of mountainous terrain, three seasons of 0.42m/pix images and surrounding city, FSimStudios has announced that 2 weeks from today, Kelowna International Airport (CYLW) will be released. Between now and release day, FSimStudios have provided us with a map outlining some features including the area covered by the product. Some downtown landmarks, as well as the new hospital and hotels, can be seen when flying around the area. William R. Bennet bridge is a key landmark and connects West Kelowna to the main downtown core. This bridge is also the most direct route coming from the west. Kelowna offers a good variety of aircraft. ranging from small single-engine GA aircraft to WestJet 737s and Rouge A321s.

Kelowna is Canada’s 10th busiest airport, surpassing Victoria (CYYJ) in 2018 with over 2 million passengers going through the airport. Kelowna is roughly smack dab in the middle between Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta making it a popular destination for tourists and other travelers alike. I personally have family in Kelowna and spent many a summer in the Okanagan Valley. The city lies beside the Okanagan Lake which is a freshwater lake and in the summer, and with so many beaches, it is a great place to relax and go for a swim in the nice cool water. Many locals such as myself will recognize many key areas and landmarks. One of these key landmarks, though I cannot confirm, is the Myra Canyon Trestles. While no longer in active use, it is still a popular place for tourists and even locals to walk, bike or hike along. In August of 2003, there was one of the largest fires in the area that forced over 27,000 residents, myself included, to evacuate the area while over 200 homes were consumed by the firestorm. I could go on and on about Kelowna. If you ever get the chance to visit, please do it.

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