Turin Caselle Airport is one of their latest scenery packs to be developed for the Flight Sim community by RFscenerybuilding. The airport is located 16km north-northwest of the city of Turin in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. The airfield opened in 1953 on the site of a WWII air base and has seen many renovations in preparation for several major sporting events which thrust the Turin into the limelight. In both 2007 and 2008 the airport won the ACI Europe Best Airport Awards in the category 1-5 million passengers. The airfield has one runway designated as 18/36 with a total length of 10,827ft. Runway 36 is equipped with Cat III-B ILS to help with those low visibility approaches.
The airport caters for many airlines including cargo operators. To name but a few Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa respectively. You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding a carrier for your simulated flights.
Passenger figures through the past five years have been steadily increasing, in 2015 the airport was visited by 3,666,582 people from all over Europe. All of this ensures that many people will benefit from flying here within the Sim.
RFSceneryBuilding can add another impressive project to their growing list of airports. Today they have released Tenerife North (GCXO) airport, formerly known as Los Rodeos airport. This airport is infamous for the biggest disaster in aviation history in which two 747’s collided. Today, Tenerife North serves as one of the main hubs for the Canary Islands, connecting all seven islands with each other and the mainland.
Tenerife North comes with custom buildings and vehicles, custom lighting for runways, taxiways and light masts, very nice textures with glass effects for windows and automatic season textures. Furthermore, there is support for a large amount of third party ground textures such as Orbx FTX Global, free photographic scenery of Spain, FSSimVR-Spain VFR Mesh for Canary Islands and last but not least for Taburets Italy Mesh. You can pick this scenery up for AUD$23.85 right now from the FlightSimStore. It is compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, P3D v2 and P3Dv3. One slight note to add is that RFSceneryBuilding recommends using Orbx FTX Trees HD.
The hard workers over at RFscenerybuilding have just released Treviso-Sant’Angelo airport! This small, international airport mainly used by budget airlines is hugely popular due to its location being in very close vicinity of Venice.
RFscenerybuilding have done an outstanding job on this airport and the quality looks, as we’ve come to expect from them by now, absolutely superb! The airport is available for $24.40AUD from the flightsimstore and comes with custom buildings, custom vehicles, custom runway lighting, glass effects on windows and vehicles, traffic, automatic seasonal textures, FTX Orbx Global integration and much, much more!
In a surprise announcement on Facebook, RFscenerybuilding have let us know that they are not only working on Tenerife North Airport, but have also been working on Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport in Northern Italy. This airport is home to a few budget airlines and is pretty close to Venice, making the airport unofficially to be known as Venice-Treviso airport. RFscenerybuilding also said that this work is committed to its final stages, so it shouldn’t be too long before we see this airport available.
In a short statement on Facebook RFscenerybuilding have announced to be working on Tenerife Norte (North) airport, previously know as Los Rodeos. This little airport became quite infamous after the 1977 disaster in which a PanAm 747 and a KLM 747 collided with each other. Tenerife Norte handles roughly 3,5 million passengers yearly and is a popular destination for many budget airlines. We don’t know anything about what we can expect yet, but RFscenerybuilding have never disappointed us with their quality work. So feel free to speculate based on this single image!
RFscenerybuilding latest airport, Turin Caselle, is now available for purchase! Turin Caselle is a medium sized airport in the Northern part of Italy, right underneath the Alps. But of course you knew about that, because the city hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1989 and the Winter Olympics in 2005, really putting the place on the map.
The airport features custom buildings with glass effects on the windows. There are also 3d lights as well as custom runway lightning, road traffic, automatic season changes and more. As you can see in the screenshots, RFscenerybuilding did an amazing job on both the airport as well as the city itself.
Turin Caselle is available for both FSX and Prepar3d from the FlightSimStore for AUD$25,75.
RFSceneryBuilding Pescara D’abruzzo was provided free of charge to FSElite for the purpose of reviewing for the community.
Pescara is a small city that can be found in South Eastern Italy on the Adriatic Coast. The city is a busy holiday destination during the summer attracting holidaymakers from throughout Europe. The largest operator into Pescara is Ryanair that operates flights from destinations such as Stansted and Bergamo. Other airlines include Alitalia, Blue Air, Mistral Air and Wizz Air. The airport is the only international airport that serves the Abruzzo region of Italy. The airport itself has been open to civil operations since 1996 with the first flight being a service operated by Air One from Milan Linate. In 2015 the airport handled 613,427 passengers. It is situated to the West of the city which can provide nice visuals when departing off of runway 04.
The airport comes in the form of a SimMarket installer which is something that we have become very accustomed to with many products nowadays. The installation process using the installer is very simple and there is no need to manually add files into the P3D scenery library. There is no configuration tool for the airport but there is not much to edit within the scenery so it would be deemed relatively useless if there was one. The scenery is very highly detailed but considering it’s size the performance is very good as would be expected. The FPS based off what I have seen is excellent and provides for a very nice experience. Having tested it on two different systems it seemed to perform well on both. The VAS usage is also very generous with the scenery around the area being relatively scarce in that it is not too residential.
RFSceneryBuilding has released Pescara D’Abruzzo Airport (LIBP) for FSX/P3D. The package includes custom airport buildings, runway lights, vehicle placements, and grass. As well as lovely 3D lights for the airport and seasonal textures. LIBP is 17.00Euro / 19.11USD and can be bought at the SimMarket.