Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Prepar3D
If you have ever wanted to explore beautiful international airports, then travel to the Krakow Polish Balice airport and Krakow City in Poland. The brand-new EPKK Krakow Balice 2012 Scenery for Flight Simulator X is a beautiful add-on package to the Microsoft Flight Simulator package.
While this software is payware, there is a fully functional demo scenery available for use for any online and multiplayer flying, so take it for a spin! The scenery contained in this game took nearly a year to develop, and it ranks as one of the most detailed projects available for the Flight Simulator X.
Thousands of photographs were used to render hundreds of buildings, objects and the feeling of the Krakow airport. Despite the high number of details, the scenery is extremely friendly for FPS. The airport depicted is the John Paul II international Airport Krakow-Balice. The airport has just one concrete runway, but can handle a large aircraft such as a Boeing 747-400.
Opening for civil aviation in 1964, EPKK is the second busiest airport in the country. The airport has excellent prospects for expansion in the coming years, as nearly 8 million Polish residents live within just 62 miles of it.
This product renders a detailed city of Krakow, and provides highly photoreal images of the ground, including different seasons and night scenes. The program features custom modelled people, aircrafts and trees. The roofs are even covered with snow in the winter time! The EPKK Krakow-Balice 2012 Scenery for FSX is compatible with UTX and VFR Poland. It is available for immediate download.
The EPKK Krakow-Balice airport is a beautiful airport with a rich history, and will add a lot to any Flight Simulator X experience. Famous landmarks are included in the scenery, and the product does contain customly designed charts and a manual in PDF format.
EPKK Kraków Balice 2012 is a highly detailed scenery of EPKK Kraków Balice airport and Kraków City in Poland. EPKK Kraków Balice 2012 is a payware scenery however there is a fully functional demo scenery provided that you can use for any online and multiplayer flying.
It took almost a year to develop this scenery and this is probably our most detailed project so far. Thousands of photos were used to create hundrieds of buildings, objects and the feeling of that place. The number of details is very large however the scenery is very FPS friendly.
John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (in Polish since 4 September 2007: Kraków Airport im. Jana Pawła II; earlier in Polish: Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy im. Jana Pawła II Kraków-Balice) (IATA: KRK, ICAO: EPKK) is an international airport located near Kraków, in the village of Balice, 11 km (6.8 mi) west of the city centre, in southern Poland. The airport has one concrete runway, number 07/25, 2550x60m. The airport can handle such a large aircraft as Boeing 747-400.
The airport opened for civil aviation in 1964. EPKK is the second busiest airport in the country after Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. The airport has good growth prospects, as almost 8 million people live within 100 km (62 mi) of it. The airport also has a favourable location on the network of existing and planned motorways in this region of Poland, but it faces stiff competition from the nearby EPKT Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice and other Polish airports like EPRZ Rzeszów. In 1995 the airport's name was changed from Kraków-Balice Airport to John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice, to honor Pope John Paul II who spent many years of his life in Kraków.
In 2003, when Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair became interested in starting a service from the John Paul II International Airport, the airport authorities refused to reduce the airport fee. In response, the regional authorities of Kraków and Lesser Poland Voivodeship decided to build a new airport near the existing one, using the infrastructure of the military airbase adjacent to the shared runway. Finally an agreement was reached, and the existing airport was opened to Ryanair and other low-cost carriers such as Germanwings, EasyJet and Centralwings. Over the past number of years low cost carrier Ryanair have grown services from Krakow Airport and since May 2010 Ryanair had 20 routes from the airport. The busiest international routes are to London (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton) and Dublin. On 28 August 2007, a Ryanair flight from Shannon suffered a bird strike on its final approach and blew its front tires during landing, resulting in an airport closure for a few hours and requiring an emergency evacuation of the aircraft. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained no further damage.
For the next 20 years further expansion of the airport is planned. Estimated number of passengers for 2015 is 3,5mln, for 2025 - 6,5 mln.
The installation is fully automatic
Please uninstall all versions of included airports you may have installed before, prior to installing this product.
Fully compatible with FSX and Prepar3D only
Detailed EPKK airport and the whole city of Kraków with high quality photoreal ground (seasons + night)
All roofs covered with snow in the winter time
Interiors modelled for the tower (tower view alligned) and the observation deck in the terminal
All buildings textured with high quality photoreal textures
Custom modelled people, aircrafts and trees
Very detailed autogen and mesh for the whole area
Product includes customly designed charts and a manual in PDF format
Aerosoft's Airport Enhancement Services (AES) compatible
The product is compatible with UTX and VFR Poland.
We are not able to guarantee a compatibility with all other add-ons which include this area. If there are some issues, please check the manual or visit our forum.
Unfortunately there are some limitations in FSX which make automatic changes of some seasonal textures (like roofs or custom made trees) impossible. We have created a special program Drzewiecki Design FSX Season Switcher which you can use to change all seasonal textures in all our FSX products to a proper season.
The program is available here: http://drzewiecki-design.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=189. Without using this program Fall and Winter seasons in our sceneries will look incorrectly.