- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- X-Plane 11
- File size
- 1 GB
Should you choose to fly to the United Kingdom, one thing you will notice is that airports become quite sparse as you move up the country. While London may have many transport links, the northern parts of the UK are somewhat barren in comparison. One of the major northern hubs for aviation is Manchester and Manchester Airport in particular.
As the largest airport outside of the London met region, Manchester Airport is very important to the British aviation scene. It’s for that reason that so many pilots see it as an ideal place to fly to and from. With three passenger terminals and a goods terminal, it’s the only airport in the UK outside of Heathrow to have two runways over 2,999m in length. Over 1,4000 acres in size, too, it's a massive airport that deals with flights to close to 200 destinations.
For that reason, it plays a critical role in the British aviation scene since it first opened as Ringway Airport back in 1938. Since then, it ‘s been used by the Royal Air Force and then eventually by civilian uses since the ned of the Second World War. After many developments of the years, this has taken on numerous numbers of millions of passengers per year, with capacity for as many as 50 million passengers per annum.
X-Plane 11 users can now enjoy a flight here with this modern recreation of the airport. It’s a fully realistic take on the airport, with modern recreations of just about every part of the airport put into practice. This leaves the airport looking modern and unique regardless of what time of day you choose to arrive here.
Textures have been reworked to features a physically correct lighting and reflection style. This is allied to various animated features, such as service vehicles, marshallers, and jetways all coming to life like never before. The whole of the airport feels generally more awake, and those who use TerraMaxx can enjoy the use of extra seasonal textures as well.
For those who like to take a trip to Manchester, then, this add-on may be just what you are looking for.
- Fully PBR HD textures to ensure the entire ground of Manchester Airport looks real.
- High definition vegetation included throughout to add lifelike detail to the surrounding nature.
- HDR night lighting helps to keep the entire airport illuminated correctly during the evenings.
- Animated vehicles and service teams move around the airport to add to atmosphere.
- Many static models are also included to help populate one of the UK’s busiest airports.
- Jetways, marshallers, and VDGS are all animated, too, with the SAM Plugin.
- Terramaxx seasonal textures are compatible with this take on Manchester Airport.
- Fully compatible with other major add-ons such as World Traffic and OrbX TrueEarth, too.