PC Aviator Launches MegaSceneryEarth
Hyper-Realistic Photo-Scenery On Demand For Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
SOUTH CAROLINA, 26 DECEMBER 2008. MegaScenery publisher, PC Aviator, in partnership with MegaScenery developer Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd, today announced the launch of the next evolutionary phase of the MegaScenery brand - MegaSceneryEarth.
MegaSceneryEarth is a product line that involves the massive project of mapping as much of the earth as possible as ready-to-use photoscenery (created from aerial photography) for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The focus initially will be on the continental USA.
End users visit the MegaSceneryEarth web site, choose the pre-created areas of photoscenery packaged as tiles varying between 1200 and 2800 square miles and download them instantly after purchase.
While the concept of downloaded software is certainly not new, the concept of a megastore of on-demand, ready-to-use photoscenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator available for instant download is as a result of the MegaSceneryEarth model.
Aerial photographs for the MegaSceneryEarth product line are from source data of primarily 1 and (some) 2 meters per pixel resolution and are displayed in Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1.19 meters per pixel. The end result for the user is a very realistic representation of the particular area being flown in Flight Simulator.
As well as for entertainment, the product line also has sorts of positive implications for licensed and trainee pilots wanting to become familiar with visual flight operations in particular geographical areas.
This project was made possible as a result of the ever increasing speed of internet connection bandwidth for consumers however users who do not have fast connections the web site also offers opportunities to have DVD recreations mailed on demand in lieu of downloading.
The pricing for the scenery tiles is as little as $3.00 per area when consumers take up maximum volume discounts. This is the lowest price per square mile ever offered for Flight Simulator photoscenery.
The MegaSceneryEarth web site is now live. The current area coverage of the continental USA stands at 215,000 square miles - 6% of the land mass - and the companies endeavor to complete the entire USA phase of this project within 12 months. New areas will be rolled out as completed giving the end user a constant choice of new scenery areas to choose from.
The web site that consumers can visit for further information and to order MegaSceneryEarth is at www.megasceneryearth.com.
MegaSceneryEarth is created and developed by Australian company Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd and published worldwide by PC Aviator Inc.
About PC Aviator
PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 18th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world's only monthly flight simulator magazine (www.computerpilot.com), operates PC Aviator Direct, it's mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery (www.megascenery.com). The company's web site is at www.pcaviator.com.
About Aerosoft Australia
Aerosoft Australia is Australian based and develops and manufactures a number of flight simulator related products - both software and hardware. The company is noted for its powerful proprietary scenery development techniques which it has used to develop MegaSceneryEarth. Also of great interest to flight simulator pilots is its 747 Mode Control Panel (747MCP) hardware for flight simulations. The company's web site is at www.aerosoft.com.au.