• Review: Larnaca X From Aerosoft

    Review: Larnaca X From Aerosoft

    By Bill Stack

    Larnaca by Aerosoft
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    Screen shots by Aerosoft

    Larnaca International Airport (LCLK) is one of two commercial airports on the island of Cyprus, which is in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey and west of Syria. The island is popular with tourists and vacationers because of its mild year-round climate.

    This airport is a busier than would be expected for such a small island. It handles tourist and general aviation traffic for the island and international hub traffic between Europe, Asia, and Africa. Using one 9,776-foot (2,980-meter) runway, Larnaca handled about more than 5 million passengers in 2010 and 48,000 aircraft movements during 2008. Such volume being double its design capacity, the airport has been undergoing substantial improvements over the last few years. Indeed, Google and Bing satellite photos reflect ongoing construction as viewpoints and zoom levels change. New buildings are seen from some angles and zoom levels while the same buildings under construction are seen from other angles and zoom levels. About 50 international airlines serve this airport with flights to and from cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Elevation is eight feet (2.5 meters).

    This busy airport's safety record is relatively good. The most recent aviation disaster involving it was in August 2005 when a Boeing 737 climbing out en route to Athens crashed into terrain near Grammatikos, Greece, after the cabin failed to pressurize and pilots passed out, according to the Aviation Safety Database. It's quite a harrowing story. Other reported crashes involving Larnaca as a departure or destination airport occurred in the 1980s and 1970s.

    Standard time in Larnaca is Zulu +2, or two hours ahead of London, England, and seven hours ahead of standard time in New York. Accordingly, when it's 12:00 in the eastern United States, it's 19:00 in Larnaca, standard time.

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    >Screen shots by Bill Stack

    Aerosoft's Depiction

    In its product description, Aerosoft promises these features:

    The Airport:

    • Detailed representation
    • Fully functional docking systems at all gates
    • Airport vehicles

    All Areas:

    • Photorealistic ground texture
    • Custom aerial image with night effects
    • High resolution day and night textures
    • AI traffic support
    • Very easy on frame rates
    • FSX and FS2004 version included
    • Simple installation

    2 Comments
    1. owenjono's Avatar
      owenjono -
      this looks amazing, but would it only show full effect if the settings are ulra high? I use u-high aircraft, u-high graphics, medium-low scenery and the rest is minimal
    1. lamproum82's Avatar
      lamproum82 -
      Thank you
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