• Review: KLGA Extract

    KLGA Extract

    Publisher: Drzewiecki Designs

    Review Author:
    Justin Cogo

    Suggested Price:
    $11.99

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    New York's La Guardia Airport (KLGA), situated just a few miles east of Manhattan, is a major domestic hub for U.S. airlines. La Guardia is one of the three major New York City area airports, the other two being John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR). Together these three airports bind together to create the largest airport complex in the United States in terms of passenger traffic, and the second busiest airport complex in the world . Where John F. Kennedy and Newark International Airports are comprised of international and long-haul domestic flights, La Guardia handles U.S. domestic flights and flights to Canada, with only a handful of transcontinental flights. The airport is the closest of the three major New York airports to Manhattan, making it a convenient alternative for those travelers wanting to fly between New York and most any U.S. destination. As we get into this review you'll see why pilots consider La Guardia one of the toughest airports to fly into, and why its size and growth make it a marvel to behold.

    Drzwiecki Design And Scenery Installation

    The developers at Drzewiecki Design have created the New York Airports X package which includes the airports KJFK, KEWR, KLGA, KCDW, KTEB and KLDJ. These airports are highly detailed, frame rate friendly and compatible with both FSX and Prepar3D. These airports are available in a complete package or separately. This review focuses the on La Guardia (LGA) extract of the New York Airports X. Installation of the scenery is easy and quick. You have the option of activating/deactivating certain scenery items to increase performance if necessary. The scenery is frame rate friendly so most will find choosing the high detail to be within their computer's capabilities.

    La Guardia Airport

    The La Guardia Airport is identified by IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA. The airport is situated in the borough of Queens, New York alongside the waters of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay. Just beyond the two bays lie the East River which is just east of Manhattan. The airport's position alongside the two bays make it a very unique airport unlike any other. It is nearly surrounded by water requiring the pilot to make the approach to the airport overwater, with the seawall located just beyond the runways' edge. The airport has two runways, the NE/SW facing runway 4/22 and the NW/SE runway 13/31. These runways are 7000 feet in length, making them on the smaller size for major airports. The proximity of the water and the shortness of the runways cause the airport to be dubbed 'USS La Guardia', because of the similarities of landing on an aircraft carrier.

           

    New York Airspace

    La Guardia is within the New York class B airspace, one of the busiest in the world. The New York Class B airspace includes Newark (EWR), John F. Kennedy (JFK), La Guardia (LGA), and Teterboro airports (KTEB). This airspace is also popular for helicopter/small airplane and tourist traffic along the Hudson and East Rivers. La Guardia is a popular airport for this traffic for flights between the city's heliports and for sightseeing tours.


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    1. jbob101's Avatar
      jbob101 -
      Here are some additional screenshots after I upgraded my computer. Previous computer AMD Athlon Sempron 3ghz, Windows 7 64 Bit, 4 gigs ram. New computer AMD 4-core 5800k, Windows 8 64 bit, 8gb ram. Now you can clearly see the 3D lights for LaGuardia!




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