• Review: Aerosoft - Mega Airport Zurich

    Mega Airport Zurich v2

    Publisher: Aerosoft

    Review Author:
    Justin Cogo

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    Zurich airport in Switzerland, one of the more beautiful places in the world, has been produced for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D in this package Mega Airport Zurich v2.0. I have personally flown here in Flight Simulator over the years and have loved the mountainous scenery and being able to fly big jets into it from international destinations. So I am definitely excited to check out what this package has to offer!

    In the Mega Airport Zurich v2.0 package by Aerosoft, Zurich is built from scratch resulting in a fresh version of Zurich Airport that outshines the previous versions of Zurich (Zurich 1.0).

    Features As Described In Package

    • Newly created buildings and objects with lots of 3D details, partly high resolution 2K textures with rendered shadows and lighting
    • New transparent boarding bridges with glass sides at every gate
    • Updated taxiways and parking positions, as creating parking positions for the Airbus A380 changed other positions and moved lots of taxiway markings
    • Parking position E67 at Dock E now includes a separate, elevated boarding bridge
    • Static Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline, parking at Gate E67 (optional)
    • Terminal 2 is currently being rebuilt and set to be finished by the end of 2015 - we already completely finished the terminal for this scenery
    • Enhanced Apron P with additional parking positions
    • Jet engine test site with new, large noise absorption hall
    • The entrances to terminals 1 and 2 are currently being rebuilt - we already completely finished the reconstruction for this scenery, including a new roofing

    Additional Features

    • Completely created scenery of Airport Zurich for FSX ACC-SP2-SE and Prepar3D, state of late 2015
    • Detailed representation of the airport
    • Photorealistic ground textures based on aerial images (0.5m/pixel)
    • Seasonal coloring of ground and vegetation
    • All buildings and airport facilities
    • Photoreal textures for buildings, vehicles, etc.
    • True to original navigation systems (ILS, VOR/DME, NDB, ATIS)
    • Complete taxiway and runway signage
    • "High speed taxiways", allowing for exiting the runway at high speeds
    • Great night effects (baked textures)
    • Animated radar systems and wind hoses
    • Animated vehicle traffic at and around the airport (AESLite), for FSX ACC-SP2 with "Intelliscene"
    • ADGS - Aircraft Docking Guidance Systems
    • True to original runway and taxiway lighting
    • Traffic routes with ground traffic signage
    • Optimized for good performance (frame rate)
    • Optimized AFDs for different landing directions on the crossing runways
    • Compatible with Airport Enhancement Services (AES)
    • Compatible with default AI traffic as well as AI traffic add-ons (e.g. MyTraffic X)
    • Compatible with Switzerland Pro X and Ultimate Terrain Europe
    • Manual in English/German and up to date charts

    First Impressions

    Upon first viewing Zurich I find it not fitting to a normal layout of a typical airport, which makes it unique. Zurich Airport's runways seem to wrap around its main terminal buildings, with lush vegetation and buildings existing among the angled layout. As you look out around the airport the scenery becomes slightly mountainous, with extreme mountain ranges not too far in the distance. These mountain ranges are the "Alps" and are the highest and most extensive mountain ranges lying entirely in Europe, especially in the areas of the France, Italy, Germany, Poland, etc.

    Mega Airport Zurich

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