• Review: Aerosoft Airport Cologne Bonn MSFS

    Exploring The Airport

    Like most trips to the airport, I started off at the entrance to Cologne Bonn where I was greeted by an interesting sculpture. Moving to Terminal Two I am met with perhaps the nicest model I've seen in the sim to date. It is absolutely stunning in both texturing and modeling. The interior, roof, gate areas, and gate side are so well done. The concrete on the terminal is weathered, with rust streaks running down the textures, giving it a more lived in feeling, something which gives it character. Moving to the cargo area, and the usual amount of airport clutter is seen. The building models are a masterpiece, and Aerosoft has made great use of the PBR and native texture abilities MSFS 2020 can offer. On the far side of the airport you can still see the pads where the RAF aircraft were once housed, as well as the closed taxiways to get to them (really cool to see)! The original footprint of the airport where the RAF tower and hangars once were is again made with the same level of detail, and I found no areas where Aerosoft lowered the quality.

    Some of the best detailing was on areas you wouldn't really notice at first glance but which added character to the airport. The caution tape stretched between cones isn't a flat texture, but rather twisted just as it would be in real life. The signage isn't always vertical, and can sometimes be slightly bent showing a hit or damage from the past. It truly feels like a living airport and has a unique character that every airport exhibits.

    Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn     Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn

    Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn     Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn

    Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn     Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn

    Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn     Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn

    Textures

    I was blown away by the level of detail in the models Aerosoft has brought to the table, but a model is only as good as its textures, and Aerosoft did not disappoint. The taxiways and runways all display weathering to a degree and make taxiing at the airport an amazing experience. The parts of the airport you normally don't see from the flight deck have been given a lot of attention, and much of the signage inside the terminals and on the roadside is easily readable.

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    Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn     Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn

    Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn     Aerosoft - Airport Cologne Bonn


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