Just Flight’s VFR Real Scenery uses 25cm aerial photographic data of England and Wales to create high resolution scenery optimised for 1m display in Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. These high resolution digital aerial images transform Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition into the real landscape you can see from the air. With brilliant resolution, night lighting and water effects, this scenery really is as real as it gets!
VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules – this is how pilots navigate when they aren’t using complex instruments. They look at a map and then pinpoint landmarks on the ground to work out their course and position. It’s the most common form of recreational flying undertaken in the UK, but to do this in a flight simulator requires scenery that is exactly the same as the real landscape. VFR Real Scenery is an amazing piece of software that does just that.
Fly over England and Wales in Flight Simulator X using VFR Real Scenery and you will see the same view you’d get from a real aircraft. You can see the real countryside from the air and pinpoint every key landmark. They’re all featured – streets, buildings, rivers, lakes, reservoirs – and all at extremely high resolution and detail.
As well as accurate scenery, the VFR Real Scenery series includes night lighting effects customised for extra realism and superb 9.6m mesh which hugely improves the accuracy of the relief – the ups and downs of the terrain have never been so precise! Main water features are individually rendered with Flight Simulator water effects so that you can land a seaplane on the lakes and rivers!
There are four volumes of Just Flight’s VFR Real Scenery series for FSX: Steam Edition. Installing all four volumes will give you complete coverage of England and Wales:
- Volume 1 – South East England
- Volume 2 – Central & Southern England
- Volume 3 – Wales & South West England
- Volume 4 – Northern England
This volume covers all of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria and parts of Merseyside, Derbyshire and Humberside.
Principal towns include: