Verticalsim is set to launch the St.Pete/Clearwater International Airport (ICAO: KPIE) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it will be a thrilling addition for virtual pilots. This medium-sized airport is located on Florida’s West Coast and offers a diverse range of aviation experiences. It’s not just an airport; it’s a hub for adventure. Home to a U.S. Coast Guard station unit, an Allegiant Airlines base, and a U.S. Air National Guard Blackhawk Squadron, KPIE presents picturesque views and exciting challenges. Sim pilots can test their skills by attempting the North Bay Visual approach into RWY18, which involves a parallel landing to the Bayside Bridge while navigating TPA’s class Bravo airspace. With over 60 Allegiant routes connecting to other Verticalsim airports, there’s plenty of opportunity for exploration. Whether you want to take a Comanche for a sightseeing tour of Clearwater/St.Pete or opt for a private jet flight, KPIE’s multiple FBOs are ready to serve your needs. It’s time to pack your bags and embark on a virtual vacation to Clearwater.
The St.Pete/Clearwater International Airport boasts an array of impressive features that will enhance your MSFS experience. The terminal comes with parallaxed textures and a simple interior for maximum performance. For general aviation enthusiasts, there’s a spawnable hangar, and the airport is fully equipped with accurate representations of the Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard facilities, and FBOs. Verticalsim has gone the extra mile by optimizing LODs and providing custom high-grade aerial imagery, making the 2023 airport layout truly stand out. The package includes custom static models such as Coast Guard C130s and Jayhawks, as well as ANG UH-60s. Taxiway signage, obstruction lights, guard lights, and other details are meticulously crafted. The airport buildings are textured with high-resolution accuracy, and the PBR suite enhances the visuals. To add an extra touch of realism, a custom model of the Bayside Bridge is included (download VCities Tampa for free for a custom Tropicana Field).
With its impressive attention to detail and commitment to providing an authentic aviation experience, the St.Pete/Clearwater International Airport by Verticalsim promises to be a must-have addition for Microsoft Flight Simulator users. The combination of challenging approaches, diverse aviation opportunities, and stunning visuals ensures that virtual pilots will have plenty to explore at this Florida gem. So, prepare your virtual aircraft, check your instruments, and get ready for an adventure in the virtual skies over Clearwater, available soon at SIMMARKET.
Announced features list :
- -Parallaxed terminal w/simple interior for maximum performance
- -1-spawnable hangar for GA flights
- -Fully modeled accurate ANG, USCG, and FBOs
- -LOD’s for optimization
- -Custom high-grade aerial imagery
- -2023 airport layout
- -Custom static models: Coast Guard C130s & Jayhawks, ANG UH-60s
- -Custom taxiway signage, obstruction lights, guard lights, etc.
- -High-resolution accurate texturing of airport buildings with the full PBR suite
- -Custom Bayside Bridge model (Download VCities Tampa for free for a custom Tropicana Field)
Selection of existing products of VERTICALSIM at SIMMARKET
KPVU – PROVO MUNICIPAL MSFS
KONT – ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL MSFS
KTPA – TAMPA INTERNATIONAL MSFS
KSYR SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL MSFS