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Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport or Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport, ICAO: TFFR) is an airport serving Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe. The airport serves as the main hub for both Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Express. In 2008, the airport handled between 2 and 2.5 million passengers. The airport has one runway 12/30 @11,483ft which is long enough for the A380 to take off and land without difficulty. In fact, the first A380 prototype visited the airport during the 2nd week of January in 2006. The review is of the FSX version of this scenery release.

Dublin Airport, ICAO: EIDW, is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland. Its Irish name is: Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath. The airport is located approximately 6 miles north of the city of Dublin, Ireland. In 2012 just slightly over 19 million passengers passed through the airports facilities making it the busiest airport in Ireland in terms of passenger traffic. Aer Lingus which is the flag carrier airline for Ireland operates its headquarters at Dublin Airport. The airport has two runways; 10/28 @ 8,652ft and 16/34 @ 6,798ft.

Istanbul Atatürk Airport, ICAO: LTBA is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey and also the busiest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers. It was originally opened in 1924 and is located in Yesilköy which is on the European side of the city 24 km west of the city’s centre. The airport was renamed, in 1980, to Atatürk International Airport in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. The airport served over 51 million passengers in 2013, making it the 17th busiest airport in the world for  passenger traffic and…

London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow, ICAO: EGLL, is a major international airport serving London, England. The airport can trace its roots back to when it originally opened as a small airfield in 1929. It was located on land just south-east of the hamlet of Heathrow next to farms and orchards. This is how it got the name Heathrow. 1944 was the beginning of the expansion of Heathrow into a very big airfield. Work was started to make it into a airbase for long distance military aircraft going to the Far-East but before it could be completed the War ended. The…

Thessaloniki International Airport, ICAO: LGTS, which is officially known as Macedonia International Airport is located about 15 km SE of the city center of Thessaloniki, Greece. The airport originally opened in 1930 has grown over the years to become the second largest state owned and operated airport in the country after Heraklion airport. In 2012 over 4 million passengers passed through its facilities. The airport is currently in the process of extending runway 10/28 and the scenery depicts the airport in the early stages of this construction. The nearby city of Thessaloniki which is also extensively modelled in this addon…

  Brazil is a very beautiful part of the world and with this recently released scenery addon they’ve given the cities of Sao Paulo and Ribeirão Preto and their surrounding areas a major makeover. Sao Paulo, which is the main focus of the addon, is the largest city in Brazil with a population of approx. 20 million people. It is also the capital of the state of São Paulo and is the sixth largest city in the world ranked by population. The city has significant cultural, economic and political influence both within the country of Brazil and internationally. Ribeirão Preto,…

Nord-Pas de Calais is the next release in the series of VFR v2 sceneries from FranceVFR. A simple way to describe them is to say that they are a VFR scenery on steroids! Rather than reinvent the wheel here is a bit of history on the region taken from my review of Nord-Pas de Calais back in August of 2010. The most northerly of the 22 regions that make up the country of France, Nord-Pas de Calais shares a border with Belgium to the east and a coastline with the English Channel along the north. It’s population is concentrated mostly…

Taxi2Gate have with this latest release for FSX, added another large and impressive airport, Orlando International Airport, to their stable of products. Orlando International Airport, ICAO: KMCO, is located six miles southeast of Orlando, Florida. Like many modern airports it began as a military airport during the Second World War. It was originally known as Pinecastle Army Airfield until 1959 when it was renamed to McCoy Air Force Base after Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy, commander of the 321st Bombardment Wing, who was killed in a crash in 1958. It remained a military facility until the early 1960’s when it…

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, ICAO: LHBP, serves the Hungarian capital city of Budapest and is the largest of the country’s five international airports. The airport was originally known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport but was renamed in 2011 in honor of Ferenc Liszt, the virtuoso pianist and composer, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth. In 2012 8,504,020 passengers passed through its facilities. The airport has two runways; 13L/31R @ 12,162ft and 13R/31L @ 9,875ft.

This is a review of Tropicalsim’s FSX version of Galeão International Airport. The city of Rio de Janeiro has two major airports; Santos Dumont Airport, ICAO: SBRJ, located on the mainland, and Galeão International Airport, ICAO: SBGL which is located on Governador Island in Guanabara Bay. SBGL, which is actually officially named Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, is the larger of the two and is also the main international airport serving both the city and the metropolitan area.

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