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George F. L. Charles Airport, ICAO: TLPC is the smaller of the two airports on the island of Saint Lucia which is a sovereign country in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The island was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the island’s first European colonizers. Up until 1997 the airport was known as Vigie airport, at that time it was renamed in honour of Saint Lucia politician Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles who died in 2007. TLPC is located near the northern tip of the island 2 kms north of the capital city of Castries. The airport has…

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, ICAO: KCLT was opened in 1935 and is a joint civil-military public international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. When it was originally opened it was known as Charlotte Municipal Airport and was operated by the City of Charlotte. From the early fifties to the present day it has seen many upgrades as well as several name changes. Finally in 1982 it was renamed to its present day moniker of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The military component of the airfield goes back to 1948 and is known as Charlotte Air National Guard Base (Charlotte ANGB),…

According to the developers, Deutschland X is intended to provide the best rendering of Germany ever done for FSX. For the purposes of this product, Germany was divided into four distinct areas; north, south, east and west. As the name implies this first installment of four covers the northern area. They’ve included new terrain textures, mesh and vector data. VFR landmarks are a big part of this product as they include all of the features marked in ICAO charts. These include more than 150 lighthouses in NorthernGermany, close to 300 towers and thousands of wind generators. The area covered is…

I have said this on numerous occasions, that FSX is a wonderful vehicle to explore the world and experience places we might never have a chance to visit otherwise and this scenery is another great example of that. Brazil, known officially as the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. Brazil also happens to be the 5th largest country in the world with a geographical area of 8,515,767kms sq and an estimated population in 2012 of 193,946,886. To summarize just what this package gives us here is a paragraph taken…

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland and it is also the largest city in Poland. This city including the metropolitan area has approximately 2.7 million inhabitants and is located on the Vistula River roughly 260 kms from the Baltic Sea. The city proper covers approximately 517km sq. while the metropolitan area covers approximately 3,000km sq. The city’s history is long and storied with the first fortified settlements dating back to the 9th century. Over the centuries it has endured conflict and tasted prosperity. Most recently it suffered near total devastation during the Second World War but it is now…

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, ICAO: EGCN, is an international airport located approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Doncaster in the United Kingdom. The airport’s history can be traced back to 1915 when it was originally opened as Finningley Airfield for the Royal Flying Corps. It would go on to be used by the RAF and be known as RAF Finningley airbase. In 1996 the airbase was closed and then three years later a private company, Peel Holdings, purchased the land and the former airbase was transformed into what is now known as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. The airport has…

  San Diego International Airport, ICAO: KSAN, is a public airport located approximately 3 mi from downtown San Diego in California. The airport also goes by the name of Lindbergh Field. It was given this name in honour of Charles Lindbergh, in 1928, for several reasons. It was here that his aircraft, “The Spirit of St. Louis”, was designed built and tested. It was also from here that he began the journey that ultimately became the first solo transatlantic flight. The airport has the current distinction of being the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the world and the second…

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport or Montréal–Trudeau, ICAO: CYUL, is a Canadian airport located on the Island of Montreal approximately 20 kms from Montreal’s downtown core. The airport was formerly known as Montréal–Dorval International Airport until it was renamed in January of 2004, in honour of the former Canadian prime minister. CYUL is the busiest airport in the province of Quebec, the third busiest in Canada by passenger traffic and fourth busiest by aircraft movements. In 2011 almost 14 million passengers passed through its gates. The airport has three runways; 06L/24R @ 11,000ft, 06R/24L @ 9,600ft and 10/28 @ 7,000ft.…

Saarbruecken Airport, ICAO: EDDR; is located near the city of Saarbruecken in South-west Germany near the border with France. The airport came into service in 1928 and continued to host flights till it was closed in 1939 only reopening in the 1960s. In 1972 they began to offer international flights bringing it into the ranks of only 17 international airports in Germany. After Erfurt it is the second smallest international airport in Germany. In 2011 just over 452,000 passengers used the airport.

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