This is for those that like small airfilelds as well as super airfields.
Recently, I had to get some nice scenery for FSX for taking screenshots of a new plane. I looked around for something that I would be happy with for a long while. One place I love to fly in the FS world is Europe, around England and Germany and the Alps. Well, I found two sweeeeeet packages at Aerosoft.com that have both sizes of airfield types; from grass fields to regular airports to super international airports.
Package one; small airports in North Eastern Germany (called Lower Saxony); German Airports 3. (Its actually German Airfields).
This cost about $35.00 USD or 27 Euros.
* NOTE: This has 15+ airports and airstrips/airfields in it. This is a huge package, FSX only, nearly a gig in download size.
German Airfields 3 - Lower Saxony (FSX only)
Discover 15 airfields throughout Lower Saxony! Take Off for research flights for the DLR or join one of the many flying clubs on their flights between the picturesque airfields.
Perfectly compatible to other Aerosoft sceneries (VFR Germany, German Airports). This is the third release of the ‘German Airfields’ series, created by the best designers. German Airfields cover the best known GA airfields and smaller regional airports.
15 detailed airfields:
EDVE - Brunswick
EDVM - Hildesheim
EDXQ - Rothenburg-Wümme
EDWO - Osnabrück-Atterheide
EDWQ - Ganderkesee/Atlas Airfield
EDWF - Leer-Papenburg
EDVU - Uelzen
EDVN - Northeim
EDVS - Salzgitter-Drütte
EDVH - Hodenhagen
EDWV - Verden-Scharnhorst
EDHG - Lüneburg
EDWN - Nordhorn/Lingen
EDWC - Damme
EDXD - Bohmte-Bad Essen
Full support for FSX features (like specular effects, wet runways etc)
High resolution aerial images 5cm/pix
Thrilling missions especially designed for this scenery
Full night textures
Extensive English manual
Visual approach charts
I was happy with that, but some of the airfields werent 'just right' for a small jet, so I looked around some more and found the huge package called German Airports 3X. The name sounds similar to the other, aside from the X, but this package acutally has 5 major German airports in it.
Now... At first, I figured, ok, 5 big airports, screenshots look good, that will work. But after I downloaded it, and it was a very huge download, I get it installed and this dang thing has cars driving around from delivery carts to trucks, vans, fuel trucks, to AI planes of all types, static small GA planes, every type of scenery tidbit, people, etc, etc... I couldnt believe it, lol... The scenery is all photo real, as like the first scenery package above, including the ground terrain textures for the area immediately around the airports. The funniest extreme detail I saw, while driving my plane around in traffic outside the airport, was that cars turn on their turnsignals when making turns, lolol... no, really..
Here is the description.
The cost for the second package was about $42.00 USD or 37 Euro's. That was alot of money for me to spend, but I thought about it, thats less then $10.00 per airport. Not a bad price for a multi-pack.German Airports 3 X (FSX+FS2004)
The German Airports Team shows that their reputation is well deserved. As most airports have been undergoing many modifications but this scenery shows the airport exactly as it is at this moment. All buildings, lighting systems, navigation beacons and of course the layout of taxiways and runways have been recreated to perfection.
Like before, a high detailed areal image is the base for the project and therefore the immediate surroundings of the airport is accurate as well. Another highlight is the use of Dynamic Airport Enhancement Services. This creates a high volume of vehicle traffic on the airport (and beyond) that cannot be created any other way. You will see them follow complex routes and when they take a corner you even see them use the correct lights! Notwithstanding the many details, the scenery will run with excellent frame rates on modern hardware.
Highly detailed virtual replica of the airports and its surroundings incl. regional objects
Photo realistic ground textures (0,5m/pxl)
All airport buildings and institutions
Animated Parking- and Docking-Systems
Realistic navigation aids (ILS, VOR/DME, NDB, ATIS)
Excellent night effects
Realistic runway and taxiway lighting
Seasonal ground textures
Dynamic Airport Enhancement Services used to create dynamic environment
AESlite configuration tool
Many scenery effects like animated banners and fuming chimneys
Fully supported by AES
Extensive manual with information about the airports
Original DFS airport charts
FSX and FS2004 version included
So, if you are thinking of getting some super high detail airports or airfields, you might consider these two, at least if you want some nice Euro scenery.