Auckland International Airport

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Initial Release March 25, 2021
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#Real-Life New Zealand Exclusive Drag and Drop


I was setting up a night time departure from Auckland on a very murky night last night whilst having World War Z in the background and during that scene at a airport in Korea I realised there was something very creepy and erie about sitting in my Airbus while I was going through the procedures. I actually started freaking out then I realised that it was so dark and there was something missing .....



Back to delevoper mode I went, cause I was freaking out and after spending the next half hour figuring out how to add lights... I finally found how to do it... So you will be happy to see a very bright and well lit apron!! I mean a very well lit apron I mean I was packing in those lights as much as possible to well and truly light up the dead....

So you will now have a nice bright apron and you will be able to see anything running towards you a mile away as you wait for that GPS aling thing in the airbus tick down



If you guys see any taxi signs that look odd i.e rotated round the wrong way, let me know and I'll fix it. Had issues with the taxi signs glitching out while building. Went through with a fine-tooth combed to find any odd balls before uploading...

P.s have played round with vehicle taxi paths to take the vehicle traffic off the actual airport will check it out tomorrow and update the file if it works.


Please enjoy and let me know how it is going for you ans how much you are enjoying a fully functional Auckland int airport and possibly new airports you would like me to have a shot at next time...


So guys I thought I would follow through with a request for a control tower to be built... I decided to give it a go with some taxiway signs... After giving it a go and getting quite lost (always a good idea and a tip for anyone doing taxiway signs... treat it like mowing lawns.. don't be random but be thouroug and go up and down... up and down....) After getting the hang of it and getting a flow (found that the taxiway signs glitch out so you have no idea on what rotation they are facing until you reset the game....) I have done the entire airport for you guys to enjoy and hopfully enjoy a full experince without using the taxiway ribbons!!! Everything is taxiway posted almost to the point of over the top but you will never have an excuse to get lost in this airport!!!

Once again... I didn't get any but you guys will with this new update..

Just to recap

Control Tower

Taxiway signs

I have also added windsocks (you can never be without windsocks) and I have added some next to the GA apron for those who want the full VFR expeince

Runway approach lighting


runway lighting

taxiway named

taxiway centerlight like the real thing

every gate and parking that Auckland Airport has

I hope you guys enjoy this updated version


p.s I have made it so it is just drag and drop so enjoy!!!


I know you guys would dig a aviation related reply.. This everything... A take-off, cruise, turbulance and a landing....

Like that old dear on Come fly with me (Little Brittan..)

I got taxi center lights, I got lots of gates, I got proper taxi names but I got no runway lights... How can you have an airport without runway lights??!!! 

Airport... CLOSED!!!! (singing this little light of mine I'm going to let it shine....)

Anyway during a quick little look at the airport to get screenshots before I uploaded it, I realised that something was odd and there were no lights... A quick little look and I had made a rookie mistake.

I had forgotten to select lights, which I quickly fixed...... Completely letting slip that the fact I had already already placed the file into the upload box and unbeknowingly uploading your file to this site (hoping that the BGL fairies would weave their magic...) but ended up giving you guys the dud and keeping the lighted runway....  Jeeze, what a selfish, needy amature I am!!!

That's when I found something else that is kind of critical to a real airport..... VASI...

I decided to try and marvel at my new creation and what better way to do it than a 3 hour 787 flight (that was my first mistake...) from Sydney to Auckland while my partner went out to work (that was my 2nd mistake...) During the last bit of cruise... the good old 787  nav bugged out which left me flying by hand, my partner came home... "Just about to land dear..."... and MSFS froze and CTD... Calmly closed the laptop and yeah.... "Oh have you landed already..." Being a very intuitive lady that she is.... She asked if anything was wrong.... and I mentioned that and how I really wanted to see my creation... She said.. "Fine... Go on... you can finish your game... " being the intuitive man that I am.... "Sweet thanks babe..." She sighed... She did said it was fine though...??

Anyway I managed to check out my creation and I realised that the glideslope thingy wasnt on the runway... A quick google and a loading up a 'quick' 20min video later.. I needed to add a VASI..

My partner looked at the video, looked at me and raised one eybrow, rolled her eyes and went back to her phone...

"Wow!!" I said in excitment/confusion...  "did you know that there are 13 different types of glideslopes that I have now learnt are called vasi..." Thats when she got up and went to wash the dishes... Rather loudly than usual? especially the metal cutlery... I am sure she was very excited on the inside....

Anyway I found out about fancy runway apporach lighting aswell and I just had to add that at.. I stared with CALVERT2 which are supposedly the most fancy... Hang on this is New Zealand... Auckland Airport... Still yet to complete the 2nd runway we are talking about. I'm trying to be realistic with this....

So after finding and opening a dozen odd the plates for NZAA and at first... Having a quick skim through which then quickly ended up spending the next half hour trying to find out what apporach lighting system NZAA uses, I finally found them... ALS/2bar 



After spending the best part of lastnight and tonight of learning... and learning, then fixing and fixing some more and then playing around 'I just had to do a proper flight from Wellington to Auckland' "To make sure it was working" which is my very first proper flight to this creation... I am quite stoked so here it is guys...

Auckland International Airport mark 2 with runway lights, VASI and a ALS/2bar...

I might not be "getting some" tonight but I and happy say that, I will be giving you some tonight!!!... In the form of this!!!



I will be working on the taxiway signs next so stay tuned for next time!!!



Long time downloader (sitting back and enjoying your hard work) 1st time uploader (lot of hard work went into this...)
After almost getting a stroke (the process of getting lost/crash course/crash landing in the expansive universe of SDK and learning how to edit an airport...) going to anger management "WTF do you mean "crtitical error!!??" "I'll give you critcal error"!! emotions... "I don't want to do this anymore!!" " I give up!!"   almost losing my partner in the process... " Do you want some??" "Sorry babe... working on this..."  "all you do is play that stupid game!!!" "It's either me or that THAT... game..." "hang on just let me figure out how to add these stupid jetways..." "What were you saying again?"

I thought "oh F it...!!!" let's start with (not a grass strip or a small aerodrome).... but let's start with a pet pev of mine in the form of Auckland International airport....

Auckland International Airport....

With many examples of how AI hasn't quite replicated the real thing... Our country's most important piece of infrastructure/most vital port.... Auckland International Airport certainly didnt get quite the golden treatment... Far from it.....

So after months of hoping and waiting for someone else to create for me to enjoy...I've decided to give it a go and create for you.....
So it's nowhere near perfect... BUT... it's the closest thing to what we have and it has all the heavy gates, gates at the domestic terminal that A320s can use along with various aprons/GA parking along with proper taxiways.
So hope you guys enjoy something simple but something I hope.. Is alot better than the simulated thing and closer to the real thing.. 
Pure learning as I go so anything critical that you may have to say... Maybe turn it into something constructive/learning/tutorial for me to improve and yeah.... 


Auckland International Airport



I will learn to add taxiway signs soon but for now I just want to fly this airport and enjoy using the gates and hopefully someone with proper experince will recreated Auckland International airport to it's full glory

How to install this file

I have been using a linker thing which is amazing, you can create as many folders as you want and it loads up your files so appologis for those who had issues but thank you for those who helped with those guys problems.

As newtestleper mentioned and a couple of others
Move the folder that's inside "Packages" to your community folder.

Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 2.5 April 21, 2021

    Apron lights

  • Version 2.0 March 28, 2021

    Taxiway signs and tower

  • Version 1.1 March 26, 2021

    Runway lights check
    VASI check
    Fancy new approach lights check
    Happy partner Hmmmmm not sure... I think it is just a smile upside down

  • Launched March 25, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Pretty empty over here.

  • fras444
    2 month(s) ago
    Question.. I called the International terminal I.. you guys good with that or is there an official name
  • jpaizis
    2 month(s) ago
    nice scenery
    but can you plse add a control tower I don't see one
    • fras444
      2 month(s) ago
      Ooo every good airport needs a control tower... Don't worry mate I'll fix that very soon.
  • Barry
    2 month(s) ago
    I'm not getting any tonight I'm off flying from Sydney to your Airport NZ
    Nice Work my good man
  • farman
    2 month(s) ago
    Just installed, e very good job.
  • farman
    2 month(s) ago
    Hi, is it possible to get some instruction how to install it in the the community folder, since I can see lots of .xml files here and there in different folders. Thanks and regards,
    • newtestleper
      2 month(s) ago
      Move the folder that's inside "Packages" to your community folder.
    • farman
      2 month(s) ago
      Fine, thanks!
    • CaptVirtual
      2 month(s) ago
      Yes needs a simple text file explaining the install instructions because the file contents look different from typical scenery files.
      Good job.
  • troub1eboy
    2 month(s) ago
    hey just a heads up was doing a night flight and found there were no runway lights
    • fras444
      2 month(s) ago
      Hey guys I've just done a quick flight before going to bed, enjoyed the green lights and realised that a key component was missing... well... a couple...
      Runway lights...
      After a quick...(long) youtube tutorial 'another' eyes roll from a certain someone at 930pm, regarding lights....
      I have been playing around and learning... Learning and learning...
      I'll be fixing it up tomorrow after work but I will also add in one of those fancy low vis runway lighting system along with a glideslope too!!! Which also is another key component...
      So keep in there guys and this junk of concrete will eventually be shaped and chiseled into something a little less like a block of concrete

      One question??
      I did notice that the ATC wind direction was a bit strange and doing a flight in the A32nx mod usually after selecting the auto load in the fmc it would give an option to request IFR but not for the flight I did? Hopefully it's just a glitch that the A32nx developers mod sometimes has...
  • starflexthe2nd
    2 month(s) ago
    Does this work with Auckland Airport Enhancement from Jon Murchison and James Eden (the previous update to NZAA before you?)
    • troub1eboy
      2 month(s) ago
      its working for me (runway lights don't work at night though unsure if its a mod clash will test tomorrow)
    • fras444
      2 month(s) ago
      it is now fixed!!!
    • V3ER
      26 day(s) ago
      Hey man, curious about this myself. Did the two work together?
    • starflexthe2nd
      26 day(s) ago
      Never actually tried myself.
  • CH4Pz
    2 month(s) ago
    Not sure whats better, the airport or the description !! :'D
  • AdamskiNZ
    2 month(s) ago
    Thanks very much!!! Let's hope you make it up with SWMBO (her!!) ...
    • fras444
      2 month(s) ago
      Hahahaha I was googling what that ment.. good old urban dictionary...
      My partner saw and was like "what are you doing??" "That's random?" "Nah dont worry its completely random thought I had dear...!!" Had a bit of a laugh
  • troub1eboy
    2 month(s) ago
    Thank you so much
  • pjt
    2 month(s) ago
    well done on a fantastic effort
  • Galiyarr
    2 month(s) ago
    Love the description xD

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