Welcome to "Freeware Friday - Highlights of Community Releases" - your weekly spotlight on the most outstanding and innovative additions to the flight simulation community. Every Friday, we dive into the world of freeware, showcasing the most wanted and anticipated releases and updates of the week, or those add-ons, that have been highly in demand. Without further ado, let's dive right into our fifth edition!
Mount Gambier Airport serves as a vital regional airport in South Australia, connecting the Limestone Coast region to major cities and facilitating both commercial and recreational flights. The YMTG Mount Gambier Airport addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings a detailed recreation of this regional hub in South Australia. Featuring hand-crafted buildings and objects made with Blender, this scenery includes an accurate terminal, animated hangars, and future upgrades in line with the airport's master plan. It adds depth to the Limestone Coast region's aviation landscape. For more detailed information and to download the add-on, you can visit it here.
Huahine – Fare Airport is a key gateway to the island of Huahine, serving both local and international travelers and playing a crucial role in connecting the island with the rest of French Polynesia and beyond. This addon features custom aerial imagery to provide a more realistic scenery, and it is recommended to download specific libraries for the best experience. Download it here.
Paro Airport is nestled in the Paro Valley of Bhutan, known for its challenging approach through steep mountains and narrow valleys, making it one of the most unique airports in the world. The Paro Valley Landmarks addon enhances the flying experience around Paro Airport by updating the runway, apron, and taxiway layouts to be current and assigning accurate taxiway names. It also adjusts parking to accommodate larger aircraft and revises the approaches to circle-to-land procedures. This addon includes points of interest like the Rinpung Dzong and other significant sites for a full flight experience in the region and has lately received an update to version 6.4. Download it here.
The SBBR - Brasília International Airport addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator provides a detailed recreation of the Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, located in the Federal District of Brazil. This addon, using 3D models originally made for FSX and P3D, captures the airport's layout and infrastructure as it was in 2015, offering custom 3D models, animated jetways, unique runway and taxi lights, and more. While it may not represent the current state of the real airport, it enhances the simulation experience of Brazil's third-largest airport known for its high passenger traffic and the first in South America to implement independent simultaneous parallel operations. Download it here.
Kibithu is known for its strategic location near the borders with China and Myanmar, high mountains, and unpredictable weather, making it a critical point for military and paramotor activities. The Kibithu Helipad IA57 addon offers a detailed rendition of the helipad located in Kibithu, a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It includes the helipad, adjacent facilities, an Indian Army base, military settlement, barracks, and a rework of Kibithu village. Download it here.
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