Located in the capital of Canada, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is Ontario’s second-busiest airport with over 5 million passengers annually. Enjoy a beautiful airport with a highly detailed International Terminal, Business Aviation, Cargo and FBO facilities, and a GA-friendly Ottawa Flying Club, which has been promoting General Aviation in Canada since 1928, all surrounded by lovely photogrammetry area. Gorgeous night lighting and reworked runways and taxiways complement the hyper-realistic experience.
Meticulous 3D modeling and innovative features let you start your flight not only at a beautifully detailed International terminal with interior modeling, but also in any of the 7 open hangars, including a military hangar of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 412 Transport Squadron, National Research Council hangar – home of the Canadian research aircraft fleet, Cargo stands, several Business Aviation / FBO stands, and GA stands and hangars.
Over 40 buildings were handcrafted, along with multitude of objects and highly accurate ground markings and night lighting, to create a hyper-realistic experience for serious Flight Simulator enthusiasts. Hundreds of objects were placed throughout the airport for a realistic busy airport feel.
Ottawa Flying Club buildings, hangars and area was modeled with direct feedback and media provided by OFC and its members.
- Custom high-resolution PBR materials
- Over 40 hand-crafted airport buildings meticulously modeled for full immersion
- Terminal building with interior modeling, tinted windows, and passengers throughout the terminal
- ATC Tower with interior modelling
- 7 Open hangars with interior modeling and starting spots. Try selecting “W Parking 1” to spawn inside the hangar next to the main terminal. Other hangar starts are “N Parking 1” (NRC Hangar), “W Parking 2” (Military hangar), “S Parking 1” and “S Parking 2” (service hangar – you will start with your back to the doors and will need pushback to get out) and “E Parking 1” (First Air – at Cargo terminal). GA open hangars use “NW Parking 1” and “NW Parking 2”
- Ottawa Flying Club – detailed OFC and area buildings, 2 open hangars, improved GA runway, taxiways, lighting, aprons and buildings
- Handcrafted Runways with custom authentic striped markings and true to life (and charts) lighting – they now look like a Canadian runway should look
- Custom taxiways with filly authentic custom ground markings true to life and charts
- Custom taxiway night lighting
- Custom taxiway signs as close to life as possible
- Custom aprons with authentic hand-made ground markings and wear and tear
- Custom runway approach lighting true to life and charts
- Parallax windows on most buildings with reflective glass and night lighting, based on custom 3D room interior renderings
- Multiple signs with emulated fluorescent night backlighting, 3D modelled letter-shaped signs, and other custom signage throughout the airport
- Custom night lighting throughout the airport, including passenger and cargo terminals, hangar exterior and interior lights, Deicing area
- Hundreds of objects placed throughout the scenery to create an immersive experience
- Animated flags that respond to wind direction
- National Research Council Canada – aerospace facilities, including a wind tunnel complex
Just unzip the /romandesign-airport-cyow/ folder from the zip file you downloaded into your MSFS Community folder. Note that ContentManifest.json file is in the zip file just to preserve the MSFS SDK file structure, but it doesn’t need to be copied anywhere.
This airport is absolutely a must have for anyone who regularly flies in and around the Ottawa area. It's one of the best premium airports out there and the framerate is reasonable for the amount of detail provided. Crossing my fingers that he will get around to doing CYGK and maybe CYUL.
I don't have the option to rate it (perhaps because I bought it from MS Marketplace) but I would give it 5 stars.
Ottawa CYOW by Roman design is a beautiful work of art, but be prepared to lose 20 FPS while operating or flying in / out of there.
Roman Design 9 month(s) ago
The modeling and textures arehighly optinized, but of course with detailed modeling, including terminal interiors there is always an FPS cost. It's the same with the best models by the top developers. The larger and more detailed the airport - the heavier the FPS impact.