Airworthy Designs Releases Saint Barthélemy Airport for MSFS

January 19, 2023

Airworthy Designs has recently released their rendition of Saint Barthélemy Airport (TFFJ) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the third most dangerous airport in the world according to The History Channel’s Most Extreme Airports documentary, only behind Toncontin and Lukla. 

With a 646-meter-long runway, it’s only served by small regional aircraft and charters, with the Dash 7 being the largest aircraft ever allowed to operate at St. Barths. It sees a steady average of 190 thousand passengers per year, on all sorts of small planes such as the Pilatus PC-12, the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the DHC-6 Twin Otter, and the BN-2 Islander. 

It’s a hub for Tradewind Aviation, with flights to Antigua, St. Thomas, and San Juan. The visitors’ list includes Air Antilles, West Indies Helicopters, and Winair, taking people to St. Maarten, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saba. 

Cargo-wise, DHL Aviation offers a wide range of destinations between the nearby islands. 

The scenery was developed with on-site photography, input from residents, and attention to detail to provide a very authentic experience. It features the whole island, with most of its points of interest like the Port of Gustavia, the industrial zone, and the residential areas. The mesh was corrected, fixing the final approach geometry, and matching the real-life counterpart as much as possible. It also features a fully modeled terminal with its interior, updated apron layout and markings as of 2022, night lighting, dynamic flag animations, and FPS-friendly optimization.

It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $20.06, requiring at least 163 MB of free disk space to install.

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