Boundless Releases Paris-Vatry Airport for X-Plane 11 & 12
Boundless has recently released their rendition of Châlons Vatry Airport (LFOK) for X-Plane 11 and 12, serving the champagne region in Northeastern France and close enough to Paris (135km) to be considered by Ryanair as one of the Parisian airports, with a yearly average of 61,826 passengers as of 2018.
It was built as an air base in 1953, housing fifty fighters in 3 large hangars. With France withdrawing from the integrated NATO structure in 1967, the Americans left the base, leading to its closure. The French Air Force then used it for training until the early 2000s, when it was sold to civil interests and converted into a civilian airport.
Besides handling occasional passenger traffic, it’s also a training pilot site for many airlines, such as Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Transavia, Transavia France, and Swiss. Its relatively long runway has also seen use by Airbus for aircraft testing.
It’s served by Ryanair, with flights to Marrakech and Porto.
The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, with up-to-date orthoimagery, 4K PBR textures, custom HD forests and vegetation, 3D volumetric grass, 3D people, 2023 layout, custom dynamic lighting, dynamic weather effects (X-Plane 12 only), and custom ground markings.
It’s available on their website for roughly $14.75, requiring at least 2.8 GB of free hard disk space to install.
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