Fly2High Releases Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport for MSFS

Fly2High has recently released their rendition of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, serving Lubbock, Texas, with a yearly average of 520,000 passengers, making it the eighth busiest in the state.

It opened in November 1937 as South Plains Airport. It was assigned to the World War 2 Army Air Forces Flying Training Command in 1942, then renamed South Plains Army Airfield and entirely converted to a military training airfield.

The conversion process added three concrete runways, taxiways, a large apron, a control tower, and many large hangars made of semi-permanent materials, as they were intended for short-term usage.

The base was activated that same year and remained in use by the military as a storage facility for two years after the war. 

The end of 1947 marked its return to the government for civil use, and they built a passenger terminal around the southwest corner of the airfield that was actively used during the 50s and 60s.

The passenger terminal was replaced by a bigger one in 1976, which is still in use today, albeit heavily upgraded over the years, with the latest one dating back to 2021.

American Airlines, American Eagle, Southwest Airlines, and United Express currently serve it. Dallas Love Field is the busiest destination, with 168,000 passengers yearly, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth (147,000) and Denver (52,000).

The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, with hand-made ground textures, custom night lighting, performance-friendly optimization, and high-detail models of the buildings, objects, and surroundings.

It’s available on the iniBuilds Store for roughly $15.24, requiring at least 3.84 GB of free hard disk space to install.

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