MK Studios Releases Kangerlussuaq Airport for MSFS
MK Studios has recently released their rendition of Kangerlussuaq Airport (BGSF) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, serving the settlement of Kangerlussuaq in the Qeqqata Municipality in Greenland with a yearly average of 133,481 passengers.
It was built in the early 1940s during the US occupation as Bluie-West 8, which was later renamed Sondrestromfjord Air Base.
Transatlantic civilian flights started to use the air base for refueling in the mid-1950s, starting a trend that lives on to this day, yet mostly among general aviation pond crossers.
It’s a hub for Air Greenland, although they plan on moving their hub away from it as the permafrost under the airport is melting and causing significant damage to the runway, which will be closed to major commercial traffic in 2024. There are plans to build new airports at Tasillaq and Ittoqqortoormit.
The scenery package also includes renditions of Sisimiut, Maniitsoq, Qaarsut, and Aasiaat, with detailed buildings, accurate terrain, and more. Kangerlussuaq, the main dish, features detailed terminal interiors, custom satellite imagery covering the airport and the city, real-world elevation data based on LiDAR scans, the entire town of Kangerlussuaq with its 150 buildings, custom ground poly, realistic night lighting, 3D snow and icebergs depending on weather condition, custom visual effects, and AI compatibility.
It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $18.12, requiring at least 5.73 GB of free hard disk space to install.
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