Short Final Design Updates San Francisco International Airport for X-Plane 11 & 12

April 26, 2023

Short Final Design has recently updated their rendition of San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) to version 1.1, introducing X-Plane 12 features such as weather effects, 3D trees, and custom airport vehicles with sound. 

SFO is the second-busiest airport in California, with a yearly average of 57 million passengers, only behind Los Angeles International. 

It’s a hub for United Airlines (44% of the market share) and Alaska Airlines (10.66% of the market share) and is visited by multiple international carriers such as Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and WestJet.

The update adds tridimensional trees (an X-Plane 12-only feature), an A380 jetway at gate B10, custom airport vehicles with animations and FMOD sounds (X-Plane 12 only), native weather effects (X-Plane 12 only), various sheds and antennas, the addressing of minor errors with ground markings, and the replacement of GroundTraffic with LST (requires installation).

It’s available on the X-Plane.Org Store for roughly $26.95.

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