PacSim - VFR Appalachia1

PacSim - VFR Appalachia

Earn 55 Pilot Points
$27.50   product stock status

Delivery Option:
Instant Download + Disk Backup by mail ($4.95+Shipping)
Instant Download + 2GB USB Thumb Drive ($9.95+Shipping)
Instant Download
File Size: 1106 MB

  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1
  • PacSim - VFR Appalachia1


FSX Certified

Updated July 18th, 2017 - Now Supports Prepar3D v4

VFR Appalachia is first in our series of highly detailed east coast USA airports meant for pilots who prefer to fly the mid-Atlantic region. As the product title suggests, our aim was to recreate real-world airports in P3Dv4 for those who prefer low and slow short hops between airports. The eight airports in this series were developed from our on-site visits and birds-eye-view shots from our pilot - Jay, so what is rendered in P3Dv4 is what was captured realistically from real-world.

VFR Appalachia comprises:
  • Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field (KMRB), West Virginia
  • Cheat River (WV31), West Virginia
  • Front Royal (KFRR), Virginia
  • New Market (8W2), Virginia
  • Moran Field (MD99), Maryland
  • Seven Springs Borough (7SP), Pennsylvania
  • Nemacolin Resort (PA88), Pennsylvania
  • Ingalls Field (KHSP), Virginia
Except for Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (KMRB) which has a newly commissioned 9000ft runway and military apron/tarmac area, all others have anywhere from 2600 to over 5,600ft runways capable of handling sport and light singles to medium multiengine aircraft. From the eight, three airports - WV31, MD99, and 7SP - are either decommissioned or are in the process of being decommissioned for some reason or other. WV31 for example, does not exist anymore, however the field's outline can still be seen from Google satellite pictures. Although the three airports are non-active in the real-world, we thought it prudent to reflect them, not only for tribute sake, but for their distinct locations and peculiar challenges they present. MD99 and 7SP are renowned for stiff wind gusts, unpredictable cross-wind deviations and sporadic microburst because both are located on plateaus at over 2000ft. WV31 on the other hand, has challenging approaches from either airport runway directions due to mountain ranges and hills on both sides of approach, including man-made obstacles, which keeps the pilot extraordinarily vigilant during approach. Not to mention hazardous fog at different phases of the day which can be fatally unforgiving during approach or whenever flying below established minimum standards in the Cheat River valley area.

  • 30/15cm photoreal ground textures
  • custom runway/apron ground poly.
  • voluminous 3d grass
  • multitude of custom 3d objects (eye candies) pertinent and regional to each airport.
  • landclass/waterclass seasonal textures with added/readjusted custom coloration typical of east coast region's 4 seasons
  • night textures and lighting effects
  • airport charts with facilities directory where applicable
  • animation
  • sounds/nature ambience
  • and more...

VFR Appalachia was developed on a high-end system but tested in low to medium-end system using both Win 10, WinXP, Vista and Win7 platforms with medium to high-end graphic cards. Specific requirements include:
  • P3Dv4

Frame rates from scenery complexity and autogen settings were averaged at 28fps or higher. This includes moving sliders 100% to the right. Lower settings yielded much higher frames, but our recommendation is Dense to Extreme Dense for exceptional rates. To enjoy scenery fully, especially mesh and photoreal landclass, it is recommended to set Mesh Complexity at 100%, Mesh Resolution at 1m, and Texture Resolution at 7cm. In other words, all three should be 100% set to the right on the slider. To retain/gain fps, move Water Effects slider to High 2x. If system can afford extra fps, set to Max 2x.

AI Traffic should be set at 30% or lower for exceptional fluidity as well. Road traffic should be set at 20% or less, although there won't be much need for dense AI and Road traffic in rural VFR Appalachia.

LCSim's WV 4m mesh, ensure to have the former reside/layered lower than the latter mesh within P3Dv4 Scenery Library setting.

Product Tags:
Current Reviews: 4
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 21 January, 2011.
Customers who bought this product also purchased
0 items
Developers & Brands
PacSim - VFR Appalachia
VFR Appalachia installed easily - I should say, "perfectly-
" ..

5 of 5 Stars!
Over 8,000 Product Reviews Online!