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NEWS! - Scenery Released : EHAM - Amsterdam by FlyTampa

 

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Back in July 2022, FlyTampa presented a preview of their next scenery for the X-Plane Simulator in "FlyTampa Amsterdam". Nice!

 

Well actually more than "nice"...  FlyTampa haven't released any scenery (product) since their almighty EKCH - Copenhagen in May 2020. So the natural line of thought was they had left the platform for MSFS. But however they are back, for now.

 

X-Plane has had an Aerosoft version 10/11 of EHAM since 2012, yes over ten years ago, brilliant for it's time, it was however a slugger on the framerate. Looking (or landing) at the Aerosoft EHAM six months ago, it felt textures were seriously dated and the airbridges didn't work?

 

But I love the place. So you can guess at the excitement of getting a newer, more modern version with SAM intergration and in X-Plane 12...  and from the best scenery developer in the business, FlyTampa...  whats not to like.

 

The EHAM scenery does work in X-Plane 11, but you lose all the X-Plane 12 features and effects, but still you do get in the package a copy for each X-Plane 11/12 version.

 

Located 9 km southwest of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol  is one of the largest airports in Europe.  It is the world's third busiest airport by international passenger traffic in 2021. 

The airport is built as one large terminal (a single-terminal concept), split into three large departure halls, which connect together again once airside. The most recent of these was completed in 1994 and expanded in 2007 with a new section, called Terminal 4, although it is not considered a separate building. A new pier is to be opened in 2019 with a terminal extension planned to be operational by 2023. Plans for further terminal and gate expansion exist, including the construction of a separate new terminal between the Zwanenburgbaan and Polderbaan runways that would end the one-terminal concept.

 

Features

  • Amsterdam Schiphol International (EHAM) Airport Addon
  • Airport modeled with PBR materials
  • High resolution ground textures with custom weather maps
  • Detailed surrounding scenery with numerous custom buildings
  • 3D Terrain including 3D tunnels and bridges
  • Surrounding Photo-scenery for Amsterdam
  • Animated apron and local road traffic
  • Dynamic lighting, animated Jetways and VDGS (SAM required)

 

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It is a big, if huge scenery, if in size, then the effects on your framerate (passible) and to note the system requirements, it's not cheap, but you also get a lot of detail for your money.

 

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Images courtesy of FlyTampa (plus a few of my own)

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The FlyTampa Amsterdam is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore!...    Here:

 

FlyTampa Amsterdam

Price is US$28.00

 

Requirements

X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11

Windows or Mac or Linux
4GB VRAM Minimum - 8GB VRAM Recommended
Current version : 1.0 (December 21st 2022)
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NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

4th January 2023

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Indeed this FlyTampa version of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is a vast improvement over the somewhat outdated Aerosoft version, not only with respect to looks but also in fps. Although it is still not a light load for the graphics card. But that can hardly be avoided in modelling a huge airport in a densely populated environment.

 

Maybe it's not known to everyone that Amsterdam Schiphol has 6 runways! Giving rise to such surprising situations as depicted here by a Dutch captain.

 

I once arrived on the Polderbaan (each runway has its own name) on a 35 minute flight from London Heathrow, only to experience a 45 minute taxi drive to the terminal. The same captain shows part of this taxiing at the end of this video (from around 10'30'').

 

Thanks for the description, Stephen, and I hope to see you landing or departing from Schiphol soon in one of your upcoming reviews.

 

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