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NEWS! - Nimbus releases New York JFK for X-Plane 12


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Idlewild Airport was named after the Idlewild Beach Golf Course that it displaced in New York's east. KIDL was built to relieve LaGuardia Field, which had already become overcrowded, and the new east based airport was opened in 1948. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, the airport was then renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport as a tribute to the 35th President of the United States. Since then it has always been known as "Kennedy". So KJFK needs no introduction to aviation bluffs, it's up there with "Heathrow", "Charles de Gaulle" and Washington's "Dulles". But deep down I still call it Idlewild, the original moniker for the airport.


Dulle's is important here also, as it was the last fully developed airport by Nimbus Simulations, whom have now delivered a companion airport in the mega KJFK - New York - John F. Kennedy International Airport for XP12.


JFK has five active terminals, containing 130 gates in total. The terminals are numbered 1–8 but skipping terminals 2 (demolished in 2023), 3 (demolished in 2013) and 6 (demolished in 2011).

The terminal buildings, except for the former Tower Air terminal, are arranged in a deformed U-shaped wavy pattern around a central area containing parking, a power plant, and other airport facilities. The terminals are connected by the AirTrain system and access roads. Aviation Week found that JFK ranked second in overall traveller satisfaction among large airports in the United States, behind Harry Reid International Airport, which serves the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Features include...


High-Definition Airport
  • Terminals with 3D interiors and people
  • Lights almost everywhere so very few LIT textures (saves VRAM)
  • 4K textures with PBR materials
  • Night lighting
  • Ground textures with PBR materials
  • High quality vehicles with PBR material
  • 3D Native XP12 trees
  • Parking lots full of cars
  • Ground markings on each gate and runway
Animated Airport
  • Native X-Plane ground traffic.
  • Native XP12 jetway system with custom highly detailed jetways.
  • Detailed tarmac textures from up close or far out.
  • High quality vehicles and miscellaneous objects.
  • Water and snow effects.
  • Canarsie approach guidance lights.


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Recommended with the Nimbus Studio's KJFK, is the Drzewiecki Design New York City XP, for a credible New York skyline.


Please note that the Nimbus JFK is for X-Plane 12 only, and no X-Plane 11 version is available.


Designed by Nimbus Studios

Images are courtesy of Nimbus Designs



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Yes!...   KJFK - New York - John F. Kennedy International Airport XP12 by Nimbus Design is now Available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


KJFK - New York - John F. Kennedy International Airport XP12

Price is US$29.95



X-Plane 12 (not for XP11)
Windows, Mac or Linux
8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 1.3 GB
Current version: 1.0 (January 14th 2024)



NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

16th January 2024

Copyright©2024: X-Plane Reviews


(Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions) All Rights Reserved


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