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Preview: Chios Island National Airport by Descent2View Simulations Chios Island is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, and is situated in the Aegean Sea, it is located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the Anatolian coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. So the island is positioned far closer to Turkey than most of Greece. This Chios Island scenery is by a newcomer developer to X-Plane called Descent2View Simulations, and is by an large a small scenery but is an excellent walkaround scenery because of the high-detail that has a short-ish runway, some terrain, and a fun 90 degree intercept to the final approach on the traditional instrument approach and no ILS guidance... so what more would you want? Chios International Airport "Omiros" Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Χίου «Όμηρος» 01/19 1,511m (4,957ft) Asphalt Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m The scenery is very well intergrated into the native X-Plane mesh and the custom mesh scale is very large, so the overall view is highly realistic. There are 800 noted custom objects located in the scenery and represent the Greek style, but also the default German autogen is quite significant as well and situated to the north of the airport. Main street scenes that are set close to the airport are excellent, certainly a very realistic walkaround vista to explore. Detail is exceptional in both clutter, branding and modeling. LGHI - Airport The ramp area is small with a noted three parking positions, but only two of the available parking positions can be used by a B737/A320 size aircraft. There are also two helicopter pads at either end of the ramp. At the northern end there is a none X-Plane location noted position cargo stand for a small freighter (above right). Terminal design and detail is excellent, with super high quality framework and reflective glass, this is a very highly realistic first design from Descent2View. Ground clutter is again excellent, not too much but enough for realism when on the ramps or surrounding airport areas. Tower view is perfect for both approaches. Fire Station detail is very good to the Greek feel (below). Area and ground textures are very good, but runway textures feel a little flat, but are still very well detailed. 3d grass is really well done and in abundance all over the airfield. Small navigation items like the visual approach slope indicators (VASI) lighting is excellent. Lighting Overall the lighting at LGHI - Omiros is highly impressive, first rate. There are no runway approach lighting, except for the VASI lighting system, so it in a medium-heavy aircraft it is quite a technical approach at night, and as noted there is no ILS here either. Terminal, surrounds and ramp lighting is highly impressive, great quality and detail... again first rate. Greek Street lighting is well... very late night Greek, with a lot of tourism restaurants and services in that bright semi-darkness vista, lighting detail is very good, like this Greek branded petrol station. Preview Notes: This new scenery from a new developer Descent2View Simulations is an excellent debut into X-Plane scenery. The scenery is highly walkable from a ground level and flying in and out of this island airport is technically challenging, but highly rewarding. Scenery detailing and modeling is first rate as is the excellent night lighting, so overall as a first impression it is very, very good and I enjoyed the experience a lot. So very good value. Features noted are: Over 800 custom objects Custom animated car traffic Custom ground textures in 20 pixels per centimeter, resolution 3D night lighting Custom taxiways and runways with full PBR material Custom runway lights WT3: No WorldTraffic GroundRoutes are provided, but the airport will generate a few groundroutes, but in reality the airport and the few stands here are too small for traffic operations. Positives: Mostly everything Negatives: Odd Geman default autogen housing when custom objects are available to give the correct full Greek feel is a bit of a head-scratcher, some buildings float. ____________________________________________________________________ Yes!... LGHI - Chios Island National Airport by Descent2View Simulations is Available from the X-Plane.Org Store here : LGHI - Chios Island National Airport Price is US$29.95 Requirements : X-Plane 11 Windows, Mac or Linux 4Gb+ VRAM recommanded Current version: 1.0 (July 2nd 2018) Download Size: 2Gb : Install Size 2.44gb Extras and Documents: - None ______________________________________________________________________ Preview by Stephen Dutton 12th July 2018 Copyright©2018 : X-Plane Reviews (Disclaimer. All images and text in this preview 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) Review System Specifications: Computer System: Windows - Intel Core i7 6700K CPU 4.00GHz / 64bit - 16 Gb single 1067 Mhz DDR4 2133 - ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8Gb - Samsung Evo 512gb SSD Software: - Windows 10 - X-Plane 11.25 Addons: Saitek x56 Rhino Pro system Joystick and Throttle : Sound - Bose Soundlink Mini Plugins: Environment Engine by xEnviro US$69.90 : WorldTraffic 3.0 Plugin - US$29.95 : BetterPushBack - Free Scenery or Aircraft - ToLiSS319 (A319) by ToLiSS (X-Plane.OrgStore) - US$69.00