FSX AFCAD Files

AFCAD files are simply the compiled “.bgl” files that many versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator use to store the configuration of airports and airport data within the simulation program.  They are used all the way from FS2002 up to the latest version, FSX – which is covered in this category.  They have been expanded upon over the years and have always been open-to-edit so that developers and enthusiasts can modify the default airports themselves.

JFK airport updated and fixed with one of the AFCAD files for FSX.  Image shows the terminal building.

JFK airport updated and fixed with one of the AFCAD files for FSX. Image shows the terminal building.

The files in this category are for the many thousands of airports and airfields found within FSX.  The files mainly consist of modified, updated or corrected “.bgl” files which bring the airport data up to date – changes or updates could include;

  • Length or runways
  • Updated terminal buildings
  • New runways
  • New/updated gates and ramps
  • Updated or new ILS and radio communication information
  • New AI traffic information based on real-world traffic
  • Updated visual elements such as ground terrain, textures, taxiways and buildings around the airport/airfield

The format of these .bgl files is compiled XML, which is usually compiled by programs such as BglComp and Shp2Vec – both come as part of the FSX SDK.  Once the XML files have been compiled, they can be read and loaded by FSX.  You can create your own pre-compiled XML files with a text-based editor such as Windows Notepad for example.  However, there are a few easy to use applications that provide a GUI, making editing your favourite airport even easier.  If you are interested in editing airports yourself, the most comprehensive program available at the moment is Airport Design Editor by ScruffyDuck – it’s free to download and use.

Did you know, the acronym “AFCAD” (which stands for Airport and Facilities Data Computer Aided Design) is used loosely because the name “AFCAD” came from and old program developed by Lee Swordy for FS2002 and FS2004 and due to its popularity it has somehow become the accepted name for these .bgl files.  Even new editors have promoted “AFCAD Editor” in their name.

Enjoy browsing the files in this section, it’s one of our most popular and for good reason – having the most up to date and accurate airport information in FSX is most important when realism is the goal.

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Mega AFCAD Pack for USA (Over 550 Airports & Airfields)

This pack includes every single AFCAD package released by Smith Graphics for their FSX AFCAD series covering the USA.

File Size
7.36 MB
Total Downloads
20672
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
20
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Tuguegarao Airport

Tuguegarao Airport, City of Tuguegarao, Cagayan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. As part of the project to "populate" the Philippine Airports in FSX, Tuguegarao Airport scenery has been created. Created in ADE 1.65 and created by Dominique Gab...

File Size
96.48 KB
Total Downloads
1200
Screenshots
1

Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck Airport (LOWI) runway 08 ILS, Austria. An ILS approach for runway 8 at Innsbruck Austria, an exciting approach with a 7.0 degree glide path! By Nelson Lyon.

File Size
6.64 KB
Total Downloads
3776
Star Rating
1/5

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (YBWW), Australia. This scenery includes ILS/DME approaches for both runways, four gates, and realistic runways and taxiways. By Liam Allport.

File Size
3.18 KB
Total Downloads
499
Star Rating
1/5
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Roxas Airport Scenery V1

Capiz Airport (RPVR), Roxas City, Panay, Western Visayas, Philippines. This scenery is not entirely accurate, and is only created so it can create a feel of realism. The stock airport for this is only composed of a runway, and a control tower. Cre...

File Size
103.14 KB
Total Downloads
252
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1

Lands End/St Just Airport

Lands End/St Just Airport, Southwest England, UK (EGHC). This is a major makeover from the default Saint Just. It includes accurately marked runways (some with edge lines and some without), terminal, correctly placed buildings, static Planes, fuel...

File Size
4.65 KB
Total Downloads
582

Tresco Heliport

Tresco Heliport, Isles of Scilly, Southwest England, UK (EGHT). Includes static helicopter, correctly sized waiting room, tractors parked at the back of the building, accurate helipad locations, path which runs across the middle of the heliport, a...

File Size
3.19 KB
Total Downloads
178

Penzance Heliport V3

Penzance Heliport (EGHK), Southwest England, UK. By Ryan Bell.

File Size
5.4 KB
Total Downloads
230

St Marys Airport

St Marys Airport (EGHE), Isles of Scilly, southwest England, UK. This scenery is an update for the default St Marys airport (EGHE). It includes more realistic runways, animated people around the airport, static aircraft, plane spotters at the end ...

File Size
7.35 KB
Total Downloads
427
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ORBX EDCG Rugen Airport

AFCAD file for the ORBX "EDCG Rugen Airport", Germany. This package contains an expanded AFCAD file for the ORBX freeware "EDCG Rugen Airport", designed by Thomas Zipfel. This version offers more real parking areas and positions, an adapted runway...

File Size
519.51 KB
Total Downloads
379

Imagine Sim VHHH AFCAD

AFCAD specifically for Imagine Simulation VHHH Hong Kong International Airport. By Hans Wilms.

File Size
39.54 KB
Total Downloads
308

Philippine Airports

AFCAD For Philippine Airports. Includes Plaridel, Butuan, GenSan, Tagbilaran, San Fernando, Dumaguete, Kalibo and Basco. Correct aprons and taxiways are applied. By Marc Clinton Labiano.

File Size
11.66 KB
Total Downloads
1518
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Boscobel Aerodrome

Boscobel Aerodrome (MKBS), Jamaica. Not a representation of the Ian Fleming. This is the old MKBS before the renovation, which is much more challenging for landings, and handled more air traffic. FSX did no justice when it came to domestic airport...

File Size
7.51 MB
Total Downloads
213
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ORBX EDBH Barth Stralsund Airport V2

This package contains a expanded AFCAD file (v2.0) for Thomas Zipfel freeware "EDBH Barth Stralsund Airport", available at the ORBX website. This version contains reworked links for a better AI traffic handling and a reduced usable runway length (...

File Size
396.36 KB
Total Downloads
214

KBWI

AFCAD File for KBWI, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Maryland (MD), USA. This airport has a new runway added.

File Size
25.81 KB
Total Downloads
400
Star Rating
5/5
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Heringsdorf - 2013 X

AFCAD Files For Heringsdorf - 2013 X (EDAH), Germany. This package contains a new AFCAD set for Captain Sevens (Volker Wegener) "Heringsdorf - 2013 X". All files were completely built from scratch. The BASE named file was built for currently (civi...

File Size
773.79 KB
Total Downloads
252
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LFMT

An AFCAD file for LFMT - Montpellier Mediterranee Airport, located in the south of France. This file has been created and tested for Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D v1.4, and Prepar3D v2. As there was no realistic scenery file for this airport, it wa...

File Size
3.89 MB
Total Downloads
981
Screenshots
5
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LFRD V1.19

LFRD, Dinard Airport, update V1.19. The airport LFRD is located in Britanny, northern France. The airport has correct frequency, additional parking, correct runway and taxi locations. Now with animated hangars and airside traffic. By Jean-Luc Neale.

File Size
4.4 MB
Total Downloads
738
Screenshots
1
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LFRD

LFRD, Dinard Airport. The airport LFRD is located in Britanny, northern France. The airport has correct frequencies, additional parking, correct runway and taxi locations. By Jean-Luc Neale.

File Size
3.03 MB
Total Downloads
283
Screenshots
1
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EPWA

Warsaw Chopin Airport (Okecie) is the largest international airport in Poland. Files for updated detailed default and for crosswind runways activated. Added the new S2 rapid exit taxiway, new N2 taxiway, extended A8 and added three cargo gates all...

File Size
4.22 MB
Total Downloads
2765
Screenshots
2

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