This category covers expansions, mods, and add-ons that improve, replace or add extra scenery areas to your copy of X-Plane 11 (or XP11 as it's know in the community).
Screenshot showing the Arizona photoreal scenery in X-Plane 11.
Covered here are small airfields that the developers may have missed out of the default release because of development resource limits all the way up to large international airports that are already included but provide a better, more accurate and detailed representation of them.
Also included are highly detailed photoreal packages that replace the stock ground terrain with real photographic images from satellite data. These files are usually very large and may take a long time to download on a standard Internet connection. Having said that, the wait is worth it because the level of detail is stunning and once you've used photoreal you won't go back to the default.
Adding these files is a great way to expand upon the default installation. All of the files are compatible with any platform that runs X-Plane. If you are already running X-Plane 11 on your platform then these files will work without issue - they are universal.
Some of the scenery add-ons included in this category:
Better mesh scenery
New ground terrain including photoreal (or Orthophoto as it's known) covering areas such as the USA, Europe, Australia and more.
Towns and cities that may not be as detailed in the default install
A complete, photorealistic (orthophoto) scenery pack for X-Plane 11 covering the entire US state of Washington originally compiled by Forkboy2 and converted into the correct sim format (DDS) by Fly Away Simulation.
This stunning pack covers the entire US state of Washington - from Bellingham down to Goldendale - every inch of the state is covered.
Created using satellite imagery from 2017/2018 from data that was made public domain by USDA Farm Service Agency.
The scenery uses...
A complete package containing photorealistic scenery for the entire state of Florida. The package is compatible with X-Plane 11 and is complete with correct overlays including roads and autogen.
The photorealistic scenery or Orthophotos have been sourced from satellite data and converted into a format that X-Plane understands using Ortho4XP.
The package covers the entire state of Florida - from Tallahassee all the way down to Key West. In fact, the Florida Keys are brought to...
A complete package containing orthophotography scenery (photorealistic scenery) covering the entire country of New Zealand and all areas for X-Plane 11 developed by Lyndiman.
The scenery files replace the default ground textures with images derived from satellite photography with the effect of making the scenery more realistic and true to life.
The package size is large and may take a long time to download on a slower Internet connection.
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A complete photoreal scenery package covering San Francisco and surrounding areas in HD for X-Plane 11.
Note: This package is very resource-intensive - in terms of GPU memory and disk space/access speed. We recommend a machine with an SSD, lots of RAM and a video card with lots of GPU memory in order to render the highly detailed photoreal images.
Covering the entire San Francisco area, the bay, and all surrounding local regions - this scenery add-on will really bring it to life. ...
The complete state of California in high-resolution photoreal detail with elevation data, and overlays (roads, autogen, etc.) for X-Plane 11. Version 5.
This is a complete package of photoreal scenery containing the entire state of California for X-Plane 11 - no additional downloads needed. The scenery is sourced from satellite data and imagery and compiled into X-Plane format using Ortho4XP.
The package is large - it may take a long while to download on most Internet connections - you...
A complete package for X-Plane 11 bringing HD photoreal scenery covering the entire Grand Canyon area.
The Grand Canyon is a super-fun place to take to the skies over within XP11 - with mountainous terrain to cliff edges and rivers that cut through valleys - you can find true to life scenery with this pack.
Some areas of interest that you may visit after installing
Best airports to start from
A complete photoreal scenery package for users of X-Plane 11 covering the majority of Australia.
This package brings Australia to life in X-Plane 11 by adding high-quality photoreal ground textures which are true to life and captured from actual satellite imagery.
The areas covered in the package:
Sydney area in HD
New South Wales (NSW)
The photoreal files have a zoom level of 14 (Sentinel-2) for the entire continent, except greater...
This is the complete photoreal scenery package developed by the dedicated team at A Sky Story covering the entire island of Corsica or Corse as it's named by the French.
This package brings Corsica to life in both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10. The default scenery is a bit lackluster and virtual pilots are left a little unimpressed by the original scenery - this package changes that.
The scenery has been produced using zoom level 17 which essentially means it's a lot more detailed than...
Part one of the photoreal series by A Sky Story covering the Western area of the Alps.
This scenery package brings the Alps up to very-high-definition for users of both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10. Part 1 of the Western Alps faithfully reproduced from Lyon to Sion.
Resolution zoom level 17 and zoom level 16 are used to produce this package however this package only includes the highest resolution imagery. There is a smaller, lower resolution package available from the official website for...
The town of Forestville is surrounded by forests and lives up to its name even though probably logging has taken its toll in the region. This is the first 3D X-Plane representation of this airport as far as I know. One of the reasons for this neglect may be the fact that there is really nothing much to do as regards the airport itself. There are a half dozen structures and not much else but maybe that's all this airport needs.
Because of this, I decided to model the entire commercial...
Donegal Airport is located 2 nm southwest of Bunbeg in Carrickfinn, a townland in The Rosses, a district in northwest County Donegal, Ireland. The airport is on the country's northwest coast, about a 15-minute drive from Dungloe and Gweedore and 45 minutes from Letterkenny.
Until the mid-1980s, the runway was a grass strip. This was replaced by a hard surface runway with temporary buildings. In the 1990s the runway was extended to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) and a new terminal building with modern...
Colonsay Airport is located on the island of Colonsay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
Located 3 nautical miles west of Scalasaig, it is a small airport, with two 25-minute flights every Tuesday and Thursday to Oban Airport by Hebridean Air Services.
Requires the latest versions of the following object libraries: BS2001 Object Library (BS2001_OPEN_ME.ZIP), The Handy Object Library (THE_HANDY_OBJECTS_LIBRARY.ZIP), MisterX Library (MISTERX_LIBRARY.ZIP) and OpenSceneryX...
SpainUHD is a new high-resolution photorealistic scenery with mesh for all Spain, with zoom level 17 on the peninsula and 18 on islands, and elevation data of 25 meters resolution, for X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11.
This package has been re-packaged from the original SpainUHD release which included 90 tiles individually. This ZIP file contains all 90 tiles in one easy-to-use package. This file is very large and may take days to download on most Internet connections. This file is free to...
This package contains 960 objects for the city of London and is the result of six months work.
The project originally started out as a test to see if using more objects from the SketchUp Warehouse would improve the look of the scenery. It did and because of this, it became an obsession.
During the period the author was working on the project, X-Plane went from 11.00 to 11.25. Some of the changes really helped, especially the new Aerolite. Flying over the city from EGLC is so...
X-Plane 10 And 11 KSAN San Diego International 1.51 Features: highly accurate scenery for KSAN – San Diego International Airport USA, accurate models for all terminals, hangars, and other buildings, custom ground textures, HDR night lighting, animated airport vehicles (GroundTraffic), animated jetways (AutoGate), new X-Plane 10.50 static aircraft (randomly spawn, can be toggled in the X-Plane options), photo-scenery and lots of buildings of the city.
The author recommends...
Dundee Airport is located 3 km (1.9 mi) from the centre of Dundee, Scotland or, for navigation purposes, 0.5 NM (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) south of the city. It lies on the shore of the Firth of Tay and overlooks the Tay Rail Bridge.
Dundee Airport is the closest airport to the championship golf courses at St Andrews, Gleneagles and Carnoustie. The airport was opened in 1963 on land reclaimed from the Firth of Tay. Originally it had a 900 m (2,953 ft) grass runway. The first scheduled air service...
Fraser Valley A, British Columbia, Canada. A small 'abandoned' emergency strip near the Blue Lake Resort in the Fraser Valley near Boston Bar. Nothing more than a field with some markers, for folks having to land somewhere other than a canyon.
This scenery was designed to work with Ortho4XP mesh and orthophotos (Bing source). However, the mesh still isn't 100%. Keep 'Runway Follows Terrain' feature on! The hills next to the runway will look horrible with a flattened...
This is an X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10 scenery package for Quixada Airport (ICAO: SNQX), which is the airport serving Quixada and "Area Q" region of Ceara, in Brazil. The "Area Q" region is a reference to the nearby towns of Quixada, Quixeramobim, Quixela, Quixera e Quiterianapolis.
It includes corrected aprons, ramps, gates, taxiways, lighting system, city buildings, ortho-photo scenery for the airfield area, and (XP11 only) airport ground services (like push...
This is an X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10 scenery package for Maceia/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (IATA: MCZ, ICAO: SBMO), formerly called Campo dos Palmares Airport, which the airport serving Maceia, in Brazil. Since 16 December 1999, the airport is named after Zumbi dos Palmares (1645 - 1695) a leader and hero who fought for the freedom of slaves.
It includes corrected aprons, ramps, gates, taxiways, lighting system, ortho photo scenery for the airport area, city buildings, and...
This is an X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10 scenery package for Petrolina Senador Nilo Coelho International-Cargo Airport (IATA: PNZ, ICAO: SBPL) is the airport serving Petrolina, Pernambuco and Juazeiro, Bahia, in Brazil. It is named after the Petrolina-born Senator Nilo de Sousa Coelho (1920 - 1983). It is operated by Infraero.
It includes corrected aprons, ramps, gates, taxiways, lighting system, city buildings, ortho-photo scenery for the airfield area, and (XP11 only) airport ground services...