MSFS Charlotte, North Carolina Complete Scenery

PreviewA complete replacement scenery package, advancing on the default offerings by Microsoft, covering the entire Charlotte, North Carolina area for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
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4.43 GB
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A complete replacement scenery package, advancing on the default offerings by Microsoft, covering the entire Charlotte, North Carolina area for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.

Downtown Charlotte (city) depicted in Microsoft Flight Simulator after installing this freeware scenery mod.This freeware scenery pack, developed by Thalixte brings the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, and its surrounding areas up to super HD photorealistic detail in MSFS.  The developer was not happy with the default Bing AI version included in the sim so created this pack using different source data and created a replacement drop-in scenery pack.

This pack includes both photoreal (photogrammetry) scenery along with 3D modeling data for the buildings, landmarks, and anything that renders in more than 2D.

All parts of this scenery are included in a single-download, easy-to-use package.  There is no need to source additional expansions, they are all here.  The developer released this scenery mod over five parts and they have all been included in one archive for ease of download and installation.  The five parts (areas) included are;

  • Downtown Charlotte
  • East Charlotte
  • North Charlotte
  • South Charlotte
  • West Charlotte

The scenery is perfectly usable (and the developer has noted this) with just the "Downtown Charlotte" pack however the N/E/S/W additional files bring further coverage to the scenery enabling you to fly further in and around the Charlotte area without sacrificing on image quality within the sim.

Extra: Includes Charlotte Motor Speedway Mod

The developer created another freeware release featuring Charlotte Motor Speedway.  This has been included in this pack for ease of installation and without the need to go hunting for additional mods and expansions.

As one of the most iconic and famous landmarks in Charlotte, the Motor Speedway has also been brought up to date with this pack.  Famous for its NASCAR racing, the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, and the Bank of America Roval 400.  The default MSFS offering wasn't that great and quite pixelated.  This has been replaced with HD textures and high-quality 3D modeling.

Finding the Scenery in the Sim

The easiest way to experience this mod is simply to enter the following GPS coordinates in Microsoft Flight Simulator:

35° 13' 38" N, 80° 50' 35" W

However, taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (KCLT) will be the best option so you can perform take-off and landing before and after flying over the coverage of the scenery area.

If you want to fly from/to airports further afield but close to the scenery area

  • Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro (KGSO)
  • Greenville Spartanburg International Airport, Greer (KGSP)

Smaller airfields and airstrips

  • Hickory Regional Airport, Hickory (KHKY)
  • Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem (KINT)
  • Jim Hamilton L.B. Owens Airport, Columbia (KCUB)
  • Greenville Downtown Airport, Greenville (KGMU)


Simply extract the archive you download, then browse into the MSFS Scenery folder and copy all of the folders inside that into your MSFS community folder.  Those folders are;

  • thalixte-charlottedowntown
  • thalixte-charlotteeast
  • thalixte-charlottenorth
  • thalixte-charlottesouth
  • thalixte-charlottewest
  • thalixte-charlottespeedway

These folders listed above are the ones to be copied into your Microsoft Flight Simulator "Community" folder.

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About the Developer: Thalixte

This mod was developed by Thalixte.

Thalixte is a developer that has focused on creating photogrammetry and scenery packs for the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  All of this developer's releases have received fantastic feedback from many users on various flight sim websites including Fly Away Simulation.

Based in France, the developer tends to focus on creation of European packs however some "further afield" packs have also been created.


Donate to Developer.

The developer of this mod/add-on (Thalixte) has worked hard in order to produce this freeware creation. If you enjoy and make use of this release, why not donate to the developer to help support their projects?

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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