FSX Cardiff International Airport Scenery

PreviewCardiff International Airport (EGFF), South Wales, UK, update 1 version. Designed for FSX only using latest FSX SDX for FSX SP2. Includes many custom Gmax buildings based on photos, plus visual reference points such as TV towers. Also includes St. Athan RAF Base. By Terry Shields.

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Cardiff International Airport (EGFF), South Wales, UK, update 1 version. Designed for FSX only using latest FSX SDX for FSX SP2. Includes many custom Gmax buildings based on photos, plus visual reference points such as TV towers. Also includes St. Athan RAF Base. By Terry Shields.

Cardiff International Airport Scenery.

Cardiff International Airport Scenery.


1. Designed for FSX using FSX only code.
2. Very good performance using latest FSX SDK for FSX SP2.
3. Designed to blend in and align with Horizon VFR Photographic Scenery.
4. Cliff effect removed from airport perimeter when using high resolution mesh.
5. Photographic Scenery and Default Scenery versions included.
6. Many Gmax custom built buildings based on photographs.
7. Extensive use of FSX specific features such as bump maps and reflective glass.
8. Includes Visual Reference Points, St. Hilary TV Mast and Wenvoe TV Mast.
9. Includes Scenery for St. Athan RAF Base which removes cliff effect and aligns it with Photographic Scenery.
10. Includes default ai aircraft scenery flying too/from local regional airports.
11. Extra road traffic around airport.
12. Includes Porthkerry Viaduct ( VFR Photographic Scenery only)


My scenery was designed for FSX using the FSX SDK, Gmax 1.2 ,FSX_KML , Flight One Instant Scenery, FSX Planner and SBuilderX. It contains my own custom models and placement files for default FSX scenery objects.

This scenery was developed for display with Photographic Scenery. I use Horizon VFR Photographic Scenery with 5m mesh terrain, however it should be OK with other VFR Sceneries although I can't verify this. Also included is a default scenery version for those who don't have Photographic Scenery.


I am aware that alot of users have their own prefered way of installing scenery into FSX and below is just a guide for those who aren't sure.

1. Create a new folder inside your main 'Microsoft Flight Simulator X' folder and name it EGFF. Copy the attached 'Texture' folder into this folder.
2. Depending on whether you use Photographic Scenery or Default Scenery, unzip the appropriate Scenery file into your newly created 'EGFF' Folder. The 'EGFF' Folder should now contain 2 folders, 'Texture' and 'Scenery'.
3. Copy the contents of the 'Effects' folder into 'Microsoft Flight Simulator X \ Effects' folder. These effects are for lights etc which appear in the scenery. (fx_EGBJ_Floodlit, fx_EGBJ_GS, fx_EGBJ_RF1, fx_EGBJ_RF2, fx_EGBJ_RS). If you have installed my Gloucester, EGBJ Scenery, these files are the same and can be overwritten or just left as they are.
4. The scenery must then be activated within FSX - Settings - Scenery Library - Add Area, then navigating to your installation folder, EGFF by default.


De-activate the scenery first and delete it from the scenery library in the same way you activated it, then simply remove the EGFF folder and effects files which are prefixed by EGBJ. Do not remove the Effects folder as this is part of the default FSX installation.


I have found no major issues with this scenery. It has been tested using Default Scenery and VFR Photographic Scenery with 5m Terrain Mesh enabled. For developers of Autogen scenery, the file 'EGFF_Trees.bgl' can be removed if it conflicts with your scenery. The file 'EGFF_VRP' can also be removed as I am aware that other designers specifically design this type of scenery. The scenery for St.Athan AB is included simply to take the bad look off St.Athan as it appears with Photographic Scenery, with cliffs and misaligned runways. In case anyone develops a proper scenery for this AB, the files 'EGDX_Flatten.bgl' 'EGDX_Main.bgl' and AF2_EGDX.bgl' can be removed. The jetway alignment lights are at an experimental stage. They work well on my system with the default aircraft in 2D or VC Mode at default zoom levels. If they don't work for you or you don't like them, remove the 'EGFF_guides.bgl'. The gate numbering system is derived from online Virtual Airline websites to make things simple for online controllers (I hope). Thanks for downloading my scenery and I hope you like it. I've learned alot during the development of this scenery and for any future projects I would like to incorporate custom Taxiways and Runways using FSX code, but I'll have to experiment with this a bit first!

Cardiff International Airport Scenery.

Cardiff International Airport Scenery.

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The archive egff_upd.zip has 38 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Default scenery installed.zip01.08.081.03 MB
Default Scenery.jpg01.08.08136.87 kB
Effects01.04.080 B
fx_EGBJ_BS.fx04.21.074.72 kB
EGFF Readme.txt01.01.085.18 kB
License.txt01.01.08764 B
Photo scenery installed.zip01.06.08319.39 kB
Photo Scenery.jpg01.08.08156.52 kB
Texture01.08.080 B
Brick.dds12.21.0710.80 kB
Brick_Bump.dds12.23.0721.48 kB
Dark_Roof.dds12.04.07170.80 kB
Detail.dds12.27.0710.80 kB
Fence1.dds12.06.0742.83 kB
Fence2.dds05.16.0785.48 kB
Hanger1.dds12.13.0710.80 kB
Hanger2.dds12.13.075.48 kB
Hanger3.dds12.13.0710.80 kB
Hanger4.dds12.13.0710.80 kB
Hangers.dds12.23.071.33 MB
Hangers_LM.dds12.28.07682.80 kB
Light_Roof.dds12.06.07170.80 kB
Mast1.dds12.10.0742.83 kB
Mast2.dds12.24.07341.48 kB
Numbers.dds12.29.0742.83 kB
Parts.dds12.27.07341.48 kB
Parts_LM.dds12.28.07170.80 kB
Rail.dds12.17.072.80 kB
Rail_Bump.dds12.24.075.48 kB
Stone.dds12.17.0742.80 kB
Stone_Bump.dds12.24.0785.48 kB
Stop.dds12.31.0710.80 kB
Stud.dds12.24.0721.48 kB
Terminal.dds12.23.071.33 MB
Terminal_LM.dds12.24.07682.80 kB
Update 1 Readme.txt01.08.081.78 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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