FSX Istanbul Ataturk Airport Scenery

PreviewScenery-Istanbul Ataturk Airport (LTBA). The biggest and the busiest Turkish airport. Meticulously detailed and realistically depicted FSX scenery for Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. Created with 3ds max from scratch, the scenery includes accurate buildings, hangars, parking bays, safe ...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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Scenery-Istanbul Ataturk Airport (LTBA). The biggest and the busiest Turkish airport. Meticulously detailed and realistically depicted FSX scenery for Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. Created with 3ds max from scratch, the scenery includes accurate buildings, hangars, parking bays, safe docking, night texturing and illumination effects. The scenery contains a variety of static aircraft and boats, animations and photoreal terrain texture. This a complete scenery. By Serdar Nuzhet.

Istanbul Ataturk terminal.​The Atatürk International Airport is the busiest airport in Turkey and provides access to 24 million passengers a year.


a) Let the auto installer to do the installation or unzip the ‘LTBA2009.zip’ file to a temporary folder and -

b) Cut and paste the ‘LTBA-Ataturk 2009’ folders and files into c:/ Program Files / Microsoft Games / Microsoft Flight Simulator X / Addon Scenery or where ever your Fsx files are.

c) Copy LTBA_appr_light_white_large.fx effects file to FSX / Effects folder.

d) Adjust your FSX scenery options to see the motorway traffic.


Software used to create the scenery -

3ds Max Autodesk / Discreet.

Paint Shop Pro Corel Corporation.

Library Creator XML Arno Gerretsen.

Airport Design Editor ScruffyDuck Software.

SBuilderX Luis Sá.

SDK Microsoft.

Photoreal Terrain With kind permission of Google Earth.

VGDS_Tweaker Arno Gerretsen.

I would like to thank to all those people who helped and contributed.

Jim Dhaenens For Apron double lights.

Arno Gerretsen.

Turkish Virtual Forums For information, scenery and picture materials.

Sanal Pilot Forum For information, scenery and picture materials.

WowTurkey Forum For information and picture materials.

Please forgive me if I have forgotten you!


Runways were aligned to the photo real terrain. Start position to runway 36L could not be modified.

This scenery and the attached files are freeware.

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The archive ltba2009.zip has 29 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
LTBA2009.exe06.04.0950.65 MB
LTBA_Logo.gif06.05.098.34 kB
LTBA_photo2.jpg06.04.09286.46 kB
LTBA_photo.jpg06.04.09211.08 kB
Readme.txt06.04.092.78 kB
FILE_ID.diz06.04.09552 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
Screenshots07.23.190 B
screen-1.jpg07.17.19188.45 kB
screen-10.jpg07.17.19175.03 kB
screen-11.jpg07.17.19124.76 kB
screen-12.jpg07.17.19155.67 kB
screen-13.jpg07.17.19136.07 kB
screen-14.jpg07.17.19101.23 kB
screen-15.jpg07.17.19167.63 kB
screen-16.jpg07.17.19247.60 kB
screen-17.jpg07.17.19215.87 kB
screen-18.jpg07.17.19209.96 kB
screen-19.jpg07.17.19235.97 kB
screen-2.jpg07.17.19219.40 kB
screen-20.jpg07.17.19243.67 kB
screen-3.jpg07.17.19177.65 kB
screen-4.jpg07.17.19167.30 kB
screen-5.jpg07.17.19155.67 kB
screen-6.jpg07.17.19208.35 kB
screen-7.jpg07.17.19104.52 kB
screen-8.jpg07.17.19179.53 kB
screen-9.jpg07.17.19152.73 kB


As a country, Turkey is one of the nicest in Southern Europe and I was desperate to finally make it look as good as I could. Unfortunately, key parts of Turkey – even Istanbul – look fairly generic and do not carry the same weight of quality as they should.

Preview screenshot

When I came online and noticed that the Ataturk Airport had finally been put together and provided in the right style, I knew that I immediately had to try this out and see what I made of it! The package itself, then, is a full airport scenery package for one of the most prominent airports in the capital.

This is the busiest airport in the entire country, and it has been captured to the minutest of details to ensure that it looks absolutely perfect. If you tag it all together and fly over the airport now you will notice a stunning, fully functioning airport that manages to capture all of those little details along the way.

It was created more or less entirely using 3DS Max, using scenery that accurately portrays the hangers, the parking bays, the docking as well as major graphical changes for illumination and also for night-time. This means the whole thing looks suitable expert, giving you a representative design that looks truly outstanding and manages to capture all of the most important features about the airport.

The scenery itself just blew me away, really. I’ve been to this airport several times in real-life so I know the feeling that the approach gives you as you see a truly amazing city unfold in front of you. This airport does that in some style, loading buildings and landmarks in all of the right areas as the entire airport more or less fits into place. It’s a lovely location and this scenery package is one of the first that I have ever used that does the package some genuine justice!

It looks awesome and manages to capture that depth and detail of the aircraft perfectly; it also captures the lively nature of the location. With 24m people per year using this airport, it’s always got something going on and this manages to recreate that perfectly throughout. The variety and the range of static aircraft throughout as well as boats and AI traffic all moving in sync perfectly creates the image of one of the busiest airports on the planet.

Always wanted to make Istanbul come to life? Then the airports are the first thing that you should look at. They capture the details of each section perfectly and make it nice and easy for anyone to truly understand where they should be going. Now, approaches can be made far more enjoyable and taxing around the airport becomes much better as you get to see the real airport unfold around you.

Lastly, the performance impressed me – usually, this level of detail and depth will hurt general performance but this does nothing of the sort, running smoothly whilst looking the best that it possibly can!

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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PikalaxALTSun, 26 Oct 2014 19:22:11 GMT

Better yet, can you release a version without the static aircraft? I find them to be a nuisance on any scenery.

mutluTue, 27 May 2014 04:36:09 GMT

Hi, I have your LTBA Istanbul above addon installed on FSX, however the static aircraft at the airport such as Turkish airlines, KTHY, Iberia, british the livery is not loading so the aircraft are grey or incomplete can you please help me as this use to work well before

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