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Tyler Newport Releases Sydney Scenery

Last updated Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:57:21 GMT
Originally posted on Sun, 03 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT

Tyler Newport's photo real scenery series moves down under to the vibrant Sydney, Australia. This expansive scenery covers over 3,000 square miles of photo realistic ground textures of Sydney and surrounding suburbs. Whether you are a VFR pilot or an IFR pilot, you'll love the amazing realism of flying through Sydney with this scenery.

For most flight simulation users, the realism is one of the most important aspects of actually using the simulator in the first place. The problem is that the developers don’t have the time or the budget to make photorealistic scenery for every part of the world, so a lot of the world that you are flying around in can feel a little generic.

Tyler Newport has created plenty of awesome scenery packages for flight simulators across the years, and this addition covered the whole of Sydney in Western Australia. For anyone from the region, or anyone looking to get to know the flight path to Sydney, this helped to bring the whole place to life.

Rather than a generic look that didn’t do one of the most important parts of Australia any justice, this update gives you incredible realism whether it’s the city itself of the surrounding suburb areas.

The package covers a stunning 3,000 square miles, giving you plenty of coverage before you fly back into the generic, low-resolution zones. Newport has created plenty of other useful additions to the scenery side of flight simulation, giving you lots of chances to make your entire flight simulation feel far more realistic.

Flying over Sydney

This package would be incredibly useful to anyone who is trying to get to know Sydney as a flight destination, as it makes everything stand out far more realistically to how it would like were you to fly above it right now.

The package captures the atmosphere and style of the city and surrounding areas because it uses photos to recreate the textures below. This makes flying around Sydney far easier for anyone with knowledge of the area, and makes matching up where you are going much simpler for the novices who are just getting started in their flight simulation careers.

Flight scenery packages are the perfect way for both simulation fans and pilots to up the experience and make things a little more authentic. If you want the aircraft to perform just as ti would in real life, then the actual world around you should represent the real thing far more – this package, as well as other scenery collections, is the ideal solution.

It’s simple to install, too – all you need to do is run the installer and point the files to where your FSX software is actually installed. If you use the Steam Edition of FSX, then you will need to change the directory that the setup installs to match that of where the game installs your Steam Edition to – it’s usually under steam/steamapps/common on your computer.

So, if you want to get an easy to use scenery package that heightens the sense of realism and makes the entire simulation feel far more appealing in general, this package is the ideal solution for anyone who wants to do just that. It makes Sydney really stand out from the rest of the country, using the most authentic and modern images possible to perfection. 

For more information on Newport scenery products, visit SimShack.

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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