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PacSim Release Salt Lake City International Scenery for FSX/P3D

Last updated Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:50:30 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:11 GMT

When talking about proper simulation, one of the most important parts of realism. Airports are a major factor in what makes using a simulator so much fun, so if you are looking for added authenticity you can find it with this new Salt Lake City International Airport add-on.

As a major part of the United States’ thriving aviation industry, Salt Lake City International Airport should look the best it can. Sadly, the default airport is, at best, poorly made. Now, anyone who is from SLC or who wants to fly here can enjoy a much more progressive, intelligent design.

Runway at Salt Lake City airport.
The runway at Salt Lake City airport.

Thanks to this release by PacSim, you can enjoy a much more comprehensive experience. Real world renovation has taken place here and now, with this, you can add those changes – and more – to the software. Now, visiting Salt Lake City International Airport is going to be much more enjoyable as the colors, designs and the overall theme comes to life and looks much better than ever before.

Also, be sure to keep an eye on this release. The development team has ensured that, as the development continues in real-life, so will the development here. As part of this add-on, too, you get to enjoy a far more progressive version of Salt Lake City itself, as well as the whole of Wasatch Valley suburbs, from Kaysville to Lehi. It’s a great touch and one that can make it much easier than ever to really buy into what makes Salt Lake City so special.

Control tower with city in background.
Control tower with the city in the background.

Key Changes

  • A whole new representation of the airport and the surrounding areas.
  • Fresh new changes to the textures, the auto-gen, the grass and the buildings that you see as you fly around.
  • Color correction helps to make the whole location look more authentic than ever before.
  • Static additions to the airport and city help to add some much-needed life and vitality to the region.
  • Optimized to ensure that performance is never put under pressure. This should work with high volumes of auto-gen without seeing any FPS impact.
  • Configure to your heart's content using various the VAS and FPS resources provided!

VIDEO: Trailer/Preview

Major Changes

With new accuracy in the terminals, Terminal 1 and 2, as well as the concourses and general airport layout, have been changed. Add in the fact that the hangers have been comprehensively improved, too, and it's easy to see why Salt Lake City International Airport now looks better than ever.

Salt Lake City and the general suburbs have enjoyed the same re-development, too. This makes it much easier for the add-on to come to life and add a bit of extra spice to the design. The city before looked bland and very little the real-life counterpart. Well, that has changed now – in some style!

Salt Lake City with snow on ground.
Salt Lake City with snow on ground.

New vegetation and buildings have been developed, too, which add an extra touch of class to the whole image that you see. this makes sure that not only the main parts of the airport and city change but also that we get to see progressive alterations to the whole region. It’s a fantastic look and one that you can definitely get behind once you see the fantastic 3D grass complete the image. Even from afar, now, Salt Lake City International Airport and beyond looks absolutely spectacular.

With 7cm-30cm/pixel scenery packages, too, this offers photorealistic textures that cover from Wasatch to Oquirrh and even the Salt Lake Valley. It’s a wonderful look, one of the most impressive texture depths provided for this region of America.

With color-corrected ground, too, the whole region looks more like it does when flying over yourself. Gone are the frustrating and annoying, dull grass colors and landscape that we once had to put up with. Now, with this, you can ensure that both land and water colors are going to be as authentic as possible.

Hand-placed auto-gen ensures that airport, cities, towns and farm grids all come together and looks as realistic as possible. It’s a major touch, one that ensures you get all the help that you need to really enjoy a new development.


UPS Cargo aircraft at Salt Lake City International.
UPS Cargo aircraft at Salt Lake City International.

High-rise buildings jut up into the sky, creating an authentic and enjoyable skyline that offers everything you need to really get why Salt Lake City is such a well-loved part of the world. With major landmarks also designed in close detail, you can enjoy so many little features that help to make the whole of the region look absolutely extraordinary.

New rotating beacons and receiver towers have been installed, too, which further adds to the overall enjoyment and realism of the look. If you come to Salt Lake City International Airport, then you can see all of the operational features that you need.

New customized light effects have been made for night time flying. This ensures that you can get much better visibility in the air and below when you come here to make the most of the various customized lighting. If you find that flying at night is a bit too arduous usually, this can help to cover that problem with ease.

Mountain range near Salt Lake City.
Mountain range near Salt Lake City.

New static local ground teams work hard and move around the place to add that extra touch of quality and class. AI ground vehicles zoom around the place, following authentic road grids that definitely adds to the general authenticity of the whole location.

Everything can run in the background with minimal to no real damage to the way that your frames per second manage itself. If you are worried about performance dips, then fear not! this is going to offer solidity as well as style.

Want to change the VAS and FPS resources being used? Then turn to the Custom Configuration Panel that is provided with this package. 

Visit the official PacSim website here for more information.  We also have a "whole of Utah" scenery package for FSX over in the file library here but if you want just an updated airport (AFCAD) then you will find this file here handy.  All of the files in the file library are free to download.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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