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MegaScenery USA 2004: New York Released

Last updated Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:16:05 GMT
Originally posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2004 02:41:19 GMT

Now available is the latest in the MegaScenery line of highly detailed scenery for FS2004. MegaSceneryUSA 2004 Volume 2: New York features over 22,000 square miles of high resolution satellite scenery covering the greater New York City area plus parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. For full details, click on Read More.

SOUTH CAROLINA, 14 January 2004. Publisher of MegaScenery, PC Aviator Inc, today announced that it has released its MegaScenery USA 2004 Volume 2: New York, a high-resolution photorealistic scenery for Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004, featuring New York city and 22,000 square miles of surrounding area.

MegaScenery USA Volume 2: New York is the second title in the MegaScenery series and features some of the USA's (and the world's) busiest airspace, and the world's biggest metropolis New York City and surrounding areas including areas of New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Created from 5 meter per pixel satellite imagery, MegaScenery New York captures the true essence of this area of North Eastern United States. Flight simulator pilots can now cruise the skies above New York city (The Big Apple), plus an extensive 22,000 square miles surrounding the city including parts of New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut. With the scenery created from actual satellite images - if it's there in real life, flight simulator pilots will see it from their flight simulator skies.

This release of MegaScenery comes with significant enhancements and development advances and now features actual "winter" scenery with the area covered with a blanket of snow. The effect and realism is quite stunning. Other improvements include further enhancements to night lighting which improves even further upon the already stunning night flying effects experienced with MegaScenery. So just what does the world's biggest metropolis look like from a pilot's eye view when lit up at night? Flight simmers will be able to find that out.

President of PC Aviator, Robert Ferraro, stated "This is by far the most advanced scenery product ever developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We believe we pretty much stunned the flight simulator world with our MegaScenery Southern California, and since Aerosoft Australia [the developers] have made significant improvements to the technology behind the scenery, plus now including 3 scenery types in the one product - regular satellite scenery, night scenery and now "winter snow" scenery - and also increasing the flying area by 150%, we expect New York to be more impacting and enjoyed by flight simmers even more than MegaScenery Southern California."

Flight sim consumers will be pleased to know that the product line continues to be available in a "Lite" and "Full Kit" version. The Full Kit version gives users a full printed Aeronautical Map kit for navigating their scenery which includes 1 full color full size sectional chart for New York, 1 full color full size New York Terminal Area Charts and 348 pages of Instrument Approach Charts. On top of that users get a 64 page manual with 48 pages of VFR flying lessons and tutorials authored by a Certified Flight Instructor. The Lite version is created designed for individuals who do not require the aeronautical charts. The "Full Kit" version is for individuals who want everything required to enjoy the scenery to its fullest extent.

MegaScenery USA 2004: New York is now available. The Lite version is priced at $29.95 and the Full Kit is $39.95. The product will have very limited retail store availability and is more readily available through a limited dealer channel of flight simulator specialist companies.

MegaScenery is created and developed by Australian company Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd and published by PC Aviator Inc. The New York title is the second in a number of MegaScenery titles planned.

About PC Aviator

 PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 14th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world's only monthly flight simulator magazine, operates PC Aviator Direct, it's mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery. 

About Aerosoft Australia

Aerosoft Australia is Australian based and develops and manufactures a number of flight simulator related products - both software and hardware. The company is noted for its Scenery USA photorealistic scenery for the Fly! flight simulator created using its powerful proprietary scenery development techniques and which it has also used to develop MegaScenery. Also of great interest to flight simulator pilots is its 747 Mode Control Panel (747MCP) hardware for flight simulations. The company's website is at www.aerosoft.com.au

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with 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. 

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