Samos is the island airport with the most notorious landing approaches in Greece. It involves pure "stick n’ rudder" demanding hand-type of flying in between mountains, without navigation instruments guidance, moderate or higher turbulence due to terrain, the FIR border just on the airport’s pattern and tight turns short before lining up for last stage of final approach to land.
“I have operated for years into some really demanding airports such as Gibraltar, Innsbruck, Madeira, La Palma. But Samos approaches are still at the top of my list as the most challenging and exciting!" - Giorgio La Pira, A380 Pilot (formerly A320 Examiner)
These are only a few of the reasons why 29Palms Scenery Design have decided that this challenging and interesting airport would be the perfect addition to our Greek island series following Mykonos and Skiathos.This scenery depicts every aspect of its real counterpart in great detail using the latest techniques of flight simulation development. Are you ready to test your piloting skills? Let the journey begin!
Highly detailed rendition of Samos International Airport "Aristarchos of Samos" (SMI / LGSM)
90km² coverage with high resolution satellite imagery (0.5m / px)
Extensive landclass and vector upgrades for Samos, neighbouring islands and the turkish coast
All important landmarks and highly detailed approaches based on feedback from real world pilots
Realistic shadow rendition on all 3D objects and ground by „texture baking“
Realistic rendition of light sources on all 3D objects and ground by „baked lighting“
Performant 3D-night lighting
High resolution day and night textures (2048px²)
Hand-crafted 2m terrain mesh
Complete reconstruction of airport’s lighting equipment
Various animations (people ramp and landside, birds, boats, ships, apron vehicles, cars, flags, windsocks)
SpeedTrees for Prepar3D
Sound effects (sound of the sea, seagulls, cars)
New scenery configurator for optimal performance and automatic updates
Compatible with all known add-ons (see scenery documentation for details)
Conclusion by FSElite.com: " I am constantly finding new things to love about Samos, and I’m sure you will do too. With a reasonable price, challenging approach and a host of features, Samos needs to be in your scenery library and will remain there for years to come."
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2, Acceleration Pack, Gold Edition or Steam Edition) or Lockheed Martin - Prepar3D V3/V4/V5 Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (with the newest Service Packs) 3.0 GHz processor (Dual-Core or Quad-Core processors are recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB are recommended) 3D graphics card with 512 MB .net Framework 4.5 or higher for running the Scenery Configurator Download-Size: 760 MB
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