There is probably no city where you see more aviation than Los Angeles. Not only are there several major airports close to the city but general aviation rules the skies over the city. Besides Alaska there is no state where single engine aircraft are more used and there are more helipads than in any other city.
That’s not only because of the rich and famous but also because the layout of the city looks spectacular. From the coastline to the mountains around the city, LA is a great city to see from above.
US Cities X is a series of city scenery for FSX and P3D that covers US cities created by LimeSim. Based on an extensive aerial image it will have all the major buildings and landmarks plus all the airports and heliports that are inside the covered areas. It is clearly intended to fill the gap between the default scenery and very high dense city scenery such as Manhattan X, London VFR or Venice X. Because the file size is rather large due to the ground image it only includes one season (in most cases this is not a real issue) and no night textures. The VFR flights over these cities are mostly a day time affair anyway.
Detailed 3D renderings of the 3 city centers covered by more than 5,000 major buildings:
Aerial image coverage with up to 30cm/pix resolution (see attached Google Earth file)
Bonus: Full rendering of Catalina Island with and helipad!
Detailed scenery of Catalina’s “Airport in the Sky” with sloped runway!
More than 1,050 major buildings included
454,500 (!) autogen objects placed realistically
Highly detailed and customized mesh terrain
An incredible number of 150 helipads! Among them a few well-known ones as:
LAPD Hooper Heliport (largest rooftop heliport in the world. Set location of the "BlueThunder" movie and series)
Catalina Island Pebbly Beach Seaplane Base and Heliport
Major airports in and around the city are covered with new high res ground images with customized mesh terrain (no new building structures added with the exception of KAVX):
KLAX Los Angeles Intl
KBUR Burbank Bob Hope
KSNA John Wayne Orange Co
KLGB Long Beach
KVNY Van Nuys
KAVX Catalina "Airport in the Sky"
KSMO Santa Monica Mun
KSLI Los Alamitos AAF
KEMT El Monte
KHHR Northrop Hawthorne
KCPM Compton Woodley
64CL Goodyear Blimp Base
KNTK Tustin MCAS
Sound effects like downtown- and highway traffic and animated gulls
Animated ships and boats between LA Port and Catalina Island
Traffic on most major roads
Low price, very good value for money. Just to compare the features of Los Angeles to the average numbers of previous US Cities:
30 times as many helipads!
More than 2 times as many airports!
More than 5 times as many autogen objects!
More than 3 times as many major buildings!
Includes a separate Scenery Density Tool, which makes this highly detailed scenery enjoyable on slower systems as well!
Conclusion by FlightSim.com: "The wide area of Aerosoft's Los Angeles X scenery, its plentiful surface features, and its detailed buildings enable unlimited opportunities for visual navigation and sightseeing. The scenery reflects considerable attention to detail and accuracy as well as to frame rates. I enjoyed reviewing Los Angeles X, and I believe simulating flights with this scenery would be enjoyable, too. I don't usually comment on price because value is perceived differently by various people, but I was surprised by Aerosoft's asking price for all this scenery."
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (incl. SP1 and SP2 or Acceleration Pack, Gold Edition or Steam Edition) or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V4.x Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Windows 7 (fully updated) Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU (Core 2 Quad advised) 2 GB RAM Direct X 9 compatible Graphics Card with minimal 512 MB Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 minimal to read and print the manual Download-Size: 2,5 GB Installations-Size: 3 GB
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