The airfield at Sion is one the most scenic and aeronautically challenges in Europe! This airfield, situated in the middle of Wallis distinguishes itself by its realism and optimal integration into the "Switzerland Professional X" photorealistic scenery.
With a large amount of features - diverse small aircraft, impressive night texturing, AI traffic, frequency-controlled approach- and taxiway lighting - and a well equipped military airfield earn the highest marks for Sion. VFR-pilots will find all distinctive visual references such as petrol stations, the hospital in Sion and the castles of Valère und Tourbillon. The printable A4 approach charts will help you on the steep IGS and subsequent VFR approach to runway 25. The castles are breathtaking but it's beaten by the fantastic firework display in Tourbillon which takes place on the Swiss national holiday and New Year's Eve!
Highly detailed airfield scenery of SION optimized for FSX
Static objects such as cars, various different military vehicles, PC-6 Porter and PC-7 as well as Hunter display
Sion hospital with helicopter landing site
High-voltage power line and railway tracks in 3D
Very detailed civilian and military areas
Adapted AI traffic
Night lighting also for both castles
VFR reference points such as petrol stations and Valère and Tourbillon castles
Optimal integrated in Switzerland Professional X
ILS-capable ( IGS Rwy25 )
Printable approach charts
Large firework display at Tourbillon castle on Swiss national holiday on 1st Aug. and new year's eve
Approach and taxiway lighting frequency-controlled from Sion-Tower or Sion-Ground
Animated military bunkers
Safety nets are placed at the end of the active runway
Conclusion by Avsim.com: "There are lots of little extras in and around this airport that give you the feeling that the airport is alive and not just a deserted concrete strip. The scenery is not without its faults but overall it's nicely done. They've tried to bring this airport to life and it's my opinion that they've managed to do that, despite some problems."
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