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Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets First Free Major Airport Add-On

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets First Free Major Airport Add-On

The first free add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator have been gradually appearing, but they were portraying minor airfields, until now.

While the first free add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator have been gradually appearing, they were mostly portraying minor airfields, until now.

Aerosoft, which is one of the biggest third-party add-on providers for various games in the genre, has published the first relatively major airport available for free.

It’s Paderborn/Lippstadt airport in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and it’s definitely worth downloading from Aerosoft’s website.

It comes with the following features:

  • Detailed recreation of Paderborn airport
  • Custom aerial images covering the airport and surrounding area
  • Current runway, taxiway, and stand layouts
  • Custom taxiway signage
  • Realistic night time lighting
  • Accurate depiction of the terminal interior
  • Custom jetway models
  • Custom windsock models

Given the level of detail, the download isn’t exactly small, requiring 3,6 gigabytes of storage space.

You won’t even need our guide to install free add-ons, because this one comes with its own dedicated installer.

Below you can check out a few screenshots, directly from my screen.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s new and groundbreaking game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam. An Xbox version is also planned for the future but has no release date for now.

Just yesterday, we learned that the first patch is expected between the next week or so.

You can also check out our growing guide wiki that includes more information that can help you get started in the game.

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