One of the more popular products over the years has been the Lukla X and Mount Everest scenery by Aerosoft.
It is not surprising why it is popular. Take the world tallest mountain (above the waterline anyway), and match it with one of the most interesting and challenging airports you will find, and you have a flyers paradise (or is that nightmare?).
Here are a couple YouTube videos of the real airport:
The Aerosoft version is available for FS2004 or FSX (boxed or download) and features:
Lukla - Airport at the top of the world features:
- Lukla airfield with its spectacular very short, very sloping runway, at 9000 plus altitude.
- High definition mesh for the entire area
- Based on commercially available satellite image (expensive stuff, believe us) with textures details down to centimeters
- Lukla village in great detail, all houses
- Nearly all villages in the area at their exact location with every single house based on official Nepalese maps.
- Nepalese style and not standard autogen of course
- High resolution mesh terrain and texture resolution of Mt. Everest Mountain provided by no other commercial add-on
- Mount Everest base camp (helicopter destination) and other camps higher on the mountain
- Two additional strips nearby; Phaplu and Syngboche (at 12286ft!)
- Some of the villages have typical Nepalese stupas (shrines) and the famous Tengboche Monastery at the Everest trekking route is included
- Not a single road in the scenery!
- Two FSX missions "with voice files"
- Manually placed landclass, plus all rivers and lakes.
- Extensive English manual, with chapters on high altitude operations
- Fully updated with FSX features as bumpmaps, scenery sounds and other effects
- Perfect combination with DHC-6 Twin Otter X
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Service Pack 2)
- Windows XP(SP2), Windows Vista
- Pentium 3GHz (Duo2Core Intel or equivalent advised)
- 512 MB RAM
- 256 Mb DirectX 9 graphics card (512 Mb recommended
- Download-Size: 63 MB
- Installations-Size: 100MB
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