Review: Orbx FTX LDDU Dubrovnik Airport for FSX and P3D
If you are looking for a scenic and challenging destination for your flight simulator, you might want to check out Orbx FTX LDDU Dubrovnik Airport. This is a highly detailed and accurate rendition of the airport and its surroundings, based on on-site photography and custom modeling. It covers over 100 square kilometers of photoreal terrain, with a unique multi-elevation airport model that follows the natural terrain. It also includes a full Dubrovnik cityscape, with landmarks such as the Walled city, the Franjo TuÄman Bridge, the hospital with helipad, and an animated cable car.
Dubrovnik Airport is located on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, and is a popular summer tourist destination. It can handle aircraft up to the size of a 747, but it also offers plenty of opportunities for general aviation flights. The airport has a single runway (11-29) that is 3,300 meters long and 45 meters wide. The runway has an interesting slope, with a 0.8% gradient from west to east. The approach from the west is especially scenic and challenging, as you have to fly over the city and the mountainous coastline, with a steep descent and a sharp turn before landing.
Orbx FTX LDDU Dubrovnik Airport is compatible with FSX, FSX: Steam Edition, and Prepar3D v1-v5. It requires only Orbx Global Base as a prerequisite product. It features animated SODE jetways, advanced ambient occlusion and night rendering techniques, custom vegetation and lighting, and a full suite of Flow technology for dynamic effects. The scenery is optimized for NGX and airliner operations, but it also works well with smaller aircraft. The performance is smooth and stable, with no noticeable impact on frame rates.
The scenery is available from Orbx Direct for AUD $32.95 (approx. USD $24.50). It is well worth the price, as it offers a stunning and immersive experience of flying to one of the most beautiful locations in Europe. Orbx FTX LDDU Dubrovnik Airport is a must-have for any flight simulator enthusiast who enjoys realistic and challenging approaches, or who simply wants to explore the Croatian riviera.
One of the highlights of Orbx FTX LDDU Dubrovnik Airport is the inclusion of the Dubrovnik cityscape, which adds a lot of realism and atmosphere to the scenery. The city is famous for its historical and cultural heritage, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The scenery features a detailed representation of the Old Town, with its distinctive red-roofed buildings and medieval walls. You can also see other landmarks such as the Rector's Palace, the Sponza Palace, the Cathedral, and the Onofrio's Fountain. The scenery also includes the modern parts of the city, such as the Gruz port, the Lapad peninsula, and the Babin Kuk resort area.
The scenery also offers a lot of variety and diversity in terms of terrain and vegetation. The airport is surrounded by mountains, hills, valleys, and forests, which create a stunning contrast with the blue sea and the white buildings. The scenery uses custom autogen and vegetation to match the local flora and fauna. You can see olive trees, cypresses, pines, palms, and other plants that are typical of the Mediterranean climate. The scenery also features realistic water effects, such as waves, reflections, and specular lighting.
Orbx FTX LDDU Dubrovnik Airport is not only a visual treat, but also a fun and challenging place to fly. The airport has a complex layout and elevation, which requires careful planning and execution. The approaches from both directions are demanding and rewarding, as you have to deal with terrain, weather, traffic, and ATC. The scenery also offers plenty of opportunities for VFR flights, as you can explore the coast, the islands, the mountains, and the city. You can also fly to other nearby airports in Croatia or neighboring countries, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina or Montenegro. a474f39169