When it comes to flight simulators, the quality, complexity and depth of terrain is probably only second in importance to the cockpit and instrument detail. This becomes apparent when you see the extent of detail Flight Pro Sim has gone into in creating realistic world maps. You can never hone your ability to fly through mountainous terrain until you, well, fly through mountainous terrain!
Flight Pro Sim world maps are one of the most accurate and realistic simulator maps in the market today and are based on authentic US military mapping information. Not only do the maps cover in great detail almost any landscape you can think of such as rivers, lakes, rails, roads, it also includes more than 20,000 accurate models of the world’s airports.
The airport detail goes down to varying runway farmhouse near mumbai lighting intensity depending on your approach angle. This is important since visual illusions have been the cause of a substantial number of night landing accidents over the years. Examples of such illusions include the pilot perceiving the runway to be longer than it really is or assuming pitch darkness in the horizon is representative of dark night sky whereas this may just be a solid object such a mountain.
Indeed, if you are looking for realistic flight simulation, Flight Pro Sim world maps are the closest you can get to an actual flight. If you are flying into Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, get slightly dazed by the characteristic glare of vehicle headlights cruising through the city’s Western Express Highway. Contrast the near pitch blackness below when flying across the Pacific Ocean to the bright lights that welcome you when approaching an airport at a major city.
If you want even more fun, why not try flying over your house, workplace or your parents’ farmhouse? When the Flight Pro Sim world maps are termed military-grade, it really means just that. The data is based on the latest SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) which is run by among others, the North American Space Agency (NASA) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) which is a division of the United States Department of Defense.
And the simulation is not limited to what is on ground. Accurate time and season modelling means the moon, sun and stars are placed in the exact same place they would be if the plane were taking off from that specific location at a specific time. If it is winter in the Arctic Circle, Flight Pro Sim world maps will incorporate this through 24 hour nights.
The basic installation Flight Pro Sim package comes with scenery for a small part of the Greater San Francisco area. This ‘sample’ is a great way to see the benefits of Flight Pro Sim’s realistic world scenery. It is highly unlikely that you will be content with such a limited scope. The basic package scenery maps will also not provide the full experience Flight Pro Sim is built to deliver. For that, nothing short of the full world scenery maps will do. The full set of world scenery maps can be purchased separately