Located in the Ionian Sea and not far from Italy, the island of Corfu has been a favorite holiday destination ever since air travel got cheap enough for the masses. Of course, as the rest of Greece, it has a long, often bloody and very rich history that is clearly visible all over the island.
Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport is a typical holiday airport. Off season it’s quiet with just a few flights every day while in the holiday season (and certainly on Monday and Friday) the airport is running at full capacity. The runway is built in a small bay and the approach from the south is spectacular as some of the best known landmarks are only a few hundred meters away. Though weather conditions are seldom a problem, wind can be an issue as it flows around and over the mountains that are close to the airport. In high summer turbulence can be severe close to the ground. As the runway has no ILS, all approaches are visual and certain the VOR DME NDB approach to runway 35 is not easy.
LiVEinFSX modeled this airport using the latest insights in scenery design. But what makes this a special project is not the technology but the keen eye for detail and obvious love for the Greek islands that is clearly visible. If you never bought an add-on for FSX this is a great one to start with!
Photo real texture (0.5-1.0m resolution) for whole Corfu Island
Custom terrain mesh for the whole island
Photo-realistic Scenery covering the main and the old town and both ends of the approach path.
Fully custom 3D airport with all structures
Custom HD ground textures with full FSX material properties (specular shine/water reflection) at airport
Realistic approach lighting system
Detailed rendition of Corfu’s famous landmarks on approach routes
Advanced animations at the airport (flag/vehicle animations etc.)
Detailed representation of old town and harbour
3D re-construction of the main ship port and rocky shores of the old town
\"Neben einer handwerklich soliden Szenerieumsetzung glänzt Corfu X noch mit einigen Herausforderungen, die das reale Vorbild bereits mit sich bringt. Die Landschaft Korfus bietet den Piloten einige äußerst interessante An- und Abflugverfahren, die man ansonsten eher selten vorfindet. Hinzu kommt, das Korfu nur über rudimentäre Navigationseinrichtungen verfügt, die überwiegend händisches Fliegen und somit eine gewisse Beherrschung des Flugzeugs verlangt.
Gerade dieser Umstand macht den Flug von und nach Korfu zu etwas Besonderem. Wenn dann, wie im Fall von Corfu X, auch noch die Szenerie reizvoll ist, dann entwickelt sich eine solche Szenerie schnell zu einem Lieblingsziel.\"
\"Overall I really liked the scenery, it provides a realistic depiction of the airport plus you have an entire island to explore. There are some interesting sites in and around the city of Corfu that have been reproduced with custom autogen but this island is rich in history and so I would have liked to have seen more of these included throughout the entire island. Despite my misgivings this scenery addon is still a great value for the price.\"