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 Post subject: Antarctica X
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 2:52 am 

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So, I got my hands on Antarctica X which was released for Prepar3d not that long ago. Antarctica X is an absolutely stunning scenery, covering the whole Antarctic continent (except the very geographical south, due to technical limitations with the flight simulator). Sorry for hotlinking the images below only, couldn't find a way to decrease their size in the post, which made the post unreadable. :)

The graphics are absolutely awesome.

There is almost a surreal feeling to flying in the Antarctic. Your visual senses are really affected, everything is white!

The British Antarctic Survey does ferry flights twice per year between Canada and the Antarctic. "The Antarctic Ferry-flights are the punctuation to the start and end of the flying season. A lot of preparations go into these flights, and the goal is simple: To fly the aeroplanes as quickly as possible from Canada to Punta Arenas, in readiness for the final leg over the Drake Passage, fully configured with Skis, and into Antarctica."

I decided to fly one of these ferry flights myself, from Canada to the Antarctic, it will take about 12 days. The image below is from the Day 1 leg, flying from Springbank field in Canada to Casper-Natrona Airport in Wyoming, USA. I may take some more images on my way down.

"The Twin Otter is a high wing, twin engine, turbo-prop aircraft. They are used all over the world and are known for their rugged construction, reliability and ‘Short Take Off and Landing’ (STOL) performance. The version operated by British Antarctic Survey is the wheel/ski equippable aircraft which lands on snow, ice or any other type of hard runways. During a typical season they will transport people, fuel, skidoos, sledges, food and scientific equipment to remote camps, landing on skis on unprepared snow. The planes will also lay depots and stockpile fuel for field science parties."

In case anyone is interested I am using the following software for the purpose of flying down to the Antarctic:

Prepar3d v2.5
Aerosoft Twin Otter X Extended (fantastic airplane addon)
Active Sky Next (live weather)
Ultimate Traffic 2 (AI traffic)
REX 4 cloud textures
FS Global 2010 (meshes)
OrbX FTX Global Base + Vector
OrbX FTX North America Northern Rocky Mountains and Central Rocky Mountains
OrbX FTX Trees HD
Aerosoft Antarctica X

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