VFR Real Scenery - The Collection

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

All four DVD-ROM volumes of this scenery expansion at an unbeatable price!

Just Flight's VFR Real Scenery uses the very latest digital aerial images of the UK to transform Flight Simulator X into the real landscape you can see from the air.

Fly over England and Wales in Flight Simulator X using VFR Real Scenery and you can sample the view you'd get from a real aircraft. You can see the real countryside from the air and pinpoint every key landmark. They're all featured - streets‚ buildings‚ rivers‚ lakes‚ reservoirs - and all at extremely high resolution and detail!

As well as accurate scenery the VFR Real Scenery series includes custom water features‚ night lighting effects and superb 9.6m mesh which hugely improves the accuracy of the relief - the ups and downs have never been so precise!

VFR Real Scenery Volumes - full details and more screenshots

Volume 1 South East England
Volume 2 (Central & Southern England)
Volume 3 (Wales & South West England)
Volume 4 (Northern England)

The VFR Real Scenery Information page on our website includes a coverage map, FAQs, demo's and videos from across the whole four-volume range.


DETAILED FEATURES IN EACH VOLUME

VFR Real Scenery uses 25cm aerial photographic data of England and Wales to create a high resolution scenery optimised for 1m display in Flight Simulator X.

The software includes 9.6m digital terrain data to vastly improve the accuracy of the relief in Flight Simulator X.

Main water features are individually rendered with Flight Simulator water effects. You can land a seaplane on the lakes and rivers in VFR Real Scenery!

Night lighting effects are customised for extra realism.

VFR RS includes the options to load the scenery in sections or at lower resolutions for more modestly specified PCs.

COVERAGE: VOLUME 1 – South East England

Covers all of Greater London, Kent, E. Sussex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Principal towns covered include:

  • Canterbury
  • Folkestone
  • Dover
  • Brighton
  • London
  • Basildon
  • Colchester
  • Ipswich
  • Norwich
  • Cambridge
  • Peterborough
  • Luton
  • Watford
  • Sevenoaks
  • Horsham
  • Chelmsford

COVERAGE: VOLUME 2 – Central & Southern England

Covers all of Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and parts of Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Cheshire.

Principal towns covered include:

  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Salisbury
  • Swindon
  • Oxford
  • Cheltenham
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton
  • Birmingham
  • Leicester
  • Nottingham
  • Derby
  • Stoke
  • Chichester
  • Bournemouth
  • Lincoln

COVERAGE: VOLUME 3 - Wales & South-West England

Covers all of Wales, Cornwall and Devon and parts of Somerset, Dorset, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Cheshire

Principal towns covered include:

  • Truro
  • Plymouth
  • Exeter
  • Barnstaple
  • Taunton
  • Weymouth
  • Bristol, Cardiff
  • Swansea
  • Aberystwyth
  • Caernarfon
  • Shrewsbury
  • Hereford
  • Chester

 
COVERAGE: VOLUME 4 - Northern England

Covers all of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria and parts of Merseyside, Derbyshire and Humberside.

Principal towns covered include:

  • Sheffield
  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Doncaster
  • Hull
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Lancaster
  • Kendal
  • Carlisle
  • Newcastle
  • Middlesbrough
  • York

FAQs

Q. I've seen stuff about 25cm data, 1m data, 2m data and 1.2m data. What does it all mean - I'm confused.

A. These values refer to the amount of ground represented by each pixel.  To put it simply, if something is being displayed at 1m this means that each individual ‘dot’ in the image represents a 1m square of the ground. In FS2004 the only level available was 4.8m and this meant that something the size of a normal house (say 12m x 20m) could only be shown using 8 dots. Although quite impressive, you couldn’t see all the detail that was in the original images.

Flight Simulator has gone from 4.8m to 1m and now the same house will be shown using 240 dots allowing much more detail to be seen. Similarly a normal road displayed at 4.8m will only be 2 dots wide and little more than a vague line in the scenery. At 1m the same road will have enough detail to show separate carriageways and even individual cars.
Although the FSX detail settings refer to the various levels as 1m, 2m, 5m and so on, this is in fact just a rounding off of the true internal levels used by the simulator. The actual values are 1.19m (‘1m’), 2.38m (‘2m’), 4.75m (‘5m’) and so on.


Q. So where does the 25cm come in?

A. When we say ‘25cm data’ we mean that the original digital images are at a resolution of 25cm per pixel. That's pretty accurate! These 25cm images are then optimised to be displayed at 1m per pixel in Flight Simulator X. The higher the original resolution, the better the quality will be when processed to a lower resolution. 1m gives the best compromise between appearance, performance and file size.


Q. What is terrain mesh and elevation data?

A. The visual scenery you see when flying in Flight Simulator is all built upon a basic framework (a 'mesh') that represents the height of the ground at any point in the world. This provides the three-dimensional relief model of hills, mountains, valleys, cliffs, depressions, plateaux and so forth, upon which all other scenery objects and ground textures are placed. The vast majority of the area of the default relief model of England and Wales in Flight Simulator X is set at 76m between each reference point so this means that there are no relief detail changes between points 76m apart. This creates a very "soft" terrain where mountains that should be craggy appear as smooth rounded hills and individual features that fall between the points are lost completely. VFR Real Scenery includes reference points that are just 9.6m apart which provides a far higher resolution than the default. Even small ground features now become visible.


Q. OK, I understand the 'mesh' but I've seen mesh quoted at 9.6m and 10m - what's the difference?
  
A. FSX uses a simplified set of values in the scenery settings options to avoid making things too confusing and making it easier for the user to visualise. When adjusting the Mesh Resolution slider in the Scenery options you will see values like 38m, 19m, 10m, 5m, 2m offered. These in fact are the simplified labels given to the real values. If you select the 10m setting then the actual resolution selected will be 9.6m. Mesh described as "10m mesh" is actually 9.6m mesh when used in FSX


Q. What areas do the other volumes cover?

A. Take a look at the map


"Road placement within FSX is spot on... The terrain detail is much improved... It certainly adds interest and a greater degree of realism to low level cross country flights... I’m sure that once you try VFR Scenery you'll not want to fly without it" FlightSimX.co.uk

"Just Flight's idea of real does not disappoint... with realistic visuals, highly defined landscapes, great night lighting and water effects this really is 'As real as it gets!' All this and increased performance, what more could any Flight Simulator enthusiast ask for. Amazing!" SimNewz.com

"Night lighting textures have been individually applied to each area of the scenery for extra accuracy and realism, and they are miles ahead of the default night lighting... I've never seen trees and fields that look as realistic as this in FS before, it's just breathtaking... The amount and quality of the detail that has been packed into this add-on is stunning, and Just Flight have once again raised the bar with regards to what is achievable within FSX"
FS Station.com

"I consider this release from Just Flight as the pinnacle of all their scenery expansions... Sharp detailed imagery with natural colouring... Night lighting effects are also included and they are stunning when flying over the pockets of civilisation... Frame rates are excellent throughout... In a single package, offering huge coverage, Just Flight has provided some of the finest scenery in the UK"
PC Pilot - 90% review score and Classic Product award

"Superb resolution, delivering quality night lighting and glistening water effects... When installed into FSX it actually runs quicker than the default scenery!... Another masterpiece of programming...stunning quality and scenery that actually speeds up your sim!" (Vol. 1 review)
Astraboy.com (Vol. 1 review)

"Water effects and night lighting looked great... As far as the looks of the product goes, outstanding!... The experienced VFR simmer will think they are in VFR heaven!"
FarmBoyZimsFlightSims.com (Vol. 1 review)

"If you are looking for some scenery enhancement, to improve your VFR capabilities, with smooth running graphics, then you will have to add this ensemble to your collection... the detail and superb effects gained amaze me"
FlightSim.com (Vol. 1 review)

"It's a must have"  Flight Times (Vol. 1 review)

"I would recommend this scenery... when it comes to low and slow, VFR Real Scenery for FSX is just great" PC Flight (Vol. 1 review)

"If you are into low and slow VFR flying, then I could not recommend this product highly enough... An awesome add-on that will transform the way you see and even think about the ground below you"  Avsim.com (Vol. 1 review)

"This is beautiful scenery to fly over, and the more you see of it, the more you look forward to seeing it again... High frame rates... Careful matching of source photographs with waterways, airport runways, and taxiways... Detailed terrain mesh improves highway overpasses and hedgerows... Colors are rich but not over saturated" Avsim.com

"The fields, trees, etc. looked highly accurate, and believable... Great ground detail... Wonderful enhanced scenery... The detail and superb effects presented truly amaze me. A cracking job!" FlightSim.com (Volume 4 review) 

"This is a must have for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X!" Avionic-Online.com

"An excellent set of products that can really add a lot of fun to your flying" FSReviews

"A fantastic package... The difference compared to the default scenery cannot be put into words... I experienced not one drop in frame rates at any point" Rob Scott (Mutley's Hangar)


System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration/SP2 compatible)
  • 2.5GHz+ PC
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 128Mb 3D graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista 
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Up to 12Gb hard drive space per volume, depending on choice of installation options
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VFR Real Scenery - The Collection All four DVD-ROM volumes in Just Flight's VFR Real Scenery series, providing coverage of the whole of England and Wales and transforming FSX into the real landscape you can see from the air.

As well as accurate high-resolution photorealistic scenery this expansion includes custom water features, night lighting effects and superb 9.6m mesh which hugely improves the accuracy of the terrain contours.
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