VFR Real Scenery Vol. 3 - Wales & SW England (Download)

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

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. With brilliant resolution, night lighting and water effects, this scenery really is as real as it gets!

VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules - this is the way that pilots navigate when they aren’t using complex instruments - they look at a map and then pinpoint landmarks on the ground to work out their course and position. It’s the most common form of recreational flying undertaken in the UK, but to do this in a flight simulator requires scenery that’s exactly the same as the real landscape. VFR Real Scenery is an amazing piece of software that does just that...

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!


Other VFR Volumes - Download editions

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


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 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

FAQs

Q. What do you mean by '25cm data'?

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

Here are some of the key towns featured in the other volumes:
 
Volume 1) Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover, Brighton, London, Basildon, Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge, Peterborough, Luton, Watford, Sevenoaks, Horsham, Chelmsford, Lincoln
 
Volume 2) Southampton, Portsmouth, Reading, Salisbury, Swindon, Oxford, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Stoke, Chichester, Bournemouth
 
Volume 4)
Liverpool, Manchester,  Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, York, Lancaster, Barrow, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Berwick


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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Packshot for VFR Real Scenery Vol. 3 - Wales & SW England (Download) Just Flight's VFR Real Scenery uses the very latest digital aerial images of the UK to transform Wales and Southwest England into the real landscape you can see from the air.

As well as accurate high-resolution photographic 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 terrain contours.

Download size: 8.4GB (learn about downloads)

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