VFR Real Scenery Vol. 1 - South East England

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X
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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 Real Scenery Volumes - Download editions

Volume 2 (Central & Southern England)
Volume 3 (Wales & South West 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.

 
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

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 2) Chichester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Reading, Swindon, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Biirmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Stoke
 
Volume 3) Chester, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, Aberystwyth, Bridgwater, Exeter, Plymouth, Truro
 
Volume 4)
Liverpool, Manchester,  Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, York, Lancaster, Barrow, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Berwick


"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!"
Astraboy.com

"It's a must have" 
Flight Times

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

"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

"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

"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

"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 (Vols 3 & 4 review)

"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 (Vol. 3 review)

"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)


This demo covers Shoreham and part of the south coast of England. It also includes three pre-saved flights so you get flying immediately in the area covered by the Volume 1 scenery.

   Filesize: 100MB

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. 1 - SE England (Download) Just Flight's VFR Real Scenery uses the very latest digital aerial images of the UK to transform Southeast 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: 7.2GB (learn about downloads)

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