Flight simulator scenery consists of a variety of terrain, from cities – complete with high rise buildings, trees, and homes, to towns, to bucolic scenery such as mountains and hills. Clouds also count as scenery, as does rain, as do the stars and moon. The scenery must also look realistic at different times of the day and night.
For example, with FlightProSim, the player will find that all runways have correct markings and placements. The approach lighting is accurate. When night flying, the player can view ground lighting in urban areas – even see car headlights on major roadways.
The base install package from FlightProSim has flight simulator scenery for a small area around San Francisco. However, they also offer the entire world, available as a separate purchase, which consists of 10 degree by 10 degree chunks of world scenery, that come in self installation packs. This scenery includes all vmap0 lakes, rivers, roads, railroads, cities, towns, land cover, and so on.
VMap0 is “vector map level 0” is the National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s (NIMA) Digital Chart of the World, which provides worldwide coverage of vector-based geospatial data which can be viewed at 1:1,000,000 scale. The FlightProSim flight simulator scenery, therefore, is just about as real and accurate as simulator scenery can be.
FlightProSim also offers over a hundred aircraft. In addition to cockpit views of the various instrument panels, the software also includes exterior views of the craft, as well as exterior views of the airports from which you fly into and out of.
Because FlightProSim is open source software, qualified developers can add new aircraft and new scenery at any time, so that it is possible for the armchair pilot to enjoy hours and hours of fascinating journeys over every-changing scenery. You are going to love Flight Pro Sim!