Orbx has a brand new airport to show for Microsoft Flight Simulator, continuing to expand its ever-growing portfolio all across the world. After a nicely detailed rendition of Prague Airport, the Australian team has now turned to the United States, with the re-creation of KCRW Yeager Airport, in West Virginia.
KCRW opened its doors after World War II, some 6 km east of Charleston, as Kanawha Airport. Its current name was adopted in 1985, in memory of General Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, in the Bell X-1.
Nowadays, Yeager Airport serves some domestic destinations, with routes operated by American, Delta, Spirit, and United Airlines.
KCRW sits atop a mountain, with a ravine immediately after both ends of the 6302ft-long runway. This makes for some nerve-wracking approaches, with no margin for error. Be very careful with those long landings!
As usual, Orbx appears to have put a lot of care into this scenery, with beautiful modeling and texturing, custom jetways, static aircraft, and even a detailed terminal interior. Since this airport is also the home of the McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, you’ll see some C-130s Hercules parked in the scenery!
KCRW Yeager International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available from Orbx Direct, priced at around $17.
- High-quality PBR textures
- Custom POIs for the surrounding area and Charleston downtown
- Custom jetways
- Dynamic night lighting
- Custom groundpoly
- Landside area recreated in high detail
- Detailed terminal interior