O. R. Tambo International, Africa’s busiest airport, is now out for MSFS

Gaffer Simulations has released O. R. Tambo International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This marks the launch of Africa’s busiest airport on the platform, a major continental hub that connects to Africa’s most important airports and many international destinations across the globe.

O. R. Tambo International Airport (FAOR) is also known as Johannesburg Airport, the largest city in the country, which it has been serving since 1952. As a hot and dry airport, situated 5,500 feet ASL, O. R. Tambo Airport is equipped with two long runways, which are necessary due to the thin air.

Gaffer Simulations brings us this detailed scenery that serves as a very significant upgrade to the bland default scenery in MSFS. Africa is not as lucky as other regions in the world regarding terrain detail for MSFS, so we always welcome the efforts from third-party developers to improve this with their own custom creations.

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Gaffer Simulations re-created FAOR with realism in mind, with accurate and detailed exterior and interior models, not only in the main buildings but also in plenty of associated objects and structures around the airport.

Airliner simmers will find a few cool features to take advantage of, such as the custom jetways and GSX Pro support. A profile is available for free for users of both products, enabling full VDGS docking systems for the A,C and E gates, along with customized pushback.

O. R. Tambo International Airport (FAOR) is now available from Simmarket, priced at around $22.

Main features:

  • Hand-made ground polygons
  • Accurately modelled interior and exterior
  • Highly detail models of all airport buildings, objects
  • Main airport terminal interior with lighting and custom objects
  • Custom built jetways with PBR texturing and animations
  • Level of Detail (LOD) optimisation