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BluePrint’s version of KMCO offers the most accurate, up to date and detailed
rendition ever offered.
Located in central Florida, MCO is the gateway to one of the most comprehensive
and popular entertainment destination in the world. Thanks to its unique
design, it has managed to maintain a relaxed atmosphere typical of smaller
regional airports. Nonetheless, it has nearly one hundred airline gates that
stay busy throughout the day. Served by most domestic and numerous
international airlines, MCO offers non stop flights to every major airport in
the US and Canada plus numerous destinations in Europe, Central and South
MCO's passenger facilities consist of a central terminal linked via independent
people movers to four remote concourses or airsides. No detail was spared in the
rendering of each of the four airsides. The older Airsides 1 and 3 share style
and design and they are both currently under renovation. They have, as usual,
been portrayed incorporating the ongoing changes. Based on very recent pictures
and artistic renderings of the final product we have been able to incorporate as
many details as possible. Once we have access to pictures of the fully
remodeled facilities we will fine-tune our models as needed.
The relatively newer Airsides 2 and 4 are very different from
each other and the older ones. Each has been modeled as accurately as
possible. Airside 4 was originally designed to accommodate the once significant
Delta Airlines operations as well as to offer more convenient and modern
international arrivals facilities. It is now shared by Delta( including their
newly acquired Northwest) and AirTran. The latter recently moved its growing
operations from the crowded Airside 2. Airside 4 also receives all the European
airlines serving MCO, the most frequent visitor being Virgin Atlantic.
Finally, Airside 2 with its unique garden view is by far the
busiest serving as hub to both Southwest and JetBlue. We have paid especial
attention to this one to honor the fact that it not only brings together the two
archrivals of the “discount airline” industry in the US, but also because it
serves as ground zero to the fiercest aviation rivalry of all: on one side the
Airbus A320 and on the other the Boeing 737 NG.
The main terminal building is significantly less esthetically
appealing than most as it appears to be just a hotel next to a huge parking
structure flanked by two parking decks. Nonetheless, it has been rendered
paying special attention to the few details that enhance its appearance which
are essentially the four tram stations. An extra effort was also taken to
accurately portray the massive parking facilities which are highly visible from
all four Airsides and are an integral part of the airport’s character.
As usual, the air traffic control tower was used as the anchoring
feature for this massive airport, even more so in this particular case as KMCO’s
tower bears the distinction of being the tallest one in the United States
(followed closely by another one of our favorites, KIND’s).
We have also rendered the general aviation, cargo and maintenance
facilities located along the west end of the field. Despite some
level-of-detail concessions made to accommodate the significantly more complex
commercial passenger facilities, all significant structures were rendered
including the Cessna/Citation training facility, the FedEx and UPS ramps, the
Galaxy Aviation and Signature Flight Support terminals and hangars, and the
general cargo area.
Finally, special attention was paid to the terrain
representation. Accommodating rather than overpowering the typical Central
Florida abundance of water, KMCO’s terminal and airsides intermingle with small
lakes and wooded areas. Despite the terrain texturing and elevation detail
limitations imposed by the simulators, we believe that we have managed to
capture the unique look and feel of the airport as a whole.
THIS WORKS ONLY INTO FSX
optimized Gmax models of the three terminals, air traffic control tower, and all
significant aircraft maintenance, cargo and general aviation facilities
high-resolution textures for all Gmax generated models including transparency
and reflection effects
high-resolution photo real ground textures carefully blended with its
surroundings and including water effects
and taxiway layout, including detailed markings and signs
and ramp markings and ramp illumination effects.
Three levels of scenery complexity and detail:
complexity which includes terrain texturing, autogen vegetation, airport layout
with taxiway signs and basic navigation equipment models
and glide slope radio signals are available regardless of the scenery complexity
setting), most buildings within the field’s boundaries
terminal and four airsides, the air traffic control tower and general aviation,
cargo and maintenance facilities.
complexity that adds detailed instrument approach lighting system models, ramp
vehicles and infield trees.
complexity that adds 50% more ramp vehicles and 100% more infield trees for
increased realism. It also adds detailed trucks and cargo containers
in the FedEx, UPS,
and general cargo ramps and adds a few extra details to the terminal building.
EXTREMELY DENSE complexity setting is recommended for computer
with advanced CPUs (Intel Core2 Quad) and video rendering resources (nVidia
GeForce 8000 series or better). For suggested hardware configuration
custom-made AI mapping file including realistic gate and parking spot. A basic
AI mapping file without gate assignments is also available.
FSX and Windows XP or Windows Vista
IMPORTANT NOTE: The FSX version is not compatible with the default animated
aircraft service vehicles. Gate configuration is depicted accurately. In most
cases, the available space around the parked aircraft cannot accommodate the
default vehicles. An alternate set of static vehicles is provided.