Label: Horizon Simulation Ltd
Developer: Horizon Simulation Ltd
Genre: Flight Simulation
Release: 1st July 2005
Format: PC DVD-ROM
Real Photographic Scenery for the Whole of the Netherlands...
Created from highly detailed aerial photography, VFR Netherlands lets you fly over every square inch of the scenic Dutch landscape in breath-taking photographic detail and enjoy the same views from your virtual cockpit that real pilots see when flying over Holland.
By replacing the representative (default) scenery for the Netherlands (provided by Microsoft) with real aerial photography, VFR Netherlands gives you spectacular views of the whole country in your simulator, allowing you to take in a completely new perspective of the Dutch landscape at a fraction of the cost of flying for real.
Some of the fantastic features:
Photographic Scenery - Unbelievable quality and clarity...
Stunning aerial photography, showing every home, street, town, tree, river, valley and mountain in the scenery area! The scenery is generated from the best aerial photography available and is displayed at the maximum level of detail resolution that MSFS can display.
Complete Countrywide Coverage...
Giving you over 41,000 km2 (16,000mi2) of highly detailed aerial photography and terrain, for the first time you can enjoy sight-seeing and exploring over every square inch of the Netherlands in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Terrain Mesh (elevation model) - Highly detailed & accurate...
A 30m elevation model is provided which includes every lump and bump of terrain in the Netherlands. Whilst by and large the Dutch landscape is remarkably flat, the terrain mesh adds depth to the photographic scenery and gives you recognisable terrain with minute topographic detail to further enhance the realism of the photographic scenery.
Interactive Water Bodies - Polish your landing skills on water...
Every dyke, pond, reservoir, lake, river, and esturary in the Netherlands has been designated interactive, giving you moving, reflective water textures, and the option to land float aircraft anywhere in Holland.
Airports - Full integration with existing FS airports and add-ons...
VFR Netherlands is entirely compatible with existing airports and add-ons. By simply replacing the scenery surrounding the airports with real aerial photography and elevation data, you can now enjoy flying into and out of the default FS airports, or beautifully crafted add-ons from other designers, with real photographic detail.
Have Fun with VFR Netherlands:
Go Sight-Seeing/Explore the Netherlands...
It's not until you actually take to the skies for a bird's eye view that you really know the world we live in. VFR Netherlands now lets you soar the skies free from air traffic control on your home computer, exploring the beautiful Dutch landscape and enjoying the same incredible views that real aviators do when flying over the same area.
Practice VFR Navigation...
If you're studying for, or already hold a private pilot's licence, Flight Simulator and VFR Netherlands is one of the most cost effective ways of practicing VFR Navigation.
With every road, river, railway line, and landmark in the coverage area accurately and recognisably depicted in photographic detail, you can identify features on maps and charts to help you navigate cross country flights over the Netherlands for real.
Fly Reconnaissance Before Taking To The Skies...
If you're planning a cross-country flight over an area you've never flown, VFR Netherlands allows you to fly the exact route (in your preferred weather conditions) and collect Visual Reference Points (VRPs) which you can use to plot your course when flying for real.
Scenery so real that it is used by military, civilian, and private pilots for training...
VFR Netherlands is quite literally a landmark development in simulation. Using a highly detailed, seamless mosaic of aerial images of the Dutch landscape, VFR Netherlands gives you a virtual world so real that you can recognise even the smallest details on maps and flying charts, allowing realistic VFR Navigation and IP to target training.
VFR Netherlands is provided with a DVD packed with real aerial photographic scenery and terrain data covering the whole of the country.
VFR Netherlands includes over 41,000 km2 (16,000 mi2) and will take up approximately 1.7 GB of space on your hard drive.
Minimum Specifications: FS2002/FS2004, Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, 700 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, 32 MB graphics card, 400 MB Hard Disk space, DirectX 8.0a.
Recommended Specifications: FS2002/FS2004, Windows XP Pro, 1 GHz processor (or faster), 512 MB+ RAM, 64+ MB graphics card, 1.8GB MB Hard Disk space, DirectX 9.0a, or later.
Developed by Horizon Simulation Ltd. Made in Great Britain.
Includes aerial photography supplied by ®Eurosense BV 2003-2005
®Horizon Simulation Ltd, 2005. Aerial photography Copyright ®Eurosense BV 2003-2005 All Rights Reserved.
Full details of the Horizon range can be accessed at www.horizonsimulation.com
About Horizon Simulation
Horizon Simulation is a pioneering software specialist that leads the world in the development of highly detailed and accurate virtual models of the real world for use in training and gaming flight simulators.
A British company, based in London, Horizon works with the best international data suppliers to create highly innovative and immersive scenery upgrades for the world's most advanced flight simulations. Horizon's products give simulator pilots the same views from their virtual cockpit that real aviators enjoy in flight, providing fascinating landscapes for the casual user and a large amount of training value to private and professional pilots around the globe.
Horizon's operations in the professional simulation industry for both civilian and defense clients assures that its consumer products are always at the forefront of the development of virtual modeling. Insight from these professional liaisons is used to conceive new software upgrades for consumer simulators, which are tested and used by some of the world's most revered flying establishments.
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