MBS International Airport
Freeland County in Michigan
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Small International Airport
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MBS International Airport for FSX and P3D is the most feature rich and detailed airport product to date. The airport serves the cities of Midland, Bay City and Saginaw in Freeland County, Michigan. It’s situated 100nm north west of Detroit and approximately 200nm from both Toronto and Chicago.
MBS is a great airport for a balance between commercial flying and general aviation. It’s 8000ft primary runway serves a selection of commercial aircraft in the real world, which operate out of the new passenger terminal. On the other side of the 6000ft secondary runway you can find a range of service hangers next to the general aviation and corporate jet apron. General aviation pilots are also treated with an isolated disused world war 2 runway, a challenge to the aviation skills of those who endeavour.
The passenger terminal features a fully modelled interior, accurate to real world blueprints, allowing you to walk through and explore as a passenger. As a pilot parked at one of it’s 6 gates you can look through the terminal windows and see every detail inside the building. The jetways are fully integrated with SODE, which allows command of the docking and undocking procedure.
Over on the corporate jet apron is another highly detailed interior of one of the main hangers. Pilots can choose to start or end their flight from inside this hanger.
A range of brand new HD service vehicles, cars and trucks have been placed around this airport. Each of these new vehicles has been meticulously developed, using on site photographs as reference. Each new vehicle has a cab interior and transparent glass, adding a new level of depth and immersion.
Runway’s, taxiway’s and apron surfaces are represented with high definition textures based on real world surface photography, providing an unrivalled level of visual realism while taxiing around the airport.
Dense population of RealFlora in use at MBS provides a realistic variety of grasses and ground plants across the airport, particularly delivering a very convincing feel of overgrowth at the abandoned section of world war 2 runway.
MBS airport sits in a rural expanse of fertile land, surrounded by farms and small holdings, this scenery perfectly recreates these visually recognizable landmarks in immense detail. Individually modelled farms with grain silo’s, water towers, wind generators and barns surround the airport, providing a huge amount of realism on approach and departure.
MBS International Airport£23.99 (£19.99 exc. VAT)
The verdict is simple. This airport is simply one of the best and most detailed regional airports I have ever tested, and easily has the best interior terminal modeling of any airport on the ESP platform. Period. They keep an insane level of detail going for so long, and in so many areas, even the area around the airport is superb quality. At the low price of £19.99 that they’re asking for, this is one of those true no-brainer purchases. While the scenery occasionally has a few odd faults (the grass issue, the CRJ at the main terminal, etc) the overall package is a step above the rest, and absolutely worth your money. Once the Aerosoft CRJ comes out, I see this being a very frequent regional destination for me and many others.Read Full Review
When it comes to value, it’s really hard to put a price on this. The detail, dedication and hardwork clearly represented in MBS International Airport make this an immediate masterpiece. Turbulent Designs have undoubtedly created their best airport yet. There’s detail in every corner and performance is fantastic with a few minor qualms. The interior terminal buildings and the attention given to the HD quality vehicles show that Turbulent Designs have excelled in their ability to deliver fantastic looking airports. I’m hoping they start bringing these talents to more commonly used airports to ensure their product has value for the masses.Read Full Review
Turbulent Designs' MBS International Airport is without a doubt one of the best airports I have come across outside of X-Plane 11. The attention to detail is superb and to combine that with high performance is nothing short of some sort or sorcery.Read Full Review
It's always pleasing to find products that push the boundaries, striving to provide us with a reality that enhances our simulated flights. While I know some readers regard this realism as superfluous and of course I respect that opinion, for me personally, the more the better. Turbulent Designs has done a brilliant job with MBS and I look forward to seeing its next release. Highly recommended.Read Full Review