The scenery is offered in two versions sold separately, one for FS2004 and another for FSX.
Each version is sold for US$ 17.50
Current Version: 1.3
Publication Date: 2013.06.07
Download free upgrade to v1.3 here.
BluePrint Simulations version of Detroit Metropolitan Airport is current, detailed and accurate. It depicts the passenger terminal complex at an unprecedented level of detail and includes the new North terminal as well as the most recent additions to the McNamara terminal: the concourse B extension and the new concourse C. The terminals and other components of the scenery feature three-dimensional and light/shadow effects created by means of actual three-dimensional details in each model as opposed to the use of complex and frame-rate intensive textures. Aircraft parking positions and boarding gate configurations accurately represent the real terminals. Optional sets of static vehicles individually positioned and branded to represent the airline using each gate enhance the terminal environment during taxi operations. All concourses combined, our scenery includes one hundred and forty two individually configured, jetway-equipped gates.
Our scenery also includes the great majority of structures located within the airport boundaries. All structures including hangars are three-dimensional and available for customization and use. The most relevant general aviation facilities include two fire stations, the FedEx and UPS package handling facilities, the Delta Airlines maintenance complex, the Asig and Metro Flight services general aviation terminals and aircraft storage hangars, four deicing pads and numerous general aviation and maintenance facilities. The FAA air traffic control tower attached to the McNamara terminal is also included.
Runways and taxiways are laid out according to current official airport diagrams and charts. Especial attention is paid to the location of navigation facilities including VORs, localizers, glide slopes and precision approach path indicators. The scenery also includes detailed and accurately positioned 3-D models for most navigation aid fixtures including approach lighting as well as localizer, glide slope, and VOR antennae. Taxiway signs and markings are carefully placed at each intersection to facilitate taxing. A few extra marking and signs are added to facilitate ground movement in the simulator environment and enhance the pilot’s experience. Those include runway hold-short flashing lights at every intersection and three-dimensional, oversized parking position alignment aids.
Note: No measurable frame-rate degradation was observed using the hardware specified above as “fully tested”.
* BluePrint Simulations sceneries are designed and tested using nVidia GPU’s exclusively. For Current generation video card specifications visit nVidia.com. For ATI video card specifications visit ati.com
Approach charts for this airport can be found at: http://www.faa.gov
(Note: follow the link to “Free Online Products” and “digital – TPP/Airport Diagrams)
645 ft (197 m)
8501 x 200 ft (2591 x 60 m)
10001 x 150 ft (3048 x 45 m)
10000 x 150 ft (3048 x 45 m)
12003 x 200 ft (3658 x 60 m)
8708 x 150 ft (2654 x 45 m)
8500 x 150 ft (2590 x 45 m)
Concourse A (Delta)
Concourse B (Delta)
Concourse C (Delta)