scenery is delivered in its current real-life
configuration, or 2008 version
New Indianapolis Intl KIND FSX
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KIND 2009 , The New Indianapolis
An installer to execute
the move from the old terminal to the new facility portrayed in a fictitious
operational configuration can be downloaded here.
A installer to execute the move to the new terminal in its 2009 "real-life"
configuration will be available just prior to the official opening day, November
BluePrint Simulations invites
you to participate in the opening of the newest airport in the United States. On
November 27, 2008, a new facility will replace the current passenger terminal at
KIND. The change is part of a redevelopment project started nearly two decades
ago. KIND's transformation has been a long process that involved the
construction of two parallel runways, expansion of the FedEx package sorting
facility, and the construction of one of the most advanced aircraft
reconfiguration and maintenance facilities in the world (originally operated by
United Airlines and now by AAR Aircraft Services.) In 2006, a new air traffic
control facility including a highly recognizable control tower (the third
tallest in the United States) entered operation. The pinnacle of the
redevelopment project will be the opening of the new passenger terminal. The new
terminal will in fact become the newest airport in the US, only having in common
with old airport its geographical location.
The new facility features an
elegant and futuristic terminal, with a softly curved roof and enormous glass
walls. Two mirror-image concourses flank the terminal, giving the complex a
unique look characterized by some as that of a well-known fantasy spaceship.
Beyond its architectural beauty, the new terminal's location between the two
parallel runways will transform KIND. The new configuration, already adopted by
most modern airports around the world, is not only significantly more efficient
but also much safer by eliminating the need for runway crossings by passenger
aircraft during normal operations. Based on pictures of the nearly complete
structure, the new terminal complex has been represented accurately in our
We have also accurately modeled
the new control tower, the current terminal with its four concourses, and the
FedEx package sorting facility. All other maintenance, cargo and general
aviation buildings have also been modeled accurately. Especial attention was
given to preserving the correct runway layout and orientation, while completely
re-doing the taxiway and ramp configuration in order to fit reality.
Our scenery is designed to give
you the opportunity to be part of KIND's exciting transformation. As delivered,
the scenery represents Indianapolis International airport as it exists today. As
in real life, the new passenger terminal can be seen its finished exterior has
been reproduced as accurately as possible. It will, however, be inoperative as
no jetways have been added. Also, AI traffic will utilize only the current
facility. Just prior to the official opening day (currently scheduled for
November 27,2008), we will issue an installer that will add jetways and vehicles
to the new facility and a new AI mapping file (AFCAD) will direct traffic to the
new terminal. (Jetways may be added sooner if gate configuration and airline
assignments become available.) The old facility will become inoperative at the
same time. Jetways and other vehicles and equipment will be removed and the AI
traffic will no longer utilize it.
For those of you eager to
experience the new airport right away, an installer containing the alternate set
of files is now available for download here. A few artistic liberties had to be
taken in order to give an operational status to the still unfinished terminal,
including gate and taxiway configurations as well as airline assignments. Please
notice that the old terminal will also be rendered inoperative.
- Custom-made, optimized Gmax models of most
buildings within the airport grounds including the two passenger terminals
and a total of six concourses, the FedEx package sorting facility, the USPS
priority and express mail sorting facility, the AAR maintenance complex, and
all other general aviation and cargo facilities.
- Custom-made, optimized textures for all Gmax
generated buildings. In the FSX version, reflective effects were used in the
textures of all major buildings.
- Custom-made, high-resolution photo real
ground textures in and around the airport depicting seasonal changes and
improved blending with the surrounding ground textures
- Accurate runway and taxiway layouts,
including detailed markings and signals
- Custom-made AI mapping file including
realistic gate and parking spot assignments*
- FSX and Windows XP or Windows Vista (32 bit
*The FSX version is not fully 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
|This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 April, 2008.