The city of Philadelphia, in the United States, has just got the third payware rendition of its international airport. Following FlightSimStudio’s and MK Studio’s work on this airport, it’s now time for DominicDesignTeam to show their worth and propose an alternative to the existing offerings, so that simmers can have plenty of choices in their quest for the best KPHL for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Set in the heart of Pennsylvania, KPHL Philadelphia International Airport is the state’s largest airport and a key gateway for travelers across the globe. In 2021 alone, the airport served 9.8 million passengers, ranking it as the 21st busiest airport in the United States. With 22 airlines offering nearly 500 daily departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide, the airport is a veritable hub of aerial activity.
But the real-life statistics of KPHL are just the start. DominicDesignTeam’s work promises to bring the airport to life in MSFS with great attention to detail. Every aspect of the airport, from the placement of ground markings to the custom jetways, has been reproduced.
DominicDesignTeam made extensive use of PBR textures to deliver a product that looks very realistic. But it’s not just static scenery that’s been lavished with attention. The airport is alive with custom animations, from the hustle and bustle of passengers to the trains that shuttle people around the airport grounds. These animations should give KPHL a palpable sense of activity, making it feel like a living, breathing part of the MSFS world.
Competition is fierce in this particular scenery with three talented development teams offering their own views for what KPHL should look like in MSFS. DominicDesignTeam’s effort looks rather impressive from the official images, which showcase a very good-looking and detailed scenery.