iniBuilds continues to offer MSFS simmers with a growing range of highly detailed airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time, the team brings us an impressive rendition of Southampton Airport (EGHI), in a meticulously crafted digital replica that pays homage to an airport whose history dates back to 1910.
Southampton Airport, located in the south of the UK, has played an important role in the region’s aviation history, especially during the World Wars. Fast forward to today, and it’s an important regional hub serving over 700,000 passengers annually. From being a focus city for BA Cityflyer to hosting a range of international carriers like KLM, the airport has something for everyone.
Whether you’re flying to France, Spain, or taking short hops to the Channel Islands with carriers like Aurigny and Blue Islands, Southampton is a gateway to a myriad of destinations. And now, thanks to iniBuilds, you can experience all of this in the virtual skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
We are used to seeing superb levels of detail in iniBuilds’ airport for MSFS, and Southampton Airport is no exception. For example, both the ground poly and textures are hand-crafted, offering a crisp and bespoke experience that brings the runways, aprons, paths, and roads to life. The land side of the airport is recreated with painstaking accuracy, complete with custom ground decals, signposts, vegetation, and parking barriers.
The dynamic airport lighting is not just accurately modeled but also correctly positioned, adding a layer of realism that should make night flights an absolute joy. Every building, object, and surrounding area, including local points of interest like the Mercedes Garage, HSBC building, Premier Inn, and Southampton Station, are highly detailed. The taxi signage is as you’d find in the real world, and the airport layout reflects the most current, real-world configuration, including the newly re-surfaced and extended runway.
One of the challenges with high-detail sceneries is the toll they can take on system performance. iniBuilds promises that this was taken into account in order to deliver the best possible performance without compromising on visual fidelity. The scenery is also fully compatible with iniManager, allowing you to configure it for optimal performance on your system. As a cherry on top, a custom GSX profile is included.
iniBuilds’ Southampton Airport for MSFS is now available from the team’s webstore, priced at £12.99 plus tax.
Full Features List:
Hand crafted ground poly, textures with crisp, bespoke texture sets (Runways, aprons, paths, roads)
True-to-life airport land side recreation with custom ground decals, signposts, vegetation, parking barriers and more
Accurately modelled and positioned dynamic airport lighting
Highly detailed models of all airport buildings, objects and surroundings
Bespoke taxi signage as it is in the real world
Up to date airport layout reflecting the current, real-world location
Fully modelled local POI’s and surrounding buildings including Mercedes Garage, HSBC building, Premier Inn & Southampton Station
Level of Detail (LOD) optimisation for every model to encourage the best performance possible
Full iniManager compatibility to configure your scenery for the best possible performance for your system
Custom GSX profile included
Latest airport configuration including newly re-surfaced and extended runway!