If you are looking for a realistic and detailed simulation of the largest airport in Spain, you might want to check out Aerosoft Mega Airport Madrid Barajas X. This add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D offers a high-quality rendition of the airport and its surroundings, with accurate buildings, runways, taxiways, lighting, and signage. You can also enjoy the dynamic traffic and animations of vehicles, passengers, and aircrafts.
In this review, we will take a closer look at the features and performance of Aerosoft Mega Airport Madrid Barajas X, and see how it compares to other airport add-ons in the market. We will also give you some tips on how to get the most out of your flying experience at this busy hub.
Aerosoft Mega Airport Madrid Barajas X boasts a number of features that make it stand out from other airport add-ons. Some of the main features are:
A highly detailed and accurate 3D model of the airport and its surroundings, based on aerial imagery and official airport charts.
A custom-made mesh terrain that enhances the elevation and slopes of the airport area.
A realistic ground texture with seasonal variations and night effects.
A custom-made AFCAD file that includes all the parking positions, taxiways, runways, and navaids of the real airport.
A dynamic traffic system that generates realistic traffic movements of vehicles, passengers, and aircrafts on the ground and in the air.
A variety of animations, such as jetways, baggage carts, buses, trucks, catering vehicles, fuel trucks, fire trucks, and more.
A custom-made sound environment that adds ambient noises and announcements to the airport atmosphere.
A compatibility mode that allows you to use the add-on with other scenery products, such as Ultimate Terrain X Europe or Spain UHD.
One of the main concerns of any flight simulator enthusiast is the performance impact of add-ons on their system. Aerosoft Mega Airport Madrid Barajas X is designed to be optimized for both low-end and high-end systems, with various options to adjust the level of detail and complexity. You can choose between three different settings: low, normal, and high. The low setting reduces the number of objects and animations to improve the frame rate, while the high setting increases them to enhance the realism. The normal setting is a balanced option that offers a good compromise between performance and quality.
In our tests, we found that Aerosoft Mega Airport Madrid Barajas X ran smoothly on our system, with no noticeable stutters or lags. We used the normal setting with a resolution of 1920x1080 and an average frame rate of 30 FPS. Our system specifications are:
Intel Core i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU
16 GB RAM
Windows 10 64-bit OS
Of course, your performance may vary depending on your system configuration and settings. We recommend that you follow the installation instructions and tweak your settings according to your preferences and needs.
Aerosoft Mega Airport Madrid Barajas X is not the only airport add-on available for Madrid. There are other products that offer similar or different features and quality. Some of the most popular ones are:
LatinVFR Madrid Barajas LEMD: This add-on is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D v4/v5, and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. It features a detailed 3D model of the airport and its surroundings, with PBR materials, dynamic lighting, SODE jetways, animated vehicles, static aircrafts, custom mesh terrain, seasonal textures, and more.
Sim-Wings Madrid Professional: This add-on is compatible with Prepar3D v4/v5 only. It features a detailed 3D model of the airport and its surroundings, with PBR materials, dynamic lighting, SODE jetways,
custom mesh terrain,
It also includes an optional city scenery with landmarks,