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As most expansion packs to MS Flight Simulator, World Airports 2 can either be used for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. With a patch available from JustFlight, it can optionally be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight, instead of the FS2002 installation.
It contains a detailed scenery of the following nine international airports :

  • Atlanta Hartsfield International (KATL)
  • Bari Palese (LIBD)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International (KDFW)
  • Los Angeles International (KLAX)
  • Manchester International (EGCC)
  • Newark International (KEWR)
  • Orlando International (KMCO)
  • Philadelphia International (KPHL)
  • Rome Fiumicino (LIRF)

The included airports have printed maps and terminal charts in a separate manual, to use for proper approach/departure.
There is also a list of 48 pre-made flightplan files to fly between these airports, usable with airliner FMC:s.

For parking, there is either an automatic docking guidance or a marshaller use to wave you in to the right spot.
Once parked in the right spot, there is a docking gate system 'jetdock' that can try to find the door to you airliner, so the passengers won't have to jump out. The 'jetdock' is activated on special frequencies; several Boeing, Airbus, MD models are supported.
Ground service vehicles can be called up, like baggage car/loaders, food trucks, once the jetdock is in place.

For Manchester, Philadelphia and Newark airports, there are de-icing holding areas, accessible in a similar way as 'jetdock', to use before takeoff.

In FS2002 and FS2004, an included follow-me vehicle can be driven around the airport, by selecting it as your 'aircraft', to watch the action up close.


World Airports Windows Selecting the newly loaded airport, Atlanta in this example, via the flight simulator and using the additional scenery option brings up a list of all the active runways
World Airports Windows This is how Manchester looks in Microsoft Flight Sim 2000 using the default scenery.
World Airports Windows Atlanta and just a little further on and more planes have appeared.
World Airports Windows Flying low over Philadelphia airport using the enhanced scenery

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Alternate Titles

  • "World Airports: Nine international destinations brought to life for Flight Simulator 2000 & 2002" -- Tag-lined title

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Great detail but frustrating to use. piltdown_man (121733) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

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jean-louis (24603) added World Airports (Windows) on Dec 04, 2011