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Complete edition of the orbx freeware and payware virtual airport list.

The complete edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated June 09 2019, is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The runway details and airport elevation is included. It will be updated regularly.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airports in black are part of the global pack freewares. The airports in green are freewares that are not part of the global packs. The airports in blue are payware airports.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Complete list of freeware and payware airports with runway description

Fourth edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airport list.


The fourth edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated June 02 2019 is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The list of airports is complete. I still have to add runway details to several airports.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airports in black are part of the global pack freewares. The airports in green are freewares that are not part of the global packs. The airports in blue are payware airports.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Fourth edition of the Orbx freeware and payware airport list.



Third update of the orbx freeware and payware virtual airport list.


The third edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated May 26 2019 is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The list is not completed yet, but there is constant progress.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airport in black is part of the global pack freeware. The airport in green is a freeware that is not part of the global pack. The airport in blue is a payware airport.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Third edition of the Orbx freeware and payware airport list. (2)



freeware and payware list of orbx virtual airports.

My second edition of the Orbx freeware and payware virtual airports, dated May 19 2019 is in the downloadable file below (the link in green). The list is not completed yet.

The information in the PDF file is in colour. The airport in black is part of the global pack freeware. The airport in green is a freeware that is not part of the global pack. The airport in blue is a payware airport.

When a runway is in orange, it means that the length of the runway is 2000 ft or below, and/or the width is 60 ft or below. The water aerodrome are defined by the word “water” in blue. Finally, the elevation of the airport is in red at the end of the runway details.

Second edition of the Orbx freeware and payware airports.



Montreal reflections.

Montreal reflections.
Montreal reflections.

An outside exhibition presenting metal office furniture installed in a glass cage allowed me to show Montreal under an unusual angle. The picture was then digitally treated to give it the desired look.

For other pictures of Montreal and the Province of Quebec, click on the following link of my blog: https://francoisouellet.ca/en/photo-galleries/province-of-quebec-photos/

A Boeing 737 800 on final for the Toronto international airport.

A Boeing 737-800 is on final for runway 05 at the Toronto international airport.
A Boeing 737-800 is on final for runway 05 at the Toronto international airport.

The picture above shows a Boeing 737 800 on approach for runway 05 at the Toronto international airport. I used the precision approach equipment at the threshold of runway 05 to frame the aircraft on approach. A few trials were required to ensure that an aircraft of that size would not seem to be touching the antennas with its wings. At the same time, the rapidly moving Boeing had to stay in focus.

The picture was taken in February by -20C. The ambiant light is always softer at this time of the year. For this hand held photo, I used a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens.

Psychedelic reflections and a Canada Goose.

Psychedelic colours surrounding a Canada Goose.
Psychedelic colours surrounding a Canada Goose.

The main subject, in the picture above, can either be the Canada Goose or  the bright psychedelic pattern of colours surrounding the bird.

Moments before three geese swam near Victoria’s Fishermen’s Wharf, in British Columbia, the multicolored houses built along the piers were perfectly reflected in the water.

As the geese swam through the reflections, waves and patterns of multiple colours were suddenly created. I chose to take a picture of the last Canada Goose as she benefitted the most from the interesting shapes and colours in the water.

The very bright colours were due to the paint chosen for the houses as well as the direct sunrays striking the houses since the sun that was approching the horizon. The goose is positioned according to the rule of thirds, but this is never mandatory. The small waves in the lower left quadrant gradually lead the eye to the main subject.

Flight simulation : three screen captures.

The virtual sceneries shown below were used for flight simulation exercises. They are all available online, for sale or free, at ORBX ( https://orbxdirect.com/ ).

Piper Pacer approaching the dock at Robert's Lake in Ontario, Canada.
Piper Pacer approaching the dock at Robert’s Lake in Ontario, Canada.

In the scenery above, the red Piper Pacer, which is made by Lionheart Creations Ltd ( http://www.lionheartcreations.com/ ), arrives at a Pier at Robert’s Lake, in Canada. This lake was modelized jointly with the Parry Sound (CNK4) virtual scenery.

Virtual Cessna C188B Agtruck near Claresholm Industrial Park in Alberta, Canada.
Virtual Cessna C188B Agtruck near Claresholm Industrial Park in Alberta, Canada.

In the picture above, a virtual Cessna C188B Agtruck created by the Alabeo company ( https://www.alabeo.com/sitealabeo/ ) is parked near the Claresholm Industrial Park (CEJ4), in Canada. The virtual airport is available for  free download at ORBX. Who said that nothing in life is free?!

A virtual UH-60L Black Hawk belonging to the Columbian Police Force is hovering in the jungle.
A virtual UH-60L Black Hawk belonging to the Columbian Police Force is hovering in the jungle.

Above, a UH-60L Black Hawk virtual helicopter created by the Cerasim company ( https://www.cerasimaircraft.com/ ) is flying over the Papua New Guinea territory. It should normally be hovering over Columbia, but the ORBX company has not yet developed very well defined airports for that country. It was more interesting to fly over an area that was already well modelized.

The three screen captures were slightly digitally improved following each virtual flight. The FSX flight simulation platform, although still interesting, is getting a bit old. The original screen captures often benefit from additional digital processing, especially when it comes to posting for the international contest held monthly by the ORBX company.