The MegaSceneryEarth Illinois Version 3 - 2017 features unsurpassed image sharpness, scenery color and clarity, improved scenery features with accurate additional water bodies and topographical data and the latest completely-up-to-date aerial imagery available taken in 2017.
Border To Border
Fly the entire state - BORDER to BORDER - of Illinois in photoreal detail in 1 meter per pixel resolution throughout..
Illinois is over 57,914 square miles in size and has 863 airports. You'll see everything that you see in Illinois in real life in the scenery.
Features New AtmosCLEAR™ Image Clarity
Illinois imagery is processed using our proprietary AtmosCLEAR™ image processing. AtmosCLEAR™ is a post production image processing technique that simulates the image being photographed in a vacuum to eliminate all atmospheric haze and artifact. It's clear of atmosphere. The result is a crystal clear mathematically optimally contrasted image.
Fly Illinois Both Day and Night
Illinois blends seamlessly with FSX and Prepar3D night scenery so that dawn and dusk feature a blend of aerial imagery and night lighting while the scenery transitions to full day or full night where all default FSX night scenery displays.
Complete Illinois Hydrography
Illinois also features Flight Simulator water effects on all lakes, ponds and reservoirs greater than 3 acres from the national hydrographic database. If the water body is greater than 5 sq km, then its shorelines are hand etched pixel by pixel for highly accurate shorelines. Wide rivers also have hand etched shorelines and banks. The raw photographic water body is left untouched with the result being an authentic variety of different water colors that highlight specific properties e.g. mineral lakes whose color is maintained. Where possible water surface artifact is removed from the image. For users who like to see the water bodies as they are, then simply turn off the simulator water effects and you will see the native aerial images of the water bodies as you fly. Specific characteristics of narrower rivers require that we do not apply water effect to narrow rivers and creeks for a better scenery result.
All The Charts You Need To Navigate Illinois
As an added bonus, we now provide all the VFR and IFR charts in digital PDF format to enable you to get the most out of your scenery. This includes TACs and Sectionals, IFR enroute charts and 549 page book of Instrument Approach plates, Airport Diagrams, SIDs and STARs and a Chicago Metropolitan Helicopter Route map. The charts are downloadable along with your scenery files.
Some of the cities and landmarks you'll get to enjoy as you explore Illinois include:
Cities: Chicago (largest), Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield (capital), Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero
Lakes: Michigan, Carlyle Reservoir, Rend, Shelbyville, Peoria
Mountains & Hills: Charles Mound (1,227 ft), Benton Mound, Scales Mound, Squirrel Grove, Hudson Mound, Williams Hill, Horseshoe Mound and a total of 50 peaks above 750 feet.
State Parks & National Forests: Shawnee National Forest, Hennepin, Rend Lake, Carlyle Lake, South Shore - 140 in total
Major Rivers: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash, Ohio, Kaskaskia, Big Muddy
Discover the rest of it all for yourself! There's a LOT to see!
THIS TITLE COMES WITH A FULL SET OF FAA AERONAUTICAL CHARTS FOR ILLINOIS IN PDF FORMAT.
Here's what you get (download links for charts will be given to you with your product download):
SECTIONAL CHARTS: Chicago and St Louis
TERMINAL AREA CHARTS: Chicago
HELICOPTER ROUTE MAP: Chicago
LOW ALTITUDE IFR CHARTS: ELUS-15/ELUS-16 and ELUS-27/ELUSL-28
HIGH ALTITUDE IFR CHARTS: EHUS-5/EHUS-6
AIRPORT FACILITY DIRECTORY: A FULLY INDEXED 59 PAGE PDF BOOKLET
APPROACH CHARTS & AIRPORT DIAGRAMS: A FULLY INDEXED 549 PAGE PDF BOOKLET