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This little grass airstrip didn't exist in the sim. It is also a nice place to takeoff and move towards the north of the valley, where Matterhorn is located.

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Info:   I did some terraforming around the area, made the airstrip inclination as close to real life as possible and I saw many real life videos of the airport, to get an idea of how the place looks and feels like , to eventually make the scenery fairly realistic with the available default objects the SDK provides us with. 
 Video of the beautiful airstrip : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk1ScW-_trg
Also the surrounding area is one of the few in the valley without Bing's satellite coverage. I tried fixing some of the ground cover textures that looked off ,the terrain on the mountain and the forests around the airstrip, so as to get a resemblance of the real topology and vegetation of the area.
Version 1.2 : Added aerial imagery for the uncovered area , since there wasn't any Bing imagery coverage.(Some pixelation may be visible on roads)The textures overall for the airstrip and the surrounding area are more realistic. - I remade all vegetation polygons. - Made the airstrip details,boundaries and width more realistic (It is more of a challenge now! ). -Added the missing power towers and cable car/ towers around the airport and village.
 

  • Installation: -Paste "nikprist-ao02" and "ao02 aerial imagery" folders into:
  • *(You can choose to install only the scenery folder "nikprist-ao02" if you experience issues with the aerial scenery addon,or you can add both of them for a complete experience.)  -For Microsoft Store: %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_xxx......\LocalCache\Packages\Community-For Steam: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Microsoft Flight Simulator create "Community" folder. Enjoy!
  • Υou can also install my other addon for an extremely detailed Matterhorn mountain. Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/microsoftflightsimulator/mods/118
  • Caution: Matterhorn add on may kill performance in some instances. 
TRIVIA: Italy’s very first high-altitude airport (altiport) was built in Chamois in 1967 and is located along the path that leads to the village of Suis. Made only for ultra-light and touring aircraft, it has a grass runway going in the direction of the valley floor with a gradient of between 12% and 20%: taking off is downhill and landing is uphill. Scenic flights of the Matterhorn are available, as well as the opportunity to take flying lessons.