5.12.2020 – 08:32z

VerticalSim Updates Tampa Airport for X-Plane 11

VerticalSim has recently released a new update for their existing scenery covering Tampa International Airport (KTPA), in the United States, for X-Plane 11. From the changelog, it is clear that this is no small update.

Version 1.3 brings new concrete textures and PBR, new 3D grass around the airport, fixed monorail bugs and inaccuracies, removed all static aircraft, or fixed taxiway lights as well as fixed issues with SAM integration. In addition, the scenery received a big optimization upgrade. The complete changelog can be found below.

The update is free of charge for existing customers. The new files can be downloaded from the store where the customer has purchased the scenery.

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If you want to purchase the scenery, you can do so through the Verticalsim website for approximately €13.20.

Tampa International Airport (KTPA) is an international airport serving the city of Tampa in Florida, United States. It annually sees over 22 million passengers and serves not only regional, but international flights as well connecting the continent with Europe. Furthermore, the airport serves as a hub for Silver Airways operating ATR and Saab aircraft.

Changelog (v1.3)

  • HUGE optimization (around 90 FPS)
  • Fixed monorail bleeding through Airside E
  • Fixed monorail speeds
  • Fixed broken concrete texture near Airside F
  • Removed ALL static aircraft
  • Fixed taxiway lights popping up in taxiways
  • Reoptimized ground traffic 
  • Fixed SAM issue with E66/67
  • Fixed issue with see through stairs


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  • New 3d grass
  • New concrete texture and PBR
  • More airport vehicle groundtraffic

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