EPKK Kraków XP is a highly detailed scenery of EPKK John Paul
II International Airport in Kraków (Cracow), Poland. This product is
compatible with X-Plane 11.
Kraków, also spelled Cracow, is the second largest and one of
the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Wisła (Vistula) River
in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century.
Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has
traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic,
economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe's most
beautiful cities, its Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being
reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. With
the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the
emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the
20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national
academic and artistic centre. The city has a population of
approximately 760,000, with approximately 8 million additional
people living within a 100 km (62 mi) radius of its main square.
Kraków John Paul II International Airport (IATA: KRK, ICAO:
EPKK) is an international airport located near Kraków, in the
village of Balice, 11 km (6.8 mi) west of the city centre, in
southern Poland. It is the second busiest airport of the country in
terms of the volume of passengers served annually.
The airport opened for civil aviation in 1964. The Balice airport
was a military site until 28 February 1968. Four years later the
first passenger terminal was built there.
Kraków Airport is the second busiest airport in the country after
Warsaw Chopin Airport. The airport has good growth prospects, as
almost 8 million people live within 100 km (62 mi) of it. The
airport also has a favorable location on the network of existing and
planned motorways in this region of Poland, but it faces stiff
competition from the nearby Katowice International Airport in
Pyrzowice, as well as other Polish airports.
Krakow Airport is equipped with the ILS, NDB, and DVOR navigation
systems. In the direction 25, an ALPA-ATA cat. II approach lighting
system with flashing lights installed. In the direction 07, there is
a simplified IDMAN approach lighting system. The airport apron
equals 90,000 m2 and currently provides space for 19 C-code
aircrafts. In accordance with the ICAO standards, the Aircraft
Rescue and Fire Fighting services provide Category Eight in terms of
airport rescue and firefighting protection.
Kraków Airport as a facility is used by both military and civil
aviation. The 8th Aviation Transport Base in Kraków-Balice is
intended for securing and carrying out air transport tasks in favor
of military units of the Polish Armed Forces and for the Polish
Military Contingents. The Base uses two types of airplanes: CASA
C-295M developed in Spain and Polish-built M28B/PT/GC, a derivative
of Antonov 28.
Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport (ICAO: EPKC) is one of the
oldest permanent airfields in Europe, open for occasional traffic by
certain types of aircraft. A portion of it is now the site of the
Polish Aviation Museum with a 720-metre long and 60-metre wide
segment of the original concrete runway restored for use by the
museum for light planes (to 7,500 kg) and helicopters.
The airfield has its beginnings as a military airport established in
the borough of Rakowice in 1912 and was in continuous use to 1963,
until the relocation of the Kraków passenger airport 16 km
westwards, to the village of Balice. In June 2004, a portion of the
airport contiguous with the Polish Aviation Museum was reopened as a
police helicopter base and for an occasional fixed-wing aircraft
traffic on runway 26 for an annual two-day air show held on the last
weekend of June. The museum is also likely to use this airfield for
flying some of its collection or acquiring new exhibits.
For manual install please refer to “Mac and Linux manual install”
files attached to the product. They provide a detailed instruction
on the manual install of the product. The automatic (Windows only)
install requires only to remove conflicting products from the sim.
Before proceeding with the manual install it is required to remove
any versions of the included airports you may have installed before.
High quality model
of EPKK Kraków airport in Kraków, Poland, featuring the most
up-to-date version possible.
performance-friendly interior modeling at most terminal
buildings, control tower and some hangars
VGDS, marshallers (SAM
plugin), custom animations, advanced dynamic
lighting, static aircraft and people, detailed runway vertical
including the whole area of Polish Aviation Museum
city with landmarks and autogen
performance-friendly design, numerous optimization techniques