In 1941, the airport was first established as a flight training school to support the United States military build-up prior to its entry into World War II. In three years it trained over 5,000 personnel.
Commercial airline flights began in 1950 when Bush Field, as it was by then named, was transferred to the City of Augusta. In 1955 the terminal was opened to sell fuel and provide service to visiting aircraft and it never looked back. To this day, the fuelling operation continues as a major source of revenue for the airport, keeping it self-sufficient and profitable. In 2000 the airport was renamed the Augusta Regional Airport and it now supports more than half a million passengers each year.
During The Masters golf tournament, traffic through Augusta soars with airlines responding with more flights on larger equipment, including Delta Air Lines Boeing 737s and 757s. Augusta Regional Airport is served by Delta Air Lines and US Airways with typically 15 flights a day to Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.
The SIM720 Augusta Airport download has been created as a replica of the real world site. The package includes a wealth of custom created and placed objects and a high resolution ground polygon. In addition the precision placement of runways and taxiways and the custom night-lighting provide incredibly realistic take-off and landing experiences.
The Augusta Airport download has been designed for high compatibility and includes photo real blending with Default, Orbx Global and MegaScenery Earth Georgia. It is also DX10 compatible.
- High-res ground polygon
- Photo-real layout and textures (30cm resolution)
- Hand placed hi-resolution buildings within airport boundaries
- Extensive library of airport clutter
- Animated people
- Accurate taxiway lanes
- Custom made static aircraft
- Custom night lighting
- Compatible with Default, MegaSceneryEarth Georgia and Orbx Global