How to Fly to Guadalajara International Airport with FSX Taxi2gate MMGL
If you are looking for a realistic and detailed scenery of Guadalajara International Airport (MMGL) for your Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX), you might want to check out the Taxi2gate add-on. Taxi2gate is a developer of high-quality sceneries for FSX and other flight simulators. They have created a stunning rendition of MMGL, also known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, which is the third busiest airport in Mexico and a hub for several airlines.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use the Taxi2gate MMGL scenery, and give you some tips on how to fly to and from this airport.
How to Install Taxi2gate MMGL
To install the Taxi2gate MMGL scenery, you will need to purchase it from simMarket or other online stores. The price is 14.00â incl. VAT (14.00â excl. VAT) and you can get a discount if you buy more than one Taxi2gate scenery at the same time. The download size is about 200 MB and the installation is easy and straightforward.
After downloading the file, run the installer and follow the instructions. You will need to enter your name, email, and serial number that you received after purchasing the product. The installer will automatically detect your FSX folder and install the scenery there. You can also choose to install some optional features, such as static aircraft, animated vehicles, and 3D grass.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch FSX and go to the scenery library. You should see the Taxi2gate MMGL scenery listed there. Make sure it is enabled and has a higher priority than other sceneries that cover the same area. You can also adjust some settings in the FSX display options, such as mesh resolution, texture resolution, autogen density, and water effects, to improve the performance and appearance of the scenery.
How to Use Taxi2gate MMGL
The Taxi2gate MMGL scenery is very accurate and detailed, based on real photos and charts of the airport. It features two runways (10/28 and 02/20), two terminals (T1 and T2), a cargo ramp, a general aviation area, and many other buildings and facilities. It also has realistic ground markings, numerous static objects, fencing, dynamic lighting, custom textures, seasonal variations, and more.
To use the Taxi2gate MMGL scenery, you can either select it as your departure or arrival airport in the FSX flight planner or map, or use the \"go to airport\" option in the menu. You can choose from several parking spots and gates according to your aircraft type and airline. You can also use an ATC service or a third-party program to get clearance, taxi instructions, takeoff and landing clearance, etc.
The airport elevation is 5019 ft above sea level, so you will need to adjust your altimeter accordingly. The runway length is sufficient for most aircraft types, but you should be aware of the terrain around the airport, especially on runway 02/20 which has mountains on both ends. The weather can also be a factor, as Guadalajara can experience fog, rain, thunderstorms, and wind gusts at times.
How to Fly to Guadalajara International Airport
If you want to fly to Guadalajara International Airport from another location, you will need to plan your route according to your aircraft performance, fuel capacity, weather conditions, air traffic control regulations, etc. You can use online tools such as SkyVector or SimBrief to create a flight plan and get information on waypoints, frequencies, altitudes, distances, etc.
Some of the popular destinations that connect with Guadalajara International Airport are Mexico City (MMMX), Cancun (MMUN), Los Angeles (KLAX), Dallas (KDFW), Houston (KIAH), Chicago (KORD), Atlanta (KATL), New York (KJFK), Madrid (LEMD), Paris (LFPG), Amsterdam (EHAM), Tokyo (RJAA), etc.
You can also find some real-world flight schedules on websites such as FlightAware or Flightradar ec8f644aee