I finally received my copy after about 2 weeks.
The graphics are really good as seems the flight model.
I frequently skydive from various airports in Switzerland and it's amazing to be able to identify well familiar features and landscapes in this simulator.
Just a few things that were a little disappointing (no showstoppers):
- the scenery is really old, about 15 years. The A1 motorway (Berne-Payerne part) looks like in the last stages of being finished, so that puts the aerial photography around 1997. The rest of the A1, from Payerne via Yverdon to Lausanne is not even started (it was completed in 2001). Some areas in Valais near Torgon/Porte du Soleil and parts of Zurich also show the age of the source material.
- Biel-Kappelen (LSZP) is completely missing
- Locarno (LSZL) in reality has 3 runways: 26R/08L, 26C/08C and 26L/08R. Only the concrete runway 26R/08L is modeled. If you try to land on the grass runways, even though visible and identifiable, a few feet off the ground the terrain suddenly appears really bumpy and you'll crash. In reality, the whole area is completely flat and you could land just anywhere, never mind the markings in the grass. Also, in comparison to other airports, not a single building, not a single tree or anything is modeled at LSZL. Only the concrete runway, which is a bit disappointing. There is quite some activity, both military and civilian, and it's one of the bigger cantonal airports.
Da lagen wir im grossen Krieg der Räuber,
Und drüben lagen die gleichen dreckigen Leiber,
Arbeiter wie wir, da haben wir gedacht,
Das ist nicht unser Krieg, nicht unsre Schlacht