Since taxi lines were first introduced in Infinite Flight, the quality of the airport layouts has increased to a extremely high level. To be able to achieve this, @cameron established the Infinite Flight Airport Editing project back in 2015. Since then, volunteers from all over the world create precise airport layouts. While this used to be limited to airports in Infinite Flight’s regions for a long time, our focus is on all airports in the world for more than a year now. For Infinite Flight’s global update, we are working on editing thousands of airports!
As there are so many airports* located around the world, editing all these will take time. To include more and more countries, we are always looking for new members who are willing to dedicate their time to airport editing. If you are interested in editing as well, check the requirements below and join us!
All programs required and recommended for editing are available online for free.
The main software for Infinite Flight Airport Editing is World Editor (WED) by Laminar Research. It’s used to create the airport itself.
Next to WED, we use software to import satellite images into World Editor so we can create as accurate layouts as possible. For Windows and Linux, the recommended software is SASplanet. Due to the incompatibility of SASplanet with Mac OS, users of Apple computers can use WED-o-Maker or get SAS images sent by other editors.
For communication between editors we utilize the messenger service, Slack. You can either use it in your web browser or get the App for iOS or Android or for your Computer or Mac here.
All information on Airport Editing can be found in several text and video tutorials on the web. See the most important sources of information below. Every editor is strongly asked to check the tutorials before contributing to avoid issues and frustration.
The main official tutorial is the Infinite Flight Airport Editing Beginner’s Guide. It includes information on all steps of Infinite Flight Airport Editing starting with the download and setup of the software. It also includes helpful links, shortcuts and an editing checklist.
The editing guide is updated regularly in order to include the latest features of the software and changes in the editing guidelines.
On our YouTube channel, you can find several videos in English and Spanish covering editing process.
All tutorials, the team and more can also be found on our website airportediting.com. Check it out!
To contribute to Infinite Flight Airport Editing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in your mail:
• Your name
• Your email address (if different from the one you are using for the application)
• Your GitHub username (if you don’t have an account yet, you can create one here)
• Your username on the IFC
Also, don’t forget to add a subject.
DON’T use this email address for airport requests! Airport requests will not be answered and the airport won’t be done faster
You still have questions? Contact us!
Airport requests will not be answered or forwarded when sent in a DM either.
*the term “all airports” includes airports who have an ICAO or FAA identifier (with few exceptions). Airports without identifiers can’t be added to Infinite Flight