LGSM - Samos



Scenery of Samos International Airport [LGSM] in Greece. Compatible with Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v3 and v4.

The most challenging approach in all of Greece! Are you ready to test your piloting skills?

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Scenery Update Versionv1.04
Scenery Installer Versionv1.04
Required SoftwareMicrosoft's Flight Simulator X (FSX) OR Microsoft's Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition OR Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v3 OR Prepar3D v4
Optional Software.NET Framework 4.5 recommended
LocationSamos, Greece
Coverage Area90km² satellite imagery plus extensive landclass and mesh upgrade for the rest of the island
CompatibilityCompatibility tested with FTX Global, VECTOR, FSGlobal Mesh, UTX, GRCoastlines
Release Date2016

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Samos is the island airport with the most notorious landing approaches in Greece. It involves pure “stick n’ rudder” demanding hand-type of flying in between mountains, without navigation instruments guidance, moderate or higher turbulence due to terrain, the FIR border just on the airport’s pattern and tight turns short before lining up for last stage of final approach to land.

“I have operated for years into some really demanding airports such as Gibraltar, Innsbruck, Madeira, La Palma. But Samos approaches are still at the top of my list as the most challenging and exciting!" - Giorgio La Pira, A380 Pilot (formerly A320 Examiner)

These are only a few of the reasons why we have decided that this challenging and interesting airport would be the perfect addition to our Greek island series following Mykonos and Skiathos.
This scenery depicts every aspect of its real counterpart in great detail using the latest techniques of flight simulation development.

Are you ready to test your piloting skills? Let the journey begin!


  • Highly detailed rendition of Samos International Airport "Aristarchos of Samos" (SMI / LGSM)
  • 90km² coverage with high resolution satellite imagery (0.5m / px)
  • Extensive landclass and vector upgrades for Samos, neighbouring islands and the turkish coast.
  • All important landmarks and highly detailed approaches based on feedback from real world pilots.
  • Realistic shadow rendition on all 3D objects and ground by „texture baking“
  • Realistic rendition of light sources on all 3D objects and ground by „baked lighting“
  • Performant 3D-night lighting
  • High resolution day and night textures (2048px²)
  • Hand-crafted 2m terrain mesh
  • Complete reconstruction of airport’s lighting equipment
  • Various animations (people ramp and landside, birds, boats, ships, apron vehicles, cars, flags, windsocks)
  • SpeedTrees for Prepar3D v3
  • Sound effects (sound of the sea, seagulls, cars)
  • New scenery configurator for optimal performance and automatic updates
  • Compatible with all known add-ons (see scenery documentation for details)
  • Excellent perfomance with high framerates due to optimizations
  • Installer includes FSX, FSX:SE, Prepar3D v3 and v4 versions

System requirements:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2, Acceleration Pack, Gold Edition or Steam Edition) or Lockheed Martin - Prepar3D v3 or v4
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (with the newest Service Packs)
  • 3.0 GHz processor (Dual-Core or Quad-Core processors are recommended) 
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB are recommended) 
  • 3D graphics card with 512 MB 
  • .NET Framework 4.5 or higher for running the Scenery Configurator
  • Download-Size: 683MB
  • Installation-Size: 1.1GB

Compatibility Patches:

✓FTX Global


Samos 5 of 5 review by Calypte Aviation

If you are looking for beautiful textures – Samos has them. Small objects scattered around the airport – plenty of them here. Nice terminal models – checked. Static aircraft, suitable for the location – checked. You can even choose the ones included. Animated people – many. Airport fence does not limit scenery’s coverage – surrounding towns reflect the unique character of a Greek island. All of that makes Samos a superb scenery. And an interesting airport!




I totally endorse what previous reviewers have said. A beautiful piece of work....even better than their LGSK I think. Fluid performance on my modest computer. The exhilarating 09 approach can be flown exactly as in reality, using all the visual markers, and it's a lot harder to get right than videos make it look....harder than Kai Tak or LOWI 08. And once you're on the tarmac, the modelling of the airport is superb. I never thought I'd find myself admiring a drainage ditch, but....


    Monokuro.eu reviews Samos (German)

    29Palms' "Samos International Airport" is an incredibly well done adoption of one of Greece’s most favorite holiday islands. Not only is the new scenery a highly detailed rendition of the airport and large parts of the island, even the manual and other relevant information that come with the scenery package are very intriguing and make the flying experience more rewarding and for some of us even possible, because it gives clear instructions on the procedures for one of the most difficult approaches in the flightsim world.

    - Jan Gütter, monokuro.eu

    Source: https://monokuro.eu/?p=2521

    • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

    Wonderful scenery!

    Absolutely amazing scenery; Beautiful modelling and texturing, huge number of configuration options, great performance, just a work art.

    I'm pleased that not the entire island was covered with a photo texture, that is not necessary for airliner flying if ORBX FTX Global, OpenLC EU and Vector are used.
    Speaking of ORBX: The scenery can optionally be colour-matched to FTX Global! This is highly appreciated and there are still too many other developers out there without this option.

    • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.


    Excellent rendition of the airport and the surrounding area as always from 29Palms.
    It' a must have if you're flying to south Europe. I cannot wait for all of 29Palm's airport to be release for X-plane so I can have the quality (moved there finally).

    • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

    Lars and his team outclass all the others

    I have done some scenery creations but this company take it to a different level. Fast, efficient and gorgeous design, you have to be told that its not real!! Samos is almost perfect, just like Skiathos and Mykonos. Absolutely brilliant

    • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

    FSElite reviews Samos 9.8/10

    "I have never been so immersed with a product within Flight Sim outside of an aircraft. I am constantly finding new things to love about Samos, and I’m sure you will do too. With a reasonable price, challenging approach and a host of features, Samos needs to be in your scenery library and will remain there for years to come."



      Very good choice / amazing work

      This is my first scenery from 29Palms and I am totally shocked how excellent this scenery is worked out.

      + Sharp textures
      + Attention to details
      + Really good Mesh
      + AI Traffic with custom boats
      + Mesh for the entire island
      + FTX Global Patch is really good
      - Not the entire island

      The performance is perfect and there are no VAS problems even if you fly in from a heavy airport like the Aerosoft Frankfurt 2.

      Scenery Configurator:
      + Easy to use
      + Many options to adjust the scenery
      + Good explanations of the options and their impact
      + Options for people who use the avatar
      + Support inside is very good
      Note: Lets have a look how updating will be but the plan is very promising.

      + Fast and good

      This Addon is awesome and it is a absolutly must-have. The airport is very challenging and you have to show all your skills for a good landing especially when you have a weather tool like FSGRW too. But this scenery isn't only for people who fly even for people who want to discover things with the avatar. FANTASTIC work ! I can only look forward to other masterpieces.

      • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

      A masterpiece!


        A Masterpiece

        Everything that a simmer could possibly ask for in terms of simulation relevant eye candy, with options to add even a touch more than one would need. From relevant landmarks, to awesome details - including waterdrains, animated ramp people, flags and what not. The surrounding villages are superbly represented and makes for a perfect visual approach to 09.

        Now - in my experience - adding a whole lot af things to a scenery is for everyone, but creating it in such a manner, that simmers with medium systems (2600K/970GTX) can crank all eyecandy up and still experience excellent performance, is a true work of art. I run my prepar3d with most sliders full right at 3xDSR and 4xAA (autogens at dense), 3 km cloud shadows, and shadows from autogen on, along with FTX global, vector, EU landclass, ASN and get excellent performance in the Aerosoft airbus, even with all scenery items turned on. Simply hard to believe!

        I had misread the manual regarding the option to disable markings on one of the aprons, so I reached out to the developer via the build in message service in the scenery configurator. Within one hour, I had the pleasure of excellent, friendly and helpful support.

        Someone commented, that this scenery was a "labor of love", and I must agree that it feel so in every aspect!

        Just like the other sceneries I own from 29 palms, they set a new standard every time they hit the market.

        Thank you for taking my money in return for this marvel, and I look forward to future projects.

        I highly recommend this scenery to everyone!

        • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

        A new level of scenery design!

        Samos by 29Palms is BY FAR the best looking scenery I have experienced in FSX. I couldn't stop flying over again and again to take it all in. Performance is stellar. This truly raises the bar in high end add on scenery. Do yourself a favor and buy this beautiful piece of art!

        • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

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        Scenery of Samos International Airport [LGSM] in Greece. Compatible with Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v3 and v4.

        The most challenging approach in all of Greece! Are you ready to test your piloting skills?

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        English documentation for Samos

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        German documentation for Samos

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        German documentation for the Scenery Configurator

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