This scenery covers about 600 000 sq km in Europe. It includes the European Alps and extends well into Germany, France and Italy.

The scenery is divided into several smaller blocks, so you can download the ones that cover your area of interest.


To install the scenery packages, download the zip file and unzip it to the data\scenery folder. If you installed in the default location, this will be c:\Program Files\Silent Wings\Silent Wings\data\scenery.

For linux, this would be $SW_HOME/data/scenery

Select this as “Target Folder” in your unzip program and extract the files. You should now have a subdirectory called “Europe” in the scenery folder.

The resolution and quality of this scenery is somewhat lower than the default Minden scenery. The reason for this is that the free sources of geographical data for Europe is considerably lower quality than similar data for the U.S.

We still feel that the scenery looks good, though, and it is very well suited for review of IGC logs, and for getting familiar with the region.


Download each scenery block by clicking on the corresponding area in the map below.


The gliding centre at St. Auban contains buildings and hangars orignally made for Microsoft Flight Simulator by Mr. Roland STUCK who has kindly let us use his excellent work.

High resolution DEM data was kindly provided by Jonathan de Ferranti of Viewfinder Panoramas.

3rd party add-on scenery

In addition to the scenery found here, go to Rudolf Schider’s site for even more Europe scenery:

Europe addon scenery for Silent Wings