I flew a short hop in the SR22 last night (at night in IF lol) from Republic airport to Westchester County airport in NY.
I had a clear night with 35 km + visibility (doesn’t get much better than that) and sadly couldn’t see runway 34 at westchester County airport until I was about 2 nm away. I was on an ILS approach flying into a dark abyss when finally the runway somewhat appeared at 2 nm away.
If this wasn’t a full ILS approach with glideslope and localizer, I would’ve completely lost the runway in the darkness.
It might be easier to find your way to a mostly blacked out aircraft carrier at night than it is to visually find a runway in infinite flight while flying at night. That includes runways at international airports :(
I really really really hope that the airport lighting update gets serious consideration. I’ve been playing IF since 2012 and this has been an issue we’re still dealing with.