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  1. Continuing my New Zealand tour, thanks to the ORBX sale. A flight in the Turbine Duke, from Gisborne to Whangarei...that was a mouthful. Enjoy!
  2. Alex has excelled again with NZWR - it's absolutely, jaw-droppingly, *stunning*: Starting with my favourite shot: The airport has masses of detail ... ... with a few heliports thrown in ... Arrrgh ... can't stop!! Here's a few more ... Believe it or not -- that DC-3 is a static object! If NZMF is the showcase for NZSI, then NZWR has to be the one for NZNI. I could fill a hard-drive with screenshots: this is just a tiny sample - there are *loads* of local POIs and landmarks (I'm sure you'll be seeing them posted soon)! Watch this space! Adam. BTW, folks, I can't make any replies in this part of the forum. If you have any questions, one of the devs may respond (I'm only a tester!). Editing by way of a reply - this is a "catch all" edit to say that I only took the pictures. Apart from the bits nature did, most of what you see is painstakingly hand-crafted by Alex. This isn't false modesty on my part - I could point the "camera" almost anywhere and get a great shot. I suppose I could take a bit of credit for the lighting - but then PTA makes all that relatively easy. More fun: Technical: All the above shots are from P3Dv4.1 using my PTA preset (26_01). Other than simple cropping, the images are not edited in any way: no sharpening, colour or tone correction.
  3. A "Tiki tour" is New Zealand slang for a sight-seeing trip. Perfect for the purpose - the beautifully restored NZWarbirds DC-3: Adam.
  4. Not only have I learned another Aussie saying from Martyn. I also went up with my p3d installation and added the first payware planes (stone 1), the Alabeo Extra 300 amongst them. Took a yellow one out for a test flight from Whangarei... ... up the river... ... smoke system on ... ... and survived (in the 2nd attempt, stone 2). And finally I even tried to test my system on the apron, following Bert Groners call for help (stone 3). I could not repeat his trouble. Is this good or only medium-good news?
  5. Quick, quick, fly... out of Whangarei! Down the east coast... ... over Auckland, with not the slightest loss in performance... ... and approaching into NZAA. Perhaps Martyn is still here? I´ll have to check all the pubs around...
  6. P3D testing goes on in my house, and today everything went smooth & flawless. I just noticed afterwards that I might have had to change the REX sky colours from (northern) winter to fit better to the region of this flight... but that is just a tiny task. Here we go in the default Carenado from Auckland... ... over Manakau Harbour... ... into the overcast. I had to fly really low to enjoy the scenery. I have to stress that EzDok v2 can be addictive as well. The "horizon-hold"-effect is great, even when flying civilized. Just to check the FPS over the city. Undisturbed. Warkworth radar station. Closing in towards the Whangarei scenery... ... which will require some low&slow investigation tomorrow...! One question to you, folks: Is this ground texture correct, or has this been manipulated by REX?
  7. Ha can not be that far away, as he was posting this proof shortly after my flight: So I took off to find him... Another proof: Someone must have turned the speed limit sign on the access road slightly. Probably under the influence of spiritual songs. Or drinks. Perhaps he was joining the Lions Club Rescue team? I´ll look for their helipad... Found it! But no Martyn around... I can strongly recommend to fly from this helipad towards Marsden Point refinery. Getting over the hill is an amazing visual experience! Just as the landing on the tanker. Here you can see me standing on the solid pad. Perhaps a bit misplaced... OK, let me continue westwards to Portland Cement plant... ... and then north to the hospital. Martyn as a routined pilot may be helping the staff there? Nope. Or probably at the Northland Emergency Services? Nice hockey pitches around... ... but still I was the only simmer here. So I had to turn back to the city... ... nobody under the bridge (yet)... ... and not here. He must have already left with BMI services to Auckland. What a close miss!
  8. Kia ora, welcome to NZWR Whangarei Airport, Orbx's first North Island airport; located in the northernmost city in New Zealand in the Northland region of the North Island. Whangarei has been on my radar for several years now, and with the assistance of one of our forums members (tuisong) for on-site photography this beautiful NZ destination has been made possible. This project includes the airport itself along with a large amount of photoreal coverage of the bay and valley that the city of Whangarei itself is in. There are some additional locations included in this package, including 3 helipads and many important points of interest for navigation and visiting. Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand, and the regional capital of the Northland region. Situated in a river valley at the back end of its large harbor, Whangarei is an important industrial area producing cement, refining oil, and shipping industrial goods via its ports. The city is host to Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) which operates helicopter rescue operations in surrounding Northland. The NEST Helicopter Base north of the city, NZJR Whangarei Hospital Helipad, and McLeod Bay Rescue Helipad have all been modeled in addition to the airport. Whangarei Airport is situated on the Onerahi peninsula, southeast of the city center. While limited by the geography of the area, it has two runways, a sealed asphalt runway of 3,599ft and a grass runway of 1,558ft. The airport is served by regular flights to Auckland operated by Air New Zealand Link on Dash 8 Q300 aircraft. A smaller air taxi service, Sunair, operates flights to Claris, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Rotorua using Piper PA-23 Aztec's and Cessna 172's. The airport has been previously served by Beechcraft 1900's and ATR 72's. This project has just entered beta, so all going well it should be available this holiday season. Compatibility Available for FSX, FSX:SE, and Prepar3D v1, 2, 3, and 4 Requires FTX NZ New Zealand North Island (NZNI) Coverage 60sq mi/155sq km of photoreal coverage at 10cm/30cm/60cm/1m Airports and heliports NZWR Whangarei Airport - HD airport NZJR Whangarei Hospital Heliport - helipad atop the city hospital, west of the city center NEST Helicopter Base - rescue helicopter base north of the city center McLeod Bay Helipad - new helipad at the entrance of Whangarei Harbor, built for rescue operations Features Detailed rendition of NZWR Whangarei Airport Three additional helicopter pads around the city and surrounds Color blended and fully autogen annotated photoreal coverage of Whangarei airport, city, and harbor Advanced rendering techniques for realistic materials at the airport, including precipitation effects on the ground surfaces, specular shine, and bump mapping Dynamic lighting in Prepar3D v4, provided by Jon Murchison APX designed for AI Traffic Australia and New Zealand package, designed by Graham Eccleston POI's including Marsden Point refinery, Portland cement plant, Te Matau bridge, and detailed city center ObjectFlow, PeopleFlow2, TextureFlow, and StaticFlow included Airport modeled with on-site photography provided by Roger Alchin. And without further ado, screenshots. Many of these shots were produced for these previews by our very own Adam Banks. His New Zealand screenshots are finely tuned to reflect the real locations and as such I wanted to have his input by providing preview images that look the closest to setups that flight sim users from New Zealand might have for their daily flying. NEST Helicopter Base NEST Helicopter Base NEST Helicopter Base NZWR 24 Approach NZWR 24 Approach Advanced materials for precipitation on sealed surfaces NZWR terminal area NZWR terminal landside entrance NZWR landside parking area NZWR fueling NZWR Air New Zealand Link gates NZWR Sunair terminal and parking NZWR Skywork Helicopters operations area NZWR general aviation area NZWR 06 holding point NZWR 24 approach NZWR overview NZWR 06 overview Te Matau Bridge Whangarei city center, looking south Whangarei suburbs, looking north NZJR Whangarei Hospital Helipad NZJR Whangarei Hospital Helipad Marsden Point refinery Marsden Point refinery McLeod Bay helipad area (helipad is by the road on the right)
  9. New ORBX airport in New Zealand? For me a 'must buy'! Enjoy the flight from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty over Auckland to Whangarei.
  10. My first flight in the most recent Orbx-scenery Whangarei(NZWR), the first addition to New Zealand's North Island. The aircraft is the Marchetti SF260 from RealAir:
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