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Swains Island and Rose Atoll, American Samoa [NSTU Preview 3]

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Lets do another preview!

 

This time we'll have a look at Swains Island and Rose Atoll

 

First up.. Swains Island, located 195nm north of Pago Pago International airport, This atoll is somewhat unusual, featuring an unbroken circle of land enclosing a formerly freshwater lagoon cut off from the sea.

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Need a church? no worries..Swains Island has that one covered

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Of the seven distinctive islands of American Samoa, Rose Atoll is the only uninhabited one (well by humans at least...considering 97% of American Samoa's seabirds reside here from time to time), its located 77nm east of Fitiuta Airport

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Again some beauties...


 


Are there any heli-pads or landing strips on these atolls? Or are they "only" fantastic looking scenery? (Can't see anything on the KMZ)


 


Cheers


 


Mallard


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Had a second look at the Rose Atoll. Looks that we are in for a big improvement in the rendering of a corallian rim and lagoon. We can't see the waves of course in these pics. They may be tricky to render, specially in P3D...


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Will this scenery be a new region or will it be part of Oceania ?

 

will be great spot to use the DHC6 or Catalina  float plane.

It is part of the PI region. American Samoa is all photoreal so is self contained, with its own unique autogen. Western Samoa has undergone a massive landclass and vector upgrade with particular attention being paid to the numerous volcanic craters.all airports have been upgraded as you will see in further previews. There's enough to keep you exploring for quite some time.

cheers

Ken

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In other words, I assume it's going to be a FTX Global airport, just like AYPY Jacksons International (Papua New Guinea) is...


 


| Edit:  Or, are we actually going to have a new "Pacifiic Islands" region as a FTX Central v2 group?


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A new Pacific Islands region (AYPY was Global) ! Meaning that we are in for more islands  8)  ?

 

If you look into the OrbX subdirectory of FSX or P3D you will see that AYPY is in a "PI" subdirectory. I guess that's only for organizing the files a bit. As it comes with its own unique vegetation there's no reason for a region of its own.

Nevertheless, I guess popularity and interest determines whether Ken and Tim continue their South Pacific adventures. I'll ride along on that journey :)

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Hi guys,


 


Yes its an FTXGlobal airport, like AYPY etc, so you just set [Global] or [Global hybrid] and fly,  we were allocated our own folder called 'PI' (Pacific islands) its really more of a organizational thing


 


 


@Mallard, there are no runways or helipads at either Rose and Swains, however........ at Swains there is this chap (an odd chap some folks say) that dreams of having seaplanes land in the inner protected lagoon, there is in fact a jetty...for real... and its included


 


@Sundog, yep this is BN2 Islander and Twinotter country


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however........ at Swains there is this chap (an odd chap some folks say) that dreams of having seaplanes land in the inner protected lagoon, there is in fact a jetty...for real... and its included

Brilliant - a "mission" :D Certainly looks like it will be time to crank up those amphibians.

 

Cheers

 

Mallard

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Hi Tim, any liveries for the TO :-)

 

Ben

 

Sure theres some already

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/88464-soul-of-samoa/

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/88191-little-flying-cloud/

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/88367-%E2%80%98ikale-tahi/

 

You can download all my repaints at my blog, link in sig, cheers!

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