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News! - Scenery Updated : Molokai and Kalaupapa airports, Hawaii v2 by NorthernSkyStudio

 

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As per a decision in what to review I did a flight back in 2017 of the newly released Molokai and Kalaupapa airports in Hawaii, by NorthernSkyStudios. It wasn't that I was not overly impressed, but the missing aspect was I was not greatly impressed by the ground textures...  as a scenery combo it was not that bad, but not that brilliant either? Interesting because as a developer NorthernSkyStudio is very good...  but pass over the package I did. So here comes an update to the Hawaiian Islands scenery and this time a very good one it is as well.

 

Molokai Airport
Founded in 1927, Molokai Airport (PHMK) is a state-owned, public use airport located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) northwest of Kaunakakai, on the island of Molokai in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. It is the principal airport of the island.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 89,468 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 65,984 enplanements in 2009, and 88,688 in 2010. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.
Molokai Airport occupies 288 acres (117 ha) at an elevation of 454 ft (138 m) above mean sea level on the central plateau of the island of Molokai. The airport has two asphalt paved runways that accommodate commuter/air taxi and general aviation activities, as well as some military flights
 
Kalaupapa airport
Kalaupapa Airport (PHLU) is a regional public use airport of the state of Hawaii, located on the northern peninsula of the island of Molokai, two nautical miles (4 km) north of Kalaupapa Settlement, in Kalawao County. Most flights to Kalaupapa originate from Molokai Airport or from airports on the other Hawaiian islands by unscheduled air taxis and general aviation. It is also used as a cargo facility carrying goods for Kalaupapa, which has no road access from the rest of Molokai.
The airport offers scheduled passenger service from Makani Kai Air, which began providing Essential Air Service (EAS) subsidized scheduled passenger service in January 2012, using two nine-seat Cessna Grand Caravans. 
As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 3,206 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2007, 3,135 enplanements in 2008, 2,035 in 2009, and 1,217 in 2010. 
 
Version 2.0 (April 4th 2021)
  • - new high quality orthophotos for PHMK and PHLU
  • - new terminal model with interior for PHMK
  • - new misc models added
  • - new grass and vegetation
  • - new ground textures

 

But this new updated v2.0 version of Molokai and Kalaupapa is now well worth checking out...  the highlight is the excellent terminal interior at Mokokai.

 

Molokai Airport

 

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Kalaupapa airport
 
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Molokai and Kalaupapa airports, Hawaii v2 by NorthernSkyStudio is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore. Current purchasers can update to v2.1 by going to their X-Plane.OrgStore account and downloading the new v2.1 version.

 

Images courtesy NorthernSkyStudios

 

Interior Images by X-PlaneReviews

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Yes! Molokai and Kalaupapa airports, Hawaii v2 by NorthernSkyStudio is available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Molokai and Kalaupapa airports, Hawaii

Price is US$18.00 (on sale, you save US$2)

 

Main Features include:
  • Highly detailed airport objects and vehicles
  • Custom texture for taxiways, runways and apron
  • Custom surroundings 
  • Custom airport lights (you should tune COM1 on 125.7 to turn on landing lights in night time)
  • Compatible with X-Plane 11 features
  • Animated ground vehicles (plugin by Marginal)
  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on all models
  • High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
  • High resolution building textures
  • Excellent night effects
  • Realistic reflections on glass
  • World Traffic 3 compatible ( Ohana airlines now,)
  • Compatible with with all custom and default mesh:

 

Requirements

Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 758 MB
Current version : 2.0 (April 4th 2021)

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News by Stephen Dutton

5th April 2021

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