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  1. assuming you're asking about True Earth for P3D or XP? I think it's in NorCal - they used to have kmz files for Google Earth so you could see the exact region, but I just have them for the old FSX version ( it's in SoCal for the NA Gold scenery You'd probably want to get both, regardless, since it's so close to the border of the sceneries - it'd be really noticeable that the coverage stops.
  2. well, devs will always do passion projects from time to time, and it's a nice break to work on smaller airports vs 8-12 months for a larger airport, so I wouldn't throw in the towel. There's a few Catalinas, Luklas, St Barts out there that are small, but famous enough and would be in demand with a general audience. In addition to lack of player awareness and lack of demand for small strips - they generally have to be priced lower to get people to check them out. You still have to do a lot of work to make a good scenery of "Jimmy Joe-Bob's PVT farm airstrip" that no one's heard of, but you're looking at selling it at less than $10-15 and can expect to sell lower numbers. Really comes down to: time - sales potential - passion. I'm working on a couple small strips near my home airport that have almost zero sales potential, but I'm doing it because I know they're cool locations IRL and I want to see a HQ version in the game. But I have to weigh that with how much time I put into them, since I'd have to put them out as freeware or in the $5-10 range. If this was my day job, I wouldn't pick those strips to do - since they wouldn't pay the bills.
  3. Not that weird... MSFS increased the overall flight sim market by 3-4x. There's a wide variety of interest within that - GA, Bush, Helicopters, BizJets, RJs, Airliners, etc... If you build a small airport project that only supports GA + Bush flying - then you're limiting your market. Say if you're looking to build a project airport in Hawaii - if you build a small airport like Kapalua or Hana - only people that like flying GA or turboprops will buy it. If you build Kahului or Honolulu - everyone interested in flying in Hawaii will buy it, since it supports all types of flying, including regional and mainland airline flights. You basically double or triple your sales potential. The FSX/P3D model worked since there was always photoscenery and later TrueEarth available for the Orbx PNW and California clusters of airports, and there were a lot of airports within a short flying distance of each other - like the Seattle area small strips... 10 or 15 airports within a 30-45 flight of each other. A lot of people would buy all that coverage and they'd be able to do a lot of short hops to detailed airports, and had enough choices that it wouldn't get boring. MSFS does the entire world at TE quality ( +/- ), so it's now harder to pin down one region to develop.
  4. Milviz - State of the Sim Jan 22, 2022 https://youtu.be/Mtc8c0hxZBw?t=271 TL:DR Basically, their de Havilland roadmap ( with no dates ) is: Beaver Turbo Beaver Otter Turbo Otter Recruiting IRL Beaver Pilots for testing... https://www.facebook.com/Milviz/posts/4993609040683431
  5. The MilViz DHC-2 is going into Beta now ( or pretty soon ). Shouldn't have to wait too long.
  6. Same - I held off on Auckland City, until Auckland airport was up on Marketplace. Having a city scenery paired with a high quality nearby airport makes a big difference on the decision to buy. Even better if there are multiple airports within a relatively short flying range.
  7. Looking forward to a bunch of these - esp KPBI... location of my first and only bird strike IRL On the city scenery front - Honolulu was on the road map for last year - is that also shelved for the time being? Unlike some of the other cities - Hawaii is getting pretty good airport coverage... and a decent developer has PHNL on their roadmap for... sometime Cheers - this product lineup is really solid... ( Also missing some of Jarrad's airports coming into MSFS - some of my FSX/P3D favorites! )
  8. and the more useful ICAO codes... ( 2 in red only exist as freeware - not present in game by default ) Airport Country ICAO 1. Aibai - Length 1490 ft Slope 11% PNG AIBA 2. Sindeni - Length 1770 ft Slope 7% PNG AYDY 3. Aziana - Length 994 ft Slope 20% PNG AYLA 4. Gema - 1540 ft Slope 17% PNG AYGM 5. Malamunda - 1738 ft Slope 4% PNG AYPR 6. Nankina - 1837 ft Slope 10% PNG AYNA 7. Simbari - 1597 ft Slope 10% PNG AYQB 8. Simogu - 1673 ft Slope 7% PNG AYQM 9. Owena - 1245 ft Slope 17% PNG AYKS 10. Yambaitok - 1673 ft Slope 1% PNG AYYZ
  9. с Новым годом! Looking forward to all three actually! Aberdeen and Inverness, esp! ( I was secretly hoping Belfast would be City Airport - looks pretty scenic ) That'll definitely make some Loganair / Twin Otter fans happy.... now if someone would just fix Barra @BAW9DV FYI - Prague is being done by 2 developers and Domodedovo is being worked on by another Orbx partner.
  10. 3.3Gb installed ( with just the 2 planes, and TP house scenery - no additional liveries or mods d/l )
  11. I'm sure they had his permission to add the house It'd be nice to have POIs with the plane/scenery as well.... Skypark could add a full tour I found a couple of the spots just messing around - but it's challenging in game, since the detail and accuracy isn't quite there for doing improvised strips... @Dreamsofwings1 - nice review btw, I'm looking forward to the release...
  12. I was thinking about modeling his home airstrip last year as freeware, but decided it would be invasive and kinda creepy.... Interesting to see they're including it in the package. It would be cool if they added POIs for all the local bush landing spots from his videos
  13. Yeah, it sounds like something I would enjoy... on occasion. I'll definitely give Pilot Edge a try, since even though I'm working overseas West Coast is still home, and fly there in sim and IRL when I can
  14. I probably will give both a try at some point - everything I hear about VatSim and the strict rules kinda turns me off. Sometimes you need to pause a flight, or do something else and getting banned because you have a life doesn't sound like my bag Frequently if I fly over 1.5 hours enroute, I'll just AP on and go do work, laundry or dishes - then come back for ToD.
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