The latest release from Orbx is NZWR Whangarei Airport for FSX and Prepar3D.
The package features a detailed rendition of the airport along with three additional helipads around the city and surrounding area.
Other highlights include 155sq km photoreal coverage of Whangarei airport, city, and harbour of with colour matching and full autogen. Finally, updated rendering methods have been used for special effects such as precipitation on the ground, specular shine, and bump mapping. POI’s including Marsden Point refinery, Portland cement plant, Te Matau bridge, and detailed city centre have also been included.
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 harbour, 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. While limited by the geography of the area NZWR has a sealed asphalt runway and a grass runway. The airport is served by regular flights to Auckland operated by Air New Zealand Link on Dash 8 Q300s. A smaller air taxi service, Sunair, operates flights to Claris, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Rotorua using Piper PA-23 Aztec’s and Cessna 172’s.