Orbx Released Scenic Bar Harbour Airport & Surroundings
A few moments ago, Orbx has released a new addition to their lineup of airports: Bar Harbour. Originally developed by Veteran Orbx developer Alex Goff back in 2016 for the ESP platform, the X-Plane version is a faithful conversion of the original rendition.
The real airport is a hotspot for pilots looking to take the scenic route along the east-coast of the United States. Located in the heart of the Trenton Area in Maine, the airport is a gateway to the photogenic surrounding landscape, with varied terrain sprawled across riveted coastlines and lagoons. A stark opposite of the concrete jungle many of us come to get used to.
As with the equivalent product for FSX/P3D, the airfield is developed with onsite photography surveyance like most other Orbx airports with bespoke detailed groundwork using their signature vegetation rendering. Outside the airport, the scenery features over 500 square kilometres of custom orthoimagery autogen, and terrain surrounding the airfield. There are numerous points of interests with landable helipads and hand-placed buildings, with the Bar Harbour Hotels and Waterfront rendition on Mount Desert Island a highlighted landmark. Let's jump into the obligatory feature list:
- 30cm airport photoreal terrain
- 500 sq km of surrounding photoreal
- Custom modeled high def airport
- On-site photos taken by Orbx staff
- High def unique static aircraft
- Advanced rendering and lighting
- Ambient occlusion techniques
The scenery is priced at $29.95 AUD, if you fancy a scenic trip on the East Coast of the US, you can purchase Bar Harbour on Orbx.