Airfield Canada Releases Halifax Stanfield for X-Plane
February 27, 2021
As a result of two years of work, airfield Canada has released their Halifax Stanfield Airport (CYHZ). The airport features a custom mesh, developed by Maps2Xplane, custom modelled ground vehicles and extensive SAM Support, with custom seasons, jetways and animated hangars.
The release of the airport follows a short beta period announced just over a week ago on the 19th of this month. Following the beta, an announcement that the scenery was to be releasing today was posted on the developer’s Facebook Page.
The airport has been previewed numerous times since the first announcement and is the next move from the developer following the release of their first-ever project, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport.
As mentioned in our exclusive article with Airfield Canada, the developer has been considering porting the product over to other flight simulations platforms. Since this, the developer has not mentioned the subject although it may be mentioned again when the developer announces their next project in the future.
Although no definitive feature least has been provided, a detailed description of many key features has been made available.
This list is available to read below:
With over 150 highly-detailed custom buildings and objects, this airport was built from the ground up over two years from pure passion. It looks and feels like the real thing, with painstaking attention to measurements, materials, doors, windows, and other minor details. All buildings and objects feature PBR.
Custom high-quality PBR ground textures and markings, including custom striated runway markings, hundreds of hand-placed lines and decals, and a weathered-look where applicable. Orthophotos cover the airport property and adjacent properties.
The airport features a custom mesh developed by Maps2Xplane, with real-life terrain details included, such as the steep hills at the ends of the runways. A patch is included for those who prefer Ortho4XP.
At Airfield Canada, we love night flying, and our lighting for Halifax Stanfield is a reflection of that love. Every light on the airport property was placed manually and precisely. From the custom taxiway lights to the custom approach lights, your eyes will be pleased.
Custom modelled and animated vehicles (with people) have been included for the airport property, such as tugs, baggage loaders, and catering trucks.
Optional custom animations have been included for all 12 custom aircraft jetways, 5 hangar doors, 2 types of windsocks, a radar antenna, nearby wind turbines, and custom a follow-me truck - all of which require the SAM plugin.
Optional spring, summer, autumn, winter, and deep winter seasons are supported through the SAM plugin. Simply select “deep winter” to show 3D snow piles and windrows.
Airfield Canada’s Halifax Stanfield for X-Plane is available to purchase for $24.95 from the Threshold Store. It has not yet been indicated if the scenery will also be made available on other stores.
Airfield Canada can be found on their Facebook Page.
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