Orbx Announces Caernarfon Airport EGCK for X-Plane 11

By
Tristan Garratt
Peter Tram
Monday, March 16, 2020

Orbx is expanding their British airport collection, adding yet another well recreated airfield to complement its TrueEarth GB product. Announced two hours ago at the time of writing, the airport in question shares the same name as the nearby town of Caernarfon, and serves as an operation base for the Welsh Search & Rescue and Air Ambulance.

A popular GA pilot destination, the airfield is home to several flight schools. The airport's proximity to the Snowdonia national park makes it a tourist hotspot, offering scenic flights around the national park and beyond, bringing a tranquil escape away from the concrete jungle. Users can reach Caernarfon Airport from major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

Among the strangest features of the airport, two large windmills sit overshadowing in mass and size near the runway, which makes for an interesting approach:

Feature wise, the airfield is a painstakingly developed artwork from Tony Wroblewski himself. The airfield has been detailed via real-world photography and site visits, and contains recent developments and expansions from the summer of 2019.

Features:

  • Ultra high definition 2cm/px bespoke hand-painted ground textures for the immediate airport area. 
  • High definition, hand-crafted 30cm/px imagery for the surrounding area. 
  • Custom and unique built ground vehicles and aircraft based at the airfield all modelled and included. 
  • Accurately and superbly modelled buildings based on real-world mapping and LiDAR height data. 
  • Detailed 3D fencing, signage and equipment modelled from real-world photographs 
  • High definition hand-crafted PBR materials for the airport buildings which react perfectly to the lighting conditions. 
  • Historic RAF Llandwrog buildings fully modelled and ready to be explored. 
  • Surrounding POIs, e.g. Morfa Holiday Park, Fort Belan and farmland buildings have been modelled and included. 
  • Optimized for best performance and blended seamlessly with Orbx GB TrueEarth Central

Stay tuned as we provide you latest news from your favourite hobby. All screenshots sourced via the Orbx forums.

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