Isle of Man (EGNS) Released for X-Plane 11 by Boundless

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A rendition of Isle of Man Airport has been released by new developer Boundless that features an accurate airport layout, PBR texturing on both the ground and buildings, high-definition orthophotos, static aircraft, and more.

"An immersive sceney package covering the airport of Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man," states the product page on simMarket. "Ronaldsway is frequently visited by airlines such as Aer Lingus Regional, Eastern Airlines, Loganair and easyJet, it is also noted for its challenging approach during stormy weather, with Runways 06/26 facing significant crosswinds!"

A list of features the airport makes use of includes:

  • Accurate taxiway, runway & Apron networks
  • Accurate Parking / ramp starts (Including helipad)
  • Multiple HD custom Buildings
  • PBR, reflective textures included on buildings
  • PBR, reflective ground textures
  • HD, orthophoto base, carefully sharpened and recoloured for best results
  • Full night lighting
  • Static aircraft, airlines include Aer Lingus Regional, Loganair, Eastern, West Atlantic (+Manx Airlines preserved at the museum)
  • Static GA aircraft
  • Fully compatible with traffic Global & WT3
  • Static Ground Crew & People
  • Includes all carparks & nearby RCS Building
  • Custom static Ground vehicles, with Isle of Man Airport * Menzies Aviation Branding
  • Comparable FPS to default airport
  • High level of airport detail
  • 100s of custom placed objects
  • Full airport fencing accurately placed

According to their website, Boundless was formed more than four years ago in March 2016, but chose to relaunch earlier this year. The developer cited their purpose is "bringing immersive and high quality scenery to X-Plane 11, but at a much more reasonable price than many others on the market."

The developer provides support through an email address, and also at the x-plane.org forum. Moreover, their website has two listed products: today's release Isle of Man Airport, and the other Isle of Man - Full Island HD.

The latter is not yet available, but is listed for GBP £16.00, with the product description reading: "The entire Isle of Man covered, with HD, Colour corrected and sharpened photorealistic background, includes custom built landmarks and 1000s of accurately placed, realistic objects."

The airport is available for purchase for GBP £12.00 through their website, or €13.99 at simMarket, with other stores expected to sell the scenery too.

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