Northern Sky Studios Releases New Airports for X-Plane 11 and MSFS

April 15, 2021

Northern Sky Studios has released the next airports in their lineup of Hawaiian sceneries: Kapalua Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Molokai and Kalaupapa Airport for X-Plane 11. Both sceneries offer custom surroundings along with accurate renditions of the airports.

Kapalua Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Firstly, Northern Sky Studios takes us to Kapalua Airport, located on the Northwestern part of the island of Maui in Hawaii. This scenery features custom PBR texturing along with custom ortho imagery and surroundings.

The scenery features the following:

  • The most detailed replica of airport buildings and vehicles
  • Detailed mesh for the airport area
  • Custom surroundings 
  • All materials created for full PBR
  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on all airport buildings
  • High-resolution building textures
  • Use of native, highly efficient gITF models
  • Custom orthophoto for the airport and surrounding areas

“Most flights to Kapalua Airport originate from commuter airports on the other Hawaiian islands by commercial commuter services, unscheduled air taxis, and general aviation,” the team states.

Northern Sky Studios’ Kapalua Airport is available for purchase on simMarket for EUR €10.00.

Molokai Airports for X-Plane 11

Moving onto the team’s other release, Northern Sky Studios has released a package for X-Plane 11. This package includes Molokai Airport and Kalaupapa Airport, both located on the island of Moloka‘i.

Included on the product page are its features which are shown below:

  • High detailed airport objects and vehicles
  • Custom textured for taxiways, runways, and apron
  • Custom surroundings
  • Custom airport lights (you should tune COM1 on 125.7 to turn on landing lights at night time)
  • Compatible with X-Plane 11 features
  • Animated ground vehicles (plugin by Marginal)
  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on all models
  • High-resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
  • High-resolution building textures
  • Excellent night effects
  • Realistic reflections on glass
  • World Traffic 3 compatible

Shown below is a compatibility list:

  • Default XPL11 mesh
  • HD Mesh v3 by AlpilotX
  • US Orthophotos (link
  • Ortho4XP terrain
  • Hawaii Photoreal Project (link

Northern Sky Studios Molokai Airports are available for purchase on simMarket for EUR €15.00.

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