Landing in a bodacious crosswind at SECU (above), what’s the one thing missing from the scene to really increase the immersive nature of what you’d be looking at out the front office glass?
How ’bout the wind whipping the trees around? Wouldn’t that be a hoot? I’m not sure that’s been done in any sim before…and is it even possible?
A few new paints today, two for the new 763 and one for the 752:
SECU + Mariscal Lamar International Airport is a certified high altitude nightmare of an airport, surrounded on all sides by the Andes, and with some nearby peaks almost ten thousand feet higher than the airport. The airport is also surrounded by dense urban housing, and the runway is only 6300 feet long. Do pilots operating out of this one earn their pay…?
On the chart below, you need to pay attention to the differential between field elevation and some of the surrounding peaks. There is zero room for screwing the pooch here, and an engine out on takeoff in a fully loaded freighter will bring on a full head of gray hair faster than a rattlesnake in an outhouse.
LATAM and TAME both fly to Quito from here, and LATAM adds Guayaquil. Beyond that, there’s only non-scheduled air cargo service as well as GA traffic.
Flying the 763F into here in a brutal crosswind is about as fun as it gets in Xp and I highly recommend the experience. The file has just enough detail to work in daylight (it’s nicer at night, anyway), and the sloping runway adds just enough spice to really work up a sweat on rollout. As such, this is not a beginners airport…unless flying here in a Piper Cherokee 140. It IS a handful in anything “heavy”, while the various E-jets and 737s/A319 are right in the groove.
Recommended for fun and games in crosswinds, you’ll find SECU here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48227-ecuador-aeropuerto-mariscal-lamar-secu/
tdg’s EDWG Wangerooge Island Airfield stakes out the easternmost region of his East Frisian Islands project; we have another exquisitely detailed little GA airport combined with nearby village details, especially down by the docks:
We’ll work up an overview of all these airports soon so you can plan an extensive flight around the region. Til then, this is another 10/10 effort, and you ought to get it here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48364-edwg-wangerooge-airport-germany/
RJCC New Chitose Airport, part of the Sapporo Area Airports Package, came in for some minor exclusion zone tweaks. Always worth updating this excellent, 10/10 file.
And that’s all, folks. S’ya next time – C