Australian development studio AUscene has been making some truly gorgeous scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator, providing pilots flying in Australia with a growing list of high-quality airports. The latest addition to AUscene’s portfolio is Lord Howe Island and its small airport, YLHI, located some 600km off the East Coast of Australia.
Lord Howe Island is a truly spectacular place to fly, a beautiful crescent-shaped volcanic island that is home to many unique species of fauna and flora. It’s no surprise that it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. AUscene saw here the opportunity to offer MSFS users with a new location to fly, and recreated the island’s airport along with a complete coverage of the island itself.
Lord Howe Island for MSFS includes high-resolution aerial imagery and elevation data across the whole island, along with custom vegetation, a custom model of Ball’s Pyramid, and even animated cows in the fields.
As for the airport, it’s been authentically recreated with an accurate layout, custom markings, sloped runway, a detailed interior and even custom airport services.
But that’s not all. The airport is famous for its challenging approach, with a short runway that starts and ends by the sea. A great place for a Landing Challenge then, which is exactly what AUscene did. You will find this Landing Challenge in the MSFS menu, and upon starting you will have to do your best landing the King Air during a windy day at the island.
All in all, another stunning scenery from AUscene, who already brought us Ballina Byron, Aldinga Airfield, or Ayers Rock. This latest one, Lord Howe Island, is now available directly from AUscene for $27.00 Australian Dollars. It should come to other third-party stores next week.
- Complete coverage of the Airport and Island for MSFS
- High Resolution Aerial Imagery and DEM Data
- Detailed Terminal Interior
- Sloped Runway
- Authentic PBR Textures
- Accurate Apron Layout with Custom Materials and Markings
- Custom Ground Service Equipment
- Animated Cows
- Static Qantaslink Dash 8
- Realistic Night Lighting
- Custom Vegetation Biome to better resemble Lord Howe Island.
- Custom Airport Services Configuration