Orbx has announced KVUO Pearson Field is now available for X-Plane 11.
Designed by Bill Womack , Pearson is located in the Pacific Northwest. It is the oldest continuously operating airport in the region, and one of the two oldest operational fields in the US. Even well before the dawn of aviation, the site was a hub of activity, as evidenced by the 19th-century Hudson’s Bay Company fort and trading post just off the threshold of Runway 8. In its life so far, the tiny airport has hosted the first crossing of the Columbia River by airship in 1905, been a stopover on the US Army’s first round-the-world flight, and made Russian aviation history as the landing spot for the Chkalov Trans-Polar Flight in 1937.
Today, it’s a popular field for GA pilots and history buffs and occupies a prime piece of real estate along the banks of the Columbia in the flight path of KPDX’s Runway 10L.
The version from Orbx features many of the unique landmarks are represented, including the I-5 bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, the railroad bridge just downstream, the busy shopping area of Jantzen Beach on nearby Hayden Island, and a faithful reproduction of downtown Vancouver.
• 12 square miles of photo terrain around KVUO
• Covers Hayden Island, Oregon
• Detailed reproduction of downtown Vancouver, Washington
• Modelling is based on hundreds of reference photos
• Airport ground polygons utilizing PBR materials
• Static aircraft commonly seen on the ramp
• Accurate buildings in the region of the airport, especially on approach paths
• All models optimised for high performance
The package is available over at Orbx for AUD$32.95. Click here for more information.