Orbx KVUO, Pearson Field Released

Bill Womack has released his KVUO, Pearson Field scenery via Orbx!  The project has been previewed on several occasions over the past few days including this post from yesterday.  This will certainly make for a fantastic general aviation destination in the beautiful pacific northwest area with many nearby destinations for those quick enjoyable Sunday hops.  Moreover, the scenery includes not only the airfield but 12 square miles of the surrounding area including a highly detailed reproduction of downtown Vancouver, Washington.  First, check out some product release screenshots below.  As many of the release screenshots have already been previewed, a selection of various previously posted images have been selected.

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Next, check out a full product description according to the official Orbx product page.

Pearson is Bill Womack’s sixth Orbx airport, and his first Orbx-only release since returning to the fold.

Among all the small Pacific Northwest airports that are loaded with character, Pearson Field stands out. For one thing, it predates them all; KVUO is officially 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. We’ve worked hard to replicate the feel of this busy suburban field using hundreds of photos taken on-site. 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. If you’re a fan of our Pacific Northwest airports, this one is a must-have.

Key Features

*12 square miles of photo terrain around KVUO, including Hayden Island, Oregon and downtown Vancouver, Washington
*CityScene detailed reproduction of downtown Vancouver
*Detailed modeling based on hundreds of reference photos
*Enhanced airport ground polys in Prepar3D v.3 & 4
*Static aircraft commonly seen on the ramp
*Custom dynamic, animated windsock
*Animated PeopleFlow people around airport
*Detailed & accurate buildings in the region of the airport, especially on approach paths
*Seasonal vegetation models, driven by the ObjectFlow2
*All models optimized for high performance
*Created by Bill Womack

For informational purposes, according to Bill Womack, there is an X-Plane version currently in the works.  If you’d like to view the product video trailer, visit this link.  Head over to the Orbx website to get your copy today, it is currently priced at $32.95 AUD.

*Images courtesy of Orbx Simulation Systems.

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