Yes, I love building new airports or adding onto existing ones.
My latest "new" airport:
PHNI - Niihau International Airport
Large airport built on the south side of the island of Niihau. I built the airport to look like it was already a few decades old...you can see that the "old" side of the airport has asphault runways and taxiways, while the new ramp, new runway, and new taxiways are all concrete.
"Old" side of the airport runways: 24/6 7000 x 200, 26/8 5500 x 150
"New" runway (south runway): 28/10 7500 x 200
Main runways have ILS at both ends and high intensity landing lights and approach lights. Crosswind runway 26/8 has medium intensity lighting, takeoffs on runway 8 only, landings on runway 26 only (noise abatement Puuwai)
Airport has VOR/DME
, approach/departure and tower/ground frequencies, can handle heavy jets and has two terminals, the old terminal to the north, and the new terminal to the east. Also has cargo ramp on the south. I am considering adding a military ramp as well.
I have programmed AI
aircraft that fly into and out of this airport in FS2k4, and have used EditVoicepack to create the facility name "Niihau", so it's fully functional in the FS
Kalaeloa (PHJR), Oahu:
Restored Runway 11/29 to its original length, added new approach lighting to Runways 4R/22L, aiming point bars to 4L/22R as well as PAPI 2-box to each end, and VASI-4 to 22L.
Turned Kalaeloa into an international airport designed to take some of the load off of Honolulu. It now can support international widebody flights, main landing and departing runway is 4R/22L, while 4L/22R is used for all regional flights (Hawaiian/Aloha/Island Air, others).
Ewa ramp has also been extended to allow for more parking area for widebody jets. this is because my virtual airline PSA II
is based here and has a large number of 767s that need ramp space, especially around noon time. There is also an interisland ramp on the northwest side of the airport, just above runway 22R in this image. (Note the PSX parking codes).
In my imagination here, this future Kalaeloa is linked to HNL
by train and air, with flights departing every 15 minutes to and from HNL
and Kalaeloa. (Commuter turboprops).
I have also added the dark look of the land around the Kalaeloa runways, in FS
this used to be green grass, but in reality, it's more like black.
Kahului Airport (OGG
I have added a parallel precision runway to OGG
which is 8,500 x 150, and will expand ramp space at a later date. Runway was spaced far enough that existing roads run between the two runways, which will be built up to feed passengers to a future central terminal. Flattening the terrain around the new runway to allow for safe approaches was a real pain too, it took 14 separate flatten areas to cover it all. Also lengthened existing runway 2/20 to 7,750 feet, a project that was actually planned for real life, but never came to pass.
Honolulu International Airport (PHNL):
Major upgrade to HNL
. A fifth runway has been added, south of and parallel to existing runway 8R/26L. New runway is designated 9/27 and is 11,000 feet long x 200 feet wide. Runway 27 has a 1,000-foot displaced threshold to allow for higher altitudes on Kona Wind approaches, for noise abatement purposes.
Runway 9 has ILS/GS
, 27 has back course. By using texture polygons I have created land surrounding the runway, which is vegetated in the center (grass) and has a beach at the edges which merges with the FS
-default beach on the old coral runway 8R/26L.
Aircraft going to and coming from 9/27 must taxi across 8R/26L to reach the rest of the airport. To accomodate the increase in traffic, plus the fact that 9/27, unlike 8R, is a landing runway as well as a takeoff runway, a parallel taxiway has been constructed next to taxiway RB
. This new taxiway is designated Taxi RC
and is to be used for arriving traffic only. Departing traffic will continue to use RB
. Likewise, existing taxiway RH
has been extended to Runway 27 and is mostly used for departures during Kona winds. Kona arrivals will still use Taxiway RC
In the future, another terminal and ramp will be added in the space between Hickam and honolulu's interisland terminal.
[Edited 2005-06-12 10:42:23]