For several years, iBlueYonder’s Bill Womack created several detailed GA airports that were published under the Orbx brand. All are still available on OrbxDirect. You might be familiar with some of these:
Siletz Bay State Airport (S45)
No trip to Oregon is complete without a visit to the rocky coast, and coastal fliers will find a great place to tie down, camp, and sight-see in Siletz Bay State Airport (S45). This small airport is packed with color and character. It’s nestled into a swath of forest running along the coast range, just across the street from lovely Glen Eden Beach and right down the road from the tourist destination of Lincoln City. The location makes it a great day trip from other PNW airports such as Stark’s Twin Oaks, Creswell, or Walter Sutton’s place.
The airport features high-resolution 4cm/pixel ground polys, hyper-accurate buildings and details, loads of NatureFlow grasses and trees, StaticFlow aircraft, PeopleFlow 2 humans, and is one of the debut airports for our new CreatureFlow technology, featuring butterflies, mosquitoes, and man’s best friend!
Cushman Meadows & Bear Gulch (KCMW)
These airports were the culmination of a daydreaming session – a sort of “what if” brainstorm of where we’d like to have an airport if we could put one anywhere. The result was one of the most popular of the Orbx series; a small GA field nestled alongside the shore of Lake Cushman in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. It’s a great spot for flying and sightseeing, and near to a number of other popular Orbx destination fields. As a bonus, the package contains a reworked version of Bear Gulch airport, a tiny bush strip at the far end of the lake that first debuted as an included scenery for the RealAir Scout aircraft package.
Stark’s Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3)
Nestled into the rolling farmland of the fertile Willamette Valley near Portland, Oregon, Stark’s Twin Oaks Airpark is ideally located for sightseeing in the Pacific Northwest. The rural location makes for less traffic and a relaxed atmosphere, while providing an easy jumping-off point for flights to either the coast to the west, or the rugged peaks of the Cascade range to the east.
The scenery includes a large area of 30cm/pixel aerial photoreal terrain, featuring the various orchards, alpaca ranches, and small farms in the area. One special point of interest in the areas is the massive Glacier rock quarry, located a few miles to the southeast of the field. And what is possibly a first for an FS airport: multiple elevations. Twin Oaks is carved from the side of a gentle slope, and as a result, the Stark’s house, garage, and two of the hangars are on a hill overlooking the rest of the field. Lead developer Bill Womack obsessively researched and photographed the airport over the last few years, with the enthusiastic support of owners Bob and Betty Stark. We’re prod to offer the definitive rendition of one of Oregon’s aviation jewels.