ORBX announces their first Australian destination for X-Plane: Broome Intl

ORBX is full steam ahead with their projects for X-Plane. They have just now announced their first Australian scenery for this sim. And they are winking their eyes to the helicopter community as well.

ORBX Broome Intl for X-Plane

On a post on their official forums, ORBX says the project that was originally developed for FSX is now being "meticulously brought to X-Plane with the expertise of Mac Ottlinger and Chris Vezirgiannis".

The post describes the area and a bit more of the project and lists its key features:

  • Superbly-detailed rendition of Broome International Airport
  • Ultra-HD imagery at 7cm/50cm/80cm
  • Professionally colour balanced and edited
  • Includes the entire town of Broome
  • 15 static aircraft unique to YBRM
  • Advanced rendering techniques
  • Dozens of local landmarks & POIs
  • Custom tropical vegetation library
  • Atmospheric dynamic lighting
  • Hand-placed autogen
  • Painstakingly ported to XP11 by Mac Ottlinger and Chris Vezirgiannis
  • Originally developed by Jarrad Marshall

ORBX Broome Intl for X-Plane

It was a nice surprise to see a few screenshots with helicopters (some of them in the air and not just part of the scenery) and, on their Facebook page, ORBX mentions ands the announcement with the following sentence: "Whether you are a tubeliner flyer, low-and-slow GA explore or even a rotor-head, Broome is the perfect airport to kick off your Australian XP11 collection!"

A clear wink to our community, and a sign that high-profile developers such as ORBX are perhaps more aware of our presence in the community and our high-standards when it comes to scenery.

This should be an amazing place to visit on X-Plane for sure.

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Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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