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
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.