“The most beautiful airport in the World” according to some
Packyong is the 100th airport of India, in order of construction, the first in Sikkim, opened on October 2018 (one year before the publishing of this scenery)
It’s a masterpiece of engineering. Made as a balcony on the mountains it offer a fantastic view over the north Bengala mountains to the south.
It’s the only airport that serves Sikkim, an old kingdom between Nepal and Bhutan, today a Indian federate state. A nice start field from a fantastic tour over the Himalayan peeks. Sikkim has the 3rd higher mountain in the world: Kangchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft).
Soon the entire Sikkim for VFR flight will be available for free on the download section.
Today only SpiceJet serves this airport from Kolkata but is planned that Drukair will connect Paro (Bhutan) with Packyong from 1st of January 2020.
The airport was projected only for VFR flights, but during the monsoons season the operation of the airport was suspended due the very poor visibility for a VFR approach. An ILS upgrade is under evaluation.
The scenery is entirely build over a hand modeled terrain, because the uncorrected shape of the original mesh of that area. This mean that all the objects has to put on the new elevation by hand-
I try to make all the buildings as they are in reality, looking the few photos or you tube clip available on internet.
- The scenery has an orthophoto texture (19 zoom level)
- Terminal interiors are modeled
- Night textures for the entire scenery
- Two apron, A for commercial flights, B for general aviation
- Vehicles and objects “standard” or made by me has “Sikkim” aspect in term of textures
- The AIP documents of the airport is included
- The height of runway is 4987.5 ft
- PAPI lights are added only as object. No PAPI approach light are available due to the position of the runway over the height of the terrain got from the simulator
- Some objects shown in the pictures (as people) are not included. They are freeware and freeware will remain, available on the download section of xplane.org
showing the real airport - Not an X-Plane video