New PilotAlva St. Barths Preview Released

X-Plane developer PilotAlva released some more previews of TFFJ St. Barthelemy airport as part of his Sint Maarten and the Princess of the Caribbean scenery project. These renders look truly impressive and are sure to give Nimbus a run for their money. This scenery will feature not only St. Barths but also St Maarten - TNCM, L'esperance - TFFG, Anguilla - TQPF, St Barthelemy TFF, and Saba Island TNCS, including many of the popular Caribbean airports (all of which look fantastic). The full feature list for this scenery is as follows;

Scenery HD mesh

  • airports runways slopes have been modified to match data found on various AIPs
  • Mesh around difficult approach areas will be handsculpted to get terrain slopes closer to reality (based on real topographic data)

Satellite coverage

  • For land areas the resolution is 50cm/px , areas surrounding the airport have been treated and manually upscaled up to 1cm/px and over 10.25px/cm for the airside of the airports
  • Water bodies also are rendered with satellite imagery this time only at 1m/px to save performance, water bodies will get coverage up to 5nm on the side of the approach

- HD buildings

  • Structures on the vicinity contain more detail than the rest of building placements over the scenery 
  • 4k textures and PBR shading for HD buildings as well as custom animations and night lighting
  • Custom Ambient Occlusion Shadows (ground shadows as well)

3d trees and 3d people

Custom ground traffic

  • covering the whole islands, no default roads only photoscenery roads will be used 

Custom Autogen

  • custom 3d buildings will cover the entirety of both st maarten and st barths 

Custom sea traffic

  • from the smallest to the largest crusiers moving around the island

Custom HD static airplanes (ariliners only)

Custom animated airport traffic,

  • animated custom jetways and animated custom marshallers as well

Airport HD interiors for TNCM and TFFJ

Independant and new developers are extremely important to the X-Plane community, so head on over to the X-Plane.org forums (where more previews are available) and throw PilotAlva some love!