Welcome to Part Two of your preview of OAHU for Aerofly FS2. If you've not already done so, please read Part One (earlier in this thread) as it includes important information about the forthcoming scenery.
In this preview, we're taking you on a flight around the coast, moving in an anti-clockwise direction. Our previous image gave you a glimpse of Honolulu International Airport (PHNL). Now, we're going to continue Eastward.
6. Here's your first look at our evolving treatment of the city of Honolulu, the capital of the state of Hawaii. The city is home to approximately 350,000 souls, and the first settlement here dates back to the 11th century. See those sailboats in the bay? You'll be glad to know they are animated, as is the Goodyear blimp, if you can find it.
7. Sweeping down low over the waterfront, you'll notice 3d boats in the marina. In this image we're using standard textures on the high-rise buildings, but we're experimenting with different looks, so as with any element of the scenery, things may change during the development process.
8. To the East of Honolulu, the towns make full use of the topography, sometimes climbing like fingers up the hills. Aina Haina is to the left of the image, and to the bottom right is Paiko Lagoon.
9. After turning to the North again, we head up the Eastern coast and reach the town of Kailua, population around 100,000. Ka'elepulu Pond is under the port wing of our Cessna, and Kaneohe Bay lies further ahead.
10. Situated to the North of Kailua is Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. You'll see more images of this base in later previews.
So, that's your second screenshot preview of OAHU. Tomorrow, we'll make our way back to Dillingham, taking in more great coastal scenery along the way. Heck, we might even give you more than five images in that post as I'm having a hard time deciding what to leave out!
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