Highland Papua Bush Strip Collection
v3.0 Post World Update update to correct any issues caused by the improved mesh/photogrammetry.
This download contain 87 airstrips in the Highlands Papua region, the airstrips with an icao hpXX are real world airstrip not included in the MSFS database (about 20 of them)
Also included in the download is a folder called Libraries, this contains pbk-huts-n-stuff (a custom library of huts and stuff used on most of the strips) and pbk-effects which is my library for smoke effects etc. You must drag the individual folders into the community folder, dragging the Libraries into the community will not work
v2.0 Major update: 88 airstrips have been updated using a custom object library, called pbk-huts-n-stuff, which is included in the download, 20 of the airstrips are not included in the flight sim. I've also used my pbk-effects library and windy-things library to breathe some life into the locations. The runways have been matched to the google earth terrain maps where possible.
The Highland Papua mountain region is on the island of New Guinea to the West of the Indonesia and Papua New Guinea border. The current MSFS support in this region is marginal, to say the least; multiple airstrip are incorrectly named, a lot of them have duplicated names and even more of them are just fugly. Type 'Ubrub' into the World map search to see how bad it is in the default.
I've been using Goggle Earth and http://www.ourairports.com as a reference source to correct the names and locations of the airstrips.
A few notes:
NOTE: this project is not compatible with the old Kronsky mod on Flightsim.to. I've reached out to the developer but I'm not getting a response and based on the lack of updates I suspect the package has been abandoned.
If you spot any errors please let me know in the discord channel I've just set up.
FWIW I recommend using Addon linker and dropping all of the scenery folders into a top level folder called whatever you want, my master folder is called Highland Papua. Using Addon linker will let you turn the scenery on/off easily so it can be disabled when you are not flying in the region and it will make updating much easier,
To update to the latest downloaded version I would strongly recommend deleting all of existing folders and replacing them with the folders in the download. This will keep you upto date and avoid any clashes with any older versions I might of renamed or deleted.
You will find that some of the airports appear to be incorrectly named on the World map, that is a MSFS bug that has locked the airport name and icao code and even deleting the airport in my replacement airport doesn't change the name. LittleNavMap, if you use it, does show the corrected name.
To navigate to any of the air strips please use the ICAO code and not the airstrip name.
Included in the download is a LNM userpoint csv file that you can add to LNM to show each location. Please backup your LNM database first for safety and delete any of of the original Highland Papua airstrip entry to avoid duplication.
Really nice addition. I'm having a lot of fun flying from one to another in my Rans S6S.
Thank you, much appreciated.