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Welcome to the Goilala district high up in the Owen Stanley range, Papua New Guinea!
Included in this package are 7 thrilling airports: a unique mix of ridge-top, hill-side and river-side sloping bush runways.
TAP - Tapini is the main airport in the Goilala area and also bears the name of the project, nestled into a large mountain and within a tight valley, the one-way runway is sloped with a steep cliff off the end which all conspires to make this bushstrip a tricky one to operate in and around, for precision landings it features the infamous "Tapini ILS", to use this one must line up the right-hand wing with the goat track following the opposite hillside to the bushstrip, it will place you in roughly the correct position and attitude to turn 90 degrees left onto the runway, but miss this point and you'll have to follow the valley for a while to reach an open spot to turn around
WTP - Woitape is nestled in an open valley on some flat ground next to a river and services the nearby Fatima Mission, it features a soft rolling one-way runway sloping downwards gently, but dont be fooled by all this.... its also a notorious place to take off from due to the altitude and because it lacks a handy cliff at the end with which to drop off and gain speed, many an aircraft has struggled to get out of here, so pay attention to your cargo loads and fuel mix on this one
FNE - Fane is an infamous one-way bushstrip perched on top of a mountain ridge servicing a small mission station, with a sloping 12 degree runway, and lots of unpredictable crosswinds and updrafts combining to make it a terrifying place to land and take off, and with a very tight parking area take extra care to watch your wingtips when turning around, when taking off there is a cliff at the end so make sure to runup the engine and do all necessary pre-flight checks before releasing the brakes and heading over the crest and into the valley
ONB - Ononge is another one-way ridge-top bushstrip servicing a mission station, with a low approach over a little village, this ones a bit more bumpy and unkempt and has a dogleg forcing the pilot to make a ten degree turn halfway along the strip, very tight turning at the end with plenty of vegetation
KSP - Koispe services a mission station and it situated in a wide open valley next to a river with ample airspace to operate an aircraft, it was originally a lot longer but has since fallen into disrepair, the remaining part of the runway is maintained but it is quite a bit shorter making it yet another tricky strip to operate on, watch out for soft ground and due to the high altitude/length of the strip be very careful with weights, weather and fuel mix
ASB - Asimba is a small village situated in Oro province next to the Chirma river, and features a very short runway cut into the dense forest, pilots should watch wingtips carefully when turning, and all take offs and landings are out over the river
KGH - Yongai is cut into the hillside and services a mission station, with a short sloping bumpy one-way runway pilots should approach as slowly as possible and with great care, and dont forget to pay attention to the crosswinds.
This is the second Papua New Guinea project for Orbx by dynamic duo Tim Harris and Ken Hall, their previous projects include NSTU Pago Pago International, AYPY Jacksons International, plus many many other FTX airports and FTX regions for Orbx.