Welcome to the Beef Capital of Australia!
Indie developer Rob Byrne takes us South from his previous release of Mackay Airport (the Sugar Capital of Australia so you can see a pattern forming here) to Rockhampton in Central Queensland.
Today YBRK Rockhampton Airport has regular service flights to Mackay, Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane and with additional services to other cities coming soon with new Australian low-cost airline, Bonza. In addition to scheduled services, the Royal Flying Doctors and Helicopter Rescue Services are based at the airport and during military exercises in the area, various types of military aircraft are a common sight at YBRK. You'll see an interesting visitor at the airport, a static MQ-28 Ghost Bat which is a stealthy multirole UAV developed by Boeing Australia for the Royal Australian Air Force.
The airport's location near the Fitzroy River has seen the airport close a number of times due to floods and it has been suggested that it is moved. Regardless, the airport has seen many improvements and upgrades recently as well as the new maintenance facility being constructed for Alliance Airlines at the airport.
Rob has carefully reproduced Rockhampton Airport, with care taken on the custom groundpoly and lighting to ensure a realistic-looking environment. Much of the airport has been modelled on photos taken by Rob on a number of visits, and look out for the Droughtmaster out the front!