Australia comes to X-Plane! One of our favourite Aussie airfields, Broome is a highly-popular tourist destination situated in the rugged Kimberley region of North-Western Australia. A tropical oasis straddling the red desert sands and crystal blue waters of the world-famous Cable Beach, Broome is a melting pot of culture and history, richly sewn through its lucrative pearling industry and exploits during WWII.
Broome Airport is the major regional hub for the Kimberley and north-east Pilbara regions - expect to see a busy mix of airline traffic (Qantas, Virgin Australia, Skippers, AirNorth & Silkair), domestic and international corporate jets, and of course regional GA and helicopter ops. The airport is a daily host to a wide variety of aircraft, including B738, A320, F100, B717, E170 and DHC8 airliners, S-92 and AS332 helicopters, G550s and even the occasional Il-76. In recent times, Broome Airport has seen the re-introduction of international flights to Singapore, development of a large heliport to cater to the booming offshore mining industry, and a new control tower.
Acclaimed developer Jarrad Marshall (Innsbruck, Palm Springs, Cairns Intl) brings a personal touch to this scenery; combining high detail with the rich colour palette unique to this corner of the world. In keeping with his previous projects, Jarrad has ensured there is plenty to explore outside of the airport perimeter; including the entire Broome township and Dampier Peninsula, as well as dozen of local landmarks. Whether you are a tubeliner flyer, low-and-slow GA explore or even a rotor-head, Broome is the perfect airport to kick off your Australian XP11 collection!
As we do not currently have a version of FTX Central available for Linux or MacOS, you will see a CROSS-PLATFORM DOWNLOAD option in your account. This is a simple zip that you can extract into X-Plane 11 in the meantime until FTX Central is available for those other platforms.