Fiji Aviation Museum

If you are into Second Life aviation and maybe even aviation in our physical lives, then the new Fiji Aviation Museum located at Fiji Isle Airport is waiting, calling you to fly over and take your time to peruse this fantastic aviation.

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How do you get to Fiji Aviation Museum?

With the exemption of the ever lazy but instant teleport, you can fly to Fiji Isle Airport. You arrive by landing at the runway at Maho Beach region where you taxi to Bancs Ferrari Isle region where you will find Fiji Airport’s terminal. All jets must immediately taxi to Ferrari Isle as Maho Beach is grass where only propeller aircraft are permitted to remain.

As you enter through the bunker, you find yourself walking through what feels like a corridor with doors separating your passage. As the sign advises, please turn your music stream on as there is a cycle of recordings of aviation history of war planes on display. I have sat and listened to what is very interesting historic accounts of war aviation.

Each aircraft has an information board to take a notecard with information on the plane they are placed. As an example, the note card for the JU87 Stuka has the following opening paragraph;

“The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, it first flew in 1935. The Ju 87 made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and served the Axis forces in World War II.”

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If you are right into aviation history, then you need to make your way to Fiji Aviation Museum owned and set up by, Jenny who also owns Fiji Isle Airport. With aircraft on display and historical accounts played in stream to revolve to keep Fiji Aviation Museum fresh, you really do need to visit and enjoy the dedication put in by Jenny.

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Fiji Aviation Museum

The museum has a predominately ww2 theme but exhibits will change and special exhibition weeks throughout the year will see a variety of aircraft represented.
As this is a working collection aircraft and vehicles are not always found in the same place and is not by any means a definitive collection of available aircraft. Notecards are provided by each aircraft to give the history of its real life counterpart and who makes the SL version

Please turn on radio stream to hear a looped stream of documentaries and period music this will always reflect the general theme of exhibits and programmes will change regularly.

Jenny

Landmarks

Fiji Aviation Museum – Link
Fiji Isle Airport Runway – Link
Fiji Isle Airport Terminal – Link
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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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SLAD: Beatles Airport

There are airport builds and there are airport builds. Today’s Second Life Airport Destination is a special airport for a few reasons. And even better, this is a new destination.

Owned by an experienced real life  pilot, Jodie Harlow who brings real experience with her role play in virtual aviation, Beatles Airport will bring pleasure to every virtual aviator who loves to fly in and out of airports.

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Jodie Harlow owns Beatles Airport and Rebel Airlines, and an aviation flight instructor(FlyCo Training Solutions). You can learn how to fly from Beatles Airport. Feel welcome to say hello to Jodie should you see her at Beatles Airport as she is hospitable.

There is a small cafe bar with seating arrangement to rest and socialise while you’re at Beatles Airport so feel free to kick back and enjoy yourselves. Beatles Airport was opened on 7th December, 2017.

Why Beatles Airport? Jodie Harlow is a big fan of the Beatles. Can’t think of a better reason than that.

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Technical runway information;

The professionally marked CAT II runway is 192 meters long x 20m wide with headings of 090 and 270 and can easily accommodate small to medium size aircraft on a full IFR CAT II ALS (with centerline and touchdown zone lighting) and VASI system for VFR approaches. Taxiways are also professionally lit and marked to direct aircraft to parking spaces and hangars for easy operations night or day.

With a two or three region approach and a low lag airport, Beatles Airport is perfect for small and medium aircraft. There is scripting to greet you as you taxi your plane between the runway and terminal to better your aviator experience.

My landings and takeoffs were in small propeller and a medium twin jet aircraft as well a helicopter. There are two helipads located on top of the socialising area with a small coffee bar. A staircase leads pilots and passengers to the terminal.

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Beatles Airport Terminal is a clean, open environment with a viewer friendly fly in/out display. Upstairs includes office for FlyCo Training Solutions for trainee solutions. The staircase in the photo above leads pilots and passengers to the helipads.

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There are two spaces for you plane to pick up and drop off passengers. There are also three hangars and two helipads. I had enough room to navigate my larger planes throughout the airport with no hassles in crossing in and out of Beatles Airport. I am most impressed.

As Beatles Airport is a new airport, there aren’t any particular rp attractions at this airport but there are other activities to be found in surrounding regions including an LCC and GTFO. LCC and Skyward Flying Club.

Jodie Harlow pays special thanks to Emmie McMahn who developed and built runway lights, and Java who helped with advice and with building details including the terminal and texturing.

If you like to play Second Life for friendship, fun and community then Beatles Airport is the airport for you as this is the foundation of Jodie’s Second Life activities.

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The Beatles Airport Terminal – Landmark
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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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SLAD: Village of Lindbay

Across the blue skies yonder and the beautiful deep blue sea there is a township with a glowing smile to attract visitors to visit and plod around as you peruse local stores, relax on the beach and mellow to the fresh salty air filling your lungs. With access by sea and by air, Village of Lindbay is this week’s Second Life Airport Destination.

Located along the south west coastline of the continent of Satori, Village of Lindbay was founded in May, 2016 with the intention of creating a functional community of aviators and sailors  on a mainland based  community where people could feel pride being part of. Yes, there are home rentals here at reasonable prices. I found one home in particular which I liked and was impressed with the value. Certainly very tempting.

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Speaking personally, I recommend flying in to explore on foot, drive your car or board your boat to explore this fascination region. But first, let’s cover the basics.

This airport is small and neat with enough room for two planes at the terminal and one refueling station for Dani planes. The runway is facing on a simple East/West direction at 90 and 270 degrees. The runway is a little short yet long enough to easily land and take off with large planes. Not too large though for ease of maneuverability at the airport. The largest planes I tested here were the D-300 and McKeenan BAE-146.

Village of Lindbay has shopping, beach, home rentals, restaurants, bars, Police and emergency services, driving, docks and coming soon is an underwater tunnel system to add to exploring the water. Here is a relaxed atmosphere so come and explore but not just yet. Finish this article first.

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Aircraft I flew in testing Village of Lindbay was D-Arrow VI, D-Caravan, D-300, McKeenan’s Mayfly and BAE-146, Tiger Moth(0.6d5) and helicopters D-139 and C700.

So how did I go with flying in and out of this regional airport?

Awesome. Totally friggin’ awesome! I kid you not, this was an experience which even surprised me. Every single aircraft was smooth and easy as I found there to be very little crossing lag, plenty of open space and two islands a pilot can easily lower their aircraft as they approach.  In fact, my experience here was so amazing that when I departed with my BAE-146, two sims east was a sim down from rolling restarts. Yes, I was crazy enough to try this during rolling restarts. Not deliberate mind you, but I am glad I did as this gave me the chance to really try out this region. A few circles over Danu region and I landed tightly yet no crashing, no hitches, no screaming from panic. Just loads of pilot sweating with a safe landing.

Whew… I’m still breathing.

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Approach/Departure Advisories

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  • Maximum supported wing-span is 25.5 meters (approximately the size of the Dani D-300).
  • Minimum recommended approach is 60m.
  • Recommended approach: Begin approach into SLTX at region Intrepide at ~130 meters.
  • Recommended departure: Fly runway heading (090) with a northeastern turn in region Danu.
    • For a Blake Sea Departure: Fly through region Redoubtable and region Intrepide – then turn northward out of region Intrepide. Resume own navigation to Blake Sea area.
    • For Satori Coast Departure: Climb to greater than 130 meters altitude in Redoubtable with a west turn to the regions edge. Resume own navigation through regions Redoubtable, Danu and Becuma.

Source: SLAviationwikia

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For those who like to take a boat out, boating is perfect with a beautiful scenery and Linden islands to explore. I stopped to explore the lighthouse. Whether alone or with friends, here is your boating experience to relax. There is a whole coastline and more to explore from Village of Lindbay.

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I had fun exploring on foot and by car. Who wants to walk up a hill anyway? Ok, you fitness people would but I did walk. Well, not up the hill. So lazy but so fun.

I did visit the beach and soak up some rays. The beach at Village of Lindbay is cosy, I’m sure I found a bar or maybe that was a wet dream. You know know what I mean. Mmm alcohol on the beach, a beautiful view and lay out at the beach. Divine succulence. I guarantee you. I was relaxed.

For more detailed information on Lindbay, take this link – Village of Lindbay

Village of Lindbay’s regional airport – Landmark

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Jet your way over to Village of Lindbay and let your hair down for a Second Life Airport Destination to have you and your friends feeling satisfied that you visited.
Blue skies,

Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree – Landmark/TP

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SLAD: Fiji Island Airport

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Neatly tucked behind the lush green islands of Fiji is Fiji Island Airport, a three sim airport servicing gliders and ultralights through to 727/737 aircraft awaits your patronage at this magnificently presented location. I do love an airport which has a uniqueness with its own character. For this reason I have included Fiji Island Airport for this week’s Second Life Airport Destination.

Formerly known as, Tuarua Fiji International Airport(TFIA) consisting of five sims, the new Fiji Island Airport is a mildly downsized destination with sparse grasslands and a concrete sim for a small airport terminal.

Backstory of Fiji Island Airport;

Fiji Island Airport was created in the 1920’s for the up and coming recreational activity of flying the airport consisted of primarily a grass field with a grass marked area for taking off and landing.

At the outbreak of ww2 the field was requisitioned for military use, a concrete runway was laid and the field expanded and numerous hardstands for heavy bombers were added. military buildings, hangars and a control tower were also built at the end of the war the airfield fell into disuse until the 1950’s when private aviation once again made use of the field and utilised the existing military buildings.

Private flying and Gliding became popular throughout the years and the field became well established and maintained. Change came in the late 1990’s tourism in the area grew and it was decided that a new airport closer to the region than the existing international airport was needed to bring tourists to the area more easily a new small terminal and parking area capable of handling small airliners was built to the north of the original (Old Field) airport this was called locally New Field. A new modern runway on a different alignment was created that ran through the middle of Old field and the original runway was decommissioned though parts of it remain visible and is used by the local Gliding club. New field and Old field continue to be well used by both airlines and private pilots.

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Opened a week ago, Fiji Island Airport has the Basinghurst Glider Club for you glider pilots, caters to vintage planes, tie-downs for small aircraft, a cosy space to order a hot drink or a cold beer or, you could sit at the van where there’s food and drinks and an outdoor setting. And that’s just the first sim where you land and rocket off into the big blue yonder.

With a freshly laid airstrip, you’re due to have a smooth experience with plenty of room to pilot your aircraft. If I can safely land my BAE-146 with my clumsy piloting then just about anyone can. It’s true, I’m a clumsy pilot while flying large planes.

Runway markings 07 is for landing, 25 is for taking off. Jets are prohibited from entering grassed areas. Jets are required to taxi to the adjacent sim where the airport terminal is located.

The second grass sim are hangars for those interested in renting vintage hangars when they come available. My exploration found a hangar to purchase aircraft and Aviators Club where you can sit and mix with other pilots, have a drink and let your hair down at events/parties held there.

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Fiji Island Airport’s third sim is where you  go to board and leave your plane at the terminal. This is the sim where your jets and other large planes go. Here there are a couple hangars, Royal Air Force SAR has a location here, a bar to relax with a drink, grab a bite to eat, an outdoor cafe and a swinging boat ride. If you’re looking for flying lessons, Malolo Island Flight School and if you head down the stairs you will find a beach so bring your swimmers while you’re here, take a dip and soak up some Vitamin D.

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Navigating, landing and departing Fiji Island Airport is a breeze with easy to understand lane markings, enough room to turn a plane around, low lag and if your Second Life connection as the capability, flight with a draw between 200 to 300 will show you beautiful Fiji islands as you pass over.

Every aircraft I flew handled Fiji Island Airport without a single hitch. It’s perfect for pilots wanting to practice their take offs and landings. This airport is also in perfect position to access several surrounding regions; Satori, Nautilus and Corsica.

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If you are looking for an airport with a relaxing tropical feel, visit the Fiji Island Airport and let the alluring atmosphere entice you.

Landmarks

Fiji Island Terminal – LM
Fiji Island Runway 07 – LM
Fiji Island Runway 25 – LM

Blue skies.
Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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SLAD: Rainforest Airfield

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Among the Daintree Rainforest regions of the grid is a cosy airfield tidily tucked away in beautiful ecology for residents and visitors to enjoy. Today’s Second Life airport destination is a reader’s request.

Rainforest Airfield, located south south west of Hollywood Airport is a small ecological landscaped aviation beauty for light aircraft and helicopters, part of Sailors Cove South.

Land information: “A lit, single runway, community air field, centrally located just to the north of Mount Cooper in the beautiful Rainforest Estate. Hanger and tie down rentals are available for light aircraft.”

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For pilots flying in for their first time, the first important matters you need to know is that your approach will be low over trees being an ecological wonder. Second is that the runway isn’t prim but mesh. Third is the direction of your approach is best taken by approach Cooper Creek Wilderness flying west then bank south along the western side with a low descent over Cerrado to land at Frasier Island. And fourth is that large planes will not fit here or your plane will collide with hangars alongside the runway.

If you are unable to land your plane in time, do not keep heading due south  but turn around and circle in a clockwise position or you will have an unfortunate aviation incident as you meet the cliff face of Mount Cooper.

There is also ramp for seaplanes and a port for boat. Object return is set at thirty(30) minutes.

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I’m a nature addict. If I find or you show me a beautiful ecological world, I will feel at easy in a matter of moments as the energy of nature fills my body with a buzz. If you are anything like me, you will love the nature aspect of Rainforest Airfield where you are greeted with the sounds of water and birds.

For your relaxation there is a small cart cafe to select your beverage in an outdoor setting to sit and relax before you head out by sea or explore the local area which has plenty for you to do such touching the fold sign on the pier for a temp rez dingy to boat or stroll over to the bridge to collect yourself a horse to ride. This horse has a limited number of rides before you need to take another.

Take the boat out to explore what is around locally including Mount Cooper which is waiting for you to explore. There is a tunnel in the mountain among other things to look at. There are parcels which are private residence so please respect their privacy.

By horse or foot is a beautiful way to connect to the land beneath your feet to chill and ground yourself to the wonders of Mother Nature. There are also people living on this region. Take your time to look around to soak up all of this ecology here for us to enjoy.

The largest aircraft I flew was my D-Arrow VI and D-139. I would suggest open light aircraft if you want to best view the wondrous forestry as you approach and and explore from above. Flying my CM 150 EX Ultralight and Farman III in first person was by far the most enjoyable tests flights as part of my tests in how an airports rates for me. The only hazard was wanting to not return and check with other aircraft.

I also tested Rainforest Airfield by flying my Mayfly gyrocopter which is also well suited to this airfield. There is little hassle in flying in and out of Rainforest Airfield. I do recommend having your draw distance set between 200 and 300 if your connection can handle this so you can see trees which we know can tend to be the longest to rez, and also to see the landing strip among a forestry of trees.

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Facilities of Rainforest Airfield includes a small terminal, refueling and rentals of hangars and tiedowns for light aircraft. Rainforest Airfield uses GPS Trasponder by Shergood for aviation tracking. The hud can be purchased on Marketplace and inworld from Shergood Aviation.

This is truly an airport destination to visit. It’s beyond flying in and out. This is an airport destination to hop out of our aircraft and explore the local regions. It’s far too beautiful to ignore. Head over by air or sea and look around. You won’t be disappointed.

Rainforest Airport – Landmark

 

Blue skies,
Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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SLAD: Palm Grove Airfield

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North of the Blake Sea and Fiji Islands is the mainland of Corsica is. From here you can travel to regions including Blake Sea and Bingo Strait is this week’s Second Life Airport Destination, Palm Grove Airfield.

Set with water access and tropical trees, Palm Grove Airfield is an airport destination to visit. With there being a handful of airports and airfields in the local area, what makes Palm Grove Airfield stand out among the rest?

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I’ll admit that I already knew of Palm Grove and have been wanting to include this airfield since I start SLAD for it’s features. One of the first features I notice every time I visit is the serenity. There was plenty of serenity as Abby and I sat with RGE Eastwood and LaurieLee Celestalis who share beautiful airfield with us. I always feel like I’m on holiday whenever I visit.

Created in 2014, access is by land, sea and air. Corsica has an extensive road system which you can access whether you drive from or to the airfield. Just click each pole blocking your road access to enable them to lower should you need to pass through.

Whimsy photos by, Abby Fraser

Near the entrance to the terminal is a teleport device where you can travel to sit among whimsy. One level is best seen when set to midnight. This level has a library, aquarium, an elder tree a music venue and a garden. The level with what looks like a glass level with two short runways is best set to afternoon/evening. Both are incredibly relaxing to sit. It’s so incredibly easy to sit and mellow at Palm Grove Airfield.

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With ocean access comes greater opportunities. Whether you boat in or rez a boat to boat out, your water experience includes close proximity to a information centre, more airfields, water access all the way to the other end of Corsica and access to Blake Sea and more. Also with water access is seaplane aviation. If you’re anything like me then you enjoy seaplane aviation.

Adjacent to the airfield is a glasshouse where you can relax. There’s also seating to look out over the water. There is a house on the parcel which is private residence. You may access the land and mellow out.

Information about Palm Grove Airfield is best said by quoting RGE Eastwood;

There is a 2 sim approach over open water on our western border, and on our east side is the Circuit La Corse Hiway that circles the Corsica Island.

Palm Grove was built in Feb 2014 and besides the many pilots finding us, we have hosted several SL Coast Guard Fly-In’s and ceremonies, as well as the SLFG Corsica Challenge Fly Drive, & Cruise Race.

We have an inlet with docks for those that wish to fly in and then sail around the Corsica area.

Like wise there is access to drive the Corsica Highway from the airfield driveway.

There are many places to sit around the airfield, inlet, and adjoining property, and enjoy the view.

An airfield Greenhouse Lounge is another relaxing place pilots can sit and relax… and listen to Radio Paradise on the parcel stream.

A family of eagle rays has taken up residence in the Harbor and often break water jumping in the air.

Above Palm Grove airfield @ 270m is the Palm Grove Sky Port runway, and directly above that is the “Lantern Village” … inspired by Elcio Ember, famed builder of the award winning “Titans Hollow” sim at the 2013 Fantasy Fair.

This area is best viewed on the Midnight environmental setting, and there are teleports in front of the fuel station and airport office, that can take you there.

Besides the various different “Lanterns” there is also a large “Concert Hall Lantern”, where the owners, both musicians, occasionally put on concerts.

More information can be found on the SL Aviation Wiki: http://sl-aviation.wikia.com/wiki/Palm_Grove_Airfield

Anything else just ask.

RGE & LaureLee

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My experiences with flying in and out of Palm Grove Airfield has always been pleasant. Lag is barely noticeable, it’s easy move your aircraft and there is hardly a sim crossing issue. I have never experience a single issue. The runway is best suited to small and medium aircraft. Object return is set at thirty minutes.

So bring yourself over and enjoy the amazing feels of Palm Grove Airfield. You’ll love it here too.

Palm Grove Airfield – Landmark
Blue skies.

Sheree Honeyflower

Cafe Sheree – Teleport

 

SLAD: East River Intercontinental Airport

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There are big airports and there big airports. If you are looking for an airport which feels like a complex airport, East River Intercontinental Airport(ERIA) is the airport for you. An airport with all the pedestrian twists and turns you would find in any large airport, an underground rail system and a road system connecting to Linden roads.

My first day to present myself at ERIA became a flight out on Sansara Airlines which I must say, is the best SL airline paint I have seen. I met with Captain Charley Johnson who was friendly, helpful and always in a professional manner. And a fantastic tour guide.

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East River Continental Airport(ERIA) is the major airport on the Sansara continent with access to many airports in different themes of which there are many on this wonderful continent. And if you want ease of flying, again, flying in and fly out of ERIA.

Both ERIA and the East River Municipal Airport come under the auspices of the East River Community connected by roads, boating and flying. An expanding community undergoing major redevelopment across the city where you can explore the arts, enjoy a drink at any cafe and plenty of shopping. There is also a rail network system of three lines to travel.

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If you have not visited ERIA before, take your time and be prepared to be lost. This is no ordinary straight up and down, this is an airport which feels real. It won’t take long to understand the system. A big score for realism.

There train system at the airport transports passengers on two lines. One is a circle system reaching across the airport. The second line travels to Grizedale/Kirkstone sims with a stop at Helvellyn where a developing business centre with the arts and more is waiting for you.

A third line line travels between Washingham – Westgate to Katzegarten – Brooks East. Brooks East is your stop for East River Municipal Airport.

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Not attached to the East River Community by group are the many zones accessible from ERIA by plane and boat. Travel by sea will take you to the Sea of Fables. Land and sea offers access to skiing and a winter wonderland of snow snow snow. And then there’s the excess to Bay City and other locations by air and sea, easier by air.

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The East River Intercontinental and East River Municipal Airports both share the features of ease of access to surrounding regions and like its smaller cousin, ERIA is smooth to fly in and out as you zip across sim with minimal of fuss. How East River Community has developed this complex city without painful lag and the death eaters of sim crossing astounds me.

No matter which aircraft I flew from small to large commercial airliner, my only issues dealing me the hand of death were my pilot errors as I am not use to landing without the glitches and stutters of sim crossings into airports. The little you get here is minimal so be prepared to land quickly without fuss.

I am so impressed with ERIA and the East River Community that I had Dahlia, one of my best friends to fly in on commercial for a tour and to show her a little project my girlfriend and I are currently working on in this area.

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And finally, the place we travelers need at any quality major airport is somewhere to chill before we fly out. East River Intercontinental Airport has friendly staff who won’t bug you as you enjoy fine beverages.

Mmm, I’m feeling like a yummy beverage now.

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Landmarks

ERIA Main Entrance – Teleport

ERIA Runway – Landmark

ERIA Port Access – Landmark

Helvellyn Centrum Station – Teleport

Related Article – East River Municipal Airport

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Cafe Sheree & Letterbox – Teleport

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SLAD5: East River Municipal Airport

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Dear pilots, we all know how we like to prefer one particular continent which is a shame as it leaves us poorer off when we don’t include other continents. This week’s Second Life Airport Destination takes us to the East River Community with two airports. The airport I’m writing about this week is the East River Municipal Airport.

I first heard of the East River Municipal Airport listening to SL Aviation Network Radio.

East River Municipal Airport is a small airport packing with “What shall we do here?” efforts as there is so much to do here in easy short walking distance making this one airport to not ignore but first, the airport.

Land information – Public use airstrip in the East River Community.  Aircraft tiedown rentals available.  10 minute autoreturn unless part of the Community.

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If you tp to East River Municipal Airport, take the landmark at the bottom of this article and poof inside the passenger terminal which is a neat building where you will find customer service desks, coffee and if there’s someone there to check you and your bags, there’s a pat down point just past the body scanner.

The runway is short making this airport suitable for small and medium planes. If you follow the red line I marked on the world map, that is the safest route to fly in/out. I found it quick with limited lag and sim crossing issues so beware, distracted pilots will crash land or find themselves across the river and over land before they know it. I approached low in my D-300, needing to use reverse to quicken my braking though I possibly could have approached a tad slower at 30% thrust.

For my test flights, this is an easy airport to fly in and out. All aircraft handled well however I did have a little trouble using my McKeenan Dragonfly and Mayfly for some reason. Maybe it was my pilot error.

I had a lot of fun flying my D-Caravan. She handled superbly and landed in the river without hassle, not including landing a little too soon only to land at the nude beach instead of the airport. East River Municipal Airport isn’t set up for seaplanes as you can see in the photo above however, I’m sure you could get away with it in a smaller seaplane.

In fact, the low lag made my flying an awesome experience without a single sim crossing making life difficult. It was largely smooth flying. The smaller the plane the funner.

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So why should you try East River?

The East River Community covers a number of sims. They are currently rebuilding some regions and looking for interested parties to who would like to contribute and take ownership of parcels to create something which adds to their community.

For something to do, you can easily sail and fly. My first visit was a flight in my Virtually Sheree D-300 from Bay City to the East River Municipal Airport. It was easy and fun and let me tell you that after an enjoyable flight, looking around to find such a vibrant location was awesome.

Connected to this small regional airport is a train, a vineyard, parkland and a cafe which currently needs a little detour to get there due to rebuilding. There’s also water access and not far away at all is a clothing optional nude beach with permission to rez your own objects so you can sit or lay on your own beach furniture or play with your beach toys. And the black eye for privacy is on so no worries about people sitting just outside looking in. There is also a temp rez kayak for you to take and explore the river sitting one and two people. Just select your requirements from the options given to you when you click.

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And yes, they do have Police on the beat as I sped along the road with a noisy muffler where I met Officer Blackheart.

There really is a lot to explore here whether you travel by road, sea, air or ninja teleporting. So much to see and do. So much to return to see and if you like, move in and become a resident yourself.

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Landmarks

East River Municipal Airport – TP
East River Nude Beach – TP

SL Aviation Network Radio – Link

Blue skies.

Sheree Honeyflower

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SLAD 4: Gordon Regional Airport

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An airport with a difference for this week’s Second Life Airport Destination where we head over to the Sharp Continent(formerly Teen Grid) where there are three airports under the one group which is all up co-owned/shared by group of friends. Gordon Regional Airport is the airport I’ll primarily be dealing with. Requested by, Vessla. Part owner of Gordon Regional Airport.

First thing first, the lag? What lag? The fps rate? My fps rate was incredible at a rate double to what I usually have across much of Second Life. I’m talking the 80’s fps. I would say that this is helped along not only a low script airport and being surrounded by Linden owned sims which are clear of orbs for your arrival and departure.

If you see the photos of the runway above, Runway Three-Six is best for departures(180m). Ignore runway two-seven(140m) mostly. It is very short and there is one little parcel which will boot you in the adjacent parcel but it is on the far side across from the airport sim line, and it’s a tiny parcel. If you depart using runway 36, you have ample space to leave, gain height and turn back on the adjacent sims to your right. Fly down the centre of the sims for smooth flying. On arriving at Gordon Regional Airport, a short walk over to the staff panels is a map with the suggested flight path. There are few orbs/bans on this continent and they generally know where they do interfere with flight to help fellow aviators.

If you need assistance, somebody will get to you asap. I found Vessla’s help very useful with his indepth knowledge and passion of the Sharp Continent. There is so much to see here. There’s a small city, mid way along the continent is a region with a lot to investigate and I found pod car tours.

Three airports/airfields are; Gordon Regional Airport(Gordon sim), Yarmouth Airfield(Yarmouth sim) and Reggiano Arctic Research Airfield(Reggiano sim).

Yarmouth Airfield is a short dirt airstrip which isn’t for the beginner as one direction is crossing low over a bridge and the other direction is the standard near the sim crossing. Poor inexperienced me had a little trouble landing with my D-Arrow VI.

Reggiano Arctic Research Airfield is higher up the mountain with a permanent snow coverage. The landing is a uphill which should help your plane slow down.

These airports are best for bush planes, none of which I own so I used a few aircraft of my own including my little aircraft which has the best first person view as you fly over to explore.

Gordon Regional Airport opened in the first week of January, 2017 which is evolving as it is further built to meet the needs of aviators. Being a regional airport, there is minimal lighting just like the real thing. This is the largest of the airports. While there aren’t any group activities at the moment, there are plans to organise activities in the near future to attract aviators such as hosting air races and flight training. They’re also considering the occasional flight parody of BBC road tv show, Top Gear.

There is plenty to explore across the Sharp Continent without group activities including a monorail traveling through the built up city.

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Yarmouth Airfield LM

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I love receiving reader’s requests. I am interested in all destinations. Mostly G and M rated but not only. I will consider A rated destinations.

For SLAD, keep passing over those airport ideas. The more the merrier. I now have a letterbox at the entrance to my cafe, Sheree’s Garden Cafe where you can leave a notecard with your messages.

 

Blue Skies.

Sheree Honeyflower

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SLAD: Tori Bay Airport

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If you are looking an airport destination that’s perfect for flying and sailing to, the mainland of Satori has several airport destinations to select. This destination I chose for my third Second Life Airport Destination an airport as it took my immediate attention while exploring Satori by helicopter.

Located at a sim called Adergrove is, Tori Bay Airport. A mountain themed airport.

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First opened as a maritime paint store in April 2015, Tori Bay was converted to an airport in October 2016 with a Japanese theme based in part of the owner is of Japanese descent and having a love of birds. Which is why this airport is called, Tori. A Japanese word for bird. Tori is also the gate one passes through to sacred space for meditation and spiritual enlightenment.

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Tori Bay Airport was built as a non-traditional airport which has three levels. The first level is located at 30m. Hangers are caves with an office with spacious room. Relaxation activities includes a 7Seas vendor and tent with campfire but more important is the calming water effect.

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The second or mid level airport is 85m. It is the mid mountain used for the transport of cargo and goods. From my own personal perspective, the mid mountain level is also for commercial airlines to access as there is a terminal for human passage. Located here.

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The third or top level of the mountain is the research level for scientists. You can also find Airplane Paint Shop(Asgard Aviation) at 240m.

To move from level to level you can take their TP points or if you are anything like me and want to add a little fun, fly. Takes a little longer but it’s more fun than hopping on a TP stand.

If you are looking for transport activities, these include Skyward Fly-In’s which is  a smuggling game where you earn rewards and GTFO money. There also various parties so bring your dancing shoes to wiggle to the DJ’s tunes.

Don’t hesitate to contact anyone from Tori Bay Airport management. I found Ravin Asgard easy to get in touch with as well as being a friendly ball of energy keen to help with inquiries.

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For access by air, Tori Bay Airport was easy for me to navigate with minimal issues which is amazing considering the internet connection issues I was experiencing this week. My first trip was by helicopter which was easy to approach with though I don’t remember seeing any helipads so aim for the grass in the mid and top levels of this mountain airport.

If you are traveling by boat or seaplane, there are several Linden Islands to visits to stop by including pirate islands. And don’t drink all the rum. You don’t want me asking, “But where’s all rum gone?”

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Asgard Aviation North – Silver Serpentine

Tori Bay Airport is part of the Valhalla group. If you enjoy this beautiful airport, you may enjoy their Aztec themed airport, Asgard Aviation North found at Silver Serpent. Check it out here.

Oh, do you want to know what I found myself wanting to do at Tori Bay while exploring one of the buildings? Self enlightenment through the practice of martial arts. You need to bring your own skills if you find yourself in the same motivation is me. And a little rest in the tent nearby.

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If you want realism, this isn’t the airport for you but it has some realism in the runway set up and minimal lighting. This week’s airport destination is one you should visit to relax. To get away from all the concrete and mechanical noises so whether you travel by air or sea, Tori Bay Airport is one awesome destination.

I used several aircraft this week; D-300, D Arrow VI, D 139, Wilder Seawind, Grumman F6F Hellcat, JM Avanti and Farman III. As well as by boat; Bandit R25.

Remember, if you have a destination you would like me to consider whether it is aviation related or anything else really, contact me through Second Life by IM. I’m easy to find in search as; Sheree Honeyflower(LifeOfSheree) or at my office located at Sheree’s Garden Cafe.

Blue Skies.

 

Sheree Honeyflower

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