During winter, three feet of snow can fall in a single month.
It was important to me, with snow such a prominent feature, to capture what it may feel like to navigate the airport in these harsh conditions. After all, this part of life in newfoundland works its way into the very design of the airport.
The taxiway signs are raised up so they can sit above the snow.
At the centre of the airport, a large de-icing apron. In sim, the de-icing pads are stands, allowing you to call the GSX de-icers while parked.
St Johns for P3D features a full complement of seasonal variations, with winter running from December through to April. The 3D snow surrounds many of the taxiways, with sleet and water covering the apron. The ground imagery is coloured to match the ORBX Global base, but also fits nicely with the default, eliminating the need to swap out files.
I hope the effort put into the winter months has paid off. I want the airport to take on a different character at this time of year, and if caught in the right light, I hope you agree the results can be quite beautiful.
Soon. Most work is complete. Fingers crossed; I will have St Johns in your hands before August.
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