The team at 29Palms Scenery Design took to their Facebook page to announce and preview their rendition of Santorini Island for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
29Palms states that the rendition will include the renovated airport in full detail along with the latest apron layout. The old and new buildings such as the main terminal, fire station, etc. will also be modelled. The scenery will include the whole island of Santorini/Thira, a smaller volcano island and Thirasia Island. All three islands will be depicted in three meters per pixel mesh resolution.
Moreover, 29Palms highlighted that all default buildings on all of the islands will be replaced with fully custom “Cycladic” ones. Incredibly, the vegetation on the Islands will also be trimmed down to accurately represent its lower, real-life density.
Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, located around 200km southeast of the Greek mainland. It has an area of approximately 73 square kilometers and a 2011 census population of 15,500. The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption, which occurred around 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization.
The island is known for its traditional architecture of low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone with whitewashed volcanic ash for color. It is also famous for its many Casteli (castles), Goulas (towers) and Viglio (coastal watchtowers). These landmarks were built throughout the island to protect the island’s inhabitants in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The rendition from 29Palms is still a work in progress and more information regarding features, details, release date and pricing information will be shared in the coming weeks. We will be sure to update you as new information is revealed. In the meantime, do read the exclusive previews shared by Chudoba Design of their rendition of Gothenburg for X-Plane here.