MSFS Mibu Airstrip Papua New Guinea Scenery

PreviewAnother fun and challenging strip in Papua New Guinea from Photosbykev - this time covering Mibu Airstrip.  This scenery mod for MSFS brings the airstrip up to date and more accurate by overwriting the default MSFS scenery offerings in the sim (which are sorely lacking or even non-existent).

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Country Papua New Guinea
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219
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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
Filename
pbk-mibu-pz67.zip
File size
265.04 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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Everyone

Another fun and challenging strip in Papua New Guinea from Photosbykev - this time covering Mibu Airstrip.  This scenery mod for MSFS brings the airstrip up to date and more accurate by overwriting the default MSFS scenery offerings in the sim (which are sorely lacking or even non-existent).

Screenshot showing the Mibu airstrip with a Cessna parked after installing this mod in MSFS.This strip is so obscure that not even Microsoft Flight Simulator has it listed in the available airports.  The developer has assigned this airport a temporary code of PZ67 in the sim - so please use this when finding the airport in the simulator.  To date, no real-world ICAO code has been found for this airstrip (and it likely doesn't have one assigned).

Mibi airstrip is currently undergoing maintenance work (in the real world) after an accident with an aircraft in 2018 that ripped the nose wheel off when attempting a landing.  This damaged the runway (or landable area) to such an extent that it is now only accessible by helicopter until the landing strip is repaired and made fit for aircraft landings.  However, you can still perform light (GA) landings/take-offs within the sim.  But even better - why not take an ultralight up and use this as your base to explore the beautiful scenery around the area?

All of the development of this scenery pack has been based on real-world data from Google Maps, elevation data, videos available online, and accounts from real-world pilots.

The developer has also included custom models of their own to bring some life to the airstrip - but in the local style.

The landing approach should always be from the East - attempting an approach from the West would be suicide.  The runway is dirt and ~1200' long with an upslope.

Developer's Description

Mibu airstrip in Papua New Guinea has been undergoing remedial work to the ground after a real-world accident involving P2-NTZ in 2018 when its nose wheel was ripped off during a test landing. At the moment only helicopters can access the strip to bring in all the construction materials to improve the ground drainage and stability but in MSFS it is suitable for small GA aircraft. The nearest airstrip is Nankina approx. 5Nm to the ESE of Mibu

The strip doesn't exist in MSFS and I haven't found an official FAA/ICAO designation for it yet so please use PZ67 as a temporary ICAO code in MSFS

The MSFS scenery has been developed using information gathered from an overflight by Ryan, the Missionary bush pilot, and earlier images and videos taken during the original construction phase of the airstrip. Custom models have been used to give a bit of real-world character to the airstrip. I've also used my own pbk-effects library and the Windy Things library shown in the dependencies.

The dirt strip is 1200' long at an altitude of 5000' with an upslope when approached from the East. There is no survivable approach from the West :) 

Installation

Once you have extracted the archive, simply copy the pbk-mibu-pz67 into your MSFS community folder.

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About the Developer: Photosbykev

This mod was developed by Photosbykev.

I'm retired and now spend my time digging holes and burying bodies in MSFS scenery mods.

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