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Turbulent Designs KGPI Glacier Park International Airport Announcement

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We’re delighted to announce that development on KGPI has begun!


KGPI is in Flathead County, Montana, six miles northeast of Kalispell. The airport is owned and operated by the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority, a public agency created by the county in 1974.




Why KGPI Glacier Park International Airport?


We believe that flight simulation is also about exploring, visiting new locations that you may not have thought about before. We also have a passion for the details that make you want to exit your aircraft and just explore a scenery as if you were there in reality.


Being a regional sized airport and a P3D v4 exclusive, KGPI will give us the opportunity to do what we do best; a scenery packed with detail and the opportunity to create a scenery specifically for one platform. The benefit of working with one platform means a scenery fully optimized without the need for hacks and work-arounds created to be functional on old technology.


With KGPI, you will be able to enjoy many features made specifically and only possible with P3D v4.


The Team


You’re probably wondering who will be developing KGPI? Well, here’s the team:


Russell Linn – Modelling, Ground Poly

Russ White – Modelling, Vegetation

Greg Jones – Modelling, Photoreal Imagery


We’re very excited to start development on KGPI and we look forward to sharing updates with you though the development process!


Release date


We're aiming for an October release, so you can expect a lot of updates!


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Sounds great.

Going to go into google now and look at the location.

Reading your airport description about the dedication to detail Russel I have high hopes now of walking in those tulip fields on Table Cape at Wynyard Airport Tasmania sometime in the future.

So how long roughly does it take to develop an airport with so much detail?Six to nine months?

Will the Flora expansion be out before Glacier Park?

edit: Looks like it falls into the Orbx Central Rockies add on.

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Has there been any discussion about any airports in the Midwest? Particularly in Michigan? Such as Grand Rapids (KGRR), Flint (KFNT), Traverse City (KTVC), Kalamazoo (KAZO), Lansing (KLAN), Pellston (KPLN), Alpena (KAPN), or the few regional airports in the Upper Peninsula as some examples? That'd be pretty cool if any one of those were to be a choice at some point (:

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Thanks for the update! Great choice, I've been to the park but not to the actual airport. Should be a great scenic area to explorer, looking forward to it.

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Thanks for the comments everyone!


@Volkira – For an airport of this detail, roughly around 3-4 months provided there are no distractions with the other stuff we do! We’re aiming for an October release for KGPI.


TERRA FLORA will likely be released before KGPI


@Jordan – We’ll look at your suggestions. As you’re probably aware, we get a lot of suggestions but I promise you we look in to all of them.




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