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New Horizons Airport (ICAO: SLNH) is a major public airport located in the regions of 'Allalinhorn' and 'Alphubel' on the northern coast of Satori. New Horizons is a modern style airport, with a feel similar to a busy international airport and is home to the SLCG New Horizons Station and the SLFRA New Horizons Station.

Landing Advisories

  • Airport altitude 56 meters; minimum approach to 70 meters.
  • Width runway 28 meters.

Background

First airport

Originally founded by Erick Gregan, the first New Horizons Airport was a large, dual-runway airport constructed on a platform suspended 40m above sea-level (with a marina underneath). The airport's terminal building was a modern three-storey structure equipped with two arrival/departure gates. An elevator in the lobby connected the floors and provided access to the ATC tower. For entertainment, the building had a lounge, as well as two outside patios and a fully equipped bar and dance floor. There was also a monorail station which connected directly to the Route 8 LDPW road network.

Outside, there were executive hangars positioned along the western side of the airport (mainly used by role-play airlines). All eight were equipped with offices upstairs. More rental hangars were located to the east of the runways, and to the south and south-east of the facility there were emergency services; including a fully-equipped hospital, a fire depot, and a Second Life Coast Guard (SLCG) station. In the centre of the complex, there were two long runways: 18-L for landings and 36-L for take-offs, and a military catapult system situated between them. For helicopters, there was a helipad located on top of the terminal building, another at the north-west corner of the airport, and a concealed helipad in the middle of the complex. Airport traffic was directed by an automated air traffic control system, which conveniently directed pilots around the facility via local chat.

2015 rebuild

After several years of ownership, in May 2015 the airport was taken over by Donatella Mitchell. The new owner proceeded to rebuild all the airport and marina, with a new architectonic concept, lively and cool colors, and a feminine touch in all the decoration. Blue, black and white are now the predominant colors.

The marina features an SL Coast Guard (SLCG) base, two ramps for seaplanes and a small area for docking boats, with a guest dock.

For some years, New Horizons Airport has had an ATC bot for use in the aviation role play, but this feature was discontinued under the new management.

Airlines

The following list includes all scheduled services to and from New Horizons Airport, as of June 2016. Other non-scheduled charter flights may be available on request. Please contact airlines for more information.

Facilities and services

Pilots' facilities

General facilities

  • Modern passenger terminal featuring x20 Airline ticket counters.
  • Shops and vendors.
  • x16 Rental hangars.
  • x2 Executive rental hangars.
  • x16 Rental tie-downs.
  • x8 Rental offices.
  • Marina.
    • x4 Rental seaplane tie-downs.
    • x2 Rental seaplane hangars.
    • x6 Rental boat slips.
  • Dance club.
  • Art gallery.
  • Boxing ring (see Customer Service Department).
  • Access to the Route 8 LDPW motorway.

Images

2015-Present

2012-15

References

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