Starship Round the World Tour Leg 6
Auckland, New Zealand to Invercargill, New Zealand
A Whole Lotta Shots for You All To Enjoy!
Well, friends, another Holiday Season is almost gone, and I’m pleased to share with you my most recent trip from my round the world expedition in FSX, based off of The Starship Diaries and are to be included in our Starship Package when released. Hope you all enjoy this post - took me a good couple of hours to piece together....(Phew!)
We all know by now that my flights are created in Flight Sim Commander, but here’s the technical detail of the flight:
Departure: Auckland, New Zealand
Arrival: Invercargill, New Zealand
Weather: Real World weather with REX
The Route in Flightsim Commander:
Did you know that our Departure City, The Auckland metropolitan area in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country with a population approaching 1.4 million residents, 31 percent of the country's population. Demographic trends indicate that it will continue to grow faster than the rest of the country. Increasingly cosmopolitan, Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world, and has seen many people of Asian ethnicity move there in the last two decades. In Māori Auckland's name is Tāmaki-makau-rau, or the transliterated version of Auckland, Ākarana.
On The Ramp, Preflight Going On…
The 2009 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 4th place in the world on its list. In 2008, Auckland was classified as an Alpha-City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University.
Holding Short of the Active….
Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
Take Off, Gear UP!
Auckland lies on and around an isthmus, less than two kilometres wide at its narrowest point, between Mangere Inlet and the Tamaki River. There are two harbours in the Auckland urban area surrounding this isthmus: Waitemata Harbour to the north, which opens east to the Hauraki Gulf, and Manukau Harbour to the south, which opens west to the Tasman Sea.
Bridges span parts of both harbours, notably the Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing the Waitemata Harbour west of the Auckland Central Business District (CBD). The Mangere Bridge and the Upper Harbour Bridge span the upper reaches of the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, respectively. In earlier times, portage paths crossed the narrowest sections of the isthmus.
Turning to Intercept Course….
Several islands of the Hauraki Gulf are administered as part of Auckland City, though they are not officially part of the Auckland metropolitan area. Parts of Waiheke Island effectively function as Auckland suburbs, while various smaller islands near Auckland are mostly zoned 'recreational open space' or are nature sanctuaries.
Heading Towards the City of Auckland…
Over the City Of Auckland
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