Kiwi360 (KiwiFruit Country)- Custom buildings, helipad, Hi Res photoreal, Aerius R22 Repaint. Te Puke, New Zealand
File Description: Kiwi360 (formally know as Kiwifruit Country) is a theme park based around the Kiwifruit (AK.A Chinese Gooseberry or Zespri- The trade name) which is a major export of New Zealand grown predominately in the Bay of Plenty Region. The park is situated about midway between Tauranga and Whakatane, about 5km east of the township of Te Puke.
The Bay of Plentys sunny climate ensures good growing conditions for the delicious fruit and has also spawned a mini tourist industry of tours of the orchards and sorting/packing/coolstores. These include tourist flights by Aerius (http://www.aerius.co.nz ) using a Robinson R44 helicopter.
This scenery was made after a visit when carrying out a GPS survey: I took a few photos and whacked it up. It isn't perfect but will be useful for flights in small helos (I.e. Robinson R22, R44 or Hughes 300/269).
It includes the famous giant Kiwifruit slice, the helipad next to it; the main Kiwi 360 building; a large coolstore/packhouse and the backpackers next to the park. It also includes a lot of library objects (especially trees- If these are adversely affecting performance, you can disable this bgl)
This is placed on a high resolution aerial photo provided by Environment Bay of Plenty.
The scenery also has reflection maps and night maps for those who like getting up at the crack of dawn or simulating frost protection work (although I don't believe the pad is certified for night operations in real life).
The download also includes a repaint of the default Robinson R22 in the colours of ZK-HJZ (in actual fact an R44) kindly provided by James Eden from the ARNZ Forums (see the readme for the .cfg entry to add this repaint)
This helipad isn't in controlled airspace but Tauranga Tower is nearby and will need to be called before entering their airspace (above 2500ft LL for the CTA or within about 10nm of Tauranga for the CTZ) Radio procedures are carried out on Christchurch Information 125.5 for flight following/planning.