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VIA - Something's in the air

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In 1958, in the dense forests surrounding the little village Hatfield, construction began on an airport capable of handling Victoria's growing needs. After World War 2, it was time to rebuild the nation, and do it in style. The airport was no exception.

Construction site of VIA, Hatfield

 

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During the years as Victoria grew, so did VIA. It has been upgraded and expanded several times, the last time with the construction of the domestic Terminal 3. Today, it is by far the largest airport in the country. VIA is a hub for national airlines WestJet, SouthWest Airlines and Northwest.

Overview of VIA, facing east

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Cargo Terminal

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Terminals 2 (top) and domestic Terminal 3

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International Terminal - Terminal 1

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As it is said in the commercial: "To the world via VIA".

- Eivind

 

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Very, very, very nice! Just one question, crossings are you using in your last image? the one that turns a two lane road (one way street/avenue?) into one lanes.? 

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-         DCMetro34: Thank you very much. I'm very pleased with the way the logging scenes turned out myself. Glad you liked it.

-         TowerDude: Thanks a lot. It took me quite some time, I'll tell you that.. 

-         sbh565: Thank you. Great to see you in Victoria again. 

-         TekindusT: Thank you for the compliment and for providing the link to the terminal building. The planes on the runways are actually Mayor Mode ploppables by SCAG.. 

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I don't think it would be too wrong to guess that this one is based on OSL, except a bit more American on the airside? Only thing is the RWYs look a bit on the short side, you could consider stretching them into the other tiles?

And what tower did you use? I looks fantastic in its place!

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@krbe:
Thank you for commenting. I agree that the overall airport layout could remind you of OSL. However, I believe that this kind of layout is quite common for parallel runway airports. The inspiration for the layout of the runways and taxiways, was KIX (The terminal buildings are also KIX). The tower is the Helsinki control tower (at least the description says so). I didn't even know I had it in my plugins, and I'm sorry to say that I don't have a clue of where to get it..

About the RHW: I totally agree. I was hoping that people wouldn't notice it.. I'm not happy with the roads around the terminal at all, and I'm going to do it all over. The roads, not the airport. At the time I was only focusing on presenting the airport itself.

Thank you for your inputs. 

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