I only realised today through word of mouth that you guys previewed Kai Tak - completely dropped my jaws onto the floor - I'm definitely buying this one no matter what
I think you guys making Kai Tak is the highest honour the FS community could bestow on the airport. I am very thankful of that, reason being I used to spend every school day watching planes land at Kai Tak for a good 4 or 5 yrs (before starting life in Sydney Australia) (o.. if you ever need help with Sydney Airport you know who to contact
). I used to be in the building shown here: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0828762/L/
the 5 storey high square building (high school). Still recall the memory of seeing Cathay's Tristars, other airlines DC10s, 747s, A300s from various asian airlines, and at later stages, A340s .. ar! those were the good old days!
even saw an Air France concorde once late afternoon!!
I still remember when I was in class I used to stare out the window when I hear an aircraft coming. When they were using Rwy 31 for takeoff, the teacher had to stop speaking until the noise clears off
Nothing could compare to the feeling of standing in the really dense area in kowloon near the airport and looking up, seeing these flying beasts roar overhead
From looking at your FS9 screenshots, the buildings / textures are incredibly detailed and so are the night lighting. The 2nd shot (FS9) is just fantastic, and as others mentioned previously, the mini-bus and double-decker buses are really well done - very nice touch! There are a few issues that I noticed though:
- the night lighting on the roads / road signs (the ones that are above the road) probably needs to be a little stronger. The bigger roads / bridges are very well lit in Hong Kong.
- the other thing is I noticed that the IFC 2 (international finance centre) - tallest building in Hong Kong, located in Hong Kong Island - wasn't completed until only after Kai Tak was closed.
These are just my observations and I don't expect any changes to be made. Whatever you do I'm still going to buy it!
I'm so going to have a nice dream tonight when I sleep!