Dana has a great post on how Civil 3D was used for a runway safety extension project at NZQN.
I’ve introduced you to my friend Peter Thomson a few times. Last week, Peter sent me some pictures of an airport Runway End Safety Area (RESA), his team worked on with Civil 3D 2008…
The airport is between a lake and river (mid right of the photo below I took when departing on a stunning day) and surrounded by mountains, That location combined with mountain weather, that can literally change by the minute, means you have an “interesting” flight even on a nice day. Good to see skilled work with Civil 3D improve one of our favourite tourist destinations!
One approach to NZQN brings you over the Crown Range (on the left above and the vantage point for the photo below) towards the Remarkable Range (on the left below) with a right turn (before you hit them!) to line up with the runway on the plateau in the middle of the photo. Miss the approach and you have to scoot up the lake avoiding more mountains as you climb out. Have only “flown” this in Microsoft Flight Simulator and it’s a challenge!