Atoll locations in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (part 1)

I’ve been doing some sightseeing in Microsoft Flight Simulator, flying over some of the major atoll locations around the world, and other famous Pacific island locations (e.g. Wake Island, featured in many Battlefield and other games)

Henderson Field, Midway Island – PMDY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson_Field_(Midway_Atoll)

Bora Bora Airport – NTTB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bora_Bora

Wake Island – PWAK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Island

Great Chagos Bank

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chagos_Bank

The Maldives has many atolls spread across a whole archipelago of islands

VRMO Kooddoo – North eastern rim of the Huvadhu Atoll, Maldives

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kooddoo

This airport doesn’t appear to be in MSFS.

Kadhdhoo, Maldives

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadhdhoo

Thimarafushi – Thaa Atoll, Maldives

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thimarafushi_(Thaa_Atoll)

https://skyvector.com/airport/VRNT/Thimarafushi-Airport

This is an odd one – in MSFS the island with the airport is just rendered as a large blocky beach:

Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia – Chuuk International Airport PTKK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuuk_International_Airport

This is a view from approx 8000ft, the southeast rim of the atoll and looking back towards larger islands in the center:

I’ll follow up with another similar post soon.

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