Tipella, BC Canada is located in the quiet backwaters of the Pacific Northwest. In the early days over 3000 miners and fortune seekers made their way to Little Tipella Creek on Harrison Lake in search of the elusive, noble metal. In the early 1900's real estate developers speculated on the land itself, but the venture failed and the area was eventually transformed into a logging camp that still operates today. ORBX has created Tipella CBB7 for those who wish to experience the sense of romance and adventure that makes this area a bush pilots favorite.
Tipella CBB7 is a challenging little grass & gravel strip that bush pilots will love. Approaches require skill and knowledge of the terrain, weather and winds. A successful first attempt is rare and a few go-arounds are more likely than not.
ORBX will be releasing CBB7 as a freeware add on for everyone's enjoyment, but this little backwater strip should prove to be a special treat for PNW bush aviation enthusiasts and those who love float planes adventures.
Screens from the devs desk.
Welcome to CBB7 Tipella, BC Canada
view from the hangar dock at water level, sunset
looking east at the work shacks and service hangar
the "Goose" in the service hangar area looking towards the log pens
runway view looking towards Harrison Lake
just off the west end of the runway, the view of Little Tipella Creek
at the shoreline looking towards the work shacks
one of the interactive hangars at Tipella, this hangar features a "hard" platform.
you can populate from here via the FSX free flight menu or taxi up at the end of your flight. refueling triggers are inside or at the fuel dock
looking towards the log boom and Tipella Camp
the service area in afternoon light
one of the work shacks with animated "beer guy" and chimney smoke
night ambiance with abundant lighting enhancements
the strip is lined with trees on all sides and requires a well executed approach
from the strip, looking towards Tipella Camp. this is a full time logging area
taxing up to the service dock in the evening. CBB7 is full of light
ramp parking, Tipella style
evening lighting looking towards the service hangar
looking back towards the service dock from the work shack
water grasses and afternoon lighting on moving water
"beer thirty" on Harrison Lake, Tipella
looking west from the departure area
the view of Tipella Camp and Harrison Lake from the runway
looking down on the log boom and pens
the log ladders
departing Tipella at night. the Goose is fueled, serviced and loading its passengers... pre-flight complete you can warm up on the ramp and ease down the ramp for a smooth water departure
departing via the water runway...kind of reminds me of that scene in "Casablanca"
all screenshots are un-retouched FSX captures:
Photos courtesy of "Bob"