Night Environment

California

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Compatible with:

  • FSX
  • FSX:SE
  • Prepar3D V2/3
  • Prepar3D v4

Night Environment California adds real world road vector data to your night flight visuals. We spread 6,121,185 3D lights to highlight the road grid below as seen from the flightdeck. Our lights are placed accurately with 1:1 real world fidelity. Each Night Environment region offers you the chance to practice and train for real-world night navigation based on the realistic visuals Night Environment renders in your area.

The Night Environment lighting system illuminates a region of 60nm around your aircraft as you fly. Our lights are not affected by the low rendering distance limiations inherant with Autogen often seen with similar autogen based lighting products.

A mythical island paradise called California, inhabited only by beautiful Amazon warriors using gold tools and weapons and ruled by Queen Calafia, was the setting for a popular Spanish novel, Las sergas de Esplandián, written by Garcia Rodríguez de Montalvo and published in July 1510. Early Spanish explorers believed that the present-day California was an island ruled by Amazon women and they named it California. 


California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles.

Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. 


In 1542 Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay, then continued north along the coast, making frequent trips ashore to claim land for Spain.

Geographical Data

California

California is home to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the second-busiest airport in the United States by passenger; and the third by international passenger volume.

San Diego International Airport the busiest single runway airport in the world.

Van Nuys Airport, the world's busiest general aviation airport.

Major commercial airports at Orange County, Bakersfield, Ontario, Burbank and Long Beach; and numerous smaller commercial and general aviation airports.

"Eureka, I have found it" is the apt motto for the nation's most populous state, home to one in eight Americans. The gold rush of 1849 created California's image as a promised land. By 1900 almost half the population was clustered around San Francisco and Los Angeles, each the focus of intense competition for water.


On 24 January 1848, James Marshall, a foreman working to build a lumber mill for John Sutter in Coloma, California, found a shiny lump of gold in the American River. The news triggered a massive rush of gold-seekers (called "forty-niners" as many of them arrived around the year 1849) flocking to California hoping to strike it rich. This 'Gold rush' gave California its nickname, the Golden State

The Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California recorded the hottest precisely-recorded temperature on earth at 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913.

Both the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney (14,494 ft) and the lowest point in North American Continent (Badwater Basin in Death Valley) are in California and they are less than 100 miles apart!

California has more national parks than any other state in USA. Of the 59 national parks in USA, California has 9 national parks, followed by Alaska (eight), Utah (five), and Colorado (four).

The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and cable cars.

Fortune cookie, Apple computer, theme park (Disneyland), Frisbee, blue jeans and the Barbie doll are all invented in California.

  • Capital: Sacramento
  • Population: 40 million

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