Domestic Flights

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS IN THE MALDIVES

Flight Simulator enthusiasts have the luxury of choosing the level of realism they want for their enjoyment, and some like to mimic real world situations as much as possible. MaldAir has created a project to mimic the real world seaplane flights operated by Maldivian Air Taxis in Twin Otter seaplanes. In fact the largest fleet of Twin Otter seaplanes in the world is based in the Maldives; over 40 aircraft, flying between the islands. There are almost 200 inhabited islands and resorts in the Maldives so ferrying (or terrifying) people between the islands by boat or seaplane isn't just useful, it's a way of life.

Now you can make the same flights with MaldAir Taxis. The initial release comprises 30 landing sites, 21 of them being the islands which are the administrative capitals of the 21 Administrative Areas, plus 9 resort islands. Later releases will include more of the many resort islands, which are often occupied only by luxury hotels made mostly of individual dwellings, partly on the island and partly on stilts built over the shallow waters of the lagoon.

The landing sites function in exactly the same way as airports in FSX. You can set one as a departure, and another as a destination, and use the Flight Planner to create a VFR route between them, which will display on the GPS. This is often vital, as the islands are tiny and finding them in the emptiness of the Indian Ocean can be tricky. If you have the freeware add-on flight planning tool Plan-G or Flight Sim Commander (FSC), these landing sites are also identified on the map once the database has been rebuilt and flight plans can be created for them.

The default FSX islands are not always in the correct geographical location, usually a mile or two to the west of their true position as defined in Google Maps. They are almost all covered only in tropical forest, with no buildings, or roads etc. which may exist in the real world. Some of the islands in this scenery have been created from scratch because they don't exist in FSX, They are more accurately detailed in shape and topography than the FSX default, and are at the correct latitude and longitude.

Each landing site comprises a water runway 1500m long and 200m wide, marked at each end by red and green buoys, and a little way to one side there is a landing stage for disembarking passengers. Some sites feature a hotel nearby, others have significant inhabited villages.

The following water landing sites are available.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Male Seaplane Base

VR01

Hulhule

Male

N04o 11.53'

E73o 32.09'

16/34

East of Land Airport within harbour.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Kaashidhoo Seaplane Anchorage

VR02

Kaafu Atoll

Kaashidhoo

N04o 57.95'

E73o 26.47'

09/27

South of the island

Name

I.D.

Location

Administration Area

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Gan

VR03

Gan Island

Addu City (Addu Atoll)

S00o 42.23'

E73o 09.42'

10/28

South of the island just outside the harbour.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Meedhoo Landing

VR04

Raa Atoll

Meedhoo

N05o 27.53'

E73o 00.53'

09/27

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Goidhoo Resort

VR05

Baa Atoll

Goidhoo

N06o 25.07'

E72o 54.76'

07/25

South of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Dhuvaarfaru Jetty

VR06

Raa Atoll

Dhuvaarfaru

N05o 37.54'

E73o 00.66'

17/35

West of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Eydhafushi Seaplane Base

VR07

Baa Atoll

Eydhafushi

N05o 06.72'

E73o 02.37'

12/30

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Reethi Beach

VR08

Baa Atoll

Fonimagoodhoo

N05o 17.29'

E73o 06.57'

09/27

South of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Kanifushi Marina

VR09

Lhaviyani Atoll

Kanifushi

N05o 21.40'

E73o 19.43'

09/27

South of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Fonadhoo Landing

VR10

Laamu Atoll

Fonadhoo

N01o 49.87'

E73o 29.99'

06/24

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Isdhu Landing

VR11

Laamu Atoll

Isdhu

N02o 6.80'

E73o 35.36'

09/27

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Hithadhoo Harbour

VR12

Addu City

Hithadhoo

S00o 36.81'

E73o 06.22'

16/34

East of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Dhidhdhoo Harbour

VR13

Haa Alif Atoll

Dhidhdhoo

N06o 53.59'

E73o 05.69'

14/32

East of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Naifaru Landing

VR14

Lhaviyani Atoll

Naifaru

N05o 26.26'

E73o 20.85'

01/19

East of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Kumundhoo Landing

VR15

Haa Dhaalu Atoll

Kumundhoo

N06o 34.10'

E73o 01.61'

18/36

West of the island

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Funadhoo Landing

VR16

Shaviyani Atoll

Funadhoo

N06o 09.37'

E73o 15.91'

14/32

North-east of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Manadhoo Harbour

VR17

Noonu Atoll

Manadhoo

N05o 47.08'

E73o 22.97'

11/29

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Ungoofaaru Landing

VR18

Raa Atoll

Ungoofaaru

N05o 40.10'

E73o 01.62'

17/35

West of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Muli Harbour

VR19

Meemu Atoll

Muli

N02o 55.35'

E73o 33.33'

02/20

West of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Mahibadhoo Harbour

VR20

Alif Dhaal Atoll

Mahibadhoo

N03o 45.37'

E72o 58.03'

11/29

South of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Felidhoo

VR21

Vaavu Atoll

Felidhoo Landings

N03o 27.66'

E73o 31.98'

06/24

South of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Nilandhoo

VR22

Faafu Atoll

Nilandhoo

N03o 04.13'

E72o 53.78'

01/19

West of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Kudahuvadhoo Landing

VR23

Dhaalu Atoll

Kudahuvadhoo

N02o 53.83'

E72o 51.03'

16/34

East of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Vilingili Landing

VR24

Gaafu Alif Atoll

Vilingili

N00o 45.45'

E73o 25.89'

16/34

West of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Fuvahmulah Harbour

VR25

Gnaviyani Atoll

Fuvahmulah

S00o 18.59'

E73o 26.41'

11/29

South of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Thinadhoo

VR26

Gaafu Dhalu Atoll

Thinadhoo

N00o 31.46'

E73o 0.04'

16/34

West of the island. Landing stage is on the east side of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Vaadhoo Island

VR27

Gaafu Dhalu Atoll

Vaadhoo

N00o 14.34'

E73o 12.49'

05/23

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Hulhoomeedhoo Resort

VR28

Addu Atoll

Hulhoomeedhoo

S00o 35.48'

E73o 13.71'

10/28

North of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Rasdhoo Landing

VR29

Alif Alif Atoll

Rasdhoo

N04o 26.00'

E72o 57.02'

18/36

West of the Island

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Veymandoo Landing

VR30

Thaa Atoll

Veymandoo

N02o 11.33'

E73o 05.53'

04/22

North West side of the island.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Runway Location

Maamingili Harbour

VR31

Alif Dhaal Atoll

Maamingili

N03o 28.53'

E73o 50.59'

09/27

South side of the island.

NEW CUSTOM ISLANDS & NEW WATER LANDING SITES

(by Peter Dodds - MAL0028)

The following islands do not exist in FSX and were custom made for this project. They are located at the correct real world latitude and longitude.
Ungoofaaru (VR18), Mahibadhoo (VR20), Thinadhoo (VR26) & Veymandoo (VR30)

 

LATEST REAL WORLD AIRPORTS

The following airports have been built since the original release of FSX and have been published by George Kristiansen - george7378@gmail.com)

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Tower Frequency

Instrument Landing Aids

Thimarafushi

VRNT

Thaa Atoll

Thimarafushi Island

N02o 12.68'

E73o 09.19'

04/22 1200m lx 45m Asphalt

118.40 Mhz

None.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Tower Frequency

Instrument Landing Aids

Dharavandhoo

VRMD

Baa Atoll

Dharavandhoo Island

N05o 09.36'

E73o 07.58'

11/29 1189m x 45m Asphalt

118.25 Mhz

None.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Tower Frequency

Instrument Landing Aids

Koodhoo

VRMO

Gaafu Alif Atoll

Koodhoo Island

N00o 44.02'

E73o 26.05'

18/36 1200m x 40m Asphalt

118.30 Mhz

None.

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Tower Frequency

Instrument Landing Aids

Fuvahmulah

VRMR

Gnaviyani Atoll

Fuvahmulah Island

S00o 18.56'

E73o 25.94'

11/29 1110m x 40m Asphalt

118.15 MHz

None

Name

I.D.

Administration Area

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Runway

Tower Frequency

Instrument Landing Aids

Villa Airport Maamigili

VRMV

Raa Atoll

Maamigili Island

N03o 28.25'

E72o 50.13'

09/27 1800m x 45m Asphalt

118.90 Mhz

None

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