As for Real NZ NZWN, could you do something with it to compliment FlightBeam's NZWN? I guess double ups of airports in the Oceania region are somewhat rare, possibly non-existent at a payware level. Would it be the right move to double up? Could it be more worthwhile to bring say Paraparaumu or Tauranga across to payware? There is a big gap between NZAA and NZWN.
I will finish the airport, there has just been too much work done to walk away from it. The 'gap' you mention is a real issue, I know, and it is something which I'd love to get onto. I've had too many false starts on projects due to my previous health issues, and it has been difficult to get back to 'normal' production. My plan until now has hinged on the old subscription areas -- get all the airports done in each area, so that the Wellington region would include Paraparaumu and Masterton, for instance. But I am coming around to the understanding that smaller stand-alone projects are a lot more manageable. I'd love to redo Tauranga and Rotorua at some stage.
When I started the Southern Lakes scenery, I did get a call from Orbx who were worried that I'd include Queenstown. We came to an agreement that we wouldn't double-up on anything, but then promptly (ok, a while later...) announced the NI airports, which included two of mine. So obviously nobody except me worries about this sort of thing, which makes life a lot easier!
I've now changed the pic on my site's slider so it's not so obvious that it's NZWN:)
Mir has now released a quick video of NZWN, not showing anything different from the photos, but certainly lovely-looking when it moves! He has carefully excluded any surrounding hills, so that's something to look forward to -- he mentioned the 'Peninsula', but I wonder if it'll include the city...
EDIT: one thing I meant to mention, I have been thinking that I could adapt my NZWN for X-plane, which would at least make use of some of the work I've done, but it would take a bit more work than developing it for dual sims from scratch. I've been trying to do that with NZCH, not sure if I've got the procedure exactly correct yet, but at least I'm working towards it.