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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SL Airport Expo Blog Spotlight: Sylvie Etoile

Our bog spotlights continue! This time it is on Sylvie Etoile, owner of Poppyport Airport!


1.  What inspired you to create your airport in Second Life?
I asked Tig Spikers about selling her products in my Mediaworks shop and she said but it's not aviation related? ........ so I built a small hoverport alongside an Airworks shop but the location wasn't very good, so then I started to think about somewhere better ......... and I met Judy Dressler and joined the SL 99's female flying group.

2.  Tell us about your airport, what were your aims and goals in Second Life, when you created it?   
I've always liked building things for people to enjoy, and an airport seemed like one of the ultimate things to create ....... and my building partner at Poppyport, who designed the actual terminal building, is AnaVictoria Morales who's a totally ace building designer and an RL architect.

3.  Is your airport modeled or inspired after a real life airport?    If so which one?
Poppyport isn't modelled on any airport in particular, but we like art deco design and that period of time, and it fitted in with being in the SL 99's too.  One of the main things I wanted was to make it realistic and interesting and fun, and the biggest little airport in SL!   And omg I've learned so much about airports and runways and everything and it's the biggest thing I've ever done in SL!

4.  How long have you owned your airport?  is your airport opened to the general public?  Is a group required to rezz?  What are some activities or items that people can do at your airport?
Poppyport has been open as a civilian/general purpose airport since last Christmas.  It's open to everybody and you don't need a group to rezz (there's a 20 minute autoreturn). We are still developing the airport but right now we have a runway for light-to-medium aircraft, a lower deck with aircraft parking and plane stands/tiedowns to rent and a plane elevator up to the runway, a seaplane dock, helipads, single-use helis and light planes to rezz, a shop with a dozen vendors from some of the best planemakers in SL and also boxes of free aircraft, a visitors lounge with a dance floor, video screens, a gallery where our flying instructor is based and where you can get maps and stuff, a pilots club above for fliers to hang out and eat at Mom's Roadkill Diner, a control tower you can visit the top of to see the airport below, a viewing point over the water to sit and watch the planes landing and taking off ......... we're just talking to somebody to work as our fire chief and run our emergency services ........ oh and we can frisk you and check your luggage too!

5.  We are thrilled to have your airport come to our SL Airport Expo and be a part of Aviation Month! What inspired you to take part?
You did lol ......... and I love the diversity of SL and talking to and meeting people and trying to do stuff!


1.  How long have you been in Second Life?
Since 2006

2.  What made you first join Second Life?
I guess it let me do and be things I couldn't in RL lol.

3.   What are some of the strangest things you have experienced or seen in Second Life?
All the things that make me blush!

4.  Other than owning an airport in Second Life and being interested in aviation, what are some other things you like to do while you are in Second Life?
I run a Mediaworks shop, make signs and graphics, build websites, run parties, love building places for people to enjoy and landscaping and interior design, like sailing as well as flying, shopping, love being with my family and friends ..... and making new friends too! - I have a lego brain so I'm good at finding things and putting them to together I guess.

5.  If you could invite anyone from RL into SL, who would it be?
Richard Branson

You can visit Poppyport Airport by clicking on the slurl below:

Check out more photos of Poppyport at their official Flickr site:

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