Whether intentional or not, here we are with a couple of “hot & fresh” grass stripped airports in and around the British Midlands, and another just south of Norwich too, so if you’re looking to put your new Orbx EGCB file to work…well…get ready, set, and go! It doesn’t hurt at all that each is quite nice and set a mood that says: “Summertime – here I come! Winter’s over; it’s time to get back up in the sky!” Of course. you’ll have to play The Beatles Free As A Bird…in honor of EGGP? Or was that EGCB? Funny thing, lineage.
The first two files today – EGNU and EGNY – are clustered north of Hull, and EGNY will offer some interesting seaside excursions to throw into the mix. If only the Beverly Minster was modeled? The glorious little gothic church at Patrington? I wish!
So, let’s get this show on the road and take a peek at some phun phlying. First up, EGNU, and as with EGGP, let’s just ignore the lineage right now as that might spoil the phun.
Look at the image just above, at the taxiway edge. The storm grate? The weeds? The gravel mixed with sparse grass? The weathered asphalt? Holy cow! Pure artistry, and the more you look around the better it gets. Freeware? Yes, and a 10/10 Must Have to go along with EGCB. File here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/27871-egnu-full-sutton-airfield-uk/
EGNY is a little more laid back looking, and the diner has outstanding window textures to round out a solid list of small airport features. Another Must Have? Yup, and get it here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/25831-egny-beverely-linley-hill-uk/
Whimsical? Yup. Idyllic? That too. PaulMort’s The Priory Farm looks too good to be true, like a brilliant piece of X-plane fiction, but this place is anything but. Think of it as a miniature EAA and you’re on the right course. Oh yes, this airfield is located in the Southeast of England, and just SW of Norwich:
The VFR chart view? Note Cambridge to the WSW; London is just south of this city:
Takeoff from here on a heading of 24ºm and you should run into Norwich within about 20nmi. It’s not quite 190 miles to EGCB, so a little longer flight – if time permits. Below, two nice videos of the airport and environs:
This second a little more soulful:
Visit the Priory’s site, here: http://www.flypfa.co.uk
Get PM’s Must Have file here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/44240-eg97-tibenham-priory-farm-aviators/
Nice file, as is always the case with this developer; CYKA is a GA/Commercial airport located east of Vancouver, about a third of the way to Calgary. Nice terminal marred by no night textures; still a great addition to flying in BC. Get it here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/44247-cyka-kamloops-bc/
CYCW offers real-world GA pilots and commercial operators a large maintenance and modifications center. Obviously, someone also has a sailboat, though it’s bad form to show an anchor light whilst on the hard. Just east of Vancouver, almost right on the US border, this great little file is located here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/41170-canada_bc_cycw/
This CP Air paint for Jack’s 732 is out there, and certainly worth having for a little blast from the past.
Have a good flight over the Midlands, and we’ll seeya next time – A