EGCL Fenland Aerodrome

Burning Blue Design


5/5 (23)

Fenland sits in the heart of the scenic Lincolnshire Fens just North of Cambridge has been dubbed the hardest airfield to find in the UK, and with good reason: It is notoriously difficult to spot from the air with few distinct landmarks all the surrounding fields looking suspiciously like runways.

Even on the busiest of days, Fenland Aerodrome never feels crowded or chaotic, there’s always welcoming atmosphere and ample spectator viewing. Fenland is a busy place for such a small airfield, with year round fly-ins for different aircraft types from Bulldogs to Chipmunks, air shows and a busy flying school and aero club.

Fenland Airfield has been recreated faithfully over many hundreds of hours by Burning Blue Design with the aid of on-site visit and an arial tour of the airfield, and features:

  • Over 70 custom 3D objects have been created exclusively for Fenland Aerodrome, each with full Physical Based Rendering (PBR), allowing for far more realistic textures.
  • There are tens of thousands of carefully placed stock assets, every fence, picnic table and tree, along with an assortment of visitors and staff, has been placed in the correct location ensuring an atmosphere of a working airfield.
  • High resolution colour corrected ground textures taken from Bing maps and manipulated for consistency and realism which far surpasses the quality of the stock Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 ground texture.
  • Based on 2022 layout with accurate runway markings, taxiways and custom taxi signs and a working custom Windsock.
  • Highly detailed control tower and hangar interiors and animated hangar doors which close and open between dawn and dusk.
  • Actual aircraft from the aerodrome the have been included:
  • De Havilland Chipmunk Mk20 1350 in Portuguese Air Force livery.
  • Ikarus C42 G-NDPA a frequent visitor to the airfield.
  • Correct AI pattern procedures and accurate taxiway and runway placement have been incorporated into the release.
  • Full night lighting has been placed across the airfield and within and around the hangars and buildings.