EGHJ Bembridge Airport

Burning Blue Design

GAUKISLE OF WIGHTBEMBRIDGEHISTORIC

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Nestled in a valley on the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight in Southern England, flying in and out of Bembridge Airport ensures challenging landings over craggy cliffs and breathtaking views over the Solent and the English Channel.

Bembridge Airport was established on farmland in 1921 and was first used for airline flights throughout the next two decades by airlines such as Spartan Airlines, Portsmouth Southsea, Isle of Wight Aviation and Channel Air Ferries. When World War Two broke out the airport was closed and barricades were erected to prevent a potential airborne invasion. The Airport remained closed until 1946 when it was re-opened as a flying club. In the 1960’s Britten-Norman started manufacturing their famed Islander and Trislander aircraft at Bembridge, and their extensive factory complex still dominates the Northern part of the airport.

Today Bembridge buzzes with activity, especially during the summer months, as pilots fly in to stay on the picturesque island. It still serves as a hub for flying schools, vintage aircraft enthusiasts, and fly-ins, attracting a diverse range of aircraft from across the UK and beyond.

Bembridge has been faithfully recreated by Burning Blue Design, undertaking on-site visits to ensure the highest levels of accuracy. It features:

  • Over 60 custom 3D objects each with full Physical Based Rendering (PBR) textures.
  • Based on March 2024 layout.
  • Full custom night lighting.
  • Animated hangar doors which close at night.
  • Completely custom windsock.
  • Animated spectators who leave at night.
  • Real-life Surrounding scenery has been added as visual reference points: The Britten-Norman factory to the North of the Airport. Animated Bembridge Windmill. The Earl Yarborough’s Monument. Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park Sandhills Holiday Park
  • High resolution colour corrected ground textures taken from Bing maps and manipulated for consistency and realism.