EGMT Thurrock Airfield

Burning Blue Design


4.9/5 (7)

Nestled in the heart of Essex, Thurrock Airfield is a small, but busy general aviation airfield within the London commuter belt. Thurrock is easy to spot from the air with one of it's hangers having had the word Thurrock painted in large bold letters on the roof. There is a thriving aircraft restoration and maintenance business at Thurrock and a small light aircraft graveyard with all sorts of plane parts tucked away behind the main hangars.

Despite these scattered aircraft parts, Thurrock is a pretty little airfield with tidy hedges, abundant flowers in Spring and Summer and views across Essex all the way to Canary Wharf and The City of London.

Thurrock sports a deceptively narrow paved runway that has surprised many pilots into thinking it was further away than it actually is, and occasionally led to the occasional hard landing and subsequent landing gear inspection.

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

  • Over 50 custom 3D objects each with full Physical Based Rendering (PBR) textures.
  • Based on October 2023 layout.
  • Full custom night lighting.
  • Animated hangar doors which close at night.
  • Completely custom windsock.
  • Animated spectators.
  • Local landmark, The Dog and Partridge pub located at the end of Runway 25.
  • Real-life static aircraft at Thurrock Airfield:
  • G-RARB - Cessna 172N Skyhawk
  • High resolution colour corrected ground textures taken from Bing maps and manipulated for consistency and realism.