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Over at simMarket, UK2000 has pushed their v2 update for their Volume 2 of VFR Airfields. Their Volume 1 was brought up to v2 a while ago and the Volume 3 package is expected to come next year. Volume 2 includes 81 airfields in the Midlands and Mid-Wales and its compatible with GenX although there’s a file included for Orbx Compatibility. The main thing included in the update is P3D compatibility. To buy it or to see the airports included head over to the store page.

London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow, ICAO: EGLL, is a major international airport serving London, England. The airport can trace its roots back to when it originally opened as a small airfield in 1929. It was located on land just south-east of the hamlet of Heathrow next to farms and orchards. This is how it got the name Heathrow. 1944 was the beginning of the expansion of Heathrow into a very big airfield. Work was started to make it into a airbase for long distance military aircraft going to the Far-East but before it could be completed the War ended. The…

Released via their own site a short while ago and now also available through simMarket, UK2000’s VFR Airfields Volume 1 Version 2 for FSX is a rework of the earlier Southern England pack, featuring the same coverage, but newly remade airports in FSX format, compatible with both Gen X photoreal scenery and other, landclass based, sceneries such as the default or Orbx’s coverage. 78 airfields and airports are included in total, from St. Mary’s to Manston and Shoreham to Oxford, including all the major London Airports, at a lower level of detail than the developer’s “Xtreme” series releases. At less…

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, ICAO: EGCN, is an international airport located approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Doncaster in the United Kingdom. The airport’s history can be traced back to 1915 when it was originally opened as Finningley Airfield for the Royal Flying Corps. It would go on to be used by the RAF and be known as RAF Finningley airbase. In 1996 the airbase was closed and then three years later a private company, Peel Holdings, purchased the land and the former airbase was transformed into what is now known as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. The airport has…

Edinburgh Airport, ICAO: EGPH, is located in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2011 it was the busiest airport in Scotland handling just over 9.4 million passengers and the sixth busiest in the United Kingdom. Like so many other modern day airports Edinburgh was originally a military aerodrome. Opened in 1915 by the Royal Flying Corps it was the most northerly British air defence base in World War 1 and was known as Turnhouse Aerodrome. The first commercial flights began in the late 1940’s with its eventual turnover to the control of a civilian authority, the Ministry of Aviation, in…

12 miles west of the city of Cardiff in the village of Rhoose, Wales is where you will find Cardiff International Airport. It is the only airport in Wales that offers international flights. Its history can be traced back to the early 1940’s when it was used for training by the Royal Air Force. Its potential for commercial flights was eventually recognized and over the decades it has seen scheduled flights to places like Spain, Ireland, France and the Netherlands. In 2011 approximately 1.2 million passengers passed through its gates, a number that has been on a steady decline since…

“How about some tea with scones and jam? Well that sounds jolly, old fellow!” I dare say that everybody will have recognized this stereotype. It’s of course an upper class Englishman in a black suit with a nice hat and a walking stick. He uses that walking stick to calmly cross the river Thames, using the beautiful tower bridge to do so. Walking past the tower of London, he continues his calm walk. I am of course talking about London here, mentioning only two of the buildings London is famous for.

UK2000’s next “Xtreme” airport for Microsoft Flight Simulators 9 and X is EGFF – Cardiff International Airport, with a customer base covering Wales’s capital city, plus the entire south of the country and parts of western and southern England as well. Although usually home to low cost and charter carriers, the same as most UK regional airports, Cardiff has the distinction of also being home to British Airways maintenance facilities and engineers, so regularly receives larger aircraft from the flag carrier’s fleet, coming in for repairs or checks. The developer of this scenery has included detailed custom buildings and objects,…

East Midlands Airport, EGNX, is situated between the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham in central England. The site was originally a Royal Air Force station used during the Second World War but was decommissioned in 1946. It was eventually purchased by local government authorities in 1964 and was reopened for passenger traffic in 1965. The airport serves as a hub for low cost air carriers Bmibaby and Ryanair. In terms of traffic it is the 12th busiest airport for passenger travel seeing approximately 4 million passengers in 2010 and the 2nd busiest for cargo traffic processing just under 274,000…