• Freeware Focus: Shoreham / Gull / Campbeltown

    Freeware Focus: Shoreham/Gull/Campbeltown

    Written by Nirosan Pragash

    Having had the pleasure of reading quite a few informative 'freeware focus' articles here at FlightSim.Com, I thought I would offer my own thoughts on three MSFS add-ons that I have recently enjoyed. Being relatively new to the flight simming community, and also as a student with limited funds, I have been amazed at how good a lot of the freeware contributions are.

    The three add-ons I will be looking at today are: Shoreham Airport by Alf Denham, the Percival Gull by Keith Paine, and lastly, Campbeltown Airport by Dmitriy Kozrev.

       

    Shoreham Airport

    Brighton City Airport, also known as Shoreham Airport, is an airport located in the parish of Lancing in West Sussex, England. Founded in 1910, it is the oldest airport in the UK and the oldest purpose-built commercial airport in the world. The 1930s Art Deco terminal building was designed by R Stavers Hessell Tiltman.

    During the First World War, the aerodrome was used by the Royal Flying Corps. During the Second World War the airfield operated a variety of military aircraft including Westland Lysanders that were later replaced by Supermarine Spitfires, Hawker Hurricanes, Boulton Paul Defiants and a pair of Bristol Beaufighters. It was also an air-sea-rescue base with Supermarine Walrus aircraft joining other wartime activities in the nearby harbor.

           

    Today the airport is used by privately owned light aeroplanes, flying schools, and for light aircraft and helicopter maintenance and sales. A number of operators provide flying lessons, sight-seeing and pleasure flights, including the experience of flying in two T-6 Harvard World War II training aircraft.

    Wikipedia

    Shoreham Airport by Alf Denham

    The FSX version presented here, has been created by the highly respected and hugely talented Alf Denham.

    No stranger to creating small atmospheric airports; Shoreham is Alf's latest scenery and one that I am sure will delight many flight simmers.

           

    One of the main features of Shoreham, and perhaps its standout feature, is the Art Deco styled main terminal building. If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting the airport yourself, then you'll know firsthand what a beautiful site this is. Luckily for us simmers, Alf's carefully modelled FSX version of Shoreham includes this wonderful grade II building, and as such, has been modelled in exquisite detail.

    Other details include nicely modelled hangars and maintenance buildings, plus bridges over the River Adur. All of these objects lie on a photographic overlay of the area and the end result is most pleasing.

    Lastly, if you wish to add additional static aircraft to the scenery, then these can be downloaded via a link in Alf's documentation. These work well and add a 'busy' feel to the airport.

    Note: these were not included in the screen shots as I wanted to show the original scenery only.

    Download Alfs UK Airfields Volume 36 - Shoreham EGKA for FSX


    3 Comments
    1. keefpee's Avatar
      keefpee -
      Thank you for your helpful comments on my work, much appreciated. I am also interested in Alfs Shoreham airport - being introduced to it when about 2 months old in 1938!
      Keith
    1. igallacher's Avatar
      igallacher -
      As commented upon in article the buildings are not representative of the airport at all, which means the package falls way below what we are getting from freeware offerings these days.
      Also the designer is using satellite imagery which, having contacted him to check, is not licenced and should be for UK imagery.

      Iain
    1. kerlo4's Avatar
      kerlo4 -
      Thank you for highligting the Percival Gull. I didn't knew the plane. She seems a little wonder. Downloading right now!
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