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British Airports: Northern England (Part 1) is the sixth volume in a series of scenery add-on products for the Microsoft Flight Simulators. Whereas the earlier products in the series were developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, this volume was developed for both Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

This series of products introduces accurate airport buildings and corrects the flight simulator defaults for specified UK airports to makes them more accurate, for example;
  • The flight simulator's default width of runways is 40 meters whereas UK runways are generally 15 or 18 meters wide though some of the larger airports have a few 25 meter wide runways.
  • The default lights for runways is blue edge-lighting, in practice most airports have a green centre-line with blue edge lights only used on sharp corners.
Some airports feature additional static aircraft whose livery can be modified.

This volume gives the player the detailed graphics for the following airports; RAF Barkston Heath, Barrow, Beverley, Blackpool, Breighton, Brough, Burn, RAF Church Fenton, Coal Aston, RAF Conningsby, RAF Cranwell, Elvington, Full Sutton, Gamston, Hucknall, Huddersfield, Humberside, Isle of Man, Jurby, Leeds, Netherthorpe, RAF Newton, North Coates, Rufford, Sandtoft, RAF Scampton, Sheffield, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Skegness, Sturgate, RAF Syerston, RAF Waddington, Warton, Wickenby, and RAF Woodvale.

When enabled this product shows as two entries in the player's add-on scenery list. The airports in the main list above show in a group labelled Br.Arpt - Nr.England. Ninety-seven airports are contained within this group, this is not because the list above is incomplete, it is because all but the smallest airports have multiple runways, taxiways etc.

Isle of Man, Leeds, Blackpool and Humberside airports have 'Active Stands', i.e. specified gates have interactive items like air gates, docking boards, air stairs and catering trucks.

All the airfields are mapped accurately from real photographs and the product manual alleges that the roads supplied in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 are not as accurately positioned, consequently some roads which are part of the flight simulator's default scenery may disappear or be partially covered when the airport scenery is installed.


British Airports: Northern England (Part 1) Windows A high altitude shot showing the default Blackpool airport together with default landscape scenery
British Airports: Northern England (Part 1) Windows RAF Cranwell
British Airports: Northern England (Part 1) Windows Brieghton airfield
British Airports: Northern England (Part 1) Windows This is a shot of the enhanced Sheffield airfield from altitude

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piltdown_man (145599) added British Airports: Northern England (Part 1) (Windows) on Oct 31, 2011