It’s Throwback Thursday again for Orbx, with the launch of a new airport for Flight Simulator that comes from the classic ESP/X-Plane versions of old. Sumburgh Airport, the main airport serving Shetland, in Scotland, is now available for MSFS, and comes with a nice 30% discount at launch.
Sumburgh Airport (EGPB) is located in the southern end of Shetland’s Mainland, providing a vital connection for the community living there and visitors from the outside. Given its location by the coast, Sumburgh Airport offers stunning views over the island when departing or approaching one of its two runways: one for airplanes, the other for helicopters.
An interesting fact about EGPB is a road that crosses the runway on its western end, with a level crossing that closes whenever there’s a take-off or landing.
Being a small regional airport, EGPB connects only with some nearby destinations such as Aberdeen, Edinburg, and Glasgow, all by Loganair. But there is a seasonal international flight here, a Saturday service in the summer that connects to Bergen, Norway.
This new airport from Orbx is an original creation from the 29Palms team, first developed for FSX/P3D and later for X-Plane. It now comes to MSFS fully updated with PBR and with newer looks for its custom modeled facilities, landmarks, static aircraft and markings.
EGPB Sumburgh Airport is now available from Orbx Direct for just under £6 – an appreciable 30% discount from the original price.
Looking for other airports in Scotland? Orbx also has Dundee Airport in its catalog!