It didn’t take that long, after all. Burning Blue Design released this week their newest airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Goodwood Aerodrome, in Southern England, was announced just a couple of months ago when it was still in its early stages of development, and is now the latest offering in Burning Blue Design’s growing collection of British airfields for MSFS.
EGHR Goodwood Aerodrome is a historic airfield in the UK, due to its role during the tough days of WWII. Like so many other airfields, it eventually became a popular civilian infrastructure, serving private pilots in the region and hundreds of small airplanes of all kinds.
Nowadays, EGHR retains its grassy runways and the presence of historical airplanes, while also offering prospecting pilots the opportunity to enroll in the thriving flying school that calls Goodwood home.
Burning Blue Design says that there’s a lot to see at Goodwood, which couldn’t be truer! The famous Goodwood Motor racing circuit surrounds the lively airfield and draws huge crowds to this location during racing events.
Burning Blue Design promises a deeply authentic rendition of Goodwood Aerodrome for MSFS, thanks to hundreds of hours of work and plenty of reference materials gathered on site. Not only did the development team recreate the airfield itself, but the racing was also the target of a detailed overhaul, making the whole scenery as real as it gets in the simulator.
The feature list is long, so make sure to read the full details below to see what you’re getting with this package.
EGHR Goodwood Aerodrome is available now through Orbx Direct, priced at around £18.17 | US$20.71 | €20,78.
- Over 200 custom 3D objects have been created exclusively for Goodwood Aerodrome, each with full Physical Based Rendering (PBR), allowing for far more realistic textures.
- There are tens of thousands of carefully placed stock assets, every sign, speaker, bench and tree, along with an assortment of ground workers and visitors, has been placed in the correct location ensuring an atmosphere of a working airfield.
- High resolution colour corrected ground textures taken from Bing maps and manipulated for consistency and realism which far surpasses the quality of the stock Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 ground texture.
- Based on 2022 layout with accurate runway markings, taxiways and custom taxi signs and a working custom Windsock.
- Highly detailed control tower and hangar interiors and animated hangar doors which close and open between dawn and dusk.
- Full night lighting has been placed across the airfield and within and around the hangars and buildings.
- Correct AI pattern procedures and accurate taxiway and runway placement have been incorporated into the release.
- Goodwood House and Chicester Cathedral have been modelled and included.
Actual aircraft from the aerodrome the have been included and placed in accurate locations: Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX G-IRTY ‘The Silver Spitfire’
- Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX RR232 ‘City of Exeter’
- T6 Harvard IIB/T6 Texan G-AZSC
- Goodwood Flying School Cessna 172’s: G-HLOB, G-LOOC, G-DBOD, G-NXOE & G-SOOA.
- Goodwood Flying School Piper L21B Super Cub G-DRGL
Goodwood Motor Circuit has been enhanced along with the aerodrome, this includes:
- The Full motor circuit track layout has been faithfully recreated with marshall posts, track markings, track signs, crash barriers and rumble strips. It’s so true to life you can actually race on it.
- The pit lane and spectator stands have been added along with a fully numbered paddock area and additional shops, stands and amenities.
- The Jackie Stewart Pavillion, Race Control Building, Motor Circuit Cafe, Goodwood skidpan and Supershell Building have all been added and placed in their correct locations.