Scenery developer, Burning Blue Design has released Solent Airport (EGHF) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Solent Airport is a small airport located 4 miles west of Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. Opening in 1917, Solent was originally built as a Naval seaplane training school with training continuing through both World Wars and the airport being commissioned HMS Daedalus in 1939. After World War 2 the airport was used for military hovercraft trials and Royal Air Force training. Military presence at the airport ended in 1996 renaming to Solent Airport Daedalus in 2016. Today, Solent is a busy civilian airfield, home to local flight school Phoenix Aviation, HM Coastguard and the accredited Spitfire Academy, Spitfires.com.

Burning Blue Design’s rendition includes over 200 custom 3D objects each with full PBR texturing, highly detailed modelling of the terminal and surrounding buildings, high-resolution, colour-corrected ground textures, custom realistic static aircraft, accurate night lighting and more.

You can purchase Solent Airport from the Burning Blue Design online store for £14.95 here.

Features

Over 200 custom 3D objects each with full Physical Based Rendering (PBR) textures.

Based on the 2022 layout with accurate runways, taxiways and custom taxi signs

Highly detailed control tower, café and hangar interiors

Animated hangar doors which close at night (open manually with Taxi Lights):
Phoenix Aviation Hangar – Parking 2

Hangar P – Parking 29

ATAviation Hangar – Parking 37

Hangar F – Parking 44

3 Helipads

Completely custom windsock and dynamic animated flags

Animated spectators

Optimised to blend in with local Photogrammetry

Real-life static aircraft seen at Solent:
Phoenix Aviation Ikarus C42 (G-OKTA and G-PAPI) and Piper PA-28 Warrior II (G-BOHA)

Britten-Norman Trilander and Defenders

HM Coastguard AgustaWestland AW169 (G-MCGO)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX’s (G-ILDA and G-IRTY)

Cessna C152 Mike Charlie (G-ATMC)

Accurate night lighting and dynamic weather compatibility

Enhanced high-resolution colour-corrected ground textures

Local features fully modelled, including:
Daedalus sculpture in Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Park

Beach-front huts and groynes

CEMAST and CETC colleges

Faraday and Daedalus Business Parks

Daedalus Converter Station