Enstone (EGTN)

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EGTN Enstone for FSX (SP2 DX9)

By Tim Arnot and Ian Melville

Airport scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, featuring custom buildings and custom ground textures. This scenery has been designed to be used with Horizon GenerationX photo scenery and mesh. Customised landclass features also make it suitable for use with the default terrain.

Filename: enstonex.zip Download
Licence: Freeware
Added: 30th November 2009
Author Tim Arnot
Size: 24,141kb

EGTN Enstone area autogen

By Tony Meredith

This additional file is ONLY for users of Horizon GenX (or JustFlight) photo scenery. To use, unzip the contents into the the Vol2 Area 2 2.4m texture folder

Filename: Enstone_Vol2Area2.zip Download
Licence: Freeware
Added: 5th January 2010
Author Tony Meredith
Size: 185kb

History

The airfield at Enstone was built in 1942 as a satellite station for Moreton in Marsh. Wellington bombers were the main force based here, but the site was also used by many other aircraft. Aircrews were trained here on Wellington Bombers, and on completion of their training were either moved onto the Lancaster, Halifax and other heavy bomber squadrons or remained flying Wellingtons around the UK and overseas. Most of these pilots were too young to hold a driving licence yet they were trained and sent to fly bombers deep into occupied Europe. Following the Allied victory in Europe, Enstone airfield was officially decommissioned at the beginning of 1946.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the airfield was used for night flying training on early jets – Meteors, Vampires and Venoms. In the late 60s it was sold to Esso, who laid asphalt on the main runway, and used it for surface testing. The 1970s saw crop sprayng aircraft based at the airfield. It was at this time the green hangar was built on the dispersal in the South East corner. The blister hangar extension was later added. Gliding came to the field in the 1980s-90s, followed by the present day GA activities.

Background

Modern day Enstone Aerodrome comprises two separate airports: Enstone (EGTN – the ICAO code was issued in 2008) has two runways oriented 08-26, One is paved Asphalt, known as 08 or 26 Hard, the other grass, known as South Side Grass. In addition, there is a very short section of the disused 15-33 crosswind runway that can be used for microlights. The other airport is Enstone North Side (UK03). This retains the original Microsoft faux ICAO code. There is a single grass runway, oriented 08-26, known as North Side Grass. There is no aircraft access between North Side and South Side operations at ground level.

Fixed base Operators

There are three FBOs on the site: North Side Grass (“NSG”), Oxfordshire Sport Flying (“OSF”) and Enstone Flying Club (“EFC”). NSG parking is accessed via the UK03 ICAO code, the others from EGTN. OSF is on the North side of the hard runway, adjacent to NSG, and has a small grass apron for visitor parking (‘N parking’). EFC is at the South-East corner of the field (‘SE Parking’) and has two grass aprons as well as some hard standing. The concrete pads are SE Parking 1 through 6. Visitor parking is on the grass by the mast; residents’ parking is on the grass beyond the hangar. Fuel is available from EFC.

“Real World” information can be found at Oxfordshire SportFlying Club and Enstone Flying Club websites.

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