UK2000 Scenery Releases Carlisle Lake District Airport for MSFS

UK2000 Scenery has recently released their rendition of Carlisle Lake District Airport (EGNC) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, serving the region of Cumbria, in England, with a yearly average of 8,000 passengers (before the passenger terminal was closed until further notice in 2020).

It started as RAF Crosby-on-Eden in February 1941, housing the No. 59 Operational Training Unit and providing day training for Hawker Hurricane pilots until its replacement by the No. 9 Operational Training Unit in 1942, specializing in training long-range fighter crews, air-firing, and night-flying. 

The station was closed after the war as it had no postwar use or need. It was returned to Carlisle City Council to continue as a municipal airport.

It was purchased by the Cumberland City Council in 1960 and renamed Carlisle Airport. After a slight refurbishment, it was licensed in 1961 for training and civilian operations. 

The 1980s saw the airport again being used for military purposes, training military personnel on flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. It was responsible for training Iraqi pilots during the Iran-Iraq war.

Its current name came to be when WA Developments purchased the site from Haughey Airports, intending to develop the airport and bring back scheduled service. There were plans to include a new passenger terminal and a 70,000-square-meter distribution center. Nothing came to fruition, and Stobart Aviation purchased it from WA in 2009.

Plans to build a 36,600 square-meter Air Distribution Center were implemented in 2010, but they only got the authorization four years later. It’s now leased to Eddie Stobart Logistics.

A new ADC was built in 2016, with an industrial warehouse and distribution buildings ranging from 1,400 square meters to 31,000.

The passenger terminal has been closed UFN, so there’s no scheduled passenger service. It currently faces an uncertain future.

The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, with custom buildings, an up-to-date ground layout, custom static aircraft, and more.

It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $10.77, requiring at least 26.30 MB of free hard disk space to install.

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