Boundless has been quite busy this week with releasing two new sceneries for X-Plane 11. While the first scenery, released back on Tuesday earlier this week, covers the Knock Airport (EIKN) in Ireland, the second scenery, released today, covers the Cotswold Airport (EGBP) in Kemble, United Kingdom.
Knock Airport (EIKN)
Both sceneries offer features a flight simmer would expect from quality scenery. Knock Airport (EIKN) scenery is quite special as it was released on the same day it was officially announced on by the developer.
There is 3D vegetation present throughout the scenery, the terminal interior was recreated accurately by the developers for better immersion, the ground textures were made in 4K resolution using PBR, and, for the surrounding area, custom ortho imagery from 2020 is present.
If you wish to purchase the scenery, you can do so through the Boundless store for about €15.
Knock Airport (EIKN), officially known as Ireland West Airport, is a small international airport located in the northern part of Ireland. It is served by only two airlines, Aer Lingus with routes to London Gatwick, and Ryanair with a plethora of routes throughout Europe. In 2019, the airport saw over 800 thousand passengers.
Cotswold Airport (EGBP)
While the Knock Airport scenery announcement and release were quite quiet, Cotswold Airport (EGBP) announcement and release were quite the opposite. The scenery was previewed more than once since the initial announcement and was for sure given more media attention.
As the airport is nowadays used to store decommissioned aircraft, the scenery features HD PBR static aircraft, modelled surroundings including the nearby farms and airport businesses, or custom orthoimagery for the airport and surrounding areas.
If you want to purchase the scenery, you can do so through the iniBuilds Store for about €15.
Cotswold Airport (EGBP) is located just a few miles out of Kemble in the United Kingdom. While it is nowadays mainly used to recycle and store retired airliners, the Red Arrows aerobatics team was based at the airport until 1983. The airport is located outside of controller airspace and so is great for training purposes.