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    Glasgow Prestwick Airport, located in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland, has a rich history dating back to its establishment in the early 1930s.

    Early Years (1910s-1940s):
    The first time aircraft were recorded on the site of Prestwick airport was in 1913. However, Glasgow Prestwick Airport was officially opened in 1935, initially serving as a base for British Transatlantic flights. It played a crucial role during World War II as a military airfield and served as a training base for Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots. During the war, the airport was a significant transatlantic gateway, with many American military personnel passing through on their way to Europe.

    Post-War Period (1940s-1950s):
    The site was used as a base for US aircraft deliveries. Scottish Aviation Ltd began production of aircraft at Prestwick - a role which was upheld until 1998 under British Aerospace

    The airport resumed civilian operations and continued to serve as an important international gateway. It was one of the first airports in the UK to offer transatlantic flights to destinations like New York.
    Expansion and Commercial Development (1960s-1970s): During this period Prestwick was also home RNAS Gannet on the North East side operating the UKs SAR, which has now been taken over by Bristows.

    Glasgow Prestwick Airport saw significant expansion and modernization during the 1960s and 1970s. The runway was extended to accommodate larger aircraft, and the terminal facilities were upgraded. It became a popular choice for charter flights, especially to European holiday destinations.

    Privatization and Commercial Challenges (1980s-1990s):
    In 1983, the airport was privatized and sold to Stagecoach Group, a Scottish transportation company. During this period, the airport faced financial challenges and changes in ownership. Prestwick as a Hub for Low-Cost Carriers

    In the early 2000s, Prestwick Airport became known for its role as a hub for low-cost carriers, most notably Ryanair. The airport offered flights to various European destinations, making it popular among budget-conscious travellers.
    It was rebranded as "Glasgow Prestwick International Airport" to emphasize its accessibility to Glasgow, although it is located about 32 miles southwest of Glasgow's city center.

    Decline and Attempts at Revival:
    In the later 2010s, the airport experienced a decline in passenger numbers, and its financial situation became increasingly challenging. Efforts were made to attract new airlines and investments, but the airport struggled to maintain its previous level of activity. The old BAe site on the north side was purchased by Spirit Aerospace, and makes parts for aircraft around the world.

    Current Status (2020s):
    Glasgow Prestwick Airport is still operational, but its future remained uncertain. The Scottish government had been involved in discussions about its ownership and potential redevelopment. Prestwick has been established as a transit stop for Military aircraft, C17 Globemaster III have become a common site in the Ayrshire countryside, alongside Ryanair flights to holiday destinations.#


     Our scenery is made with HD photographic images that uses PBR materials. With high detail models researched and based on the real airport, including both large and small details to enhance your flight SIM experience. With the advantages of the MSFS engine, we can now bring you sloping runways and enhanced lighting effects not previously possible with other simulators. In addition to airport scenery, we also include general aviation static aircraft scenery to complement and enhance the airport, but will not affect or clash with AI traffic. The scenery is based on the airport as it was in 2023, and is optimized for the new MS flight sim.


    **Please note you must install the 'UK2000 Scenery Common Library'**

    • Full detail Buildings
    • Realistic Ground Markings
    • Hi Res ground image
    • Stunning Night Effects
    • High details Airport Vehicles
    • Excellent Frame Rates
    • Full set of signs
    • Fencing
    • Vegatation
    • PBR Materials
    • Static aircraft (optional)


    This product features our simInstaller technology and is available after purchase via our APP only.


    MSFS 2020

    Must also install  the LATEST UK2000 Scenery common Library. (from UK2000 Scenery website or link from simmarket)


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    Does UK2000 mean 2000s quality scenery? I've never seen such low resolution material in MSFS even counting the free scenery. In another way this scenery is successful because it managed to take me to the 2000s flight simulation!


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