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EGTE - Exeter Airport UK - Upgrade

Current Version 1.8 by superspud
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Version 1.8
Initial Release November 02, 2020
Last Updated April 02, 2021
File Size 5.70 MB
Downloads 6,756
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#Real-Life United Kingdom

EGTE Exeter is my nearest proper airport so I couldn't look myself in the mirror until it was saved from ignominy. 

The in sim airport has bizarre taxiways that have oozed all over clearly disused land and it has the usual blankness that we all know and love. 

This version has had the taxi system ripped out and rebuilt, erasing the rogue aprons, taxi routes and parking spaces and adding a more sensible set up with some north apron and grass parking along with the main apron. 

The ground markings have been removed and redone and some custom textures added. The non bonkers aprons have been erased and closer matches have been glued on. 

A ton of extra detail has been added including letting my increasingly deranged obsession with car parks run riot. The buildings and hangars on the opposite side of the airfield have been filled in. The industrial estate around the airport has been lit properly as it was pitch black at night, and of course the airport has too as that was near dark as well. 

There'll be places where the buildings don't match as I decided it would be better to keep what was there due to lighting. No doubt I've left some gaping mistakes here and there as I've been churning at this non stop for days so if there's anything you spot please let me know.

I may well go mad with models with this so from now on a lightweight version stripped of everything custom will be included too for those who want to stay lean. That's a separate download from this page. 

Custom ground textures remain very blocky but this is some sort of problem with the sim itself. I'll change it when it's possible and it's not as if everyone strolls around admiring road markings in a flight simulator, right? Apart from me.

V 1.8  Is mainly for the helicopterists. Three parking spaces - 100,101,102 - have been added at the heliport. 103 is near the fuel farm. No idea why it's there but I just mindlessly follow the satellite image. 

Other than that a few other burn ins have been nuked from orbit and a bit more ground service tinsel added on the main apron. 


Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.8 April 02, 2021

    Helicopter parking spaces added at the heliport.

  • Version 1.7 March 14, 2021

    Disposed of a bunch of offensive new autogen buildings.

  • Version 1.6 February 17, 2021

    Killed some new buildings and car parking.

    Removed the old control tower.

    Removed taxi signs.

  • Version 1.5 January 01, 2021

    Re added some Dash 8s.

    Took out more tower blocks.

    Separated the model heavy file and lightweight file into separate downloads.




Pretty empty over here.

GPS Coordinates 50.730485, -3.417091

107 Comments
  • Red1963
    12 day(s) ago
    Thank you David for your hard work. I love all of your airports and I got em all.
    This is awesome man😉
  • Red1963
    14 day(s) ago
    Amazing. 1a Superb. Thank you very much
  • davidhoare
    18 day(s) ago
    Really appreciate the work you have put in on this and many other airports etc. Thank you. David
  • whiskymike
    19 day(s) ago
    Looks great, thanks for the fine work.
  • flightsimcockpit
    1 month(s) ago
    thank you superspud for this airport, I'm getting a real bad frame drop just one the one side of airport , as soon as i taxi over to the other side all fine , I get that in the air to over the 08 rw side , keep up the great work
    • KevinBrook
      29 day(s) ago
      My FPS gets hit here too in VR, even with a 3090 and 10850k. I'm not sure if it's the extra airport detail or the fact the city of Exeter is right next door too? It seems to be fine until I'm just about to land, and then become stuttery on the runway.
    • superspud
      29 day(s) ago
      That's very strange. The only added models are very lightweight. There's also not a vast amount of extra stock content compared to some other airports I've done. I'll have a fiddle but nothing springs to mind.
  • jarmstro
    1 month(s) ago
    Also my local airport. So thanks so much for your work. I hope you keep going with it and look forward to further updates.
  • KevinBrook
    1 month(s) ago
    Thanks for this, my nearest local airport too!
  • damont99
    1 month(s) ago
    great airport, thanks. I did notice near the rescue helicopter some autogen buildings are merging with this airports buildings. maybe since the UK update? not sure if this is an issue you noticed. thanks again
    • superspud
      1 month(s) ago
      That's very possible. New buildings have sprung up in other places. I'll have a look.
    • damont99
      1 month(s) ago
      thankyou superspud.
  • Rainbow57
    1 month(s) ago
    Excellent airport mod. Thanks! I did have a problem with the scenery enhancements disappearing after installing the directories in the 1.6 download. I appear to have resolved this by moving the files in the lower directory(airport-egte.........) up to the top directory (Exeter Airport 1.6..........)
  • foxtrotostrich
    2 month(s) ago
    Great work as always thank you, any chance you can switch fire to egcc and remove that building in the taxi way? 😋
    • superspud
      2 month(s) ago
      Wow. Is that still a thing? Manchester keeps on falling apart on me so I doubt I'll bother doing it properly any time soon, but if you purely want that done let me know and I'll stick a link in a comment.
    • foxtrotostrich
      2 month(s) ago
      yeah it came back with a vengeance! I, and im sure many others would be greatful just for you to do that!
    • foxtrotostrich
      2 month(s) ago
      excellent as always thanks mate, can i recommend you push this out as its own release on here no matter how small alot of people will want this! Mind if i share the link as well?
    • superspud
      2 month(s) ago
      I hereby pass it on to you so feel free to upload it with your account. This also has some lighting. There's already a lighting mod for EGCC so I'm not sure if it'll turn that many people on. If you want to fiddle further let me know and I'll link the project files. I may do a full version of Manchester some time but there's not really much point considering how good the payware one is.
    • foxtrotostrich
      2 month(s) ago
      Done. Cheers boy! Loved your work on Cardiff and Exeter both airports I know well would love to see work on Manchester ????
    • AviationSimulation
      23 day(s) ago
      Manchester has been done by Macco Simulations
    • foxtrotostrich
      22 day(s) ago
      yep which is a shame considering all the fantastic freeware on here. look at the gatwick release absolutely fantastic... absolutely free!
    • AviationSimulation
      22 day(s) ago
      Not really a shame to say making airports is about 2 months work and the cost of the software that is needed to make them. The price tag it is, is very fair to me saying other payware sceneries are twice the price
    • foxtrotostrich
      21 day(s) ago
      its also fair to say other sceneries as good as a standard... i.e gatwick are completely free so its not unreasonable to wonder if someone will take on the challenge
  • golfer14
    2 month(s) ago
    hi superspud,
    I'm from Exeter and have been using your superb Exeter airport mod for some time now, since the last msfs2020 update I see that the helicopter landing area and the fuel tanks close by no longer show up. I have unistalled and reinstalled your mod several time but the problem persists, any ideas?
    thanks, Tony.
    • superspud
      2 month(s) ago
      That's deeply weird. I certainly didn't change anything there. I'll have a look shortly. Edit - shows up for me just fine. Do you get nothing but empty terrain there?
    • golfer14
      2 month(s) ago
      hi, thanks for your reply, I was going to include a screen shot but don't see a means of doing that. apart from quite a few extra cars in car parks there doesn't seem to be any of the extra vehicles, textures and buildings etc as shown in the photos on the download page. Interestingly the file size on the download page shows 3.2 MB but in the community folder " properties" it only shows 2.4MB.is that significant? I ask that because your Lands end airport file shows 136mb and the community folder "properties" also shows 136MB. I have again this morning redownloaded and reinstalled several times to no avail. Still interested in your thoughts, could my old brain be missing something here? Tony.
  • davidhoare
    2 month(s) ago
    Hi Superspud. Great work, especially enjoyed the interior of the tower at Lands End! Downloaded most of your airports and I'm impressed and delighted. SInce the UK upgrade, Exeter (my home airport) has two control towers. Are you planning a fix? Thanks in advance!
    • superspud
      2 month(s) ago
      Sounds like you don't have this one's latest update. I removed my control tower as they put one of their weird concretey ones in. I don't think I can remove that without erasing the wider building so it likely stays which is a shame as that one's on the blank side.
    • davidhoare
      2 month(s) ago
      Thanks for your speedy reply. I'll download it again. Great work !!


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