There are very few simulated first World War aircraft for the X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator. Even fewer first World War airfield simulations. Having a Sopwith Camel model, I thought it would be a good idea to try and fly it from a vintage airfield.
The problem with WW1 aircraft simulations is the difficult ground handling. Early aircraft had no steering or brakes, so turning on the ground needed men at each wingtip to pull the aircraft around. This is not practical on the simulator, so it is best to start with the aircraft at the end of a runway.
It is not easy to land on an airfield at night when the runway is only lit by paraffin lamps.