FSX Scenery: EGRA Cardington by John McKeon (mckeonj at eircom. net) Cardington NAS near Bedford, UK was the base for airship manufacture and operations from 1917 to 1938. This scenery represents the airfield in about 1928, with the launching airstrip, the mooring tower, the two giant airship hangars, and the Short Bros factory. Airship R101 occupies Hangar 1; Hangar 2 is empty and the doors are open. The main runway is asphalt surfaced and suitable for conventional aircraft, with NDB locator and offset ILS.