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LOWI Unleashed

Innsbruck Airport (LOWI) is a destination that needs no introduction, famous for jaw-dropping backdrop and heart-stopping approaches.

The package, released by Orbx, was developed by Jarrad Marshall (previous releases include: KPSP/KEGE/KMRY/KJAC/KSEZ/YBCS).  This is his first European destination and is largest coverage area by Orbx to date.  You can explore the peaks and glaciers of the Austrian Alps, the picturesque Inn, Wipp and Stubai Valleys, the historic Brenner Pass and even Germany’s tallest mountain, Zugspitze.  More than a dozen towns and villages dot the Tyrolian landscape, and the city of Innsbruck has been created in immaculate detail.

You will see airlines competing for space alongside corporate hi-flyers, rescue and leisure helicopter crew, general aviation flyers, recreational glider pilots and even frequent Red Bull visitors? Try your hand at the infamously tricky Runway 08 approach, test your aircraft’s performance with a mid-summer departure, or explore the hidden valleys from one of the five bonus heliports.

Features

Ultra-detailed rendition of LOWI

2500sq km coverage area at 1m/60cm/30cm with 10m DEM

Five additional heliports including LOJO, LOIU, LOJT, LOIN

Over 160+ Landmarks and POI in coverage area

30km of animated train routes

Custom HD GSE exclusive to Innsbruck

Crisp 2048 textures for priority buildings

Highly detailed and AI-ready APX by Graham Eccleston

Advanced AO, rendering and night lighting techniques

City centre and many other focus areas in high detail

Over 20 custom bridges and overpasses

All-new static aircraft types unique to Innsbruck Airport

Huge extended coverage area 275km diameter

Painstakingly optimised for best performance across all sims

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Innsbruck Sneak Preview

Orbx developer, Jarrad Marshall, has revealed preview screenshots of the upcoming project , Innsbruck Airport (LOWI).

He said the package will provide exhaustive coverage of the area (the largest PR area of any ORBX airport to date), many helicopter landing areas, and over 160 detailed landmarks and points of interest. Far beyond the city, explore the peaks of Karwendel, Stubai and Tux Alps, the picturesque Inn, Wipp and Stubai Valleys, a portion of the historic Brenner Pass and even Germany’s tallest mountain, Zugspitze. Over a dozen towns and villages dot the Tyrolian landscape, each carefully reproduced with colour-blended scenery and highly-detailed autogen. Keep an eye out for visual cues useful to pilots of all stripes; animated trains, prominent structures (including notable church spires along the flightpath), custom-modelled bridges, hazardous power lines and notable buildings are all lovingly recreated.

I have endeavoured to capture the atmosphere and palette of the beautiful Tyrol region, whilst still spending a huge amount of time on the “small details”. As always, I stress greatly about performance; as such huge efforts have gone into optimising this scenery in anticipation of you flying your favourite resource-heavy airliner – we are currently deep in performance benchmark testing with the team. Whether you are a by-the-book airline captain, bizjet guru, helicopter rescue pilot, casual general aviation flyer or even slow-and-silent glider pilot, ORBX FTX Innsbruck will be the scenery for your simming adventures.

Airports and heliports

  • Innsbruck Airport (LOWI) – The centrepiece of the scenery, in full HD
  • Innsbruck Air Rescue Heliport (LOJO) – major helicopter base attached to Innsbruck Airport.
  • Innsbruck University Hospital (LOIU) – the famous rooftop helipad in the city centre.
  • Hat Tux Heliport / Alpin 5 (LOJT) – forward base for alpine rescue operations, located high up in the Tux Alps.
  • Fire Service College Heliport (LOIN) – a fun location, and a little hard to find. Training school for local fire/rescue operators.
  • Emergency Helipad – A nondescript landing area situated adjacent to the railway line near Buch-in-Tirol.

Main features

  • Huge extended coverage area with full LC, 10m Holgermesh, vector roads/rail/powerlines and waterbodies
  • 200,000+ building and 800,000+ vegetation autogen placements
  • Complete seasonal variations for immersive experience

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