Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Orbx LOWG Graz Airport Review for MSFS

Featuring its 3000m main runway as well as two grass runways, the airport sees regular traffic to many European destinations such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna as well as seasonal charters to the Greek Isles and the Balearics. The airport, incidentally located in the home town of Microsoft Flight Simulator partner, blackshark.ai, is also a short hop from well-known Orbx destinations like Innsbruck, Rijeka, Belgrade and Samedan.

 

LOWG “Graz” is a primary international airport serving southern Austria, its located in the city of Graz, Construction of the airport began in 1913 with the construction of a grass runway and the first hangars, the airports first flight was in 1914. In the early 21st century, the number of passengers exceeded the 750,000 mark and in 2004 was just below 900,000. This led to the final extension of the current terminal building in 2003 and the construction of a second terminal in 2005.

Statistics

  • Aircraft movements (2019) 14,727
  • Passengers (2019) 1,036,929

Orbx has recreated this airport in full detail for MSFS its a true masterpiece down to every detail,

They have detailed the main terminal, and the aprons with full markings, the ATC tower is fully detailed which looks amazing 

So how does it compare to the default airport you may ask well here are some screenshots of the default and Orbx Graz so you can judge for yourself, I personally think it’s a major upgrade over the default one.

Article By Bryan “Hornet’ Ashenden | Research Team 

Comparisons

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Finial Verdict

Overall I’d give this airport 5/5 and would recommend it to anyone looking for a Graz scenery Orbx you guys did an amazing job with Graz. 

Other Thoughts 

My Biggest issue with this scenery is the Size of the folder 7.37gb which makes the sim take forever to load not sure why LOWG is such a big folder I hope this can get fixed, My second biggest issue are with the statics as I fly a lot on VATSIM and the statics are in the way of where I need to be sometimes. I wish there was an option to turn them off.

Pros 

  • Great detail.
  • Amazing textures.
  • The detail of the terminal and ATC Tower is amazing
  • Accurate taxiway and apron details  

Cons

  • File size “7.37gb”
  • Static airliners are in the way especially for VATSIM users  
  • FPS hit in certain areas

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