26 Jul
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FlightGear is an open-source flight simulator.  It supports a variety of popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world.

If you were born to fly, you must have this free game. FlightGear - Amazing free flight simulator. Just you and the sky.

In new version of  FlightGear  more than 400 aircraft are provided (some independently from the project), in over 800 unique liveries based on real life aircraft.

File size: 706 Mb.

Price: Free

Over 20,000 real world airports included in the full scenery set.
Correct runway markings and placement, correct runway and approach lighting.
Taxiways available for many larger airports (even including the green center line lights when appropriate.)
Sloping runways (runways change elevation like they usually do in real life.)
Directional airport lighting that smoothly changes intensity as your relative view direction changes.
Accurate terrain worldwide. North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Scenery includes all lakes, rivers, roads, railroads, cities, towns, land cover, etc.
Nice scenery night lighting with ground lighting concentrated in urban areas and headlights visible on major highways. This allows for realistic night flying with the ability to spot towns and cities and follow roads.
Scenery tiles are paged (loaded/unloaded) in a separate thread to minimize the frame rate hit when you need to load new areas.

Accurate and Detailed Sky Model
Flexible and Open Aircraft Modeling System
Moderate Hardware Requirements
A number of networking options allow FlightGear to communicate with other instances of FlightGear, GPS receivers, external flight dynamics modules, external autopilot or control modules, as well as other related software.

After you launch the game , you should pass three steps, before start to flight:

  • First step – you must select any aircraft, then click Next button;
  • Second – you can select one of location from list;
  • Third step – click Run button and you can fly.
    Don’t forget to configure the game’s controls (joystick supported).
    If you don’t have a joystick you can use mouse and keyboard.
  • Useful control keys (for the first time): B – toggle parking brake; s – Fire starter; } – Increase magneto (try this: click 3-time on } , then click and hold s);
    9/3 (on the numeric keypad) Throttle; 4/6- Aileron; 8/2 – Elevator; v – change view.

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If you are having trouble with the game, read official help and tutorials.

Version for Mac OS X can be download here (.dmg file)
Version for Gentoo can be download here
Version for Ubuntu can be download here
Version for openSUSE can be download here
Version for Fedora/RedHat can be download here


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