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Hi & welcome to the FlightGear forum,

thanks for taking the time to make a bug report. Unfortunately, we cannot help you without certain information.

Your posting missed this very information, so that we would have to guess to help you. To see what information we will typically need, please check out the red/pink box at the top of the support forum and follow the instructions given there.


In order to help you, we need to know a lot of information. Make sure to include answers to at least the following questions in your initial post.

  • what OS (Windows Xp/Vista, Mac etc.) are you running?
  • what FlightGear version do you use?
  • what graphics card do you have?
  • does the problem occur with any aircraft, at any airport?
  • is there any output printed to the console (black window)?
  • copy&paste your commandline (tick the "Show commandline box on the last page of FGRun or the "Others" section on the Mac launcher).

If you don't know how to obtain/provide this information, please let us know so that we can provide additional pointers.

If you experience FlightGear crashes, please report a bug using the issue tracker (can be also used for feature requests). To run FlightGear on old computers with bad OpenGL support, please take a look at this wiki article.

Note: If you did not get a reponse, even after 7 days, you may want to check out the FlightGear mailing lists to ask your question there.

At the very least, please post your exact system specs (hardware, OS) here, including the FG settings you are using (especially graphics features, airport and aircraft that are used)


Please also provide the startup log file that you can find in $FG_HOME, for details see $FG HOME.

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