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About FlightGear

FlightGear is a flight-simulator created by an international group of volunteers, and released as free, open-source GPL software. It has been used for academic research, education, and for fun.

FlightGear comes with a set of illustrated documentation, notably "The Manual", which is available as PDF and HTML. This wiki provides additional documentation on both user and development topics.

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News

FlightGear Newsletter February 2015 (archive)
  • February 17, 2015: FlightGear 3.4.0 released
  • February 14, 2015: The FlightGear Wiki exceeds 2000 articles
  • October 15, 2014: FlightGear 3.2 released
  • February 17, 2014: FlightGear 3.0 released
  • September 21, 2013: FlightGear 2.12 released
 
 
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Did you know...

  • ...that FlightGear is used in several FAA approved simulators?
  • ...that you can simulate random system failures realistically?
  • ...that anyone can edit FlightGear source and contribute to the project?
  • ...that the whole city of Paris, France is available in 3D models?
  • ...that there are 2,018 articles on this wiki?
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Frequently asked questions · Troubleshooting
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Since version 3.4, FlightGear provides a new experimental feature: volumetric grass. This feature renders grass on the terrain, for example, at airports. An experimental feature, it isn't enabled by default, but can be activated by adding a few lines of XML to the right place. See also the forum discussion.


Development repository status
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Current status: OPEN
Next status: frozen (108 days from now)
Next release: 3.6 (169 days from now)
See release plan for details.

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