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* '''MathWorks''' provides the [http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/toolbox/aeroblks/ Aerospace Blockset] libraries for interfacing FlightGear to their Simulink software.
* '''NASA/Ames Human Centered System Lab''' - 737NG full scale cockpit simulator developed by [http://www.lfstech.com LFS Technologies]. FlightGear provides visuals for four large screen wrap around displays, improved turbo-fan math models, detailed fuel system models, and extendable network interface to cockpit displays and electronics. <ref>[http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/ihi/hcsl/publications.html Human Centered System Labs], NASA</ref>
* FlightGear was used by '''Pragolet s.r.o.''' in a motion platform based flight simulator of light and ultra-light sports aircraft. <ref>[{{cite web |url=http://www.pragolet.cz/clanky/flight_simulator_of_light_and_ultralight_aircraft.html |title=Simulator of a Light and Ultra-Light Sport Aircraft], |last=Thöndel |first=Evžen |date=29 January 2009 |publisher=Pragolet}}</ref>* '''ATC Flight Simulator Company''' builds FAA approved flight simulators, that use FlightGear for the visuals.<ref>[{{cite web |url=http://www.atcflightsim.com/ ATCFlightSim.com]|title=ATC Flight Simulator }}</ref>
* '''ActiveFly''' has a worldwide unique paragliding simulator. FlightGear is used to provide the visuals. "In order to make practicing with the ActiveFly Simulator as realistic as possible, the harness as well as the risers and brakes are suspended below a frame in such a way that they can be operated"<ref>[http://www.activefly.com ActiveFly.com]</ref>
** [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFcHebPaiEs Video] (YouTube)
== Universities ==
* The '''University of Naples''', Italy used Flightgaer in a six degrees of freedom (6dof) motion simulator, serving as a research and training tool.<ref>[{{cite web |url=http://wpage.unina.it/agodemar/DSV-DQV/AIAA_MST_2007_DeMarco_Coiro_Nicolosi_paper.pdf |title=A 6DOF Flight Simulation Environment for General Aviation Aircraft with Control Loading Reproduction]|last=Coiro |first=Domenico P. |coauthors=De Marco, Agostino; Nicolosi, Fabrizio |date=2007 }}</ref>
* '''University of Illinois''' at Urbana Champaign. FlightGear is providing a platform for icing research for the Smart Icing Systems Project. <ref>http://www.aae.uiuc.edu/sis/mainpapers.html</ref>
* '''Simon Fraser University''', British Columbia Canada. Portions of FlightGear were used in simulation to develop the needed control algorithms for an autonomous aerial vehicle.
* '''University of Minnesota''' - Human Factors Research Lab. FlightGear brings new life to an old Agwagon single seat, single engine simulator.
* The Intelligent Robotics Group at the '''University of Wales''', Aberystwyth, UK is using FlightGear as part of their aerobot research<ref>[http://users.aber.ac.uk/dpb/aerobots.html Aerobot Research], Dave Barne</ref> to design aerial vehicles that can operate in the atmosphere of other planets.
* The '''Delft University of Technology''', the Netherlands used FlightGear for their ICE project. Their goals was to design, test, and evaluate computational techniques that can be used in the development of intelligent situation-aware crew assistance systems. Using methods from artificial intelligence, ICE focused primarily on the data fusion, data processing and reasoning part of these systems. <ref>[{{cite web |url=http://www.kbs.twi.tudelft.nl/Research/Projects/ICE/index.html |title=The Intelligent Cockpit Environment (ICE) Project], |last=Ehlert |first=Patrick |date=18 January 2005 |publisher=TU Delft}}</ref>
* FlightGear is being used as the basic framework to provide the UTC Challenger Center (and hopefully other centers in the future) a low cost virtual reality computer simulation in the '''University of Tennessee''' at Chattanooga. Our simulation is using flightgear and JSBSim, specifically the shuttle module, to develop a shuttle landing simulator. Currently, we are trying to get to the point of at least contributing instructions on how to interface our virtual reality hardware with Flightgear back to the OS community.<ref>http://www.flightgear.org/Projects/utc.html</ref>
* '''Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University''' used FlightGear primarly for its graphics engine, in advanced research programs in the areas of flight control design, advanced rotorcraft flight dynamics modeling, and near real-time acoustics simulation.<ref>[{{cite web |url=http://www.fkm.utm.my/ftp/pub/OSS/Win32/FlightGear/paper_PSU_2004AHS.pdf |title=A Multi-Disciplinary Rotorcraft Simulation Facility Composed of Commodity Components and Open Source Software], |publisher=Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University}}</ref>
* A team of '''Northeastern University''' (Boston, USA) engineering students has developed a system that allows a pilot to fly a simulated airplane in FlightGear, using nothing more than his or her brainwaves.<ref>[http://www.northeastern.edu/news/stories/2011/05/braincontrol.html A brainy innovation takes flight]</ref>
* The '''Aeronautical Engineering University''' of Argentina uses FlightGear to display the outside view of their simulator. Pictures can be seen at http://gsdv.com.ar/fotos/20110528/index.html.
* '''John Wojnaroski''''s 747 cockpit is a long time project.<ref>http://www.flightgear.org/Projects/747-JW/</ref>
== Resources =={{Appendix|all|* [{{cite web |url=http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix04/tech/sigs/full_papers/perry/perry_html/Applications_Simulator.html |title=Applications for the Simulator]|last=Perry |first=Alex }}----{{AppendixReferences||2}}}}

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