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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.

Looking for information about FlightGear aircraft?

For a list of aircraft developed for FlightGear, please look at the table of models which also links to the wiki page for each aircraft.

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FlightGear Newsletter January 2016 (archive)

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 2,242 articles on this wiki?
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Development repository status
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Next release: 2016.1 (5 days from now)
See release plan for details.
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