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Aircraft

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This list is not updated to include all the official GPL licensed aircraft for FlightGear 1.9.0, but gives a visual sampling of the different types of aircraft and genres of aircraft officially available. See Table of models for the comprehensive list. See also FlightGear hangars for non-official hangars (or Helicopters, or Vehicles for more visual examples)

The examples listed here are officially available from the FlightGear project, and can be downloaded at FlightGear.org Aircraft, with installation typically requiring an unzipping program, and manual installation in the FlightGear aircraft directory (if they are not already included).

FlightGear aircraft features, quality, and compatibility vary significantly;their development is dependent on the volunteers who worked on them, with exception of some University and Government funded projects.

Remember this list is merely a sampling of the many aircraft and variants available for FlightGear!

Light civilian aircraft

The Cessna 172 is the default aircraft in FGFS 1.0. These aircraft typically have 1-2 piston engines, props, and avionics geared towards those with civilian pilot licenses.

[[File: Aerostar 700|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Aerostar_700.jpg]]
Aerostar_700.jpg 
[[File: B&F FK9 Mark 2|center|border|180x180px|alt=|FK9MK2.jpg]]
FK9MK2.jpg 
[[File: Beechcraft Model 99|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Beech99.jpg]]
Beech99.jpg 
[[File: Cessna 172P (1982)|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Cessna_172P.jpg]]
Cessna_172P.jpg 
[[File: Piper Cherokee Warrior II (PA28-161)|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Piper_Cherokee_Warrior_II.png]]
Piper_Cherokee_Warrior_II.png 
[[File: Piper J3 Cub (1946) |center|border|180x180px|alt=|Piper_j3cub.jpg]]
Piper_j3cub.jpg 
[[File: Piper Seneca II (PA34-200T)|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Piper_SenecaII.jpg]]
Piper_SenecaII.jpg 
[[File: Robin DR400|center|border|180x180px|alt=|dr400.jpg]]
dr400.jpg 
[[File:

Rallye-MS893E|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Rallye-MS893.jpg

]]
Rallye-MS893.jpg  

Airliners

These typically have 2-4 turbofan engines and some of the more complicated takeoff and landing procedures (such as multiple flaps). In addition, avionics in real life is geared towards those with professional pilots licenses and special certifications. However, the simplifications of FG make it much easier to fly in the simulation.

[[File: Airbus A320|center|border|180x180px|alt=|A320.jpg]]
A320.jpg 
[[File: Airbus A380|center|border|180x180px|alt=|A380.jpg]]
A380.jpg 
[[File: Boeing 707|center|border|180x180px|alt=|707.jpg]]
707.jpg 
[[File: Boeing 737|center|border|180x180px|alt=|737-300.jpg]]
737-300.jpg 
[[File: Boeing 747-400|center|border|180x180px|alt=|747-400.jpg]]
747-400.jpg 
[[File: Boeing 787|center|border|180x180px|alt=|787.jpg]]
787.jpg 
[[File: Concorde|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Concorde.jpg]]
Concorde.jpg 
[[File: Fokker 50|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Fokker50.jpg]]
Fokker50.jpg 
[[File:

Tupolev 154|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Tu154.jpg

]]
Tu154.jpg  

Helicopters

1rightarrow.png See Helicopter for the main article about this subject.

Helicopters have fundamentally different controls than fixed wing aircraft (see Flying the Helicopter). Modern helicopter typically feature 1-2 turbine engines, which power a main rotor with 2-6 blades.

[[File: MBB Bo 105|center|border|180x180px|alt=|FlightGearNL-9.jpg]]
FlightGearNL-9.jpg 
[[File: Eurocopter EC-135|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Ec135.png]]
Ec135.png 
[[File: Boeing CH-47 Chinook|center|border|180x180px|alt=|CH-47_Chinook.jpg]]
CH-47_Chinook.jpg 
[[File:

Sikorsky S-58|center|border|180x180px|alt=|S58.jpg

]]
S58.jpg  

Gliders, Sailplanes, & Ultralights

These typically have the simplest controls, with minimal avionics. Flying gliders or sailplanes using thermals (see Soaring) can provide more complicated experience. Ultralights on the other hand are among the simplest aircraft in FG.

[[File: Airwave Xtreme 150|center|border|180x180px|alt=|AirwaveXtreme150.jpg]]
AirwaveXtreme150.jpg 
[[File: Moyes Dragonfly|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Dragonfly-towing.jpg]]
Dragonfly-towing.jpg 
[[File: Paraglider|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Paraglider.jpg]]
Paraglider.jpg 
[[File: Schweizer 2-33|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Sgs233.jpg]]
Sgs233.jpg 
[[File: Schleicher ASW-20|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Asw20.jpg]]
Asw20.jpg 
[[File:

Glaser-Dirks DG-300|center|border|180x180px|alt=|DG-300.jpg

]]
DG-300.jpg  

Warbirds

FG includes a wide variety of vintage military aircraft. Complexity and realism is typically tied to the level of development work with a specific aircraft.

[[File: Fokker Dr.I|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Fokker_DrI.jpg]]
Fokker_DrI.jpg 
[[File: P-51D Mustang|center|border|180x180px|alt=|P51d-mustang.png]]
P51d-mustang.png 
[[File: Nakajima Ki-84‎|center|border|180x180px|alt=|ki-84.jpg]]
ki-84.jpg 
[[File: Saab J35Ö Draken|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Saab_J35.jpg]]
Saab_J35.jpg 
[[File: Sopwith Camel|center|border|180x180px|alt=|SopwithCamel.jpg]]
SopwithCamel.jpg 
[[File:

Supermarine Spitfire|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Spitfire.jpg

]]
Spitfire.jpg  

Carrier-borne aircraft

FG supports landing on and taking off from carriers (2 are available in FG 1.0.0).

[[File: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Douglas_A4.jpg]]
Douglas_A4.jpg 
[[File: Grumman A-6E Intruder|center|border|180x180px|alt=|A-6E.jpg]]
A-6E.jpg 
[[File: Blackburn Buccaneer|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Buccaneer.jpg]]
Buccaneer.jpg 
[[File: Grumman F-14 Tomcat|center|border|180x180px|alt=|F-14.jpg]]
F-14.jpg 
[[File:

Hawker Seahawk FGA6|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Hawker_Seahawk.jpg

]]
Hawker_Seahawk.jpg  

NATO military aircraft

FG has a wide variety of modern and retired military jets available, highlighted by features such as air-to-air refueling from the the venerable KC-135 and the ability to simulate A-10 ordnance release.

[[File: Fairchild A-10|center|border|180x180px|alt=|A-10.jpg]]
A-10.jpg 
[[File: Boeing B-52|center|border|180x180px|alt=|B-52F.jpg]]
B-52F.jpg 
[[File: Boeing E-3 Sentry|center|border|180x180px|alt=|E-3B.jpg]]
E-3B.jpg 
[[File: F-15C Eagle|center|border|180x180px|alt=|F-15C.jpg]]
F-15C.jpg 
[[File: F-80C Shooting Star|center|border|180x180px|alt=|F-80C.jpg]]
F-80C.jpg 
[[File: British Aerospace Harrier|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Harrier.jpg]]
Harrier.jpg 
[[File: Hawker Hunter|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Hawker_Hunter.png]]
Hawker_Hunter.png 
[[File: General Dynamics F-16|center|border|180x180px|alt=|General_Dynamics_F16.jpg]]
General_Dynamics_F16.jpg 
[[File: Northrop T-38|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Northrop_T-38.jpg]]
Northrop_T-38.jpg 
[[File:

North American OV-10A Bronco|center|border|180x180px|alt=|OV-10A2.jpg

]]
OV-10A2.jpg  

Historical

Many obscure to famous older aircraft of varying quality are available.

[[File: Couzinet 70|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Couzinet70.jpg]]
Couzinet70.jpg 
[[File: De Havilland D.H. 91 Albatross|center|border|180x180px|alt=|dh91.jpg]]
dh91.jpg 
[[File: Douglas DC-3|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Douglas_DC3.jpg]]
Douglas_DC3.jpg 
[[File: ComperSwift Comper|center|border|180x180px|alt=|ComperSwift.jpg]]
ComperSwift.jpg 
[[File: Lockheed Constellation|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Lockheed_1049.jpg]]
Lockheed_1049.jpg 
[[File:

Wright Flyer (UIUC)|center|border|180x180px|alt=|1903_Wright_Flyer.jpg

]]
1903_Wright_Flyer.jpg  

Miscellaneous

Experimental, flying boats, and special purpose aircraft.

[[File: Boeing 314|center|border|180x180px|alt=|314.jpg]]
314.jpg 
[[File: BAC TSR-2 Prototype|center|border|180x180px|alt=|BAC_TSR-2_Prototype.jpg]]
BAC_TSR-2_Prototype.jpg 
[[File: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter|center|border|180x180px|alt=|DHC-3.jpg]]
DHC-3.jpg 
[[File: GDT Hornet (autogyro)|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Hornet.jpg]]
Hornet.jpg 
[[File: Bell V-22 Osprey|center|border|180x180px|alt=|V22Osprey.jpg]]
V22Osprey.jpg 
[[File: North American X-15|center|border|180x180px|alt=|X15.jpg]]
X15.jpg 
[[File:

Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23|center|border|180x180px|alt=|YF-23.jpg

]]
YF-23.jpg  

Lighter than air aircraft (Available from version 1.9.0)

These aircraft take advantage of lighter than air gas to become buoyant. In addition to typical aircraft control methods such as elevator, rudder and engine throttle, ballast and control of gas volume and pressure become options.

[[File: Zeppelin NT|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Zeppelin_NT.jpg]]
Zeppelin_NT.jpg 
[[File: ZF Navy free balloon|center|border|180x180px|alt=|ZF_Navy_free_balloon.jpg]]
ZF_Navy_free_balloon.jpg 
[[File:

Submarine Scout|center|border|180x180px|alt=|Submarine_Scout.jpg

]]
Submarine_Scout.jpg  

Science Fiction

Alternative models provide a diversion of realistic simulation, but can also be useful for exploring scenery.

[[File: UFO from the 'White Project' of the UNESCO|center|border|180x180px|alt=|UFO.jpg]]
UFO.jpg 
[[File:

Bluebird|center|border|180x180px|alt=|bluebird_hovercraft.jpg

]]
bluebird_hovercraft.jpg  


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