FlightGear Newsletter August 2011

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Welcome to the FlightGear Newsletter!
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Enjoy reading the latest edition!

We would like to emphasize that the monthly newsletter can not live without the contributions of FlightGear users and developers. Everyone with a wiki account (free to register) can edit the newsletter and every contribution is welcome. So if you know about any FlightGear related projects such as for example updated scenery or aircraft, please do feel invited to add such news to the newsletter.

Release status

After nearly two months of hard work and with the help of many talented people, we are proud to be able to present our fourth release candidate to the Windows users of FlightGear. Please download the complete installer (419MB) and check out by yourself if it was worth the effort.

The final release is scheduled to be published on August, 18th 2011. Stay tuned...

Development news

Nasal for newbies

New software tools and projects

FlightGear addons and mods

In the hangar

New aircraft

Updated aircraft


Scenery corner


Aircraft of the month

The Bombardier CRJ700 series was reviewed as this week/month's feature aircraft. You can read the full review at our wiki's Bombardier CRJ700 series article.

Airport of the month

Screenshot of the month

Suggested flights

Aircraft reviews

Wiki updates

Community news

Longfly is very proud and happy to announce the first official release of the "FlightgGear aircraftlist". After eight months of development it contains exactly 491 different aircrafts for FlightGear with screenshots (click on the thumbnails – not everyone is working yet) and download-links.

Because it is a very long list (6127 lines of code and many images) it may take very long to load on some slow computers. So I'll implement five subpages with always 100 planes. There is also a filter, so you can get a better overview of your favorite planes.

The list should be complete but if an aircraft is missing I urge you to report it to me (pm or forum post or mail) – Thanks! Furthermore feedback, criticism and new ideas are always very welcome in the forum threat.

Here it is: www.flightgear.bplaced.de/aircraftlist/

Have fun exploring it!

New tutorials and screencasts

Forum news


Virtual airlines

FlightGear events

Useful links

And finally ...


One of the regular thoughts expressed on the FlightGear forums is "I'd like to contribute but I don't know how to program, and I don't have the time". Unfortunately, there is a common mis-conception that contributing requires programming and lots of free time. In fact, there are a huge range of ways to contribute to the project without needing to write code or spending days working on something.

For ideas on starting to contribute to FlightGear, you may want to check out: Volunteer.

Call for volunteers

  • The OpenRadar project is looking for a new maintainer.
  • The FGFSPM (FlightGear Package Manager) is looking for a new maintainer.

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