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Welcome to the third edition of the [[FlightGear]] Newsletter. This edition is still being written, so feel free to contribute,
Welcome to the third edition of the FlightGear Newsletter. This edition is still being written, so feel free to contribute,
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The newsletter is still a bit thin on contributions, so if you'd like to contribute, please feel free to log onto the wiki and start editing the next edition [[FlightGear Newsletter October 2009| here]]. We're still looking for a permanent (or even a temporary) newsletter editor, so if you'd like to get involved, have a look on the [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/ Forums].
 
The newsletter is still a bit thin on contributions, so if you'd like to contribute, please feel free to log onto the wiki and start editing the next edition [[FlightGear Newsletter October 2009| here]]. We're still looking for a permanent (or even a temporary) newsletter editor, so if you'd like to get involved, have a look on the [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/ Forums].
  
==What's New in CVS==
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==What's new in CVS==
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===New shaders===
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Scenery around [[LFLJ]] with the snow effect disabled (left) and enabled (right).
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Recently new shaders have upgraded the visual realism of FlightGear. Thanks to the hard work of Till Busch and Tim Moore, we now see snow at high peaks and reflections in the water.
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The new effects can be enabled through the <tt>View > Rendering Options</tt> dialog.
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==New wiki articles ==
  
==New Wiki Articles ==
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==In the hangar==
  
==In the Hangar==
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==A living community==
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===TransGear Airways===
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[[TransGear Airways]] is a new group of people from the FlightGear community, gathering once a month. At coordinated times, each pilot will depart from his/her respective home base on the "spokes" of TransGears airway network, and convene together at its "hub", before exchanging passengers and flying back to their home base. While realism is one of the aims of the gatherings, everyone is welcome, as long as one is trying to follow more or less realistic procedures.
  
==Useful Links==
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The first upcoming gathering will take place at September 12th at [[KBWI]]. Check [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5789 the forum] for more information and registration.
  
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==Useful links==
  
==And Finally...==
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==And finally...==
  
 
[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2009 9]]
 
[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2009 9]]

Revision as of 15:40, 31 August 2009

Welcome to the third edition of the FlightGear Newsletter. This edition is still being written, so feel free to contribute,

The newsletter is still a bit thin on contributions, so if you'd like to contribute, please feel free to log onto the wiki and start editing the next edition here. We're still looking for a permanent (or even a temporary) newsletter editor, so if you'd like to get involved, have a look on the Forums.

What's new in CVS

New shaders

Image:SnowAtAltitude1.jpg Image:SnowAtAltitude2.jpg

Scenery around LFLJ with the snow effect disabled (left) and enabled (right).

Recently new shaders have upgraded the visual realism of FlightGear. Thanks to the hard work of Till Busch and Tim Moore, we now see snow at high peaks and reflections in the water.

The new effects can be enabled through the View > Rendering Options dialog.

New wiki articles

In the hangar

A living community

TransGear Airways

TransGear Airways is a new group of people from the FlightGear community, gathering once a month. At coordinated times, each pilot will depart from his/her respective home base on the "spokes" of TransGears airway network, and convene together at its "hub", before exchanging passengers and flying back to their home base. While realism is one of the aims of the gatherings, everyone is welcome, as long as one is trying to follow more or less realistic procedures.

The first upcoming gathering will take place at September 12th at KBWI. Check the forum for more information and registration.

Useful links

And finally...