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  |title    = Welcome to the [[FlightGear wiki]]
'''FlightGear''' Flight Simulator project is an open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development project. Source code for the entire project is available ([http://cvs.flightgear.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/viewcvs.cgi/?cvsroot=FlightGear-0.9#dirlist CVS repository]) and licensed under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License].  
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[[Help:Your first article|Get involved]] by starting, improving, or extending articles.
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<span style="font-size: 105%; font-weight: bold">[[Portal:User|Using]]</span><br/>
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<span style="font-style: italic">'''[[New to FlightGear]]'''<br/>
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[[Frequently asked questions]] &bull; [[Troubleshooting problems|Troubleshooting]]<br/>
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[[Howto: Install scenery|Installing scenery]] &bull; [[Howto: Install aircraft|Installing aircraft]]<br/>
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[[Howto: Fly a helicopter|Helicopter flying]]</span>
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<span style="font-size: 105%; font-weight: bold">[[Portal:Developer|Developing]]</span><br/>
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[[Portal:Developer/Aircraft|Aircraft]] &bull; [[Portal:Developer/Scenery|Scenery]] &bull; [[Portal:Embedded|Embedded]]<br/>
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[[Howto: Place 3D objects with the UFO|Placing objects]] &bull; [[Howto: Create custom terrain|Editing terrain]]<br/>
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[[How the FlightGear project works]]</span>
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<span style="font-size: 105%; font-weight: bold"> [[Portal:Wiki|Wiki]]</span><br/>
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[[FlightGear Wiki|About the wiki]] &bull; [[Help:Contents|Help]]<br/>
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[[Help:Your first article|Your first article]] &bull; [[Help:Translate|Translate]]<br/>
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[[Special:Categories|Categories]]</span>
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  |title = About FlightGear
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  |contents = '''[[FlightGear]]''' is a flight-simulator created by an international group of volunteers, and released as free, open-source [[GNU General Public License|GPL]] software. It has been used for [[Professional and educational FlightGear users|academic research, education]], and for fun.
  
The goal of the '''FlightGear''' project is to create a sophisticated flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, for the development and pursuit of other interesting flight simulation ideas, and as an end-user application. We are developing a sophisticated, open simulation framework that can be expanded and improved upon by anyone interested in [[Volunteer|contributing]].  
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FlightGear comes with a set of illustrated documentation, notably "The Manual," which is included in the installation package. This wiki provides additional documentation on both user and development topics.
  
There are many exciting possibilities for an open, free flight sim. We hope that this project will be interesting and useful to many people in many areas.
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=== I am looking for … ===
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* [[table of models|information about aircraft developed for FlightGear]]
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'''FlightGear''' comes with a set of illustrated documentation, notably
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"The Manual", which is available as
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[http://www.flightgear.org/Docs/getstart/getstart.html HTML]. If you
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prefer to follow the 'bleeding edge' set of FlightGear instructions,
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then the following articles are likely to make you happy. You will
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[[Category:FlightGear wiki]]
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== User Documentation ==
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=== Getting Started ===
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* [[ New to FlightGear ]]
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* [[ Why FlightGear ]]
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* [[ Features ]]
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* [[ FAQ ]]
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* [[ Hardware Recommendations ]]
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* [[ Recommended Software ]]
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* [[ Troubleshooting Problems ]]
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* [[ Volunteer ]]
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* [[ Real Life Experience ]]
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=== Configuring Flightgear ===
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* [[ Command Line Parameters ]]
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* [[ Installing Scenery ]]
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* [[ Improving Framerates ]]
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* [[ Multiplayer Howto ]]
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* [[ Linux software audio mixing with FlightGear ]]
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=== Using Flightgear ===
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* [[Aircraft]]
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* [[ Suggested Flights ]]
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* [[ Starting in the Air ]]
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* [[ Instant Replay ]]
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* [[ Preset Properties ]]
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* [[ Realism ]]
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* [[ Flying the Helicopter ]]
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* [[ Doing aerotow over the net ]]
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=== Interactive Scenarios ===
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* [[ Carrier Howto ]]
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* [[ Air-Air Refueling Howto ]]
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* [[ AI Systems ]]
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* [[ Interactive Traffic ]]
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* [[ Soaring ]]
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=== Flying Resources ===
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* [[ Definitions Acronyms ]]
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* [[ Getting IFR Charts ]]
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* [[ Understanding Altitude ]]
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* [[ Understanding Navigation ]]
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* [[ Understanding Propeller Torque and P-Factor ]]
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* [[ Understanding Aerodynamics ]]
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* [[ Communications ]]
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* [[ Weather ]]
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* [[ Avionics and Instruments ]]
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* [http://www.wingfiles.com/ Everything you need ]
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* [http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/ FAA Handbooks & Manuals]
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== Developer Documentation ==
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=== Compiling  ===
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* [[ Building Flightgear ]]
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* [[ Building Terragear ]]
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* [[ OpenSceneGraph ]]
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=== Contributing ===
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* [[ Submitting Patches ]]
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* [[ Code Cleanup ]]
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* [[ Development Resources ]]
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* [[ Extension Support ]]
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* [[ Technical Reports ]]
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=== Code Internals ===
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* [[ Property Tree ]]
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* [[ Subsystems ]]
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* [[ Commands ]]
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* [[ FDM API ]]
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* [[ Nasal scripting language ]]
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* [[ File Formats ]]
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=== Modeling ===
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* [[ Modeling - Getting Started ]]
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* [[ Model Import and Export ]]
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* [[ Modeling Resources ]]
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* [[ Autopilot Tuning Resources ]]
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* [[ Aircraft Information Resources ]]
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* [[ Blender Ground Signs Tutorial]]
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* [[ Normals and Transparency Tutorial ]]
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=== Todo ===
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* [[ Long Term Goals ]]
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* [[ Bugs ]]
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* [[ FGFS Todo ]]
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* [[:Category:Aircraft TODO]]
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* [[ Feature Requests / Proposals / Ideas ]]
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* [[ FlightGear Expo Checklist ]]
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=== Miscellaneous ===
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* [[ Glass Cockpit Projects ]]
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* [[ Tutorial Resources ]]
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* [[ Copyright Inquiry ]]
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* [http://www.cafepress.com/fgfs_gear FlightGear - Gear]
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* [[Resources]]
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* [[ Sign Specification Proposal ]]
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Get involved by starting, improving, or extending articles.
 
 
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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 included in the installation package. This wiki provides additional documentation on both user and development topics.

I am looking for …

 
 
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News

FlightGear Newsletter March 2020 (archive)
  • December 09, 2018: FlightGear 2018.3 "Honolulu" is released.
  • May 23, 2018: FlightGear 2018.2 is released.
  • April 11, 2018: FlightGear 2018.1 "Honolulu" is released.
  • September 25, 2017: FlightGear 2017.3 "Prague" is released.
  • April 22, 2017: FlightGear 2017.2 "Boston" is released.
 
 
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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 3,133 articles on this wiki?
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Using
New to FlightGear
Frequently asked questionsTroubleshooting
Installing sceneryInstalling aircraft
Helicopter flying

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Developing
AircraftSceneryEmbedded
Placing objectsEditing terrain
How the FlightGear project works

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Wiki
About the wikiHelp
Your first articleTranslate
Categories




Image of the week
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Development repository status
Current release: 2019.1 (6 Feb 2019)
Next release: 2020.1 (-37 days from now)
See release plan for details.