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.

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FlightGear Newsletter December 2016 (archive)
  • November 19, 2016: FlightGear 2016.4 "Zürich" is released.
  • September 12, 2016: FlightGear 2016.3 "Rio de Janeiro" is released.
  • May 17, 2016: FlightGear 2016.2 "Barcelona" is released.
  • April 8, 2016: The FlightGear Project turns 20 years old (original proposal)!
  • February 17, 2016: FlightGear 2016.1 "San Francisco" is released.

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 2,774 articles on this wiki?

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