Boeing 737-500

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Boeing 737-500
Type Airliner
Author(s) George Luiz, Isaias V. Prestes
--aircraft= 737-500
Status Alpha
Download Download the Boeing 737-500 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).

The Boeing 737 is a short-to medium-range, twin-engine narrow-body jet airliner. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from Boeing´s 707 and 727 .

The 737-500 for FlightGear 2.0 is a resized (to real dimensions and characteristics) and FDM adjusted version of the Boeing 737-300 done by David Culp, Innis Cunningham, Heiko Schulz, Brett Harrison and Emmanuel Baranger.


The liveries from 1.9.1 and 2.0 don't fit on the 737-500, but with some work the 2.0 liveries can be made compatible. So thanks to David Culp, Innis Cunningham, Heiko Schulz, Brett Harrison and Emmanuel Barranger for the great 737-300.

Features in 2.0.0

  • new built fuselage based on free datas from Boeing and free available scale drawings matching now the real dimensions and proportions
  • wings done by Innis Cunningham scaled and textured
  • vstab done by Innis Cunningham scaled and textured
  • better texture mapping and paintkit
  • contrails done with particles based on a script by Zan
  • new wheels done by helijah
  • added thrust reserver by Bertrand Coconnier
  • using generic tyre smoke
  • added pushback
  • added some more contactpoints to the fdm
  • start of an 3d-cockpit
  • fdm refined: pointmasses and locations based on a real 733 Balance and Trim sheet
  • autopilot stable now in all altitudes, every weight and on glideslope until approx. 25-0ft
Lufthansa colors on a 737-500

As the aircraft is still in developement:

Development status/Issues/Todo (FGFS 2.0.0)


  • wings need still some refinement and UVmapping
  • wheel well area still missing

3d Cockpit:

  • 3d-mainpanel added- needs still a lot of work like adding all instruments, and make them all work correctly (!)


  • better interior needed


  • engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
  • engines can't be turned off


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