Changelog 2018.2

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The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2018.2 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes, including improved support for addons, improvements to the YASim FDM, and user experience improvements to the launcher. Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums.

FlightGear features more than 400 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multiplayer environment, detailed sky modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being open-source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.

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  • Launcher improvements.


Joystick configuration modified to use the standard axis controls for analog input. This allows the axis to be reversed and makes the whole dialog more consistent.

There are also new bindings for the buttons.

Note: the .xml file is compatible (read only) with the previous configurations; however things like throttles may need to be rebound.


Bug fixed that caused the generic/bools not be transmitted when only one element true in any given block. Added two extra bools at the end.



Significant Aircraft Updates


  • FG1000 glass panel display, based on the Garmin G1000