FlightGear Newsletter June 2017

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June 2017

Development news
In the hangar

Scenery Corner
Community News

Translators required
FlightGear logos
Screenshot of the Month

Development news

FGRUN patch

Due to an issue with FGRun and the newest FlightGear version, Jonathan Redpath created a patch for the old launcher, which is recommended for any users of FlightGear 2017.3.0 who wish to use the old FGRun launcher, and is downloadable from his Drive account. Of course, we recommend the new FlightGear Launcher, which is included with FlightGear versions (officially replaced FGRUN in 2016.4).

In the hangar


mhab's Vinson work
Vinson deck view
Truman Elevator

Karla months ago has donated a entire 13MB Blender model file of the Nimitz supercarrier, and 64MB of associated Gimp .xcf files to the FlightGear community. Since then, there are several users integrating Karla's model to the format used in FlightGear. Also adapting those files to different existent carrier models in FlightGear.

The original post by Karla is available at: fora This is a link to the FlightGear forum.

While mhab's Vinson repository is on gitlab: https://gitlab.com/mhab/Flightgear-Carrier-Upgrade

Visit the original post to be updated.

Thank you Karla, thanks to everyone helping on this task.

Scenery corner


Catalanoic has added buildings and 3D objects to Václav Havel Airport Prague (LKPR) for next default airport shipped under new FlightGear 2017.3.

Helgoland with OSM data

New Helgoland island with OSM data

D-ECHO has generated new scenery for the island(s) of Helgoland! Now it has better landclasses, better airport layout and more objects. At this moment is available via git: https://github.com/D-ECHO/Helgoland-CustomScenery When it's complete he'll try to get it into terrasync.

Community news


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FlightGear logos

If you want some graphic elements for your FlightGear-related site (such as a hangar or YouTube channel), please feel free to visit FlightGear logos for a repository of logos. And if you have some art skills, please don't hesitate to contribute with your own design creations.


The FlightGear project always needs screenshots, which show features that were added since the last release. These should be of good quality, especially in content and technical image properties. It is therefore recommended to use the best viable filter settings (anti-aliasing, texture sharpening, etc.). More info at Howto:Make nice screenshots.

Screenshot of the Month

FlightGear's Screenshot of the Month June 2017 is

If you want to participate in the screenshot contest of June, you can submit your candidate to this forum topic This is a link to the FlightGear forum.. Be sure to see the first post This is a link to the FlightGear forum. for participation rules. For purposes of convenience and organization, after all the entries have been submitted, a new forum topic will be started containing all shots in an easy-to-view layout. The voting will then take place there. Once the voting has finished, the best screenshot will be presented in the Newsletter edition of June.