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FlightGear is an Open Source, cross-platform, flight simulator. 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.

The FlightGear base package includes only a few representative aircraft. Download more aircraft here.

What's New

Version 3.0.0:

Aircraft Modeling

  • All glider models have now Total Energy compensated variometers
Environment Rendering
  • Sea color is more realistic, using a a global sea map is used to render shallow ocean a different color
  • Improved random building textures
  • Atmospheric Light Scattering (ALS) improvements including:


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Downloads 52,584
Version Downloads 2,061
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 20 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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