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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 2016.3.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later

  • New XML sound expression support
  • Enable the Qt GUI inside the simulation (FGData commit 654a34)
  • Configurable artificial light sources have been added.
  • Night lights in Earthview
  • Emesary MPI framework and multiplayer bridge has been added (FGData commit c350d7).
  • Highlighted


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Downloads 54,205
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License Free
Date 26 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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