FlightGear freeware


Version: 2018.3.1 | Size: 1500.00 MB
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FlightGear is a flight simulator, which is free, multi-platform and open source. It has been in existence since 1997 and was developed by FlightGear. It contains realistic flight representations and gives users the chance to fly the world from a remote location. FlightGear is rich in features. Perhaps this is why it is the most popular flight simulation software. This program gives users brilliant scenery of various airports around the world. FlightGear gives users the opportunity to feel like real pilots flying real planes. The following are some features that make this such a powerful flight simulator.

Aside from having great sceneries, this program gives users have access to over 20000 airports across the world. In addition, the runway is as real as it gets. The markings, lights and surface everything is smooth and robust. In some of the larger airports, there are green centerline lights. This makes it easy for the pilot to see ahead. The scenery is highly detailed and these include lakes, cities, rivers, towns, land vegetation and terrain. When flying over certain destinations, pilots can see beautiful night scenery, including streetlights and vehicle lights on highways. This is possible because these urban centers are modeled around real and current maps. In addition to accuracy and details, FlightGear gives an accurate model of the time of day. This is because the sun, the stars and moon are paced correctly, therefore giving a clearer and more accurate picture of the time of day.

When it comes to flexibility, nothing beats FlightGear. Users can choose from a variety of aircraft, including the Wright Flyer, Boeing 747 and Airbus A320. On the military side, users have a choice of various armed forces jets. This experience in itself gives users a unique and captivating adventure. The graphic interface is neat and very clear. The dials and gauges simulate real life and give real data. This is a big selling point for FlightGear. Unlike other simulators, this is a volunteer written and uses the General Public License.

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Last versions of FlightGear
Version Change log
FlightGear 2018.3.1 Dec 14, 2018 A change to the release philosophy
After introducing the scripted releases four times a year, the FG development team decided to have a discussion to compare this experience with what we had before, and the result of this is that we want
Less changes of the default airport
FlightGear 2017.3.1 Sep 28, 2017 Core:
new XML Sound expression support
Enable the Qt gui inside the sim [1]
FlightGear 2017.2.1 May 26, 2017 Core:
new XML Sound expression support
Enable the Qt gui inside the sim [1]
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