FlightGear 2020.3
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FlightGear 2020.3

Free Open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development project
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If you are an airplanes fanatic, then you will really enjoy this amazing game. GlightGear is an excellent and very advanced flight simulator where you will be able to practice all your aeronautical skills and push your inner pilot into the open. This great application will let you to fly under complex and real meteorological conditions, and face all difficulties that a real pilot has to manage when is flying a real plane.

FlightGear has many different models of aircrafts, helicopters, light aircrafts, and even UFO's. The sceneries included in this amazing game are real cities recreated with a great accuracy. For instance, there are thousands of real airports programmed with hundreds of details like signaling, lights, control tower, weather conditions, etc.

In order to enjoy this outstanding simulator, first you will have to choose your aircraft type, then select a scenery where you want to play, and after that, tick many options for your game, for example, you can choose what time would like to flight, or change the graphic resolution, etc. Flight Gear will also let you to download other aircrafts and sceneries from Internet.

Remember that this application is a "real flight simulator", not a simple flying 3D game. So you will have to read the manual and all instructions to experiment very real exciting flights on your PC, because, to be a pilot of an aircraft is not as easy as it seems.

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Pros

  • Excellent 3D graphics
  • Very real simulator

Cons

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I have used Flightgear for some time now (over 2 years). I find that like most people who use Linux based OS's, there is going to be issues of one kind or another. But if you're smart enough to install and run a open source operating system, then you surely can do what is necessary to install and configure a flight simulator. I find flying a virtual aircraft over any part of the world fascinating and relaxing. Don't give up so easily. Part of the joy of computing is the ability to troubleshoot and repair. The sense of accomplishment is gratifying.

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FlightGear Flight Simulator is an open-source flight simulator created by the FlightGear project. Source code for the entire project is available from a CVS repository and licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL). FlightGear 1.0 was released in December 2007 (v1.0 Gallery). FlightGear has been in the midst of a software architecture transition from PLIB to OSG. The goals of the FlightGear project include creating 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. It can be expanded and improved upon by anyone interested in contributing, and has many related projects... Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo

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The worst flight sim in history avoid at all cost

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No it is not the worst it has better graphics and it is fast (if you have a mac/mac air/mac pro) and its easy controls (if you have a joystick like i do) Dirol

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