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FlightGear Flight Simulator 2017.2.1 Released

FlightGear Flight Simulator 2017.2.1 recently released, is a free open-source flight simulator, that supports most operating systems such as Windows, Mac,  as well as Linux, etc. FlightGear Flight Simulator is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world. Before you proceed to download FlightGear Flight Simulator, lets take a quick look at its features.

FlightGear Flight Simulator

FlightGear Flight Simulator Features

  • Implements accurate timing of day modeling with sun, moon, stars, as well as planets correctly placed for the specified time and date
  • With a number of networking options, FlightGear communicates with other instances of FlightGear, as well as GPS receivers, external flight dynamics modules, external autopilot or control modules
  • Also it offers the ability to model a wide variety of aircraft
  • It has extremely smooth and fluid instrument animation that updates at the same rate as your out-the-window view updates
  • There are between three primary Flight Dynamics Models to choose from
  • Allows users as well as aircraft designers access to a very large number of internal state variables via numerous internal and external access mechanisms
  • It has built in support for driving multiple displays from a single instance of the application
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FlightGear 2017.2.1 Changelog

  • Rendering dialog now features more settings for scenery rendering
  • Fixed some bugs that would cause crashes in multiplayer, as well as the hard upper atmosphere line in Earthview
  • ENBR, Bergen, Norway is now the default airport
  • Canvas now performs faster
  • New shaders for drag chutes, as well as new “grain merge” option for environment reflections
  • More realistic blackout/redout system

Download FlightGear Flight Simulator for Windows

Download FlightGear Flight Simulator for Mac OSX

To install FlightGear on Ubuntu, see steps below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear-edge

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flightgear

To remove FlightGear from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove flightgear

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