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.
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What's new in this version:
FlightGear 2.6.0 has so many new features, enhancements, and improvements since 2.4.0. Some major changes include:
- Aircraft Operations
- At selected airports, FlightGear can automatically start at an appropriate parking spot based on the size and type of your aircraft.
- At airports which support this feature, a visual display of the taxi route on the ground guides you to the active runway, while following the correct taxiways.
- AI system / AI Tr... See all new features »