If you’ve been around the FS sites recently, you’ve probably seen some advertisements or discussion of a “new” flight sim called, variously, “FlightProSim”, “FlightSimPro” or “Pro Flight Simulator”. It’s advertised as being a direct competitor for the existing mainstream flight simulation titles, with a number of quoted user testimonials, claims and statements.According to its own website, “This is the Game Flight Fans have Been Waiting for…”
So is it?
Well. That’s up to individuals to decide, of course, but before heading out and paying almost $50 for the product, you may wish to read this article at the wiki for well-known Open Source simulation package, FlightGear.
According to the FlightGear wiki article, “Investigation by a number of the FlightGear developers has found no difference between this and the FlightGear v1.9.1 release other than a change of name.“
They go on to say that there has been no support to the FlightGear project from the publishers of FlightProSim. Selling the product, however, is not illegal as the GNU General Public License, under which FlightGear is published, does allow the software to be sold. What is much more open to question is the extremely dubious marketing and claims being made by the publishers of FlightProSim.