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FlightGear v3.2

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The free and open-source simulator of FlightGear gets an update to  go version 3.2. To read through all the detailed enhancements for the aircraft modelling, graphics and systems, click here.

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Flightgear new developments

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe0kHoEtvYA Open Source Flight Simulator FlightGear is continuing to make steady progress, with a number of new features and planned projects being highlighted in their December newsletter. If you still haven’t tried FlightGear, it costs nothing more than the time and bandwidth required to download and install it, so it’s…

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Flightgear v2.8.0

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Version 2.8.0 of open-source flight simulator Flight Gear has been released, showing the continued commitment  to development of the sim which, as reported recently, has now been around for over 15 years. The new release brings new AI code, more scenery objects and better placement of the random elements, 2d…

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FlightGear anniversary competition

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15 years. That’s how long open source simulator FlightGear has been around and, to celebrate the sim’s birthday, along with the upcoming release of version 2.8.0 in August, they’re running a screenshot contest through their website. “July 17, 1997. Thirteen months after a group of people with a combined passion…

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FlightGear 2.6 released

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Thanks to ourDutch colleagues at simFlight.nl for spotting this one: Freeware, open-source, flight simulator Flightgear has been updated and released at version 2.6. Flightgear has come a long way from where it began and, while it may not have the same resources and finances available to it that the commercial…

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A New Sim? Or Just a Rebranded Sim?

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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…