Test run Flightgear 3.6 Flight Simulator

FlightGear 3.6 which is yet to be officially released, is a free, open-source flight simulator. It supports a variety of popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world.

FlightGear 3.6 changelog

A complete makeover for the default aircraft

And it comes with a damage model, creating a very visual impression of what happens if you land too hard:

A new user interface / instructor station

‘Houston, the Atlantis has reached orbit.’ Launching vertically like a rocket, capable of limited maneuvering in orbit and entering the atmosphere again to land like a plane, the Space Shuttle is a truly unique flying experience

Rain on the windshield

Regional textures for Latin America

New and improved aircraft

The Citation II provides a new cockpit, making use of plenty of the new effects. Enjoy Flightgear in this nice business jet!

The new F-15 comes with a detailed JSBSim flight dynamics model with lots of wind tunnel data worked in as well as a detailed 3d cockpit with tons of functionality.

And many improvements more

  • work on an integrated launcher, specifically making life easier on newer Mac OS distributions
  • the aircraft center, a tool to download and manage aircraft in-sim
  • expanded functionality of the Canvas 2d rendering framework

Install FlightGear 3.6 on Ubuntu OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flightgear
 
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