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 flightgearcomments powered by Disqus