How to Install FlightGear 2016.2 on Ubuntu OS

FlightGear 2016.2 recently 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. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes.


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FlightGear 2016.2 Highlights

Major enhancements in this release


  • Video configuration can be saved.
  • The TerraSync server has been switched to using HTTP instead of SVN.
  • All scenery models have been cleaned up and moved to TerraSync.


  • Various improvements in the reporting of wind, atmospheric pressure, and sky cover.
  • Custom ATIS formats for the US/Canada/Pacific region and the UK based on real recordings.
  • Bug fixes and data updates to reduce occurrence of NIL weather.

Atmospheric Light Scattering

  • Filters have been added, enabling infrared and night-vision views
  • ALS procedural lights

Environment Rendering

  • A bug that prevented precipitation from appearing has been fixed.
  • Birds


  • A bug in the multiplayer protocol has been fixed.


  • Route manager now allows entry of a space separated list of waypoints.


  • The Italian translation for menus, loading messages and help for command line switches has been updated.


  • Further improvements to regional textures.
  • New buildings for London Heathrow
  • New buildings for Barcelona (+30)

Nasal Scripting

  • A bug in math.clamp() has been fixed.

Highlighted new and improved aircraft

  • Parachutist
  • Piper J3 Cub
  • Boeing 757
  • Extra EA-500
  • Saab JA-37 Viggen
  • Cessna 182S Skylane
  • Space Shuttle
  • Boeing 757
  • Beagle Pup
  • Icaro Laminar 13 MRX (Weight-shift controlled hang glider)

Install FlightGear 2016.2 on Ubuntu Linux OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flightgear
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