While it may not be your regular flight simulation game where you can play in different modes, engage in dogfights, or perform different missions, the simulation game offers you a realistic experience of flying a plane. The game is used by various experts and flight simulator enthusiasts around the world, it is also used in universities, NASA and aeronautical firms for research. This goes to show the capabilities and quality of this simulation game and how it’s viewed by educators and experts alike. The simulator comes with support for multiple displays.
Once you are in the air, you will face near realistic weather conditions, you will see how well positioned the sun, moon and stars are and how they align correctly with your position. You can take a look at the worldwide scenery database and choose your desired destination from over 20,000 real-world airports.
Just like taking off, landing the plane takes time to master. You have to correctly locate the runway, align the plane with the runway lighting and steadily descend taking into account the elevation.
The game graphics and sounds are near realistic with a well-detailed 3D cockpits for each plane make and model.
Overall, the game offers a realistic flying experience that no other flight simulator offers, and being open source means in the near future it will be more advanced than it’s currently.
FlightGear is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in simulation category and is available to all software users as a free download.