How to Install FlightGear Flight Simulator 2017.1 on Linux

FlightGear Flight Simulator is a free, open-source flight simulator, that runs on the following popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and it’s developed by skilled volunteers from around the world. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and also bugfixes.

FlightGear Flight Simulator Feature Highlights

  • FlightGear implements extremely accurate time of day modeling with correctly placed sun, moon, stars, as well as planets for the specified time and date
  • A number of networking options allow FlightGear to communicate with other instances of FlightGear, as well as GPS receivers, external flight dynamics modules, external autopilot or control modules
  • Also flightGear has the ability to model a wide variety of aircraft
  • FlightGear has extremely smooth and fluid instrument animation that updates at the same rate as your out-the-window view updates
  • You can now choose between three primary Flight Dynamics Models
  • FlightGear allows users as well as aircraft designers access to a very large number of internal state variables via numerous internal and external access mechanisms
  • It has built in support for driving multiple displays from a single instance of the application

FlightGear Flight Simulator

FlightGear 2017.1 Highlights

  • Rendering dialog now features more settings for scenery rendering
  • Fixed some bugs that would cause crashes in multiplayer, as well as the hard upper atmosphere line in Earthview
  • ENBR, Bergen, Norway is now the default airport
  • Canvas now performs faster
  • New shaders for drag chutes, as well as new “grain merge” option for environment reflections
  • More realistic blackout/redout system

How to Install FlightGear 2017.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flightgear

How to remove FlightGear 2017.1 from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove flightgear

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