FlightGear

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FlightGear is a 3D flight simulation game. The entire game is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[1][2] It is also sold on 3 DVDs. It is written in the C++ [3] and C [4] programming languages.

The project was started in 1996, with its first release in 1997.

Development

FlightGear used a simulation engine called SimGear in addition to a terrain engine called TerraGear. All of which needs PLIB in order to build.[5][6]

Developers

The development team consists of ten members.[7]

They are:

History

Development started in 1996. The first release happened on July 17th, 1997. Rather than developing their own simulation models, they opted to NASA's flight models instead. They transitioned out of beta in 2008.[8] See FlightGear release history for more details.

Distribution

The FlightGear project sells CDs/DVDs on their website.[9]

External links

References

  1. FlightGear's copyright file at Debian Packages
  2. FlightGear's base copyright file at Debian Packages
  3. FlightGear sourceforge.net project page
  4. Flightgear FAQ
  5. SimGear page on FlightGear wiki accessed on September 13th, 2009
  6. TearGear page on FlightGear wiki accessed on September 14th, 2009
  7. Sourceforge.net members list for the FlightGear project
  8. FlightGear wiki page on FlightGear itself accessed on September 11th, 2009.
  9. FlightGear store