Flight simulation games

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Pilot a plane through the skies

List of Flight simulation games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre flight simulation games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
ACM ACM.png 1998 Flight simulation games

GenreFlight simulation games
Latest release5.0
Release date1998
DevelopersRiley Rainey
Code licenseGPL v2[1]
Media licenseGPL v2

ACM is a multiplayer flight simulator. Several civilian and military aircraft and two scenes are included. The game works without a server, the clients communicate using IEEE Distributed Interactive Simulation protocol (DIS).

Airrace Airrace.png 6th of December 2010 Flight simulator
Flight simulation games
GenreFlight simulator
Latest release0.1
Release date6th of December 2010
DeveloperDimitris Papavasiliou
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageLua
LibrariesOpenGL, OpenAL, Gtk+, MagickWand

Airrace is a proof-of-concept app for the Aviation flight simulator. Its aim is to provide some level of realism while still keeping things simple. In airrace you fly a light plane thru an obstacle course of pylons. There are 7 practice courses and 5 race tracks. Airrace runs on top of the Techne platform which is a general purpose, programmable, interactive, physical simulator and renderer. Airrace can take advantage of hardware acceleration but can also be run without it.

Combat Simulator Project Combat-Simulator-Project.png September 21, 2007 Flight Simulation
Combat Simulator Project
GenreFlight Simulation
Latest release0.2180
Release dateSeptember 21, 2007
Code licenseGPLv2
P. languageC++

Combat Simulator Project aka CSP is an aerial combat simulator. The latest version of the game is 0.2180 released on September 21, 2007.[2] It is primary written in the C++ programming language and is licensed under the GPLv2.[3]

FlightGear FlightGear-787.jpg 2017-05-22 Flight simulator

FlightGear is a 3D flight simulation game. The entire game is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[4][5] It is also sold on 3 DVDs. It is written in the C++ [6] and C [7] programming languages.

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

GL-117 Gl-117.png March 12th, 2005[8] Combat flight simulation

GL-117 is a combat flight simulator by Thomas Drexl and others. The latest version is 1.3.2.

RedShift Redshift - svn075 mapsets.png December 23th, 2006 Flight simulation game
Flight simulation games
Redshift - svn075 mapsets.png
GenreFlight simulation game
Latest release0.1.1
Release dateDecember 23th, 2006
DeveloperChristian Haag
Code licenseGPL version 2.0[12]
P. languageC

RedShift is a Flight simulation game in the spirit of GL-117, developed by Christian Haag.[13] The game is licensed under the GPL v2. The latest version of the game is 0.1.1 on December 23th, 2006.[14] It is written in the C programming language.

SABRE SABRE 0.2.4b.png 1999 Flight Simulation

Flight simulation games
SABRE 0.2.4b.png
SABRE 0.2.4b
GenreFlight Simulation
Latest release0.2.4b
Release date1999
DevelopersDan Hammer, Antti Barck,
the xpm file in Debian contributed by Robert Cleaver Ancell
Code licenseGPL
A screenshot from Debian

SABRE is a fighter plane simulator for X11 or svgalib, which takes place in the Korean war.[15] The latest version of the game is 0.2.4b in 1999.

Search and Rescue Search-And-Rescue.jpg 2011-08-07 Flight simulation

Search and Rescue
GenreFlight simulation
Latest release1.4.0
Release date2011-08-07
DeveloperWolfPack Entertainment
Code licenseGPL[16]
Media licenseGPL[17]

Search and Rescue is a 3D helicopter-based air rescue flight simulator game written by WolfPack Entertainment. The latest version of the game is 1.4.0 released on 2011-08-07. It is licensed under GPL.[18]

It has simple, not very realistic, controls, and is mission-based.

Thunder&Lightning TnL.jpg 2007-11-10 Flight simulation, RTS

Flight simulation games
Thunder&Lightning version 070827
GenreFlight simulation, RTS
Latest release071111
Release dateNovember 10, 2007
DeveloperJonas Eschenburg
Code licenseGPL

Thunder&Lightning, or short TnL, is a futuristic flight simulation and real-time strategy game inspired by Carrier Command created by Jonas Eschenburg. It is licensed under GPL.[19]

The latest version is 071111, released on November 10, 2007.[20]

Vertigo (game) Vertigo 0007.gif 2002-04-10 Flight simulator
Vertigo 0007.gif
GenreFlight simulator
Latest release0.26
Release dateApril, 10th 2002
DeveloperAnton Norup Sørensen
Code licenseGNU GPL
P. languageC
This article is about the game. For the person, see Vertigo (person).

Vertigo is a flight simulator written by Anton Norup Sørensen. It is written in the C programming language.

The last version, 0.26, was released in April 2002. No further development is done.[21] The source is licensed under the GNU GPL, while the binaries are freeware and cannot be sold.[22]