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 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.

FlightGear FlightGear-787.jpg 2017-03-01 Flight simulator

FlightGear is a 3D flight simulation game. The entire game is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[2][3] It is also sold on 3 DVDs. It is written in the C++ [4] and C [5] programming languages.

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

GL-117 Gl-117.png March 12th, 2005[6] Combat flight simulation

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

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.[10] 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[11]
Media licenseGPL[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

The latest version is 071111, released on November 10, 2007.[15]

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.[16] The source is licensed under the GNU GPL, while the binaries are freeware and cannot be sold.[17]

  1. license
  2. FlightGear's copyright file at Debian Packages
  3. FlightGear's base copyright file at Debian Packages
  4. FlightGear sourceforge.net project page
  5. Flightgear FAQ
  6. http://www.heptargon.de/home/home.htm
  7. http://www.heptargon.de/home/home.htm
  8. GL-117 Team
  9. 9.0 9.1 gl-117 license in Debian
  10. SABRE review on Linux Gazette.
  11. Search and Rescue 0.8.2 copyright file in Debian Etch.
  12. Search and Rescue 0.8.2 data copyright file in Debian Etch.
  13. The about page of Search and Rescue (dead)
  14. Thunder&Lightning about page
  15. Thunder and Lighting release announcement for 071031
  16. "Development has stopped - do not expect further releases." -- http://stjerneskud.info/vertigo/
  17. Distribution section of Vertigo's online user manual