This is the place to find the v2.6.0 release candidates as they become available. We would really love for everyone to download these “test” releases and give them a try. The target date for the official FlightGear v2.6.0 release is February 17.
Real spaceships aren’t actually piloted into orbit. The risk that a human being, strapped to his acceleration seat and under a crushing acceleration of 4 g for a prolonged period of time is unable to fly with the precision required to reach orbit is far too great, and real spacecraft reach orbit on autopilot.
But what would it be like? Welcome to a scenario in which a Russian Vostok spacecraft has been acquired by the USA and fitted for a manually flown mission.
I’ve been following FG closely since FlightGear 0.9.8. So, checking on the Wiki, this already dates back to… 2005!
Q: What are your major interests in FlightGear?
At first, I was using FG as a “casual” user, mainly contributing positions in my local area (Brittany) and especially the Brest area (cause I’m not that good at 3D modelling!). So I would say my major interest is in definitely in the scenery side of FG – and HHS choppers!
Oscar (youtube user: osjcag) has created a series of short movies called the 12 Days of FlightGear Tips. Each day he releases a new tip in honor of the twelve days of Christmas. Check back each day for the new tip! Even “seasoned” FlightGear pilots may pick up a new trick or two. Enjoy!