Welcome to FlightGear v1.0

Featuring Highly detailed models...

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Lockheed F-5B Lightning (P-38 variant)
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Eurocopter EC-135
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Sopwith Camel
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Vought F4U Corsair
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Grumman A-6E Intruder
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Fairchild A-10 "Warthog"
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Main Hangar, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

Fully Functional 3d Cockpits...

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Grumman A-6E Intruder
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Fairchild A-10 "Warthog"
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Beechcraft 1900-D
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English Electric Lightning
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Boeing 787
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Cessna 150

Complex 3D Model Animations and Shadows...

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V-22 Osprey on an aircraft carrier elevator
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V-22 Osprey on the ground
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V-22 Osprey airborne

Time of Day, Weather, and Seasonal Effects...

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F4U, sunny, scattered clouds
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787 in rain
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A-10 at sunset
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DHC-2F Beaver greets the morning
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de Havilland Sea Vixen at altitude
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A-10 in twilight
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Sopwith Camel in winter

Many Aircraft Include Unexpected Gems...

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SR-71 Blackbird deceleration chute
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Another view of SR-71 and chute
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Sikorsky S-51, rotor blades folded
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A-10 releasing ordinance

Air to Air Refueling, Banner Towing, Multiplayer Glider Towing, Parachute Drops ...

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SR-71 refuelling in mid-air
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A view from below
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Schleicher ASK 21 glider
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Paratroopers jumping from Nord Noratlas
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Moyes Dragonfly ultralight with banner in tow

Carrier Ops...

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Blackburn B-103 Buccaneer ready for catapult launch
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F4U on final
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F4U on elevator from the hangar deck
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Hawker Sea Hawk visiting aboard the French carrier Foch.
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Another view, with the Sea Hawk ready for launch.
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A Sea Hawk and Sea Vixen on catapults
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A Sea Vixen ready for launch aboard the USS Nimitz

Authentic Helicopter Flight Dynamics...

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Westland WG.13 Lynx at sea.
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Piasecki CH-21 Shawnee on rescue ops
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The view from inside the Aerospatiale Alouette II

A Wide Variety of Civilian and Military Aircraft are Available...

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Boeing 787
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Sopwith Camel
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Cessna 150
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Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde
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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
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Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
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SZD-9 Bocian 1E sailplane
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Cessna 550 Citation Bravo
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Cessna 550 Citation II
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Aerostar Super 700

A Variety of Realistic Aircraft Operate Autonomously at Many Airports...
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Piper Comanche PA-24-250 over Paris-Orly airport
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Hangar activity at Orly
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Another view of Orly

Fly with others by connecting to the one of the free multiplayer servers...

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Multiplayer map/web server showing current locations and velocities of aircraft

Realistic Failures and Faults...

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Seneca on final for a single-engine landing, with several gauges reflecting left engine failure

Paris...

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Piper Comanche over paris, with Notre Dame in the foreground, and the Montparnasse Tower and the Eiffel Tower in the distance.
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Looking north towards Montmartre
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Looking east, with the Champ de Mars stretching between the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire, with Les Invalides in the background at the center.
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Looking along Avenue Foch towards the Arc de Triomphe
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Paris at night

La Defense District, Paris...

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Los Angeles, CA...

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Curtis L. Olson