FGFS Related Links
In addition to www.flightgear.org,
there are a large number of websites either directly related to FlightGear, or
which contain information of use to the FlightGear pilot. This page provides
a non-exhaustive list of them. Any additions or corrections should be sent
to the maintainer at the bottom of the page.
FlightGear relies directly on a number of other projects, including:
- JSBSim Flight Dynamics Modeling.
JSBSim is an object-oriented, multi-platform, flight dynamics model
written in C++. It is one of the several ways to drive aircraft flight
"math/physics" for FlightGear, but JSBSim also can be run in a
standalone mode and is also being used for other projects. The JSBSim
web site also strives to serve as a resource to flight simulation
engineers, hosting and providing links to relevant technical papers and
references to other sites.
- TerraGear. TerraGear, using
geographical elevation- and landuse-data as input, provides the
physical geography of the FlightGear world, from the sea to the
- FlightGear Scenery Object
Database. All the buildings, structures, and other objects in the
FlightGear world are stored in this database. Contributing new objects
to this database is an easy way to help the project and improve your
local virtual flights.
- FlightGear World
Custom Scenery Project. A major project to improve the quality of the
world scenery by using GRASS and other well-known
- FGMS. A standalone
network server for FlightGear, With fgms you can fly with other pilots
scattered around the world. You can assemble experiences in
formation flight, build virtual airlines, track yourself on
google maps, etc.
There are a number of add-ons to FlightGear available.
is a taxiway editor for FlightGear and X-Plane,
written by David Luff.
- Scenery Designer.
is an interactive program that allow its user to design custom
sceneries, written by Fred Bouvier.
- Atlas - Cartography for
virtual worlds. A FlightGear compatible moving map display and atlas.
FlightGear AI Aircraft Download Page hosted by Durk Talsma.
Kelpie Flight Planner for FlightGear - A Java/SWT based Gui
flight planner which uses the airport and navaid databases of
Flightgear, allowing the user to search for airports and navigation
aids and plan flights between them.
Displays city/airport/object names as floating text within the
FlightGear visuals. Requires no changes to the FG code, but requires
write access to the FlightGear data tree.
FlightGear Web Pages
Other websites dedicated to FlightGear.
Flight Dynamics Modeling and Aircraft Modelling
Resources for people interested in creating new aircraft for FlightGear.
Other Flight Sim Related sites on the Net
Geographical Data and Maps
Land Use Data
- Global Land
Use Datasets - Nasa Goddard Institute - Country codes,
Cultivation intensity, Fractional inundation, Normalized
difference vegetation index, Population density, Soil units,
Vegetation, Wetland ecosystems ...
Airport and Navaid info
World Weather Info Sources
World Modeling Tools
Philosophy and Tips
OpenGL for Win32
OpenGL for Mac
OpenGL Hardware Acceleration
Data Manipulation (Gridding, Triangulation, Triangle Strips, etc.)
Terrain Rendering Techniques
Stewart - Interesting research into terrain illumination (self
shading, and shadow casting) and visibility culling in terrains.
Cloud Rendering Techniques
Free Development Tools
3d Modeling Tools
Other Useful Sites