FlightGear 2016.1 Released

The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2016.1 “San Francisco” release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Highlights in this release include an integrated launcher that includes the ability to download aircraft, a reduction in the installation package size, performance improvements and many rendering improvements.
Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums.


FlightGear features more than 500 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multiplayer environment, detailed sky and weather modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being open-source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.

Download FlightGear v2016.1 for free from FlightGear.org/download

FlightGear – Fly Free!

Please continue to our wiki article for all the specific details and new features in the release.

14 Replies to “FlightGear 2016.1 Released”

  1. Many THX to all contributors of FlightGear! This is really a great and fascinating project.

  2. Is there any plan to integrate with PilotEdge for live communications and saitek instrument panel

  3. Dear FlightGear team & community,
    I wish to thank you for providing me many hours of fun flying.
    Thanks for FlightGear 2016.1
    Fly Free!

  4. any chance someone has a torrent of the download available? download is going slow

  5. I downloaded various types of planes to install, but after I put their folders in the Aircraft folder and launch the game, they don’t show up. Anyone encountering the same issue?

    1. Yes same here. It seems like there is a form of aircraft center in the game but I have problems using that as well. The wiki page is unfortunately out of date too. Could someone please update it? Thanks

  6. It has a lot of new things. Maybe I got confused when I saw it the first time. Thank you guys so much. PAPI light returned.

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