FlightGear is a flight simulator project. It is multi-platform, open-source, and a cooperative flight simulator development project. The entire source code is available and licensed through the GNU General Public License. This simulator tries to create a very sophisticated simulator framework that can be used in academic or research environments.

Software Details:

  • Size: 1.8 GB
  • Version: 0.1.1
  • License: Freeware
  • Genre: Flight Simulator
  • Release Date: 12-05-2020
  • Operating System: All Windows



FlightGear 2020 was created as an end-user application so that flight simulation ideas can be pursuit and developed by those interested. The result is an open simulation framework that is highly sophisticated and expandable. Various exciting possibilities are available for free, open flight sim.

This “game” is the result of numerous people from around the world that worked together. Knowledge is advanced and this game might be exactly what you are looking for if you want to experience a good simulator.

PC flight simulators are normally shallow. Flight Gear appeared because of a rebel against it. Countless people with ideas that could enhance flight simulators exist and they can write code or at least have a desire to learn. The commercial simulators do not open the doors to any type of enhancement or modification from outside sources. Flight Gear is a project that tries to fill exactly this gap.

While there is no certainty that an open source project could ever top the work done by the commercial flight simulators, FlightGear 2020 does wonders at creating a platform that is perfect for future development. The simulator is also very good due to its constant growth and improvement.