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- ATC-pie is an air traffic control simulation program for solo training sessions or multi-player games connected to the FlightGear MP network. It is essentially designed for realism, and simulates many features of real-life ATC tasks such as strip rack and sequence management, handovers to/from neighbouring controllers, transponder identification, flight plan filing, ATIS recording.
- GNU ACM is a distributed aerial combat simulator that runs on the X Windows System. Players engage in air to air combat against one another using heat seeking missiles and cannons. The program has support for 16, 24, and 32 bit graphics cards.
- The avdbtools package (short for aviation database tools) is a collection of software designed to help create and maintain databases for aviation applications. This release of avdbtools is a single application that converts the National Airspace Data files distributed by the Aeronautical Information Systems Division of the Federal Aviation Administration into formats that other aviation related applications can use.
- FlightGear Flight Simulator (often shortened to FlightGear or FGFS) is a free, open-source, multi-platform, flight simulator, created by volunteers.
FlightGear is an atmospheric and orbital flight simulator used in aerospace research and industry. Its flight dynamics engine (JSBSim) is used in a 2015 NASA benchmark to judge new simulation code to the standards of the space industry.
FlightGear 2020.3 has 700+ aircraft in launcher with 1-click install and update, that can be filtered by advancement level in flight dynamics model (FDM), systems, or art. The rest are available through 3rd party hangars or from development repositories.
Broad overview of features as of 2020: 3d buildings & roads for entire planet based on OpenStreetMap (OSM) data and automatic generation, terrain-driven weather simulation, addons, multiplayer environment, orbital rendering, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking and interfacing options, multiple display support, multiple flight dynamics engines, multiple rendering pipelines, detailed weather visualisation with ALS renderer, a powerful scripting language, and other features suited for settings in research, industry, DiY projects, and desktop simulation, combined with an open architecture. Used professionally, as well as non-professionally.
Platforms: Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, others. Compiles for ARM processors, including Raspberry Pi.
- Applications and usages
- Info, help, and contribution: wiki, forum, mailing list
- Quick aircraft recommendations - see screenshots and caption text in install aircraft page
- fplan helps general aviation pilots to create flight plans for cross country flights in powered aircraft. It reads a planfile containing a description of the flight, departure and destination airports, navigation aids, intermediate waypoints, winds aloft, fuel consumption rates, and produces a flight plan including wind corrected magnetic headings, distance, estimated time and fuel consumption for each leg, latitude, longitude and VOR fixes for each checkpoint, etc. A graphical preview of the flight is available on systems with X11 Windows and the XView Toolkit.
- GPLIGC analyzes IGC flight data from GNSS flight data recorders used by glider pilots. It can be used to optimize flights for the online contest (2003 rules). It uses Perl/Tk and gnuplot. The openGLIGCexplorer (written in C++) lets users view data in 3D with OpenGL, and can also be used as a digital elevation model terrain viewer.
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