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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.
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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 is a free software flight simulator. It supports a variety of popular platforms and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world. Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License. The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated and open flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, pilot training, as an industry engineering tool, for DIY-ers to pursue their favorite interesting flight simulation idea, and last but certainly not least as a fun, realistic, and challenging desktop flight simulator. We are developing a sophisticated, open simulation framework that can be expanded and improved upon by anyone interested in contributing. There are many exciting possibilities for an open, free flight sim. We hope that this project will be interesting and useful to many people in many areas.
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.
KFLog is a KDE program for displaying aeronautical charts. It can read files produced by a gps-logger, which is used in many gliders, and shows the flight in the map. The source code does not include any maps; they can be downloaded from

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