Flightgear Flight Simulator is an open source, multi-player, first-person aircraft simulation game developed by the Flightgear project as early as 1997. As the software is still relatively new, many potential users of this popular flight simulator application have been put off by the fact that they are unable to download and use the software for free. This article intends to clear up any lingering doubts that you may have about whether or not Flightgear is worth the money.
In order to enjoy full benefits of flight simulation with your PC, you need to be running the latest version of Windows. Although many other simulator products are available for both MAC and PCs, Flightgear Flight Simulator can only be enjoyed when it is run on Windows. The reason behind this is simple - flightgear is run by the Flightgear software utilising the Direct Rendering Window (DRW), a software tool that was developed within the Windows Server operating system. This tool creates a much more polished and feature rich DRW which enables the game to run seamlessly on all versions of Windows. Some previous Flightgear games were also developed for Linux, but these have now been superseded by Windows based tools. The reason for this is that Windows support is much better on this popular aircraft simulation title.
One of the best features of Flightgear Flight Simulator is its vast and varied selection of aircraft and airports. It is possible to customise the scenery of airports in order to replicate a variety of different conditions and landmarks across the world. You can also add your own aircraft into the mix if you so desire. No matter what type of aircraft you choose to operate, you will be thoroughly entertained and captivated by the detailed and comprehensive Flightgear scenery.