The FlightGear Flight Simulator
The open source flight simulator FlightGear
is developed from
contributions by many talented people around the world.
The main focus is a desire to `do things right'
and to minimize short cuts.
has become more configurable and flexible in recent years
making for a huge improvement in the user's overall experience.
This overview discusses the project, recent advances,
some of the new opportunities and newer applications.
Pilot's view from a Cessna 172 making a poor approach
for landing at San Francisco International Airport.
The ``Time of Day'' pop up menu is partially visible,
with seven quick selects and an additional button for typing in the time.
Seven consecutive screen dumps, from a wide screen display,
have been combined to demonstrate the simulator's lighting model