This section provides pointers to software packages for flight
simulators intended for pilot training. If you have a general question
about flight simulators that is not specifically related to Linux, you
could try posting your question to the
Flight Gear is a free flight simulator project. The idea for Flight Gear was born out of a dissatisfaction with current commercial PC flight simulators. A big problem with these simulators is their lack of extensibility which is a direct result of their proprietary design. We have intensionally chosen to keep Flight Gear and its source code open, available, and free of charge. In doing so, we are able to take advantage of the efforts of tremendously talented people from around the world.
Curtis L. Olson
0.6.2, 11 Sep 1999
GNU General Public License
This is a Java applet that simulates the operation of ADF and VOR instruments. A canvas shows the position of a hypothetical aircraft and two ground based navigational aids, (which can be dragged to arbitrary positions with the mouse). The instrument display shows what the pilot would see in the corresponding situation. The applet code is available for download if you want to install it on your own machine.
Oct 14, 1998
Java compatible browser