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We are one of the most active communities within the FlightGear universe, with continuous ongoing development, regular group flights and a diverse and fun social scene

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Tornado 1.5 Preview

Tornado 1.5 Preview

 

Neilson has been working hard away at texture mapping and skinning the Development version of the Tornado (Currently V 1.5)
We hope to have something released into the FlightGear community soon so watch this space!

Alpine Helicopter Adventure - 23rd of August 8PM UK time

This saturday will be VooDoo's Alpine Helicopter Adventure! We'll be departing Geneva (LSGG) at the appointed hour - please be prompt as we will be flying helicopters at altitudes between nap of the earth and about 9000' and we have a long way to go to Innsbruch (LOWI) Austria thru some of the finest terrain and scenery in FlighGear! We'll need every bit of our 2 hours!

We'll be departing to a fuel/rest stop in Meiringen (LSMM) on the South side park up area for only a few minutes before we again take to their air and challenge ourselves thru beautiful and significant terrain all the way to Innsbruch. Bring a 'chopper that you fly well and are confident in that can make 130 - 140 knots continuously if needed. After leaving Geneva, we'll be heading Eastish over the lake to get formed up and from there things will get dicey - you'll need to stay with the group and flight leader to find your weaving way thru treacherous yet beautiful hills, valleys and passes.

Be there or be square and please announce any aircraft not supplied via the FGUK hangar accompanied by a link *well in advance* of Saturday's flight. Try and capture/install current scenery in advance of the flight if yer Terrasync is not functional or to reduce lagging and you might not want to fly clock time on this one lest ye catch a mountain in the dark.

 

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FlightGear 3.0 Released

http://www.flightgear.org/news/flightgear-v3-0-released/

February 17, 2014 - FlightGear v3.0 is Released!

The FlightGear development team is happy to announce the v3.0 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Highlights in this release include integration of the FGCom voice communications client within the simulator, improved terrain rendering, faster scenery loading, and improved usability. This release also coincides with the release of FlightGear World Scenery 2.0 – massively improved scenery data covering the entirety of the planet and incorporating OpenStreetMap roads and detailed terrain information from a variety of sources.

A list of major changes can be found at: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Changelog_3.0.

Downloads are available here: http://www.flightgear.org/download/main-program/

 

Saturday Flights

Donner pass to Reno air race!

Flight Night - Saturday 7th of February!

 

With custom scenery and high powered racers this is sure to be a night of fun.

We'll be taking off from Auburn CA (ICAO - KAUN) on RWY 07. RWY heading towards AVPEY and off to the north. Around Monte Vista we will change hdg to the east and dive into the beautiful American River Valley. Lot's of marble on the ground will fit perfectly the shiny metal passing by at 250kts.

South west of the Donner Pass, at Snow Mountain we will head south, pass Pyramid Pick and Dicks Peak towards the south end of Lake Tahoe from where we will cross the lake up to Truckee from where we will follow the Truckee River along the California/Nevada border.

So we will finally reach The Biggest Little City in the World - Reno.

11nm later we will reach our final destination - Reno Stead - home of the Reno Air Race.

Everyone who downloaded the scenery will be greeted by the industrial area and the airfield surroundings as well as the main attraction: The pylons of the Unlimited Course.

Well from here - the only thing we can say is: Gentlemen, you've got yourselves a race!

    • Warty's Avatar
    • 28th March- Hugh's Highland tour
    • Both: the passenger option for the aircraft and your tour of the area. Showed me some manoeuvres that I didn't even know were possible in a helicopter :lol: But, yeah, great fun!
    • Porcius's Avatar
    • 28th March- Hugh's Highland tour
    • Thank you ! Oh, your'e not on about my flying skills are you ? Didn't think so... Only kidding. It is magnificent fun aint it ?
    • Vodoun da Vinci's Avatar
    • 28th March- Hugh's Highland tour
    • Yeah...I rode around with Warty for a while as well and was there when he stuffed it. I was traumatized so I think someone owes me money. :kiss: :S Way too much fun being home sick yesterday and descending on EGOD...