Free Flight Simulators

A Boeing 777 in FlightGear.Listed in this category are a selection of flight simulator packages and games that are free-to-download. Most of them are compatible with Windows, Linux and macOS (or OS X).  Some are demos of fuller simulation packages, such as the Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo or X-Plane, while others offer the entire package because they are open source such as FlightGear.

Free-to-Download

All of the files here are free to download – no registration or subscription is required, however, some of the installation files are quite large so you may benefit from registering for a PRO account (which offers uncapped download speed).  Plus, you'll have full speed access to download any of the files in the library such as any aircraft, scenery and tools you may wish to install.

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Support for Multiple Operating Systems

The packages here offer support for Windows, Linux and Mac.  Microsoft Flight Simulator X runs on Windows only while X-Plane and FlightGear run on all operating systems (Windows/Linux/Mac).

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FlightGear Free Flight Simulator

FlightGear Flight Simulator is an open-source project. Users can download it anytime and copy it to as many machines as they like. It can run on Windows (7, 8, 10 and 11), macOS, Linux, Solaris, and IRIX platforms.

File Size
3.86 GB
Total Downloads
174.9K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
35
Has Video
1
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo

For years, Microsoft Flight Simulator X has been one of the most commonly used and well-known flight simulators around the world. Packed with features that allow you to globe-hop around the world and try out flights from many personal and professi...

File Size
843.64 MB
Total Downloads
140.7K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
35
Has Video
1
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X-Plane for Windows/Mac/Linux Demo

A demo version of the latest X-Plane version 12 (XP12) released in September 2022.  Functional and easy to use with compatibility for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Experience (and get a taste) for the latest and greatest X-Plane version that has a b...

File Size
246.39 MB
Total Downloads
105.1K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
35+
Has Video
1
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DCS World: Open World Digital Battlefield Simulator

Embark on an unparalleled journey into the heart of modern and historical air, ground, and sea combat with DCS World, the premier open-world digital battlefield simulator. This free-to-play masterpiece blends high-fidelity simulation with an expan...

File Size
491.67 MB
Total Downloads
101K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
35+
Has Video
1
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PRE-Flight RC Simulator Demo

PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator has the powerful Physics and Rendering Engine (the "PRE" in PRE-Flight) which allows super-accurate simulation of all types of aircraft. Whether you're a beginner, advanced user, or aircraft designer, you'll find ...

File Size
113.41 MB
Total Downloads
56.3K
Star Rating
3/5
Screenshots
35+
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Vehicle Simulator Demo

Embark on an unparalleled journey across various terrains with the Vehicle Simulator Demo, a pioneering software that amalgamates air, land, sea, underwater, and extraterrestrial environments into a singular, immersive simulation experience.

File Size
144.38 MB
Total Downloads
45K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
24
Has Video
1
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Orbiter Space Flight Simulator for Windows

Orbiter is a unique flight simulator that lets users launch manned or unmanned flights into space. They can dock with space stations, repair satellites, and land on planets. The vast reaches of our solar system are open for Orbiter fans to explore...

File Size
2.43 GB
Total Downloads
34K
Star Rating
4/5
Screenshots
8
Has Video
1
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Space Shuttle Mission Simulator Demo

Space Shuttle Mission Simulator is the newest and most exciting Space Shuttle Simulator available today, designed to provide the experience and excitement of the NASA Space Shuttle missions in extreme detail.

File Size
122.16 MB
Total Downloads
27.7K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
10
Has Video
1
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ATC Simulator 2 Demo

ATCsimulator®2 is the premier Air Traffic Control simulation on the market for the PC. This is as close to the REAL THING! as you can get. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations or cheesy mockups! This is a SERIOUS SIMULATION (er..game)! But, it ca...

File Size
20.4 MB
Total Downloads
11.8K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
10
Has Video
1
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FlightGear Complete HD World Scenery Package

This is the complete Global HD scenery package for the FlightGear open-source simulator. It requires that you have a working copy of the latest FlightGear installed before you can use it - it works with both Windows and Mac installations. You ma...

File Size
84.63 GB
Total Downloads
7.4K
Star Rating
5/5
Screenshots
1