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FlightGear 0.9.5 Now Available

Last updated Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:27:52 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 09 Aug 2004 22:27:14 GMT

FlightGear is a free, open-source flight simulator, licensed under GPL. A new version 0.9.5 is now available. Highlights include new scheduled air traffic system, OpenAL audio subsystem, support for SDL and more. For more information, click on Read More.

 am pleased to announce the release of FlightGear v0.9.5.

FlightGear is a free, open-source, multi-platform flight simulator. The source code is licensed under the GPL.

FlightGear is available for free download from:

Precompiled versions of FlightGear v0.9.5 are available (or will be soon) for most platforms including Windows, Linux, Sgi, Solaris, and Mac OS X.

Here are a few of the highlights from this release:


  • A new system to add realistically scheduled air traffic to the FG world.
  • Audio subsystem is now based on OpenAL.
  • Support for SDL.
  • An XML based gui/widget layout system.
  • Many internal improvements, enhancements, and bug fixes.
  • Out of the box support for several new joysticks.
  • Many new, updated, and improved aircraft.
  • Updated airports with windsocks, towers, and rotating beacons.
  • Complete rebuild of the world scenery based on SRTM terrain data.
  • Accurate radio towers for the USA.

You can view the complete summary of the new features, changes, and bug fixes for this release here:

This is the biggest, baddest FlightGear release ever! Come fly the open source skies with us.

Download iconDon't forget... We have a huge selection (over 24,000 files) of free mods and add-ons for FSX, P3D & X-Plane in the file library.  Files include aircraft, scenery, and utilities  All are free-to-download and use - you don't even need to register.  Browse on down to the file library here.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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