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FlightGear is a free, open-source flight simulator that comes with over 400 aircraft, worldwide scenery, multi-player environment, detailed sky and aircraft modeling, and a powerful scripting language.

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FlightGear 3.2 ships with countless new features, improvements and bug fixes. Some of the most important new features in this release are improvements to the aircraft modeling, improved graphics rendering, an experimental aircraft package manager, better performance.

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Also there are five new and improved aircraft: Boeing 757-200, Cessna 337G Skymaster, Mainair Flash 2 Alpha, North American P-51D and Tupolev Tu-154B2.

In addition, a text-to-speech system has been implemented, and various bugs have been fixed.

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Install FlightGear in Ubuntu 14.04

There is a PPA available, but it contains the latest development snapshots for FlightGear, which now is 3.3 instead of 3.2 (shouldn’t be much more different than 3.2 though). To install the game from this PPA, type the following in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flightgear

To run it type fgfs in the terminal.

You can also install the latest FlightGear release in Ubuntu using UbuTricks.

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