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Table Of Contents

Preface
1.1 Condensed Reading
1.2 Instructions For the Truly Impatient
1.3 Further Reading
Installation
Want to have a free flight? Take FlightGear!
2.1 Yet Another Flight Simulator?
2.2 System Requirements
2.3 Choosing A Version
3.1 Installing scenery
3.1.1 MS Windows Vista/7
3.1.2 Mac OS X
3.1.3 FG_SCENERY
3.1.4 Fetch Scenery as you fly
3.1.5 Creating your own Scenery
3.2 Installing aircraft
3.3. INSTALLING DOCUMENTATION 27
3.3 Installing documentation
Flying with FlightGear
Takeoff: How to start the program
4.1 Environment Variables
4.1.1 FG_ROOT
4.1.2 FG_SCENERY
or
4.1.3 Environment Variables on Windows and Mac OS X
4.2 Launching the simulator under Unix/Linux
4.3. LAUNCHING THE SIMULATOR UNDER WINDOWS 33
4.3 Launching the simulator under Windows
4.3.1 Launching from the command line
4.4 Launching the simulator under Mac OS X
4.4.1 Selecting an aircraft and an airport
4.4.2 Enabling on-the-fly scenery downloading
4.4.3 Enabling Navigation Map (Atlas)
4.4.4 Launching FlightGear - the simulator
4.4.5 Advanced Features
4.4.6 Launching from the command line
4.5. COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS 41
4.5 Command line parameters
4.5.1 General Options
4.5.2 Features
4.5.3 Sound
4.5.4 Aircraft
4.5.5 Flight model
4.5.6 Initial Position and Orientation
4.5.7 Environment Options
4.5.8 Rendering Options
4.5.9 HUD Options
4.5.10 Aircraft System Options
4.5.11 Time Options
4.5.12 Network Options
4.5.13 Route/Waypoint Options
4.5.14 IO Options
4.5.15 Debugging options
4.6 Joystick support
4.6.1 Built-in joystick support
4.6.2 Joystick support via .fgfsrc entries
In-flight: All about instruments, keystrokes and menus
5.1 Starting the engine
5.1.1 Piston Aircraft
5.1.2 Turboprop Aircraft
5.1.3 Jet Aircraft
5.2 Keyboard controls
5.2.1 Aircraft controls
5.2.2 Simulator controls
5.3. MOUSE-CONTROLLED ACTIONS 67
5.2.3 Autopilot controls
5.3 Mouse-controlled actions
5.3.1 Normal mode
5.3.2 Control mode
5.3.3 View mode
5.4 Menu entries
5.5 The Instrument Panel
5.6 The Head Up Display
Features
6.1 Multiplayer
6.1.1 Quick Start
6.1.2 Other Methods
6.1.3 Troubleshooting
6.2 Aircraft Carrier
6.2.1 Starting on the Carrier
6.2.2 Launching from the Catapult
6.2.3 Finding the Carrier - TACAN
6.2.4 Landing on the Carrier
6.3 Atlas
6.4 Multiple Displays
6.5 Multiple Computer
6.5.1 Setup
6.5.2 Basic Configuration
6.6. RECORDING AND PLAYBACK 81
6.5.3 Advanced Configuration
6.6 Recording and Playback
6.7 Text to Speech with Festival
6.7.1 Installing the Festival system
6.7.2 Running FlightGear with Voice Support
6.7.3 Troubleshooting
6.7.4 Installing more voices
6.8 Air-Air Refuelling
6.8.1 Setup
6.8.2 Multiplayer Refueling
Tutorials
7.1 In-flight Tutorials
7.1.1 Cessna 172P tutorials
7.2 FlightGear Tutorials
7.3 Other Tutorials
A Basic Flight Simulator Tutorial
8.1 Foreword
8.2 Starting Up
8.2.1 MS Windows
8.2.2 Linux and other unices
8.2.3 In the dark?
8.3 The First Challenge - Flying Straight
8.4 Basic Turns
8.5 Taxiing on the ground
8.5.1 Airspeed
8.6 Advanced Turns
8.7. A BIT OF WIEHEISTEROLOGY 109
8.7 A Bit of Wieheisterology
8.7.1 Engine control
8.7.2 Wings and speed
8.7.3 The flaps
8.7.4 The stall
8.7.5 The trim
8.7.6 What direction am I flying?
8.7.7 A look around the panel
8.8.2 Landing
8.8.3 Engine Shutdown
8.9.3 Taxiing in the Wind
8.10 The autopilot
8.11 What Next?
8.12 Thanks
8.13 Flying Other Aircraft
8.13.1 How to land the Cherokee Warrior II
8.13.2 How to take off and land the Piper J3 Cub
8.13.3 How to take off and land a jet
8.13.4 How to take off and land the P-51D Mustang
8.13.5 How to take off and land the B-52 Stratofortress
A Cross Country Flight Tutorial
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Disclaimer and Thanks
9.2 Flight Planning
9.3 Getting Up
9.3.1 Pre-Flight
9.3.2 ATIS
9.3.3 Radios
9.3.4 Altimeter and Compass
9.3.5 Take-Off
9.4 Cruising
9.4.1 The Autopilot
9.4.2 Navigation
9.4.3 Mixture
9.5 Getting Down
9.5.1 Air Traffic Control
9.5.2 The Traffic Pattern
9.5.3 Approach
9.5.4 VASI
9.5.5 Go Around
9.5.6 Clearing the Runway
An IFR Cross Country Flight Tutorial
10.1 Introduction
10.1.1 Disclaimer
10.2 Before Takeoff
10.2.1 Flight Planning
10.2.2 VHF Omnidirectional Range
10.2.3 Takeoff
10.3 In the Air
10.3.1 George I
10.3.2 MISON Impossible
10.3.3 George II
10.3.4 Staying the Course
10.3.5 Yet More Cross-Checks
10.4 Getting Down
10.4.1 Instrument Approach Procedures
10.4.2 Nondirectional Beacons
10.4.3 Procedure Turn
10.4.4 Chasing the Needle
10.4.5 FOOTO Time
10.4.6 George III
10.4.7 ILS Landings
10.4.8 Intercepting the Localizer
10.4.9 Intercepting the Glide Slope
10.4.10 Touchdown, Almost
10.4.11 A Confession
10.4.12 Touchdown, Not
10.4.13 Touchdown
10.5 Epilogue
11.6 Back to Earth II
Appendices
Annexes
Missed approach: If anything refuses to work
A.1 FlightGear Problem Reports
A.2 General problems
A.3. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS UNDER LINUX 197
A.3 Potential problems under Linux
A.4 Potential problems under Windows
Landing: Some further thoughts before leaving the plane
B.1 A Sketch on the History of FlightGear
B.1.1 Scenery
B.1.2 Aircraft
B.1.3 Environment
B.1.4 User Interface
B.2 Those, who did the work
B.3 What remains to be done
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