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Installation
Want to have a free flight? Take FlightGear!
1.1 Yet Another Flight Simulator?
1.2 System Requirements
1.3 Choosing A Version
1.4 Flight Dynamics Models
1.5 About This Guide
Preflight: Installing FlightGear
2.1 Installing scenery
2.1.1 MS Windows Vista
2.1.2 Mac OS X
2.1.3 FG_SCENERY
2.1.4 Fetch Scenery as you fly
2.1.5 Creating your own Scenery
2.2 Installing aircraft
2.3 Installing documentation
Flying with FlightGear
Takeoff: How to start the program
3.1 Environmental Variables
3.1.1 FG_ROOT
3.1.2 FG_SCENERY
or
3.1.3 Environmental Variables on Windows and Mac OS X
3.2 Launching the simulator under Unix/Linux
3.3. LAUNCHING THE SIMULATOR UNDER WINDOWS 31
3.3 Launching the simulator under Windows
3.3.1 Launching from the command line
3.4. LAUNCHING THE SIMULATOR UNDER MAC OS X 33
3.4 Launching the simulator under Mac OS X
• Selecting an aircraft and an airport
3.4.1 Selecting an aircraft and an airport
3.4.2 Enabling on-the-fly scenery downloading
3.4.3 Enabling Navigation Map (Atlas)
3.4.4 Launching FlightGear - the simulator
3.4.5 Advanced Features
3.5. COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS 39
3.4.6 Launching from the command line
3.5 Command line parameters
3.5.1 General Options
3.5.2 Features
3.5.3 Aircraft
3.5.4 Flight model
3.5.5 Initial Position and Orientation
3.5.6 Rendering Options
3.5.7 HUD Options
3.5.8 Time Options
3.5.9 Network Options
3.5.10 Route/Waypoint Options
3.5.11 IO Options
3.5.12 Debugging options
3.6 Joystick support
3.6.1 Built-in joystick support
3.6.2 Joystick support via .fgfsrc entries
In-flight: All about instruments, keystrokes and menus
4.1 Starting the engine
4.2 Keyboard controls
4.3 Menu entries
4.4 The Instrument Panel
4.5 The Head Up Display
4.6 Mouse-controlled actions
4.6.1 Normal mode
4.7. EXITING THE SIMULATOR 73
4.6.2 Control mode
4.6.3 View mode
4.7 Exiting the simulator
Features
5.1 Aircraft Carrier
5.1.1 Starting on the Carrier
5.1.2 Launching from the Catapult
5.1.3 Finding the Carrier - TACAN
5.1.4 Landing on the Carrier
5.2 Atlas
5.3 Multiplayer
5.3.1 Quick Start
5.3.2 Troubleshooting
5.6.4 Installing more voices
5.7 Air-Air Refuelling
5.7.1 What’s possible
5.7.2 Necessary preparations
5.7.3 In the cockpit
5.7.4 In the Air
5.7.5 More advanced topics
Tutorials
6.1 In-flight Tutorials
6.1.1 Cessna 172P tutorials
6.2 FlightGear Tutorials
6.3 Other Tutorials
A Basic Flight Simulator Tutorial
7.1 Foreword
7.2 Starting Up
7.2.1 MS Windows
7.2.2 Linux and other unices
7.2.3 In the dark?
7.3 The First Challenge - Flying Straight
7.4 Basic Turns
7.5 Taxiing on the ground
7.5.1 Airspeed
7.6 Advanced Turns
7.7. A BIT OF WIEHEISTEROLOGY 111
7.7 A Bit of Wieheisterology
7.7.1 Engine control
7.7.2 Wings and speed
7.7.3 The flaps
7.7.4 The stall
7.8.2 Landing
7.8.3 Engine Shutdown
7.8.4 Aborted Landing
7.9 Dealing with the Wind
7.9.1 Crosswind Take Off
7.9.2 Crosswind Landing
7.9.3 Taxiing in the Wind
7.10 The autopilot
7.11 What Next?
7.12 Thanks
7.13 Flying Other Aircraft
7.13.1 How to land the Cherokee Warrior II
7.13.2 How to take off and land the Piper J3 Cub
7.13.3 How to take off and land a jet
7.13.4 How to take off and land the P-51D Mustang
7.13.5 How to take off and land the B-52 Stratofortress
8.2 Flight Planning
8.3 Getting Up
8.3.1 Pre-Flight
8.3.2 ATIS
8.3.3 Radios
8.3.4 Altimeter and Compass
8.3.5 Take-Off
8.4 Cruising
8.4.1 The Autopilot
8.4.2 Navigation
8.4.3 Mixture
8.5 Getting Down
8.5.1 Air Traffic Control
8.5.2 The Traffic Pattern
8.5.3 Approach
8.5.4 VASI
8.5.5 Go Around
8.5.6 Clearing the Runway
An IFR Cross Country Flight Tutorial
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Disclaimer
9.2 Before Takeoff
9.2.1 Flight Planning
9.2.2 VHF Omnidirectional Range
9.2.3 Takeoff
9.3 In the Air
9.3.1 George I
9.3.2 MISON Impossible
9.3.3 George II
9.3.4 Staying the Course
9.3.5 Yet More Cross-Checks
9.4 Getting Down
9.4.1 Instrument Approach Procedures
9.4.2 Nondirectional Beacons
9.4.3 Procedure Turn
9.4.4 Chasing the Needle
9.4.5 FOOTO Time
9.4.6 George III
9.4.7 ILS Landings
9.4.8 Intercepting the Localizer
9.4.9 Intercepting the Glide Slope
9.4.10 Touchdown, Almost
9.4.11 Touchdown, Not
9.4.12 Touchdown
9.5 Epilogue
A Helicopter Tutorial
10.1 Preface
10.2 Getting started
10.3 Lift-Off
10.4 In the air
10.5 Back to Earth I
10.6 Back to Earth II
Appendices
Missed approach: If anything refuses to work
A.1 FlightGear Problem Reports
A.2 General problems
A.3. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS UNDER LINUX 199
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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