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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/25/2016.

FlightGear is an open-source flight simulator.
It supports a variety of popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world.
Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License.

The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated and open flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments,
pilot training, as an industry engineering tool, for DIY-ers to pursue their favorite interesting flight simulation idea,
and last but certainly not least as a fun, realistic, and challenging desktop flight simulator.


  • If kb2919355 hasn't been installed previously,
    and you are running on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
    Then it must be installed and a reboot must occur before trying to install FlightGear.
    Otherwise installation may fail.

To install FlightGear, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install flightgear

To upgrade FlightGear, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade flightgear


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $version = '2016.4.1'
    $softwareName = "FlightGear v$version"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName = 'flightgear'
      fileType    = 'exe'
      url         = ''
      softwareName = $softwareName
      checksum     = '8B1851999233047E3DA451AFB2739C5024E914E92011B3F5F37E42CDB5ED1F64'
      checksumType = ''
      silentArgs   = '/VERYSILENT'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
    $key = UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key) {
      Write-Host "FlightGear $version is already installed. Skipping download and installation."
    } else {
      Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'flightgear'
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'FlightGear*'
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % {
        $packageArgs = @{
          packageName = $packageName
          fileType    = 'exe'
          silentArgs  = '/VERYSILENT'
          validExitCodes= @(0)
          file          = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • FlightGear Team


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FlightGear 3.4.0 381 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 approved
FlightGear 3.2.0 557 Sunday, October 19, 2014  
FlightGear 260 Tuesday, October 14, 2014  
FlightGear 3.0.0 328 Tuesday, February 18, 2014  
FlightGear 2.12.1 299 Wednesday, November 27, 2013  
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