Hi there. Saw info re Flight Gear on Google and thought I would give it a try. Been using MS Flight Simulator for many years and thought I would try something new that is evolving with the times. Will see how it goes. Off to see what else is on the forums. Nice to meet you all
Hi and welcome.
I hope you find something in flight gear that floats your boat for you.
Theres a couple of things to remember with flight gear-
Its constantly evolving.
Its always a work in progress.
If an aircraft doesnt look right or do what its supposed to, it can be fixed easily.
Hi all, im jus, i fly as HTFC. Iv downloaded some of the fguk aircraft in the past and i would like to say thanks for sharing, your aircraft are realy cool. I particularly like the F-23c, its performance is outrageous! I aint registered earlier because i dont have the skills to contribute much as yet. But i was chatting to G-ALGY and he said he had some problems with installing fg on a linux system, which i may be able to help with. Anyway, thanks again for sharing the aircraft, and i would love to join in a fly-in in the near future. See ya soon
Hi and welcome to FGUK.
You dont need to be able to contribute to the projects to be here, thats not what its all about. Its about the flying, the discussions, the fun.
Building, modifying and contributing to the aircraft is something that some of us also enjoy, its not a requirement.
Keep an eye on our Saturday flying sub forum for up coming flights.
Like Stuart says, it's cool to have "development skills" but it's not essential here. The most important things at FGUK are feeling being a part of this cool community and flying and enjoying FGKS, the custom FGUK aircraft, and the company and cameraderie here at the forum and in the air over MP!
The most important contribution is to be having fun and feeling at home!
Nice to see you here on the forum after chatting in game. Yep, we're much more than just about development - in fact, it's the flying and the fun which are our number one priorities here at FGUK. Hope to see you in company one Saturday!
I've been joining you for Saturday flights for some time already (OK-TomK), but it took its time to get a working account.
So let me shortly introduce myself. I study applied physics, love science in general as well as computer simulations and computers themselves. I use Linux (openSUSE) and run FG on it.
My hardware is not very good when it comes to graphics (Intel HD), it's more like a workstation laptop. Therefore I'm quite skilled at low fps flying
When in FlightGear, I like pushing aircraft beyond its limits and doing some very low very fast passes (eg. Algy can tell you something about it as he was a victim recently, now with the MP sound ).
My favorite aircraft are L-39 Albatros (big thanks to anyone who did the Czech livery!), the upcoming Eurofighter, Sea Vixen and Gloster Meteor. And of course Victor when it comes to bigger ones .
See you soon!
PS: I'm not developing any aircraft (lack of time), but I can help at any time with intensive testing
I suppose I should have found this topic earlier - better late than never? I'm retired now and living in Spain - though nowhere near old enough to draw a state pension yet I'm starting to look into the models/scenery aspects of FG, as there do seem to be some gaps needing filling. Looking like it will take a while to get my head round this. My connection with real-world aviation is that (many, many years ago) I had a PPL (C150) and was also an avionics tech (working on Scout, Gazelle and Lynx for the Army and Royal Marines). Be glad to help with any related matters - just ask.