FlightGear Flight Simulator

Presented at

UKUUG's Linux2001




GPL Open Source licensed

Linux, Win32, Mac, Irix platforms

http://www.flightgear.org/

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About the presenter


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The FlightGear project


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Many simulation applications






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This talk is only about visual scenery




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Cessna 172 in the clouds







(no visuals!)

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Scenery is often unnecessary



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Visuals can be a distraction



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On short final to land

carrier.jpg

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Basic scenery is also necessary





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Cessna 172 on landing approach

c172.jpg

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Software implementation





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Montgomery field, San Diego California

myf-runways.jpg

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Simulating the World - TerraGear



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TerraGear - Screen dump

wh-tux.jpg


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TerraGear - Storage size









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National data limitations


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Mismatch of scenery and charts



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Synthetic chart - example

atlassan.jpg

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Synthetic charts - Atlas project




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Colorized satellite overlay for Ramona

shrt-fin.jpg

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Context cues around airport




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Short final at San Jose

onfinal.jpg

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Do we want photorealism ?





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Joining downwind at San Jose

downwind.jpg

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Practicing visual decisions




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How many runways at San Jose ?

countrwy.jpg

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Design of airports





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Airport navigation training





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The runway incursion problem



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Photo scenery, buildings, signage




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San Jose California

yatc.jpg

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Immersion and field of view




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Testing triple display hardware

threevid.jpg

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What's in the future?





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Conclusions





www.flightgear.org



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