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This is a prototype snap of FlightGear. Only the application is built. The FlightGear data files must be downloaded separately and placed in $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/fgdata. In a future release we may automate this. For now, manually:

mkdir -p $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/

wget -O $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/fgdata.tar.bz2

cd $HOME/snap/flightgear/common/

tar xf fgdata.tar.txz

rm fgdata.tar.bz2

Build from source files at, this is an unofficial package. Please file any issues with this package at

Details for FlightGear

Last updated
11 April 2021

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