GeoFS is a free, online flight simulator, with global scenery, that runs in your web browser. Whether you are a licensed pilot practicing VFR, an aviation enthusiast or just looking for some fun flying in beautiful landscapes, you can enjoy any of the 20 available aircraft, ranging from para-glider to airliners, absolutely anywhere in the world.
- Free 10 meter global satellite images Photo-realistic sub-meter HD imagery on subscription. more...
- Global high resolution terrain mesh
- Massively multiplayer
- Navigation map with 30,000 referenced runways
- ADS-B (real-life) commercial traffic in real-time
- Runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile
- Joystick support
- 20 available aircraft (+ community contributed)
- Real-time atmospheric conditions (weather forecast feed)
GeoFS is built on top of Cesium, a 3D globe technology (just like Google Earth) that can provide global, highly detailed, photo-realistic landscape.
When flying GeoFS for free, you are provided with global, 10 meter resolution, satellite images mapped over a high resolution mesh (30 meter, down to 1 meter in some regions).
To enhance realism, you can subscribe to GeoFS HD and fly over high resolution, photo-realistic aerial images.
GeoFS HD is particularly suitable for VFR practice.
Take a look at the screenshot gallery for more examples
Learn more about GeoFS HD here. You can try GeoFS HD for free, for one day.
The environment can be dynamically lit depending on the time of day. Runway lights and PAPI are also rendered on major runways to help you at night and with your approach slope.
A "location selector" offers to fly directly to pre-selected places of some interest. Or you can simply search for a specific location and be instantly transported at the right spot.
Navigation map provides air space charts, traffic positions and about 30,000 clickable runways to take-off from. Clicking anywhere on the map allows to start flying from any altitude at any point on the planet.
You can fly absolutely anywhere on earth.
Realistic and simple at the same timeFree 10m Sentinel-2 images
GeoFS runs a realistic physics simulation.
Flight model is based on the Thin Airfoil Theory and simulate lift, drag and stall on all aircraft surfaces in real time. However, controls and procedures are simplified so you can be up and flying in seconds, even without any experience.
Each aircraft is tweaked to accurately reflect real-life performance (speed, max altitude, rate of climb, etc.)
All main instruments, while simplified are accurate and functional. Some of the most detailed aircraft offer an animated virtual cockpit and advanced shading (reflection, bump mapping, etc.)
Real-time weather data is collected from openweathermap.org, based on your flying location, and used to generate atmospheric conditions (wind, cloud coverage, air temperature and pressure) that will have an effect on your aircraft.
Wind is also interacting with terrain to create dynamic lift: you can soar along cliffs and ridges with gliders.
Globally multiplayer: see who's flying!
GeoFS is multiplayer: as you fly, you can see other pilots around you.
Log-in with your Google or Facebook account and chat with other pilots.
It is easy to find and join other pilots in flight from the list of logged-in users.
You will also be able to spot real-life air traffic. The data (ADS-B) is fetched and consolidated from several sources and you can see and follow commercial aircraft flying in your area.
For complete instructions and list of controls please read the Instruction Page
To get going quickly:
- Use + and - keys to set throttle
- Keys 0 to 9 are also convenient to set throttle: 9 is full throttle
- Use the mouse as a stick
- As you gain some speed, pull gently (mouse down) on the stick to take off
- If you would rather use the keyboard, press k. Press m to go back to mouse control
- You can change camera mode by using the camera menu or pressing c