Free Flight Simulator with Worldwide Aerial Imagery
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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, anywhere in the world.
GeoFS is multiplayer and displays ADS-B (real life) commercial traffic in real time.
It is built with web technologies and runs on many different systems and devices (Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile - iOS/Android).
Joystick support is provided via the Gamepad API which is now available on all major web browsers.
Global photo-realistic scenery
GeoFS is built on top of Cesium, a 3D globe technology (just like Google Earth) that provides global, highly detailed, photo-realistic landscape.
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.
A 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 time
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.
If you log-in using your Google or Facebook account, you can also chat with other pilots.
You can easily 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