Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FlightGear is the most popular, open-source, flight simulator, running on Linux.
It is a realistic game, being played by both normal users and future airline pilots, because of its accurate details. It allows the user to fly aircrafts, helicopters, airliners or modern combat aircrafts on many tracks. The latest version available is FlightGear 2.12, which has been released a few hours ago. For a list of changes and improvements, brought since the previous version, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install FlightGear 2.12 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.
Because it is available via PPA, installing FlightGear 2.12 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. Just add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the flightgear package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/flightgear
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install flightgear