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Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator from IPACS is now available on Linux

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Need to take to the skies? We can possibly help with that. Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator from IPACS recently quitely released a Linux version. They don't seem to have announced it in a news post but it's up and live on Steam right now. A reader emailed in about this, and the developer has confirmed it on their Steam forum.

Looks like quite a detailed flight sim too with a number of aircraft included like the A320, B737-500, F-15, F-18, Aermacchi MB-339, King Air C90 GTx, Learjet 45, ASG 29 and Swift S1 gliders and more. After being released in Early Access in 2016, then a full release in 2017 it's continued being supported for a long time now. Most recently, it had a big update adding in the EC135 helicopter along with a bunch of optimizations to the game.

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They actually asked for testers of it back in 2018, so it's good to see it actually made official now.

Features:

  • Realistic flight physics
  • Interactive Flight school for learning the basics of flying
  • High resolution aerial images and over 200 airports for the South West of the United States
  • World wide elevation and aerial images
  • Display terrain features like mountains, lakes and cities for easy VFR navigation
  • Route editor for easy flight planning
  • Adjustable time of day
  • Adjustable wind, clouds, visibility, thermal activity and turbulence
  • Replay system
  • Different view modes
  • VR Support

You can buy Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator on Steam.

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4 comments

Ehvis 24 Nov, 2020
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I think the Linux build has been there for over a year now. It was never visible on the store page though. I was kind of waiting for it to be formally announced, but completely forgot about it.
Linas 24 Nov, 2020
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Looks like Euro Truck Simulator of the skies. I'm in.
voyageur 24 Nov, 2020
Interesting, nice to see official Linux support for another flight sim! Though personally I will be busy enough with X-Plane for a long time (including recent addition to the hangar, Thranda's new Beaver ).
aristorias 24 Nov, 2020
I remember back in the days when the first version was released, in the forums every mention oif Linux was shut down immediately.
I wonder if all smaller non-combat focused FS developers consider the windows market lost due to the almighty FS2020?
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