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FlightGear and VATSIM

Postby Koploper9 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:13 pm

Hello everyone

To quickly introduce myself, I'm Simon and I'm a VATSIM controller and FlightGear pilot. I like flying FlightGear online on VATSIM with the SquawkGear software etc. I'm just informing the FlightGear and/or SquawkGear developers of something I read on the VATSIM forums. A new Pilot client is about to be released: it is called Swift.

Swift is an open-source pilot client that aims to work for most simulators (FSX, P3D, FS9 and XP for the moment). Since it is open-source, just as FlightGear, I thought it might be interesting to inform you. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that anyone should make Swift work with FlightGear, I'm just letting the community know for those interested in improving the way we currently connect to VATSIM.

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Re: FlightGear and VATSIM

Postby stuart » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Hi Simon,

That is very interesting indeed.

I had a look, but it doesn't seem they are quite ready to release their source code yet. I'm sure once it's available we'd be able to integrate it into FlightGear.

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Re: FlightGear and VATSIM

Postby CaptB » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:59 pm

I hope I will be wrong, but SWIFT was in the works for a long time(2014) already so I would not hold my breath. Also remember that not all of this project is open as I am certain the parts covered by the VATSIM NDA are not.
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Re: FlightGear and VATSIM

Postby Koploper9 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:52 pm

They've made a post recently that they're starting the Alpha testing, so fingers crossed. I'll keep my ears open and let you know when I hear news.
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Re: FlightGear and VATSIM

Postby it0uchpods » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:04 pm


My goal is to get my aircraft to work on VATSIM Realistically. Good to keep in mind.

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