February 8, 2005

FlightGear to Demo Linux Based 747 Sim at SCALE 3x

Ilan Rabinovitch writes "Feb 8, 2005 - Los Angeles, CA - FlightGear has announced plans to demonstrate their free and open source flight simulator project at the Southern California Linux Expo. The FlightGear team will use their open-source flight simulator to drive a full scale 747-400 simulator cockpit. The FlightGear demonstration will take place at SCALE 3x on Feb 12-13, 2005.

The 747 Cockpit will demonstrate the robustness and extendibility of the FlightGear architecture as well as the suitability of Linux to support large, distributed processing applications. The goal of the simulator project is to develop accurate models of the 747-400 systems and a basic software and hardware architecture that can be used to create a variety of simulator cockpits representing additional aircraft types and models.

FlightGear has been developed through the gracious contributions of source code and spare time by many talented people from around the globe. Among the many goals of this project are the quest to minimize short cuts and "do things right", the quest to learn and advance knowledge, and the quest to have better toys to play with.

For more information on the FlightGear project join them at booth #38 at SCALE 3x or see their website http://www.flightgear.org.

About The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 3x):

The Southern California Linux Expo is the premier grass roots Linux and Open Source Software conference in the United States. SCALE 3x, their 3rd annual event will be held on February 12th and 13th 2005 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. SCALE includes seminars by well-known speakers, tutorials for beginners, and an exhibit hall with both vendor booths and non-commercial booths.

Those wishing to attend this year's conference can register via the SCALE website at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/order/ . For a free exhibit hall pass use the promotional code "free" or for a discounted full access conference use the promotional code "FLYG1"

The Southern California Linux Expo, is a non-profit organization currently comprised, but not limited to, members of the USCLUG, UCLALUG, and SCLUG. For more information see http://www.socallinuxexpo.org

Press Contact:
Orv Beach

Sponsorship contact:
Ilan Rabionvitch

Speaker Contact:
Shyam Kapadia

Link: socallinuxexpo.org

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