It isn’t just the outside visuals that are impressive in a simulated cockpit, the vast majority of the time a pilot is looking at rendered instruments, flight management computer screens and synoptics. On top of being fully functional, they have to be smooth and visually identical to their real aircraft counterparts.
Project Magenta has been developing flight simulation avionics and systems for more than ten years and OpenGL is a core quality and selling point. Several thousand of installations with Project Magenta are being used by flight training professionals, the aviation industry as well as hobby cockpit builders.
The following products use OpenGL:
- all Glass Cockpit Software
- Flight Management Computer screens
- Instructor Station
- General Aviation avionics
Having become the industry’s foundation in our own sector heavily relies heavily on using the industry’s foundation of high performance graphics.