MB-339 PAN - Installation and Getting Started

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • 1.0 GHz CPU or higher
  • At least 256MB RAM
  • 3D Video Card with full OpenGL drivers (at least 64Mb)

Part 1: Downloading components

  1. Download the free FlightGear software.
  2. Download our free package.

Part 2: Installing and testing components

  1. Install the FlightGear software (remember where FlightGear has been installed on your machine, you will need this information later in step 3).
  2. Launch FlightGear to check if it has been properly installed by flying one of the aircrafts available, using the default settings.
    See Appendix A in this page for a quick reference on the keyboard and joystick controls. For installation related problems, refer to the FlighGear documentation section).
  3. Exit FlightGear, go to the FlightGear directory and locate the /data/aircraft/ subdirectory.
  4. Extract the content of the downloaded ZIP Archive (mb339pan_2.1.zip) archive into the /data/aircraft/ directory.
    IMPORTANT: be sure to extract the archive preserving the directories structure, otherwise you will not be able to fly the MB-339 PAN
  5. Go to the FlightGear directory and check that the /data/aircraft/mb339pan subdirectory has been created and contains 6 files and 5 directories.
  6. Restart FlightGear and choose the Aermacchi MB-339 PAN aircraft.

Appendix A: Controls

Below you can find the typical bindings for a generic four axis joystick. If you want to change these bindings, refer to this FlightGear documentation.

Axis Action
Axis 0 Aileron
Axis 1 Elevator
Axis 2 Throttle
Axis 3 Rudder
Button Action
Button 0 Brake all wheels
Button 1 Elevator trim up
Button 2 Elevator trim down

After activating NumLock, the following main keyboard controls should work. You can find more information about keyboard controls on the FlightGear website in the documentation section.

Key Action
9 / 3 Throttle
4 / 6 Aileron
8 / 2 Elevator
0 / Enter Rudder
5 Center aileron / elevator / rudder
B Toggle parking brake on / off
b Apply / release all brakes
g / G Raise/lower landing gear
] / [ Extend / Retract flaps
j Start / Stop smoke
k Change smoke color (default white)
l / L Decrease / Increase smoke graphic quality
(tip: decrease it if your computer is slow)
v Cycle view modes
x / X Zoom in / out


MB-339 PAN 2.1
for FlightGear 2.0.0 and above

File: mb339pan_2.1.zip
Type: ZIP Archive
Size: 2.00 MB
Date: 2010/12/15
Version: 2.1

MB-339 PAN 1.3
for FlightGear 0.9.10 or 1.0.0

File: mb339pan_1.3.zip
Type: ZIP Archive
Size: 2.20 MB
Date: 2007/08/27
Version: 1.3

MB-339 PAN 1.1
for FlightGear 0.9.9 and below

File: mb339pan_1.1.zip
Type: ZIP Archive
Size: 2.20 MB
Date: 2005/12/06
Version: 1.1