You’ve always dreamed of being a carrier pilot.
Now live it from the comfort of home!

Experience the thrill of OpenHornet, your gateway to an extraordinary personal flight simulator. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of aviation with a meticulously crafted 1:1 replica of the F/A-18C lot 20 Hornet cockpit, designed exclusively for home entertainment. This remarkable simulator brings the exhilaration of flight to your doorstep, providing an authentic and lifelike environment for unparalleled home flight simulation. Seamlessly integrating with the Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) F/A-18C Hornet module, OpenHornet utilizes the power of DCS-BIOS, creating a seamless software interface between your PC and the simulator.

Dedicated to the principles of openness and accessibility, OpenHornet is driven by a public license—specifically, the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.


Our mission is to empower aviation enthusiasts to construct their own bespoke home flight simulators and indulge in the joy they bring. With a passionate team of volunteers at the helm, OpenHornet’s designs and work product will forever remain under our open license, fostering a vibrant community of builders and adventurers who share a common love for the skies.

What skills do I need to build OpenHornet?

 This project is a substantial endeavor tailored for skilled makers and seasoned builders. It is a challenge that awaits those who are adept in pushing their creative boundaries. With its intricacies and complexities, OpenHornet beckons to advanced enthusiasts who are ready to embrace the rewarding journey of bringing this remarkable flight simulator to life.




Unsure of where to begin? Don’t worry, many have felt the same way when starting this project. To help you take that crucial first step, here are some key items to check out.

Please consider donating to OpenHornet.

We invite you to be a part of the OpenHornet journey by generously supporting our project. Creating and sharing OpenHornet has been an incredible endeavor, but it’s not without its costs. Your donation will help cover essential expenses such as server costs, software licensing fees, and keeping this site up and running, not to mention the countless hours of dedication poured into this project. With your support, we can push the boundaries even further, investing in prototyping efforts and developing exciting new features. Join us in shaping the future of OpenHornet today!

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