Google Earth Flight Simulator

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Google Earth FSGoogle Earth FSIn case you miss the news (I did), Blogger Marco Gallotta has discovered that the new release of Google Earth includes a hidden flight simulator!

How does it work? First, make sure you have Google Earth 4.2 installed on your computer. Open the application, click the Earth, press Ctrl+Alt+A (or Ctrl+Windows+A for Windows users) and voila!

You should see a new window pop up that let you choose one of the two aircrafts (F6 or SR22) and an airport.

To fly, you will need to read the keyboard shortcuts. “You can also control the aircraft with a mouse or joystick. To disable or enable mouse controls, left click (single click on a Mac). Once mouse controls are active, the pointer shape changes to a cross on your screen”.

If the current version of GE Flight Simulator can’t be compared to the famous MS Flight Simulator, at least, it’s free!


By Eric

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6 Comments to Google Earth Flight Simulator

  1. Lois says:

    Any cheats?

  2. mark says:

    When I do the flight simulator, and i fly in NewYork there is no 3-D buildings. I make sure that the 3-D building box is checked off, but when i fly there is no 3-D buildings… HELP!!!!!

  3. richard says:

    Maybe your graphics card isn’t that great or something, but maybe you need to pause a bit (press space) and wait for the buildings to appear? Sometimes I need to pause for the scenery to appear. Hope I helped.

  4. themattyashy says:

    No to view 3dbuildings in flight sim pause your flight and press control, alt and b. Check 3d buildings on the side and then resume your flight.
    Hope this helped

  5. Keith says:

    I can’t get the heading on the HUD. Anybody help?

  6. jared says:

    I have a MackBook and do not have a page up key how can I start from an airport????