Flight Simulator in Google Earth

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 13 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

If you have the latest version of Google Earth, you are also now the proud owner of your very own flight simulator.
From earth.google.com:

To enter the flight simulator mode, press Ctrl + Alt + A (Command/Open Apple Key + Option + A on the Mac). Once you have entered flight simulator mode for the first time, you can re-enter the mode by choosing Tools > Enter Flight Simulator. To leave flight simulator mode, click Exit Flight Simulator in the top right corner or press Ctrl + Alt + A (Command/Open Apple Key+ Option + A on the Mac).

Using data from Google Earth is a great way to get more realistic terrain in a simulator and avoids having to load gigs of data onto your hard drive before hand.

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via MAKE

[tags]Google, Earth, flight, simulator[/tags]

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