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Google Earth Flight Simulator Mode (Movie)

By September 3, 2007 No Comments

Google Earth 4.2 includes a hidden flight simulator mode which has just taken up most of our morning. By clicking Ctrl + Alt + A or Ctrl + A (depending on your system) Google Earth enters flight simulator mode with the choice to fly either a F16 or SR22 prop aircraft.

Integrating flight simulator mode with a joystick provides the perfect combination, the movie below provides an insight with a flight over London, complete with slightly dodgy sound effects:

Take a look at the Google Earth Blog for more info on flight simulator mode.

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.