March 27, 2008

Go Around Earth with Jet Fighter

Topics: Google
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Google Earth provide flight simulator to go arround the earth using more than 30 types of aircraft. You can start your flight from New York with several aircraft types from small aircraft to jet flight such as SR22 or F-16. How to see this interesting feature in your Google Earth?
First step is to make sure that you have at least Google Earth version 4.2 (open the Help | About to verify the version). To enter the flight simulator mode, follow these steps:
Open Google Earth application
Click on the globe
Windows/Linux users: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[A]
Mac users: Press [Command/Open Apple Key]+[Alt]+[A]
You should see this dialog that lets you choose one of the two aircrafts (F16 "Viper" and SR22) and an airport
Google Earth Flight Simulator
Google Earth Flight Simulator
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This dialog lets you choose one of the two aircrafts (F16 "Viper" and SR22) and an airport
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:
for Windows/Linux users: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[A]
for Mac users: Press [Command/Open Apple Key]+[Alt]+[A]

This is a screenshot of Google Earth flight simulator feature while flying in Kathmandu:
Flight Simulator Screenshot
Flight Simulator Screenshot
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Nice screenshot view from Kathmandu
The following video show keystrokes control navigation, mouse or joystick control and other aspects of the flight simulator:

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Date: March 27, 2008
Go Around Earth with Jet Fighter
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