Thursday, September 06, 2007

Google Earth Flight Simulator

Looking for a way to pass some time at your layover hotel? Got your laptop with you? Check this out: The newest version of Google Earth now has a flight simulator included with it.

This new embedded feature of Google Earth was discovered by Marco Gallotta, a student in South Africa. You can read more about that in Marco's Blog.

Then watch these YouTube videos: First, an introduction, posted by YouTube user insided.

Then spend a few more minutes with an example of flying with the new Google Earth 4.2 Flight Simulator mode, posted by YouTube user gearthblog.

Okay -- now you're set to jet! Have fun.

Tip of the hat to Marco Gallotta for discovering this new gem hiding inside Google Earth, and to insided and gearthblog for posting their videos on YouTube.