Sunday, September 02, 2007

Google Earth's Surprise Feature - A Flight Simulator

As fascinating as Google Sky is, there is a hidden feature of which we cannot find any  information about even in product release notes. 

To access the hidden feature, open latest version of Google Earth and hit Command+Alt+A.

The Google Earth Flight Simulator comes with two aircraft options, a F16 Viper and the more manageable SR22 4 seater. Players have the option of commencing the game from their current location in Google Earth or can pick from a list of pre-determined runways. Control instructions can be found here.


Here's the initial view from London Heathrow Airport:

 

This hidden feature could become a standard feature in the next versions of Google Earth and it will bring even more fun to the application.

 

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

"Command" Alt A? Where is the "Command" key? Are you on a Commodore 64?

vmancer = veno mancer said...

this is very exciting feature, but need fast internet connection

GE can use for playing...