Latest version of Google Earth has hidden Flight Simulator ! (no joke)

September 1, 2007 at 20:40 Leave a comment

As you all probably know, Google released their latest version of Google Earth (4.2) a couple of days ago. One of the nice things in this version (see one of the earlier posts), was the possibility to view star maps (Google Sky).

But… there was more, we just found out ! First of all, download the latest 4.2 version of Google Earth.

There is a fully working and in fact amazing Flight Simulator built-in ! Now THAT is what I call an Easter Egg !

To activate the hidden flight simulator, press Ctrl-Alt-A, and select your plane. I also notice that — once you pressed the secret key combination — the Tools menu suddenly has a new “Enter Flight Simulator…” option.

Pick your airplane

You can fly your plane with either the keyboard, mouse and even a joystick. I found out that the keyboard works best, although there are plenty of keys to remember.

Taking off

It *really* becomes awesome when you turn on the 3D buildings. (ps: you can actually fly *through* them 🙂 )

Question offcourse is: How long before someone denounces this as another tool for terrorists? :o)

Happy Flying !



Entry filed under: Funny, Google, Google Earth, Technology.

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