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Fly with flight simulator on Google Earth

The free online Flight Simulator with Google Earth is a tool to explore Google Maps. It is a fun experience to fly with the Flight Simulator on Google Earth.With two different types of Google Earth Flight Simulator planes, complete take off and landing controls, 27 airports to choose from and with joystick support, the Google Earth Flight Simulator makes an excellent simulation tool. It takes a short amount of time to get familiar with the keys to control the Simulator while it is air-borne, or during landing and take-off. It is easy and fun to fly with the Flight Simulator on Google Earth.

Launching the Application

A flight simulator has emerged from the version 4.2 of the software. What might seem like a gadget is actually a fun tool to exploit in an optimal way to explore the fabulous Google Earth map. To start, open the Tools menu and select "Enter Flight Simulator" or press Ctrl + Alt + A. A window appears:

  • Here you can choose between two types of plane to fly and where you want to start from.
  • If you have a joystick recognized by the software, "Joystick enabled" is checked. Click the "Start Flight" to begin your journey by air.

The Flight

  • When you are in the air, you will not encounter much difficulty flying your plane. However taking off is not easy. Pressing Ctrl + H brings up a help window that you should use if you are having trouble.
  • To leave the ground, increase the thrust with the [Back]. The plane soars on track and gaining momentum. Pull the handle of the joystick to lift the nose of the aircraft. This should take off without problems. To pause the simulator, press [Space]and to exit, press [Esc].

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