Google Earth Flight Simulator
2016-02-17 feature adds fun. Thanks to Keith Pickersgille for
pointing it out
As of version of Google Earth 4.2
includes an undocumented Flight Simulator.
To find the Flight Simulator, enter "Lilienthal" in the "Fly To" box
This only works the very first time you do this.
Once you have found the flight simulator the first time, you can get to
in future via the TOOLS menu, then ENTER FLIGHT SIMULATOR.
You have a choice of two different aircraft (F16 or SR22), and a large
choice of airfields to start from, or start from the current location on
view. Before you click on START FLIGHT, first click on HELP for a list
The simulator is meant to be easy to fly, even for non-pilots. There are
complicated engine-start or takeoff procedures - simply add power (press
the PAGE UP key) and off you go. Once you've found a nice vantage point,
you can use the space bar to pause the simulator and enjoy the view for
moment. Then, keep your location constant while you look around using
CTRL and arrow keys. Flying is easiest with mouse controls (or a
if you have one), but the full set of keyboard controls gives you
They even provide a
with keyboard shortcuts.