Flight Simulator on Google Earth

By Robert Mark on October 11th, 2007

If I had to list things I would never have expected to see on Google Earth – the snappy video mapping software service run by the online giant – a flight simulator would probably be pretty high on the list.

As you’ll read about at Bobbie Sullivan’s Professional Pilot News blog, the simulator is hidden within the Google software and was not meant to be sold as a flight simulator itself. The designers call this kind of treasure an Easter Egg.

How in the world Bobbie Sullivan found this link to the fellow in South Africa is beyond me. Bobbie writes a bunch of blogs – all herself – so she must have been tipped off by elves.

You have to try this. MS FSX it’s not, but it is fun.

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4 Responses to “Flight Simulator on Google Earth”

  1. B N Sullivan Says:

    Hi Mark –

    Thanks for linking to Professional Pilot News.

    How did I find the guy in South Africa who discovered the Google Earth Flight Simulator? I have scouts all over the place who email ‘blog fodder’ to me. ;-}


  2. Dale Kettring Says:

    Thank you for this information. I have downloaded and installed the new Google Earth, and the flight simulator works great. It was really neat taking off out of Chicago and flying over my parents farm in northern Indiana.

  3. Kate Dougherty Says:

    There is also a Cirrus SR22 sim in Google Earth as well.


  4. stuart goldhawk Says:

    I have found this sim in google earth and it is great. I just wonder if I will be able to interface
    Flight Simulator X with it

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