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Google Earth Flight Simulator

There’s a flight simulator hidden in Google Earth, and it’s a lot of fun. I just spent the better part of an hour flying from my place to my parents’ place to Sonja’s parents place and then attempting (unsuccessfully) to land at John Wayne Airport. I think I came in too fast (200mph seems a bit much).

Note that before I managed to do all that, I was crashing every few minutes, because I was using the keyboard controls. My flights consisted of moving in a straight line, then trying to turn, then getting into a tailspin and crashing. Over and over. But the mouse controls are nice; just hold the mouse button down near the center of the screen, and move the position to shift in the various directions, keeping in mind that it’s a joystick and you move the opposite direction that you want to go.