Google Earth Goggles

By: Ben Preiss - Sep 5, 2007   Updated: Apr 14 2011
References: blog.wired & pcpro
A simple flight simulator was hidden in the new version of Google Earth. The secret lets you pilot either an F16 fighter or an SR22 prop plane to add a cool twist on viewing Google Earth's images. Just press Crtl+Alt+A from within Google Earth, and say, "Bon voyage!"

Implications - It is always exciting to find a hidden treasure on a popular website such as Google. Although the Google flight simulator doesn't quite have the same sophistication as the Microsoft version, it is still a cool way to experience the Google Earth program. With the superb satellite images, you can fly over your neighborhood virtually. Just be sure not to have a crash landing!