Some great improvements to the FlightRadar24 Cockpit View

A few months ago we showed you the neat "aircraft view" on It was a new feature that showed the view of planes in flight via the Google Earth plug-in, based on coordinate and … [Read more...]

Creating amazing Google Earth tours with TourMaker

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Last month we showed you Paul van Dinther's amazing "A-tour" -- a nine-screen set-up that is an incredible way to view Google Earth tours. To keep things running smooth and stable, the system actually … [Read more...]

Fly around London using the PigeonSim

Over the years we've seen some creative ways that people have used Google Earth. From the crazy "skydiving" a few years ago, to Paul van Dinther's impressive A-tour, we've seen a lot of great ways to … [Read more...]

Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a 747

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Late last week, the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew atop a 747 into White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The shuttle continued its journey to Edwards Air Force Base in California. In October, The … [Read more...]

FlightRadar 24 launches new Aircraft View feature is a site that does a nice job showing live air traffic on top of a Google Map. They have a great interface, but it's similar to other sites that we've seen in the past. However, … [Read more...]

Street View in Flight

Over the years, 'SpiderX22' on Google Earth Hacks has submitted a ton of great files to the site. As of right now, he has over 1200 submissions and they've been viewed more than two million … [Read more...]

Google Earth A to Z: Flight Simulator

With the the release of Google Earth 4.2 back in 2007, Google added a much-requested feature to the product; a flight simulator. To try it out for yourself, simply go to [Tools] --> [Enter Flight … [Read more...]

Tracking hurricane hunters in Google Earth

Over the years, we've shown you a variety of great ways to use Google Earth to track hurricanes. While much of that data comes from weather satellites, some of it comes from "hurricane hunters" that … [Read more...]

Balloon imagery in Google Earth

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Earlier this month during day two of the Where Conference, I saw a presentation from Matthew Lippincott and Stewart Long (of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science) where they showed … [Read more...]

Fly a jetpack in Google Earth

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

In the discussions of "GEFS Online" flight simulator, Jorg Buchholz mentioned that he had built a jetpack simulator in Google Earth. While the product isn't as polished as GEFS, it's still quite a … [Read more...]