FlightRadar 24 launches new Aircraft View feature

FlightRadar24.com 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...]

The unofficial Google Earth Flight Simulator gets a new home and a slew of enhancements

Late in 2010 we told you about Xavier Tassin's excellent GE Flight Simulator, a remarkable flight sim that is powered by the Google Earth Plugin. The name has recently been changed to "GEFS Online" … [Read more...]

The “GE Flight Simulator” gets some solid improvements

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

Late last year we showed you Xavier Tassin's Google Earth Flight Simulator, which is a very well-built flight simulator that is powered by the Google Earth Plug-in. The site has seen solid growth … [Read more...]

Tweaking the Google Earth Flight Simulator

It's been more than four years since Google first added the flight simulator to Google Earth, and it remains one of the most popular features in Google Earth. As the quality of Google Earth's … [Read more...]

Tips to make the Google Earth Flight Simulator easier to use

Alan Huestis writes the Google Earth Flight Sim blog, as he is a big fan of that feature in Google Earth (learn more about the Google Earth flight simulator). Like many of you, he purchased a … [Read more...]