Barcodes for Bombers across the United States

If you've cruised around the United States in Google Earth a lot, you've likely encountered some strange barcode-looking patterns in various places. A good example comes from Walker Field in … [Read more...]

Detailed simulation of the interception of Flight 221

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

Over the years, we've seen Google Earth used to simulate a number of aircraft scenarios. While Google Maps is adequate for many simulations, the 3D nature of Google Earth makes it ideal for air … [Read more...]

More great updates to the Google Earth Flight Simulator

While Google Earth has a built-in option for flying a flight simulator, the better choice for the past few years has been Xavier Tassin's GEFS ("Google Earth Flight Simulator"). It's an incredible … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]