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 times.
His latest file, “Streetview in Flight“, is quite amazing. It is a collection of over 800 aircraft (helicopters, airplanes and aerostats) that are visible in Google Street View, all plotted and loaded in Google Earth.


Each item can be viewed directly within Google Earth (version 6+) or viewed in Google Maps with a direct link from within the placemark. If you’re not familiar with how to use Street View from within Google Earth, here are some tips to get you started.

Aircraft in flight have always been a fun item to spot in Google Earth, but they’re usually seen from space looking down; with this file, you’re back on the ground looking up at them, which is a fun change of pace.
Great work, SpiderX22!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. As of right now, the file contains the following:
    44 countries, including 46 USA states + D.C.
    1551 airplanes (1411 civilian, 140 military)
    196 helicopters (114 civilian, 82 military)
    35 aerostats
    (1782 total)
    103 Aircraft Models, 114 Airlines

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