This is the second in a series of posts showcasing the Google Earth plugin.
Today we are looking at the unofficial Google Earth flight simulator known as GEFS Online. Google Earth has a built-in flight simulator that you can learn how to use here. GEFS Online expands on the idea with a number of significant features not available in the built-in version. These features include, amongst many others:
- A better looking onscreen instrument panel, with more instruments than are found in the Google Earth version.
A wide range of aircraft, including helicopters and a balloon, as opposed to the two aircraft available in Google Earth.
Dynamic suspension on the aircraft.
A wider range of controls that are also customizable.
Multiplayer mode, allowing you to see other players’ aircraft, as well a chat.
A global map showing airports and other players.
Engine sound effects.
Flying over Sion, Switzerland, which recently received 3D imagery.
The map shows airport locations and basic stats, as well as the location of other online players.
About Timothy Whitehead
Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.