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!