Use Google Earth flight simulator

You can fly around the globe in Google Earth using the flight simulator feature. This allows you to operate a simulated aircraft using either your mouse or another controller.

Entering Flight Simulator

To enter the flight simulator, do one of the following:

  • Click Tools > Enter Flight Simulator
  • Press CTRL + Alt + A ( + Option + A on the Mac)

The Flight Simulator dialog box appears. You need to chose the following:

  • Aircraft - Choose the airplane you would like to fly based on the descriptions shown. The SR22 is a slower plane and easier for beginners.
  • Start Position - Choose where you would like to begin.
  • Joystick support - Check Joystick enabled if there is a joystick device on your computer that you would like to use.

To change these settings, exit the flight simulator and press CTRL + Alt + A ( + Option + A on the Mac)

Viewing Flight Simulator Help

To view this page at any time,  press CTRL + H. (Windows and Linux only).

Exiting Flight Simulator

To exit the flight simulator, do one of the following:

  • Click Exit Flight Simulator
  • Press CTRL + Alt + A or Escape (+ Option + A or Escape on the Mac).