Google Earth’s Hidden Flight Simulator

By pressing Ctrl + Alt + A In Google Earth version 4.2 and above, you will activate Google Earth’s hidden flight simulator. It works very smooth and it is a great competiter to Microsoft Flight Simulator X, since it is free.

Here are some shortcut keys:

Windows:

Exit flight simulator: Ctrl + Alt + A, Escape

Open flight simulator options: Ctrl + Alt + A

Rotate pilot viewpoint : Arrow keys + Alt (slow) or Ctrl (fast)

Display flight simulator help: Ctrl + H

Increase thrust: Page Up

Reduce thrust: Page Down

Aileron left: Left arrow

Aileron right Right arrow

Elevator push: Up arrow

Elevator pull: Down arrow

Mac:

Exit flight simulator: Command + Option + A, Escape

Open flight simulator options: Command + Option + A

Rotate pilot viewpoint: Arrow keys + Alt (slow) or Ctrl (fast)

Display flight simulator help: None

Increase thrust: Page Up

Reduce thrust: Page Down

Aileron left: Left arrow

Aileron right: Right arrow

Elevator push: Up arrow

Elevator pull: Down arrow down

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