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BashDaBish Guest

Ok, I have seen one post about Google Earth on this forum. I thought I would add another just to add how impressed I am in it and to make some of you more aware of it's potential. I thought I would post in General so more of you may see it.

Prior to a couple of days ago I never really paid any attention to this program. It is a free download off Google so thought I would have a little look. And it blew my socks off!
I started referring to it when deciding routes and destinations for FS. Just a quick look at an airport lets me know where the heavies are parked so straightaway I know how quick to stop and which way to turn off the runway. All the bigger airports are so clear you can even see the runway numbers. Take a look at Heathrow, check out runway 23 and you will see the Concorde parked up to the side of it.

This got me thinking.......Google Earth shows the co-ordinates so I used a Cessna to park at end of runway 23 and took a reading of my co-ordinates which gave 28.57 and 25.94. When I looked at Google Earth this was pretty close. So, whilst on a flight I may pause FS and have a quick look at Google Earth to see roughly where I am and compare the scenery.

Just a little taster to get the ideas flowing.

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lkw First Officer

You got me to thinking it would be neat to have moving map togel betwen google and a sectional chart. Smile

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Jake (JarJarBinks) Chief Captain

yes if you type in MArch Air Force Base Ca. you can see the SR-71 Black Bird, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer, F-4 Phantom, C-130 EVERYTHING!

and if you go to Africa and click on one of the little red cessnas if you find the right one you can see a herd of elephants, Cape buffalow, Gazzele, and on the west coast of Africa you can see a family of seals.....

Google earth is cool. You guys need to look at Honolulu Intl and some Air Force bases

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jetman35 First Officer

You need to try area 51 in Nevada. They actually have a baseball field of all things!! I guess when they get some time off, they play ball with the aliens!!

Jetman

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jetman35 First Officer

Oh ya.. I almost forgot.

The bone yard in Tucson, AZ is also sweet! You can see all different types of planes ready for the ax!! I LOVE GE!

JM

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lkw wrote:

You got me to thinking it would be neat to have moving map togel betwen google and a sectional chart. Smile

Not sure what the details mean, but I've been working on a GPS to Google Earth program, found here http://briefnotion.250free.com/ Sort of a GPS Navigation system in Google Earth. Its made for cars though, but its still in dev, so who knows.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Anonymous wrote:

lkw wrote:

You got me to thinking it would be neat to have moving map togel betwen google and a sectional chart. Smile

Not sure what the details mean, but I've been working on a GPS to Google Earth program, found here http://briefnotion.250free.com/ Sort of a GPS Navigation system in Google Earth. Its made for cars though, but its still in dev, so who knows.

Looks interesting, keep it up.

Radar

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hinch Chief Captain

BashDaBish wrote:

Take a look at Heathrow, check out runway 23 and you will see the Concorde parked up to the side of it.

that got my quite excited, yupp 2 concordes are at the gate Very Happy must be a few years ago then. you can see the liveries of each craft haha, including the very brightly painted south african 747 towards the east side of the airport

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Faucett Captain

Seems like a great GPS, if I understand correctly.

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