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How to Change the Camera View on Google Earth Flight Simulator

by Randall Blackburn
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You can travel around the globe with the Google Earth Flight Simulator, controlling your plane and flight direction with your mouse, a joystick or key combinations on your keyboard. Some commands can be accomplished only by using the keyboard controls, among them the pilot’s camera view.

Step 1

Open Google Flight Simulator and initiate a flight in flight simulator mode.

Step 2

Press the “Alt-Left Arrow” keys simultaneously to slowly move the pilot’s camera view to the left. Press the “Alt-Right Arrow” key to slowly move the pilot’s camera view to the right.

Press the “Ctrl-Left Arrow” keys to quickly move the pilot’s camera view to the left. Press the “Crtl-Right Arrow” keys to quickly move the pilot’s camera view to the right.

Tips

  • Press “Ctrl-H” simultaneously to display the Help pages for the Flight Simulator. Press “Crtl-Alt-A” to open the Flight Simulator Options dialog box.
  • You can control your flight direction and speed with your mouse. Left-click your mouse to toggle the mouse control on and off to switch between keyboard and mouse controls.

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