How to Change the Camera View on Google Earth Flight Simulator

by Randall Blackburn

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.

1

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

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.

3

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

  • check 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.
  • check 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.

About the Author

Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.

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