Thursday, October 23, 2008

Paragliding Simulator

Frank from the Google Earth Blog e-mailed me about this awesome paragliding flight simulator from

Before starting your flight you can choose the colour of your glider, your take-off heading, the wind speed and direction, the thermal density, thermal height and even the thermal size. When you are ready just press 'Let's Fly!'

Whilst flying you can use the left and right keys to change directions. As well as the Google Earth browser plug-in the game uses Google Maps to show your position at all times. The object of the game is to find those thermals and gain some height.

When you land you are presented with the results of your flight, including the highest altitude you reached and your top speed. You are even presented with a Google Map showing where you took off and where you landed.

Sorry but I've got to go now and play with this some more.

Via: Google Earth Blog

Also Check out the original Mini Flight Sim for the Google Earth browser.


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