A cool way to fly over Google Maps -- with Goggles

Goggles is a very rudimentary flight simulator that lets you fly over some very well known areas in a cartoon biplane. It's awfully cute and quite a bit of fun. The perfect way to kill a few minutes and see the sights from the air. Not only is it a lot cheaper than a helicopter tour, it actually lets you fire guns at the passing monuments. (Not that you would do that.)

I know you are not going to pay attention once you get to the site, so let me point out the controls now:
  • Up - Up Arrow
  • Down - Down Arrow
  • Left - Left Arrow
  • Right - Right Arrow
Now for the tricky part:
  • Faster - A
  • Slower - Z
  • Fire - Space

qv: Goggles

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.