Saturday, 4 June 2011

Fancy flights

I've long known that Google Earth has a flight simulator built in, but until today I hadn't bothered with it. Now, after half an hour's practice, I'm addicted! Just choose a location, set the view to oblique, and start up the simulator, and you're flying. The MacBook doesn't have PgUp and PgDn buttons, so I don't have any throttle control, which led to a nasty crash at the top of Cardrona, but it's great fun.

Banking in towards Treble Cone, then up left over the Saddle, down the South Branch of the Motatapu, and on towards Cardrona.

About to buzz the main slope at Cardrona Ski Resort on a busy day; lots of skiers down the main run on Whitestar.

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