…or “FSXGE Flight Recorder” for short.
On October 10th; I launched our first Flight Simulator X product. It provides away for any player of Flight Simulator X to record their flights and view the path of the plane in glorious 3D within Google Earth.
Google Earth is a killer app; providing a detailed land mesh and satellite imagery for the entire globe. Flight Simulator X provides a simulation which allows a player to pilot a wide range of aircraft around the same globe. FSXGE Flight Recorder simply pulls information out of Flight Simulator and creates a drawing which Google Earth can read. The results, as I’m sure you’ll agree, are outstandingly cool!
Here’s a flight I just recorded, using an “Ultralight” aircraft at Heathrow. Note the smooth and well controlled takeoff, downwind approach, final, landing and taxing 🙂
My first flight over Heathrow…
Use the Google Earth controls to spin around for a closer view…
The controls to the software are simple: record and stop, play (open) and delete. Click record before you fly, and this neat little utility will create you a Google Earth .kml file which you can open on any machine with Google Earth. You can even drag the control/menu bar onto a screen which you can access while in-flight, stopping and starting recordings at will. This is useful for those of us who need to practice take-offs and landings!
It’s easy to create new recordings on the fly
Best of all, FSXGE Flight Recorder 1.0 is FREE.
Yes, you heard me right, FREE. I’m releasing this edition as a gift to the Flight Simming community. It’s the first software product I’ve created for Flight Simulator X, and if you use this, and you like it – please let me know! Alternatively, if you don’t like it, let me know your honest thoughts. You can get in touch with me via my blog comments, or by the contact us form on our website. If you would like to open a support ticket to get help or report a bug, you can also do so here. I would be especially keen to see your .kml flight recordings – maybe they’re better than mine? 😉
Download your free copy of FSX Google Earth Flight Recorder: from our website
If you would like to make a donation, there is a button within the software about page for this. Please consider it, if you like this software and use it regularly.
Comments please! Is this the sort of software you would like to see developed for Flight Simulator X? Do you like it, or not?