Aviation METAR Weather

The ac network weather blog has created a Google Earth layer to display current METAR weather conditions from NOAA for many regions throughout the Earth. Just find the location of interest and click on the dot. The pop-up balloon contains a link to a website with additional information about the station/airport.

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Aeronautical Terminal Procedure Diagrams

Database of approximately 15,000 Aeronautical Terminal Procedure Charts for the United States. These charts consist of Airport Diagrams, Instrument Approach (IAP) Diagrams, Arrival (STAR) Diagrams, and Departure (DP) Diagrams for large and medium sized airports in the US and its territories. These diagrams provide standard procedures for navigating to and from the airports.

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Low Altitude Enroute Charts

Low Altitude Enroute Charts are used for aircraft navigation below 18,000 feet in the United States. The charts show the locations of radionavigations aids (VORs, etc.), airports, intersections, airways, etc. Unlike Sectional, these charts do not show ground topographic and visual navigation features.

The charts have been merged together to create seamless coverage [...]

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High Altitude Enroute Charts

High Altitude Enroute Charts are used for aircraft navigation above 18,000 feet in the United States. The charts show the locations of radionavigations aids (VORs, etc.), airports, intersections, airways, etc. Unlike Sectional Charts, these charts do not show ground topographic and visual navigation features.

These charts have been merged together to create seamless [...]

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Real Time 3D Flight Tracking

Updated 12/19

Flightwise has put together a great collection of near real-time flight tracking tools for Google Earth. These tools display a wealth of information about each flight, such as the location, altitude, heading, speed, Departure time, Estimated Arrival time and aircraft type. In addition, the aircraft are displayed in Google Earth [...]

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Google Earth Vehicle Simulators

There are numerous vehicle simulation add-ons available for Google Earth.

Of course there is the Flight Simulator that’s available by default. But there are several others that third parties have created. Below is a list of a few that I’ve come across and some tips for using them.

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All Aircraft in Flight

A huge database that shows the details of aircraft in flight visible in Google Earth. The database is constantly updated as new imagery is added and new aircraft are located. As of the date of this post, there are over 3,000 aircraft identified.

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Aero Charts

This collection contains all of the Aeronautical Sectional and Terminal Area Charts for the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Also included are 3D Airspace Polygons created by Lloyd Bailey, and Flyway maps for 19 major cities. The maps have been merged together to form one large mosaic. The Legends are available by clicking [...]

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