Airport Videos Now in Google Earth
Users of the latest version of Google Earth, released last week, now can find videos related to all the world's airports with a single click. Version 4.2 enables users to embed videos and link them to sites on the world map, so the folks at planeplaces.com have collected all the airport-related videos at YouTube and linked to them to Google's map of the world. They found over 2,800 videos marked with airport identifiers. "We’re not claiming to have exhaustively searched YouTube or error-checked every video," they said. They have provided an e-mail link with each video and ask users to help weed out incorrect or inappropriate videos.
The video-map data can be downloaded from planeplaces.com and simply dropped into Google Earth. A random visit showed that the map is easy to use, with airplane icons indicating the sites with videos, and the videos load and play quickly. You're likely to find a random assortment of content, though, not all of it aviation-related, so patience is required.