Sometimes I like to fly a bit in flight simulator in Google Earth (not the Pro version), and I was wondering how realistic it is. There are two planes you can fly. I included some stuff I personally tried.
- Max altitude (starting from ground): 46200 ft (14081.8 m)
- Max altitude (starting from the highest google earth let me start): 80000 ft (24384 m)
- Max speed while falling down: 1450 knots (2685.4 km/h)
- Max vertical speed: 980 knots (1814.96 km/h)
- Flies rather stable, I can do some aggressive maneuvers without any problems. Difficult to land. When I'm very high, it's difficult to get control of the aileron.
- Max altitude (from ground): 19800 ft (6035.04 m)
- Max altitude (from highset starting point): 60000+ ft (18288+ m)
- Max speed while falling down: 550 knots (1018.6 km/h)
- Max vertical speed: 155 knots (287.06 km/h)
- Not very powerful. Quite unstable (aileron always moves by itself). Easy to land.
Interestingly, Google Earth allows you to fly beneath the surface of oceans, and it flies exactly the same as in the air. The support for taking off from a real airport is rather limited, but it's there. It supports a full ROM afaik.