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    This is my favorite book:
    Amazon.com: Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Air

    Here are some of my own photos:
    picasaweb.google.com/Nonie3234/FromThePlane2009IN
    picasaweb.google.com/Nonie3234/FromThePlane2009OUT

    BUT - I've always wondered what I'm looking at from the window seat. What's that lake? That city? That hole in the ground?

    I'm very hopeful that my next trip will be 100 times more informative with an iPad in my lap this time.

    So - here's my question: What apps would you recommend for me to be able to follow my plane's route on a map with all the places labeled? Of course - these apps would have to work in "airplane mode", so - I'm thinking Google Maps with the GPS enabled would be out.

    Maybe there are static maps I can get, then get the flight path from the airline and overlay that? I don't know. I'm open to any suggestion!

    Thank you so much!
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    Try Google Earth

    Al
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    If you fly on Delta, they offer in-flight WiFi (for a fee, of course!). We flew on Delta last year over Thanksgiving (when WiFi was free!), and it worked amazingly well.

    If you happen to be on an airline that offers in-flight WiFi, the Flight Aware website allows you to track any flight in real time.

    FlightAware > Live Flight Tracker
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    Thanks, you guys! I knew about Google Earth, but I didn't think about using it in flight. And Flight Tracker is something new to me - I'll go pick it up right now!

    Any other suggestions for apps for Geography fans? I've got Earth Observer and History: Maps of the World, and some others but I'd appreciate hearing about other people's favorites, too.
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    OMG! Flight Aware is PERFECT! Holy crap! Thank you!
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    Try WindowSeat for iOS. Search Google for "WindowSeat App"

    I hope you will share in our dream to provide an in-flight map on everyone's mobile device. We are continually working to improve WindowSeat. If you have suggestions for improvements, we would love to hear from you.

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    That would be fun to play with. I have to sit in a window seat, as I'm claustrophobic and freak out if I can't see out the window. Weird how that works because I'm scared to death of heights. But I can fly like that with no problem at all.
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    WindowSeat for iOS

    This is WONDERFUL! Thank you!

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    PS - Will you have an iPad version?
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    We are hard at work on it, and other great features now.

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