Oh, The Places I’ve Been

Many pilots stick pins in a wall chart to track the airports they’ve landed at during their trips. I’ve been doing the 21st-century equivalent with Google Earth so that I can zoom in and roam around the globe to revisit old flying memories.

It’s easy to build an Excel worksheet that lists the vital statistics for an airport (identifier, lat/long, name, etc.) and then convert that to a KML file that Google Earth can display. To learn about the simple process, see Excel To KML – Display Excel files on Google Earth, which includes a free Web utility to convert your Excel worksheet.

Here’s a link to my KML file. You can open it in Google Earth.



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