This has got to be one of the coolest Easter eggs ever.
First of all you'll have to install the latest version of GE. Once you've started it all up, then all you have to do is hit Ctrl+Alt+A (if you're running OS X it's Command+Option+A; some people have reported that Ctrl+A or Ctrl+Windows+A work when the standard Ctrl+Alt+A does not). You must be in Earth mode (i.e. not Sky mode) for this to work
Hitting the key combination indicated gives you a dialog where you can choose either an F-14 jet or an SR-22 prop plane and allows you to pick a place to start (Kathmandu is the default ... sadly, no PDX). Study the key controls (it'll use a joystick if it detects one) and then start crashin' that plane!
Adding to the Easter Egg cred is the fact that after being used once, the Tools dropdown has grown a new item ... Enter Flight Simulator.
Judging by my few flights, those flight lessons would have been a waste ... had I ever actually had any.
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