Flyover Country app tells you about the ground beneath as you fly

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Before your next flight, road trip, or hike, download the Flyover Country app available for Android and iPhone. The app tells you information about where you are at any given moment, or if you’re flying, the ground beneath.

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