New blog feature: Community Q&A coming soon

I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve been hard at work starting a new kind of content feature on Stormbirds that I will be releasing periodically on the blog. Say hello to the Community Q&A. Interviews I hope you find interesting The new feature is plainly called the “Community Q&A” and it will be…

RAZBAM is killing some AV-8B bugs, M-2000C update too

As much as I love the AV-8B, it’s also a bit of a buggy module with some pressing bugs that need to be resolved, and so RAZBAM is now back to squashing some of those pesky bug issues. Meanwhile, we’re seeing a little bit of movement on the Mirage as well. Let’s have a look!…

What’s the point of the Me262 in Battle of Bodenplatte?

I’ve seen it leveled in some quarters that the Me262 has little to do in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte as its traditional enemy, the heavy bomber, isn’t currently present in the series. I don’t agree and I’d like to spell out the reasons why introducing this jet in the line-up is both interesting and historically…

A free weekend with the Su-33

It’s already half over but I saw a small announcement from Eagle Dynamics announcing that they are taking advantage of a new Steam Store option and offering the Su-33 “DLC” free for the weekend. After the weekend is over the plane goes back to its typical cost. How long do I have? From now the…

IL-2 devs show off Me262, P-47 cockpit, effect details

When it comes to developer updates, 1CGS can knock some amazing ones out of the park and this week’s IL-2 developer diary update certainly does not disappoint. We have new images of the Me262, the P-47 cockpit now getting several coats of paint, new confirmed features, and new details on the updated effects that we…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown coming January 18th

Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat series holds a special place in the hearts of many jet, aviation and even flight sim enthusiasts.  The series fast paced jet combat has always been a lot of fun and it’s fueled interest for many a sim pilot to get into more serious sims later. The latest installment has been…

Eagle Dynamic’s next bundle pack features Hornet, Persian Gulf, Su-33

Eagle Dynamics is bundling together three modules for their next sale with the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, Persian Gulf, and Su-33 Flanker being bundled together with a pretty decent sale price. Eagle Dynamics is also offering up new DCS World objects as well as updates to Persian Gulf around the same time which definitely helps put…

DCS: F/A-18C’s roadmap including JHMCS, bug fixes

Interest remains intense on new features for the DCS: F/A-18C module and what features are being added to the jet next. Eagle Dynamics latest mini update might as well be considered a full featured update because they talk a lot about what is in the pipeline next. Let’s go through some of the key parts…

Fly Maverick’s Super Hornet scheme in DCS: F/A-18C

Images were passed around a few days ago from “on set” with Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise’s iconic Pete “Maverick” Mitchell character is coming back to the big screen in 2020 (pushed back by a year from original release date) with a modern take on what it is to be a fighter pilot. Just days…

Visiting Airshow London 2018

A bit off topic for the blog but not by too much. Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Airshow London 2018 located in London, Ontario, Canada (not that other London). This was my third year in a row that I’ve visited the show and I wanted to share a few of the photos…