Star Citizen impresses with new technology

Today I go a little off-topic by talking about Star Citizen and how I think its showcasing some future flight sim technology that I hope to see in future iterations of the flight sims we fly now. What is Star Citizen? Some of you may have legitimately never heard of Star Citizen or glossed it…

A status update on IL-2 and another look at the Bf109G-6

A short but interesting developer update from 1CGS this week gives us some insight as to how IL-2: Battle of Kuban is wrapping up with a climatic patch coming sometime late this year. Status of IL-2: Battle of Kuban Since December of 2016 we’ve been in early access mode for IL-2: Battle of Kuban with…

DCS: Yak-52 is a thing?!

It doesn’t occupy the same kind of mindshare as a F-4 Phantom or a Sopwith Camel but for many pilots trained in the eastern bloc, the Yak-52 is probably the aircraft they first flew. And apparently its coming to DCS. Trainer and aerobatic performer First flying in 1976 the Yak-52 is a all-metal follow up…

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack Harrier now for pre-order

The highly anticipated AV-8B Night Attack variant of the infamous Harrier jump-jet is now available for pre-order on the Eagle Dynamics DCS eStore. Excitement has been building to this point and now its nearly here. A versatile jump jet The USMC variant of the British Harrier jump-jet is a capable aircraft with a good variety…

The IL-2 Halloween Sale Guide

A couple of days ago 1CGS announced that they were ending their own sale early, however, we knew also that a big Steam sale was about to hit. Now it has and there are some pretty good deals on offer! This is your IL-2 Halloween Sale Guide. Game and aircraft discounts Both fully released IL-2…

I added the DCS:AJS-37 Viggen to my hangar

I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and I decided after a little look at the finances that I would treat myself to the AJS-37 Viggen in the dying days of the DCS sale (now over). These are my extremely early first impressions The DCS learning curve I’m still learning DCS two years…

IL-2: Battle of Moscow sale ends early

Originally meant to last until the end of the month, IL-2: Battle of Moscow and Collector Plane sale ends today. This sounds like a bad thing but there’s a little more to it. The official word First, here’s the full official statement posted this afternoon to the IL-2 Facebook page: Attention Pilots! Due to a…

YouTube video roundup

In the modern age of flight simming there is a ton of video content floating around out there from community members generating all sorts of content. You now see everything from cinematic sequences (like the ones I tend to make) to multi-hour Twitch streams. I love watching these sorts of things when I’m not flying…

IL-2’s P-39, co-op mode, and water streaked canopies!

The month of surprises continues for the IL-2 series with 1CGS revealing the latest news and information on the series including news on co-op mode and some beautifully textured P-39L-1 work in progress images. Oh, and one really cool video! We’ll get to that! Water streaked canopies are coming to IL-2 This one was truly…

What I’m playing now and looking forward to

Been busy playing a bunch of IL-2 and DCS right now and I thought I’d share what I’m flying right now and new things I’m trying to tackle in both sims. Also, I talk a little about what’s coming up and what I’m most excited about. Flying the Lavochkin and Macchi When I bought IL-2:…