Thank you everyone for a great 2018

With less than 24 hours left in 2018 I wanted to write a quick note of thanks to everyone out there reading the Stormbirds Flight Sim blog. This year has been an exciting one for all of us who are fans of flight simulation and especially for fans of the IL-2 and DCS World series…

Get ready for F-14 teasers

Third party DCS World developer Heatblur reported a few days ago that teasers have gone out to some select YouTubers who will be offering up some teasers and gameplay footage of the DCS: F-14 module early in the new year. We now have a first tease of that. Pre-release hype A conversation on the Eagle…

VKB makes “Kosmosima” grip official

VKB-Sim’s new space combat oriented grip is now official and we’ve got plenty of details about the two different versions that VKB is offering, pricing, features, and everything that you need to know about this new controller. For flying in space and air If your simulator experience is oriented towards flying in air only, don’t…

DCS multiplayer teamplay on Georgia-at-War

Hoggit’s Georgia-at-War has become my go-to DCS World multiplayer experience and a great way for me, still a relative newbie to many of the modern aircraft in DCS World, to learn quite a bit as a virtual pilot mostly with trial by error but also thanks to the help of other players. I wanted to…

VIRPIL reveals WarBRD Grip

An announcement on VIRPIL’s forums started off with 2-years in review detailing the growth of their company making sticks and grips for flight and space sim enthusiasts. Then there was the surprise announcement of a new twist-grip compatible with their WarBRD base! Let’s get to the details! Warbird enthusiast grip The new WarBRD Grip is…

Magnitude 3’s Christen Eagle II for DCS pre-order live!

DCS World’s newest pre-order is Magnitude 3’s Christen Eagle II aerobatic sporting bi-plane and the second full fidelity civil aircraft to grace the skies of DCS World with full release is coming January 23rd! Aerobatics pilots apply now The Christen Eagle II is an aerobatic sporting biplane designed for aerobatics and sport flying in mind….

Deka Ironworks JF-17 update

It’s a small update but one promising bigger things coming in 2019 with our first updated view on the work being done on the JF-17 cockpit for the eventual release of the DCS: JF-17 Thunder module for DCS World. The most glass cockpit in DCS World This single developer update screenshot shows us how the…

Last IL-2 dev update of the year!

2018 has been a great year for the IL-2 series and 2019 looks like it’s going to be another big one and 1CGS has teased us with plenty of new information about what’s coming next along with a new video showing off their work with destructible buildings. This all coming in the latest developer diary….

First impressions of the Pfalz D.IIIa in Flying Circus

I’ve struggled to write a first impression on the Pfalz D.IIIa for Flying Circus. Flying it in combat several times now in QMB and even in multiplayer have failed to leave the kind of impression that I like to try and provide when I write these. Instead, the Pfalz D.IIIa I think can be regarded…

The Su-34 AI model in DCS World is amazing

Coming in the most recent patch, the Su-34 for DCS World is an AI only aircraft that can’t be flown by a human pilot but that didn’t stop the modeling team at Eagle Dynamics from making an absolutely beautiful aircraft. Could there be more planned for this aircraft or is this just the standard that…