The completely free Aerobask Robin DR401 for X-Plane 11

There’s a surprising amount of free content available for owners of Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11 and one that has come up more than a few times while I’ve been searching around is the Robin DR401 by Aerobask. The reviews on this aircraft were almost universally positive so I thought it was time to check it…

Chuck makes a big update to his DCS: F/A-18 guide

If you regularly read Chuck’s Guides for your DCS modules and have the DCS: F/A-18C in your virtual hangar – you may want to check out a major update that Chuck has made to his guide for the Hornet! Bringing new features into focus Chuck’s Guide has, from the start, been my go to with…

Legends of the East Part Two: Yakovlev’s Yak-1 and Yak-7

For the first aircraft in the series I focus on Yakovlev’s famous Yak-1 and Yak-7 series of fighter that is popular in the virtual skies of the IL-2 series. We’re going to look at this aircraft with an eye to everything from its history to its performance both in the real world and in the…

IL-2 adds Apollo 11 anniversary rocket to hangar

If you logged into IL-2: Great Battles during the day today you may have spotted another rocket in the hangar – this time with American markings to celebrate 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Apollo 50 years! This rocket is symbolic of the 50 years since the Apollo 11 rocket launched and…

F/A-18C Aggressors Campaign out, latest on Hornet development

The latest DCS World Weekend News is out with all kinds of updates from the team including news that Eagle Dynamics staff participated in Flying Legends 2019. Check out the update if you want all of the details but I want to focus in on some DCS: F/A-18C related news including the latest on development…

DCS: F-16 trailer delayed slightly

The highly anticipated trailer showing off the DCS: F-16C from Eagle Dynamics is delayed slightly as Glowing Amraam, the community member who has created many of Eagle Dynamics trailers over the years, has fallen ill. The latest Here’s the word directly from Glowing Amraam: Hi all, this week was supposed to see the release of…

New Top Gun: Maverick trailer is out!

Next summer I’m going to be heading to the movie theatre to check out Top Gun: Maverick – the sequel to the revered 80s movie that helped make the F-14 (and Tom Cruise) a household name and synonymous with fighter jets. Now the sequel is in production with the latest trailer dropping earlier today. If…

Getting to know X-Plane 11 from the cockpit of the SF50

During the recent Steam sale I picked up Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11 as I expand into the realm of the civil aviation flight simulation. X-Plane has had a good reputation over the year’s and the latest updates seem to have caught the wider attention of the flight sim community so I wanted to really see…

Eagle Dynamics is having a bonus sale starting July 18

If you have extra Eagle Dynamics bonus points kicking around on your account and you’re wondering how you might be able to spend them – Eagle Dynamics might be able to help you with that. As the old bonus point system winds down this might be the best opportunity to get rid of them before…

New details on RAZBAM’s M-2000C and AV-8B

The conversation has shifted on third party developer RAZBAM who had a bit of a rough start to the year but has really made some inroads with the community by bringing some key features to some of their long released modules. There’s new details emerging for the M-2000C and the AV-8B and here are a…