April Fool’s Day 2021 round-up

I’ve resisted doing any sort of April Fools gag around here but the flight sim community has it’s share of jokers and there have been some good ones this year. Here’s a round-up of the ones that caught my attention.

Aeroplane Heaven and the Homebuilt Spitfire

This one is great. A completely free Spitfire for Microsoft Flight Simulator from the folks at Aeroplane Heaven…. except this one is a little more homebuilt than you’d expect.

The best part? It’s a real aircraft that you can download and put into your hangar!

Chuck’s Guides to…

If you’ve ever needed a written guide to flying a DCS (or IL-2) aircraft, Chuck’s Guides are the ones that you want to read. Informative, packed with images, and essential reading for most of the aircraft that I tackle in DCS World, it’s Chuck that I rely on.

For this April Fool’s, he had some ideas on a few other subjects that he might be able to help guide us with.

PropBlur announces the DCS: Saab 340 for DCS World

Cheeky name, popular civilian airliner, long list of DCS World style features? That’s what this r/Hoggit community member put together. I laughed!

War Toonder – TailSpin

The folks at Gaijin tend to go all out on their April Fool’s experiences and this one draws on the slightly more obscure 90’s Disney Cartoon, Tail Spin, and works it’s way into a fun War Thunder mode. The cartoon was a spin off of characters from the Jungle Book but in an entirely different setting featuring pilots, air pirates, and all manners of aviation reference wrapped in a 1930’s style. You can bet I watched it as a kid!

Anyways… War Thunder went all out capturing some of the style of that cartoon for this very playable gag.

What did I miss?

There’s probably a ton of other gags out there but these ones caught my eye from around the flight sim community. Let me know what your favourites were!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:

    They should make the Karen AI available in all planes.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      That was a funny line on the feature list 😉


  2. harryvoyager says:

    I loved Tailspin. That was a fun show. Oddly enough, my Grandfather also loved Tailspin. Apparently it drew on a lot of old folklore for its stories, and he really enjoyed that.

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