Stormbirds turns six!

It’s a little hard to believe but it’s true! On this day in 2016, I wrote the first post on the newly launched Stormbirds blog. What started out as a writing experiment turned into what you see today and I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the anniversary.

Writing Stormbirds has taken me further than I would have ever guessed. The last few years in particular have been a new golden age of flight sim with more choices, options, and price points available than anything we’ve seen in decades. From the hardware to the software, we’ve taken massive leaps forward in depth and detail the likes that I would never have guessed was possible.

It’s also been a source of strength and something to dive into during these last couple of difficult years. I know many of you have written in that you check in every day to get a look at the news around the community and I’m gratified to hear that and to be of service. Thank you!

Keeping Stormbirds fresh with content and going in general takes time and resources and so I am eternally grateful to my patrons.

  • “Colonel Akir Nakesh”
  • Jer Stryker
  • Joel Corrente
  • Slegawsky
  • Robert Haynes
  • Michael Dwyer
  • Funk
  • Shart Carbuncle
  • Jon Coughlin
  • LaughMech
  • Urgent Siesta
  • John Witkowski
  • Robey Price
  • JG1_Hotlead
  • RasterOp98
  • Jonathan Holmes
  • Wolfpack345
  • Edward Hunt
  • Requiem
  • Donik
  • Casey Stokes
  • Nadelbaum
  • Simon Griffee

If you want to become a patron, check out my Patreon page. I’m also investigating a ‘Buy Me a Coffee’ arrangement for those who prefer an alternate service and method.

As for the future, I am thinking about what that looks like right now. Sites grow and evolve and I’ve gone from covering one and then two flight sims to covering several and expanding my interests accordingly. I’ve had a lot of fun flying both military and civil aviation sims.

For now, however, enjoy the latest content, news, reviews and editorials from around the flight sim world.

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Firdimigdi says:

    Well then, here’s to many more years to come in good health!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks for the kind words!

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      1. nickitarius says:

        I’m a bit late for the party, but I just want to thank you for what you do. This site is probably the best place to learn the news of the Flight Sim community. A friendly and calm place with no toxicity, which is so rare these days. I wish this project the best of luck.

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  2. Jer Stryker says:

    Congratulations! Great range of coverage, right-sized articles, and positive vibes. Keep up the great work!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks! I’ve always aimed to maintain a positive vibe wherever possible. Even through the challenging times. Appreciate the comments and the readership!

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  3. nunocinacio says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to another six years. Great work.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate it!

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  4. KZ says:

    Congratulations and all the best !
    I come here a lot. I really like the form of the blog. I read your articles with pleasure and I learn the language at the same time. Greetings from Poland !

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks for reading! Glad to be of service in multiple ways and I love to have readers from all over!

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  5. frumpy says:

    Happy birthday! I’m enjoying your site a lot!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Appreciate it, thanks for reading and commenting!

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  6. Owi says:

    I have read and enjoyed this blog almost daily since I fell into the flight sim rabbit hole back in 2018. Congratulation!! 😄😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Glad you did! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Blue 5 says:

    Shine on, you crazy diamond.

    Thank you for your invaluable service to the sim world.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Haha, thanks Blue 5 for all of the comments!

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  8. harryvoyager says:

    Congratulations. This is definitely one of my favorite fun blogs to visit.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks very much!

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  9. Urgent Siesta says:

    Congrats! Many thanks for all the effort you put in to share well crafted stories and well curated coverage. SB is definitely one of my top favorite sim sites!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Appreciate the kind words and the regular commenting. Thanks very much!

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  10. CanadaOne says:

    Happy Birthday! This has been and still is my favourite flightsim news site.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks for the kind words and the continued readership!

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  11. Greyghost says:

    Thanks for all your hard work. Your articles are well written and I enjoy visiting Stormbirds for all my DCS news!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks Greyghost! Appreciate the comments!

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  12. Gretsch_Man says:

    Happy Birthday! May you have many more years to come!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thank you very much for the kind words!

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  13. boxcarleader says:

    Damn six already time flys and the content is always good thank you for everything you do.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Time does fly! Appreciate the kind words!

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  14. Baltic Dude says:

    Love to read your stuff about X-Plane 12 and DCS :thumbsup:

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks Baltic for being a reader!

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  15. schurem says:

    Congratulations on 6our baby, and may it remain as awesome as it is today!

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  16. David Stewart says:

    Thanks for all our work, I’m a Saturday morning reader and I think you’ll be awash with coffee on that route, but it looks successful on other sites.
    Brilliant site, well written and well connected. Wishing you all the best

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks David for the kind words and encouragement!

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  17. 2126th_Cat says:

    Well done Shamrock, a great achievement. Keep it up please, this is the best place for news – just picked up the Boeing 247D after seeing your article. Cheers.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks for the kind words! And very glad to hear that. I haven’t had a chance to check it out for myself but I’m seeing great things from around the community.

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  18. Rhino says:

    Congratulations, many happy returns.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Many thanks Rhino!

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