This is a blog about the worlds of aviation and PC flight simulation coming together into something magnificent. I write editorials, short historical pieces on aircraft and tactics, news and events from the simulation world, technology and more.
Now well into its second year in operation, I’m aiming to make Stormbirds blog a place to go for reliable (and sometimes timely!) information on some of the key flight sims that I’m following. I want to share my love of this hobby with you and help people find their way into flight sims. It can be a lot of fun and I hope you’ll join me in the virtual skies!
War is a terrible thing. Its true horror is something we need to study and understand through the lens of history so as not to repeat it. Simulated combat flying is not like real combat flying but it does give us a chance to understand it through a more limited lens.
My goal with the blog is to promote the hobby of flight simulation. Flight simulators are more than just shooting. Its the flying, navigating, understanding the mechanical operations and the overall piloting experience that matters so much.
So I do not seek to glorify war but rather understand its history via interactive means.