Transformative! First impressions of DCS World 2.7

At this time last year, DCS World and the community around it, were struggling with the latest 2.5.6 open beta patch which had introduced new lighting effects but also brought in plenty of bugs and performance problems. Things were rough for a while, statements were made, and eventually the problems were solved with promises to…

Clearing up some historical facts around the Spitfire XIV

With the news that the Spitfire XIV is in beta test for IL-2: Battle of Normandy, I’ve seen plenty of excitement around the community about the new Spitfire’s imminent arrival as well as some confusion over what the type represents, where it fits into the history books, and how it will be flown. So, let’s…

Flight Simulation Association launches

Today, something new arrived in the world of flight simulation. The Flight Simulation Association (FSA) is a new initiative aimed at creating an association of sim pilots that is intended to promote the hobby through a combination of tutorials, webinars, discounts, and other membership benefits. The launch took place today and has attracted some controversy….

Asobo details MSFS flight dynamics bug and timeline for a fix

If you’ve been flying around in Microsoft Flight Simulator in the last patch update, you may have noticed that your aircraft behaves strangely when the flaps are deployed. You’re not alone and Asobo Studios has put out a statement on the issue and a timeline for the fix. You may want to read this. The…

Ever been in a combat flight sim slump?

When it happens and why it happens is a bit of a mystery but I can now definitively say that I’m in a bit of a combat flight sim slump. For a few weeks now my tactics have been all wrong, my aiming worse, and my luck has run out. Oh, I’ve had a few…

Looking forward to the next IL-2 developments

IL-2’s Lead Producer, Jason Williams, popped up on the forums this morning to let us know that there wouldn’t be a developer diary this week but that the team was working on some cool stuff. The IL-2 team doesn’t always share a diary each week but when they do it usually has some great materials…

Goals in flight simulation for 2021

It’s a new year and it’s time to do some goal settling for my flight simulation experiences this year. There are so many good simulation experiences out there and this year I want to add some new things to those experiences. Here are some of my goals for 2021! The bus driver On the list…

The state of flight simulation at the end of 2020

To say that 2020 has been a bad year would be understating the experience that everyone that I know has been going through. It’s in that light that I want to try and understand the irony and circumstances that conspired to make 2020 a very good year for flight simulation. This year saw some big…

IL-2 Sturmovik 2020 year in review

We’ve nearly made it to the end of 2020 and its time to review the past 12-months of IL-2 Sturmovik. This is a summary some of the highlights of the work coming from 1C Game Studios and Team Fusion Simulations over the last year with the two branches of the IL-2 Sturmovik series. Let’s get…