There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…

Flight sims, gaming and media to keep you entertained

I’ve been thinking about doing a monthly update on the kinds of flight simming that I’m doing with a few screenshots and a brief run down of my experiences. A few have told me that what I write has inspired them to try something new and that they have often enjoyed the experience and I’m…

A short PSA on flat-spins in Flying Circus’ S.E.5a

I’ve learned something interesting as of last night when it comes to flying the S.E.5a (arguably my most flown Flying Circus aircraft) and I wanted to share it with everyone in-case you’re having difficulty with this as well – I am talking about flat-spins. Spinning ’round and ’round… Although most of the time, the S.E.5a…

Flying Circus, Bodenplatte feature in latest IL-2 store sale!

1CGS has launched a new sale for the IL-2: Great Battles Series with discounts across the board for most of the series that the team has launched over the last several years including recently launched IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and a full 50% off price for Flying Circus Vol 1. Let’s have a look at…

MicroProse is back?

If you’ve been around flight simulation or computer gaming in general, the name MicroProse probably means something to you. The publisher and developer of a huge number of classic titles from Civilization to X-COM to flight simulation classics such as F-15 Strike Eagle, B-17 Flying Fortress, Fleet Defender, and even the F-16 Falcon series all…

First impressions of the DCS: Spitfire IXc and Normandy map

I thought it was long past time to jump in and check out DCS WWII and I decided that I would do that by purchasing the Spitfire IXc, the Normandy map, and the WWII Asset pack to get myself started. Oh… and the Operation Epsom Campaign as well. I talk a little about why I’m…

What I’m excited about for flight sims in 2020

With our first few days into 2020 I wanted to write a little bit about what I’m excited for in 2020 and the kinds of things that I’m looking to see from some of the flight sim developers this year. There’s a lot to get through so let’s get started! Flight Simulator is back The…

Last flights of 2019

My last flights of 2019 have happened over the last 48 hours and I always find it fun to mark the occasion and think about what kind of sim flying I’m going to be doing next year. Let’s talk about a couple of my last flights. TAW sorties At the start of 2019 I said…