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…

IL-2: Great Battles Series 2019 year in review

To say that 2019 was a busy year for the 1C Game Studios team and for the IL-2: Great Battles Series would probably be an understatement. By the end of this year, 1CGS has released two of three titles that they announced back at the end of 2017 and announced a new title. They also…

DCS World 2019 year in review

With 2019 nearly behind us and 2020 ahead, it’s time to do a review of some of the highlights of 2019 for fans of DCS World. There were new modules, new features, and lots to talk about this year as one of the longest running combat flight simulator series strove forward. Let’s talk about some…

How we might see more bomber type aircraft for IL-2: Great Battles

With over 50 aircraft now available in the IL-2: Great Battles Series spread out across multiple types and some sub variants, the series has gained quite a bit of variety and depth in the types of aircraft that are being represented from the World War II era. Still, there’s a couple of types that are…

AIM-120 AMRAAM vs SD-10, the new DCS rivalry? (updated)

Coming from more of a WWII flight simulation background, the modern combat simulation arena is interesting because not only are the flight models of various aircraft compared but so too are the types of armament that they carry. The new rivalry is between the new active radar veteran, the AIM-120 AMRAAM versus the new up…

Aircraft analysis of IL-2: Battle of Normandy’s new aircraft

With the announcement of IL-2: Battle of Normandy we have ten new aircraft to look forward to. Some of the aircraft are immediately recognizable but others are quite interesting and may have hidden histories that not everyone knows about. Let’s have a look at some of the new aircraft announced and how they fit not…

DCS: Supercarrier updates, F-16 goes to stable, updates all around

Eagle Dynamics has dropped new details for their DCS: Supercarrier module in development as well as listing their plans for the F-16 and F/A-18C with TWS mode for the radar definitely being a highlight. Let’s see what is coming! Updates to the F-16C The biggest update today is the the DCS: F-16C has come to…