DCS: F-16C is now up for pre-order! But should you?

The day is here and the DCS: F-16C is now up on the Eagle Dynamics e-Store for pre-order. To note the occasion we have tons of new screenshots, a new promotional video from Matt Wagner, the latest information, and a big question: Should you pre-order? Let’s check out all of the latest info! Introducing the…

More DCS carrier talk and solutions

It’s been a dramatic week for the DCS World community with highs and lows across the board but none have taken up more oxygen in the room than the talk about the forthcoming high-fidelity carrier module. There’s one additional message I want to share from the Eagle Dynamics team and then let’s talk about solutions….

An Eagle Dynamics employee has been jailed looking for restricted documents

Simulating relatively recent military aircraft has always seen developers walk a fine line between seeking to provide the highest fidelity and most accurate experience that consumers like ourselves want to have while also maintaining enough of a distance between the cutting edge so as not to tread into the realm of classified materials. One Eagle…

Checking out the X-Plane 11 demo!

While the content of the Stormbirds blog will always be focused on some of the combat flight sim experiences out there such as DCS World and IL-2: Great Battles Series, many of you know that I like to check out other experiences from time to time as well. With my upcoming trip to Flight Sim-Expo…

Revisiting DCS: Persian Gulf. Should you buy this map?

Now that DCS: Persian Gulf is a complete map I thought it was time to revisit the paid map module. It’s been nearly a year of its initial release. How does the map stand up after a year of flying over it and is it worth buying? A map with both scale and scope DCS:…

RAZBAM is focused on current modules in March update

RAZBAM’s monthly update series continues with their March update coming out yesterday and it included some new information on the priorities of the third party developer for DCS World. RAZBAM is focusing on their currently released aircraft now and intends to do so until they are complete is the word that we’ve now received. Harrier…

Around the block in the DCS: MiG-19 – Improved!

My flight time has been seriously curtailed in the last few weeks on account of absolutely everything else. Tonight, however, I was able to get a little flight time in a few of the different aircraft that I have and one of them was the DCS: MiG-19. There’s some notable changes since the last time…

A short editorial on Flying Circus’ future

There’s been some talk in the community over the last few days since I posted my latest interview with Jason Williams about the future of Flying Circus and I want to make sure everyone has the latest details and I want to throw my own thoughts in here too – I promise I will try…

Doing some actual flying, other random thoughts

Things have been so busy both in real life and with all of the new patches, features, and aircraft coming to both IL-2 and DCS that it’s been a while since I did any real flying. Tonight probably only partially qualifies but it was at least reassuring that I still knew what I was doing….