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….

Managing fuel in IL-2

This weeks developer diary mentioned the P-51D and its rear fuel tank issues – namely, a nasty centre of gravity change that makes the P-51D quite a handful when full and a beautifully performing airplane wen empty. That has spawned a whole bunch of discussions on the forum with some notable and key responses from…

Having fun with DCS: TF-51D Mustang

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the DCS: Su-25T which is one of the two aircraft that are free to play in DCS World. Today I’m writing about the other free to play aircraft: the TF-51D Mustang. There’s a lot to like about this free module within the DCS World aircraft collection and…

DCS: Su-25T is free to play but is it a good entry point?

I checked my DCS World player logbook recently and noted that I had flown the Su-25T for a grand total of 22 minutes. There are few aircraft in my hangar for DCS World that have attracted less attention. However, the Su-25T is special for one reason in particular: It’s free and it is what makes…

The state of DCS: WWII

In 2013, Ilya Shevchenko (with Oleg Maddox and Igor Tishin) started a kick-starter to bring WWII to DCS World. The kick-starter was initially successful but the project ultimately ground to a halt before it was injected with new life thanks to Eagle Dynamics. It’s been six years and the question I want to ask is:…

Ace Combat 7 comes to PC on Jan 31st

Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat series stretches back nearly 25 years and for some sim pilots, this was one of the titles that helped get them into more serious combat flight simming. Coming on January 31st, Ace Combat makes a return after a long hiatus to PlayStation 4 (+VR), XBox One, and PC on Steam. The…