Training with DCS’s A-10A

My experience with DCS is still fairly shallow compared to the hundreds of hours I’ve put into IL-2 but I’m slowly building up my training repertoire and recent videos showing off what the A-10 and Su-25 can do have made me interested in putting some more time into these CAS/attack aircraft. Flying the A-10 is…

The Spitfire IX in Battle of Bodenplatte

The charge made by a few have suggested that Bodenplatte’s forthcoming Spitfire IX is outdated and obsolete at the time of the Battle of Bodenplatte. That would be inaccurate at best, so let’s have a look at the Spitfire IX. A brief history of the Spitfire IX The Spitfire IX is a type that saw…

DCS community organized Igor Tishin memorial flight UPDATED

Eagle Dynamics founder, Igor Tishin, sadly passed away last week and the DCS community is paying their respects to him and his vision with a memorial flight. Organized memorial flight Enormous community support came out with registration at simulator news site Two More Weeks filling up rapidly. 59th Ravens posted a full stream of the…

Reviewing IL-2’s P-39L-1

Here we go with my final IL-2: Battle of Kuban aircraft review. Over the course of the last year and half I have reviewed each individual aircraft release as they were presented to us starting with the Bf109G-4 and ending with the P-39L-1. Of course, two more aircraft reviews are due soon as well with…

DCS World 2.5 Beta first impressions

When it was originally announced, the idea was that DCS World 2.5 would transition from beta to a full release and it would do so within a matter of weeks. Almost two months have passed as Eagle Dynamics hammers out some bugs but I couldn’t wait anymore so I’ve jumped straight in to DCS World…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban full review coming soon, plus more content

I thought I’d do a short update on some planned content coming out soon for Stormbirds starting with news on the status of my full review of IL-2: Battle of Kuban. I’m also working away on a whole bunch of new content to share with everyone including a new cinematic video I hope to launch…

Eagle Dynamics founder, Igor Tishin, passes away

His name doesn’t really come up on this blog but it was revealed today that Igor Tishin has passed away. Igor was founder of Eagle Dynamics and driving force behind the original Flanker, Lock-On: Modern Air Combat, and DCS series. Community in mourning The flight sim community is small and when people who have given…

First reactions to IL-2 patch 3.001

I’ve only had a couple of hours with the new patch and its clear that I need a lot more time with this before I can start to give everyone a really good picture of what we have here. That said, these are my first reactions to what I’ve seen so far. A lot of…

Pinpointing IL-2’s 3.001 release date

For months we’ve been anticipating the release of patch 3.001 for the IL-2 series. Thanks to Friday’s developer update, we now have a more specific time-frame. Two-to-three weeks puts release at close but maybe not as close as some of us had though. Let’s break it down! Two to three weeks The joke that is…

Comparing patch 3.001’s new aircraft

Thanks to the release of Flight and Technical Specifications for the series newest aircraft we can now compare the developers notes on the newest aircraft to be added to the series to see how they stack up. This will be just one of several comments on patch 3.001’s new content. Let’s have a look at…

You should review your flights, here’s why

When you’re flying in a flight sim, especially one with a lot of tension like a combat flight sim, things can go wrong. Very wrong sometimes. Your strategy can be flawed, your tactics can be ineffective, and sometimes even when you’re flying your best there are still things that just aren’t working out. The great…

Rise of Flight: A sim ahead of its time

I missed out on the heydays of Rise of Flight. I bought in within the last year and when I did I realized just how much I was missing out on. The earlier World War I aircraft weren’t originally a draw for me but they have become more interesting to me over time and now…