Flight Journal: First mission on DCS Liberation Persian Gulf

It’s been on my todo list for a long time now to try out the Liberation Campaign mission generator for DCS World and now that I have, I’m kind of hooked on the idea. What is it anyways? Created by ‘DaKhopa,’ Liberation is a turn-based dynamic campaign generator that exists outside of DCS World. It…

Flight Journal: First flight in the IndiaFoxTecho T-45C Goshawk

I’ve just had my first full flight with the IndiaFoxTecho T-45C Goshawk and I wanted to relay a few first impressions about the newest military trainer to come to Microsoft Flight Simulator and share my first flight. Military trainer deserves to start from a military base For my first flight in the IndiaFoxTecho T-45C Goshawk,…

Flight Journal: Experimenting with X-Plane and Flight Simulator VFR flying

From the moment Microsoft Flight Simulator’s newest release was announced in June 2019, people and communities at large have been comparing the new sim with the now veteran X-Plane 11. For some, the emergence of this new sim would surely kill X-Plane altogether. For others, the new Flight Simulator was seen as an upstart without…

Flight Journal: Getting the edge back with the Fw190A-6

A few weeks ago I wrote about losing the edge in combat flight sims. Faced with bad luck, poor tactics, and some broken flight sim hardware, my most recent sorties were mostly unsatisfying and it was time for a little break from flying. A few weeks does a lot of good because my most recent…

Flight Journal: Escaping the snow in the 787 Dreamliner

For my last Flight Simulator Flight, I took to the skies in the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on a route that took me from New York City to Orlando with the twin objectives of escaping the snow and flying somewhere warmer as well as getting my first full flight in on the 787. Some things went…

Flight Journal: Across Canada in the A320neo

One of my goals for this year was to start fly more airliners. Microsoft Flight Simulator has three good, if not full fidelity, airliners and I thought maybe this was the place for me to start. After some basic training, I flew a quick test from Los Angeles to San Francisco. That went well so…

Flight Journal: Pfalzing out of the sky

Last week I was on the Flugpark server for one of their Thursday night fly-in events that have recently picked up steam again after the announcement of Flying Circus Vol 2. Among my flights that night was one particularly challenging fight in the Pfalz D.IIIa that I thought I’d share. Sometimes its not about the…

Flight Journal: SoCal touring up to Santa Barbara

One of my most recent flights in Flight Simulator was with the new Carenado YMF-5 bi-plane. This is a new build aircraft based on the original F-series bi-planes of the 1930’s and while the Carenado version isn’t without it’s flaws, it does make for a pretty good sightseeing airplane. So I took it on a…