Flight Journal: Pulling off a wild move in a dogfight

In the school of aerial combat there’s a whole range of established maneuvers that are designed to, when employed correctly, put you in an advantageous position and enable you to engage the enemy. And then there are times where something a bit more crazy works and there’s no better place than in a flight simulation…

Flight Journal: Donegal to Belfast in the DA62 with Flight Simulator

The newest patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator was focused on performance and improving some aircraft features and I had some time to put it through it’s paces last night covering some territory that I’ve been itching to fly around for a while now. Here’s an overview of my journey from Donegal Airport to Belfast International…

Flight Journal: Flying CAP with the DCS: F-16C

A lot of questions get asked about the state of the DCS: F-16C and what you can do with it. I’ve been slowly putting the jet through its paces in its current state to see how much it can do and if at any point I’m left wanting for capability. Here’s a brief journal on…

Bush flying on the bottom of the world in Flight Simulator

Go to the very tip of South America and you’ll find the region of Patagonia and, as it turns out, some fantastic bush plane flying opportunities courtesy of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Here’s how the challenge works and a few details of what we’ve seen so far. Multi-stage progress ‘Bush trips’ is one of the two…

Flight Journal: Into the eye of the storm

Following-up last night’s flight, I once again headed out in Microsoft Flight Simulator to see what the sim and its weather system was able to do showing what now appears to be a catastrophic category 4 storm. And I wasn’t alone either… Storm chasing Fed by real world data, it’s been interesting to see what…

Flight Journal: Flying into Hurricane Laura

My fascination with weather, aviation, and flight simulation came crashing together in the most fantastic way as I decided to fly a hurricane intercept mission into Hurricane Laura and see what the new Microsoft Flight Simulator can do with its weather engine. The results impressed on nearly all fronts! Hurricane hunter A large and powerful…

Flight Journal: Into the blue with the Cessna Citation Longitude

It’s back to the skies with Microsoft Flight Simulator and one of the jets that I was particularly interested in checking out – the Cessna Citation Longitude. My route took me from Toronto to Montreal in a relative shortly hop for the business jet. Here’s how it went! Business jet chique There’s a variety of…

First flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator

It’s been just a few days but I’ve had my first flights in the public release version of Microsoft Flight Simulator checking out both the multiplayer and single player experience and I thought I would share my experiences. Checking out Billy Bishop (CYTZ) and the Toronto Area I wanted my first flight to be in…