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…

Flight Journal: LAX to SFO in the A320neo

One of the goals I set out to accomplish this year was to spend more time with Microsoft Flight Simulator’s airliners. I want to eventually do a few long-haul routes as a kind of ultimate test in both the sim and my skills flying airliners. I decided to get that process started with a much…

Flight Journal: Dual role fork tail devil

This story takes me back several weeks ago to a memorable sortie that I flew on the Combat Box server in the P-38J Lightning. Famed as a long range escort fighter, in Europe it saw more limited use in the later part of the war but it did develop a reputation as a fearsome ground…

Tank Journal: A snowy team effort

My usual Flight Journal is interrupted by a ‘tank journal’ story. This one happened over a week ago and involved driving around in some Panzer IV’s on the Finnish Virtual Pilots – Dynamic War server. This is just one story of what a combined arms experience looks like in IL-2: Great Battles. Setting out Finnish…

Flight Jounal: The Japan Tour

Time for another Flight Journal and this one is going to be a big one. Microsoft Flight Simulator’s first world update focused on the island nation of Japan and I’ve taken advantage of that update by setting myself up with a series of short and long haul flights across the island nation. I’ve long wanted…

Flight Journal: Paderborn to Innsbruck

Time to do another Flight Journal and this time it’s a flight I did recently (a couple of patches ago now) in the Cessna Citation Latitude and Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time I fly between two very interesting airports. Let’s have a look! Paderborn Airport Aerosoft’s first airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator came out in…

Flight Journal: Varied flights and scenarios in IL-2: Great Battles

I’ve been doing plenty of IL-2: Great Battles flying recently on several of the series’ popular multiplayer servers. This won’t be a full flight journal but rather a summary of each and an example of the kinds of multiplayer experiences you can have on IL-2 right now. Transport run in a Ju52 I wanted to…

Flight Journal: Flight Simulator’s scenic views in New Zealand

I recently went on about an hour long flight in New Zealand using Microsoft Flight Simulator and it showed off some impressively scenic views and changing weather that just had my jaw dropping from moment to moment as I flew along. Here’s a short recap of the experience. From Grisborne to Hamilton My flight was…

Flight Journal: Anti-ship vengance in the Viggen on a full moon

I’ve been flying on the Persian Gulf at War server hosted by Hoggit a lot recently. My flying has been divided mostly between flying the DCS: F-16C on some solo flights and teaming up with friends on flights in the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and making full use of the DCS: Supercarrier to begin our flights….