Flight Journal: Back in the Viggen

This journal entry is less about a specific flight or mission and more of a general overview of what I’ve been flying recently. After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back in the cockpit of more DCS World aircraft again and I thought I’d return in style with the DCS: AJS-37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations….

Flight Journal: Miami to Barbados in the XP12 Phenom 300

It’s been a long time since I did a longer flight and so after a little bit of planning and some interest in doing the flight I decided to embark on a new adventure. With the recently updated to X-Plane 12 standard Aerobask Phenom 300, I decided to put this favourite of mine to the…

Flight Journal and mini-review of the Beaver in a flight from Tofino

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 40th Anniversary update came packed with new airplanes and one of them was one that I just had to check out. I did that by doing a little flight from Tofino to Courtenay both located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. This is a mini-review of the airplane…

Flight Journal: RV-14 from Gibraltar to Faro

It’s been a while since I wrote a Flight Journal and so it’s time to get back into the skies and do a little touring around. This time I’m out in SimWorks Studios excellent RV-14 on a little IFR hop from Gibraltar to Faro in Portugal. Let’s fly! Gibraltar departure Gibraltar, formally a territory of…

Flight Journal: A hurricane hunter sortie into Hurricane Ian

Back a few weeks ago when Hurricane Ian was savaging the coast of Florida I decided to see what a couple of years of improvements to weather modeling in Microsoft Flight Simulator had given us when it came to large scale storms. Taking the King Air 350i into the storm, just as I had done…

Flight Journal: Last X-Plane 11 cross country journey

With X-Plane 12 now out and my time with X-Plane 11 likely coming to a close in a swift fashion, I decided I should do one last cross country trek in X-Plane 11. One last fly around before moving on to the next generation. Let’s have a look! A tour of TrueEarth Washington I wanted…

Flight Journal: Touring Maui in MSFS

One of the best things about Microsoft Flight Simulator is the sense that you’re going somewhere or that you’ve been somewhere. High resolution streaming ortho imagery from across the planet, AI generated autogen, photogrammetry, and some high quality third party scenery can come together to give you a unique simulated flying experience. In this flight…

Flight Journal: There and back again in Alaska

I done a couple of fun flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator recently taking to the skies in Alaska checking out some new scenery and putting in some more time behind the controls of SWS’ excellent Kodiak 100. This is also yet another break from my cross country tour of the US which I hope to…

Flight Journal: Cutting through the Cajon Pass!

I’m back up in the air with SWS’ Kodiak 100 doing another flight. This time it’s in the SoCal region flying through the infamous Cajon Pass and into a very interesting airport. Here’s the whole story! Van Nuys takeoff I decided to start at KVNY Van Nuys Airport. This is an Orbx scenery that is…

Flight Journal: The joy of just flying around

A lot of the time I’m doing a virtual flight with a purpose. Fly from point A to B in the most basic of situations. In some of my combat sorties things do get more complicated but ultimately its about flying with a very specific goal. Sometimes, however, I think it’s good to remember that…