Flight Journal: Back to the Harrier!

I’ve put a lot of DCS World flight hours into RAZBAM’s DCS: AV-8B Harrier. This VTOL/VSTOL ground attack jet fighter primarily operated by the USMC (and in other versions by the UK, Spain, Italy and others over its lifespan) is one of DCS’ more unique options and I took it out for some training and…

Flight Journal: From Palma to Madrid in MSFS

It’s been a while since I did a Flight Journal with Microsoft Flight Simulator and so here we go with a fun one that I did the other day. As many of my regular readers know, I’m having ongoing crash to desktop issues with the sim since Sim Update 5 came out. I haven’t been…

Flight Journal: Teamwork on Combat Box in the FW190A-6

A short story about teamwork on the Combat Box server. Flying together with Peregryn, a virtual pilot that I fly with regularly, we were happy to see that Combat Box was running with around 30-40 players and so hopped into the server. I had SRS started-up (after all, I made a call for people to…

Wheels up on the Cross the Pond challenge (COMPLETE!)

Earlier in the week I wrote about attempting the Orbx and Vatsim Cross the Pond challenge. This morning, the challenge is on and I am wheels up in the X-Plane 11 and Aerobask Phenom 300. With the jet’s more limited range versus an airliner, I’ll need to make at least one stop along the route….

Flight Journal: Spooky Hornet flight on Georgia at War

Time for a little Halloween themed fun in DCS World with a recent flight on the popular Georgia at War server. I set out with two fellow Hornet pilots including YouTube content creator and streamer Wolfpack345. Together we launched out on a night time sortie facing down enemy aircraft, SAM sites, and facing the challenge…

Flight Journal: WWI piloting is risky business

I get excited when, on Thursday nights, the Jasta5 Flugpark server fill with WWI flight sim enthusiasts. These classic aircraft battles are a world unto their own and that can make it extremely fun to participate. This Flight Journal episode seeks to highlight the fun in the challenge but also in defeat as things don’t…

Flight Journal: DCS P-47 on Storm of War

Checking out some DCS WWII action these days and I wanted to share a sortie from a few days ago that I flew with Requiem from the Air Combat Tutorial Library. We took the DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt out onto the Storm of War server flying a rather long transit over the channel and into a…

Flight Journal: Typhoon strikes on Combat Box

For years I’ve been dreaming of having the Hawker Typhoon make an appearance in a WWII combat flight sim. War Thunder has two variants but it wasn’t fully satisfying to me and so when news that IL-2: Battle of Normandy was bringing the British fighter to the sim, I was overjoyed. Recently I’ve been flying…

Flight Journal: Flying straight into Tropical Storm Henri

Last year I did a little hurricane hunting off the coast of Mexico in Microsoft Flight Simulator and decided that with the latest tropical storm working its way up the eastern coast of North America that I’d try and repeat that experience. So I hopped into a King Air 350i along with a friend and…