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….

Flight Journal: ‘Wind of Fury,’ the first three missions

Just over a month ago, owners of IL-2: Battle of Boddenplatte received a free Scripted Campaign to help pad out the single player experience. It features the Tempest Mark V (Series 2) introduction on the front-lines following the conclusion of the V-1 interception campaign. If the first three missions are any indication, the following seven…

Flight Journal: Over Okinawa in Flight Simulator

My flying time has been somewhat curtailed due to a hectic schedule but I did sneak in some time to check out Microsoft Flight Simulator’s latest update including the world update featuring Japan. I am hoping to conduct a series of flights over the next few weeks exploring the country in more detail. It should…

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…