DCS: AV-8B Harrier preview video roundup

We’re still awaiting its release into Early Access but some lucky souls have had a chance to fly the aircraft already. Jabbers, Magz and DevildogGamer all have preview builds and they are sharing their experiences and plenty of eye candy. Take-off, hover, SEAD, more! The Harrier has a lot of unique features including suppression of…

New IL-2 cinematic focused on multiplayer gameplay

Sometimes multiplayer gameplay just comes together beautifully and this past weekend that happened for me. Flying on the Wings of Liberty server, I spontaneously teamed up with another player and we ended up flying several strike missions in the Bf110. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time and it all…

YouTube video roundup

In the modern age of flight simming there is a ton of video content floating around out there from community members generating all sorts of content. You now see everything from cinematic sequences (like the ones I tend to make) to multi-hour Twitch streams. I love watching these sorts of things when I’m not flying…

What I’m playing now and looking forward to

Been busy playing a bunch of IL-2 and DCS right now and I thought I’d share what I’m flying right now and new things I’m trying to tackle in both sims. Also, I talk a little about what’s coming up and what I’m most excited about. Flying the Lavochkin and Macchi When I bought IL-2:…

Multiplayer fun with the new Kuban map

Wondering what the Kuban map looks like in multiplayer action? YouTube videos are slowly emerging featuring some intense multiplayer dogfights flying above the new Kuban map. Let’s have a look at a couple! Dedicated Bomber Squad… flies fighters? The DBS Squad, flying on Battle-Fields.com UK1 server which has been setup for “Kuban Spring Training” was…

FW190 pilot shows what the Wulf is capable of

Alex VVV on YouTube posted a great video featuring his exploits with the FW190A-3 on the Berloga multiplayer server. In a series of cuts the short 2-minute video shows some truly impressive flying and gunnery skills as he systematically shoots down enemy aircraft with some utterly impressive shots. The FW190 may still be a bit…

Adventures in DCS: Hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by

I’ve written this many times before but its still true that I’m very much a World War II sim pilot with a great interest in modern jets. Its why I bought DCS: Flaming Cliffs on sale and why I ended up with the Mirage 2000C and the Nevada map as well. I haven’t regretted any…

Mission 7 is a killer in Blazing Steppe!

I’m playing IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad Blazing Steppe campaign by Black Six and its simply superb. But its also much harder than Ten Days of Autumn. I don’t think that was on purpose but I’ve fought some seriously tough missions in this campaign and Mission 7: Business As Usual is seriously tough! Warning: Spoilers ahead for…

Spitfire aerobatics

One of the fun things that the developers at 1CGS do is show off their aerobatic skills. Today, we were treated to some stunning aerobatics thanks to 1CGS’ Han. Check out his flying with this Spitfire Vb aerobatic preview! It’s not the first time either. We’ve seen this Yak-1B Series 127 airshow previously. Also this…

Playing a new IL-2 campaign: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

Ever since the Scripted Campaign feature came out, I’ve been collecting new campaign packs to play and over the weekend I started playing another semi-recent entry into the scripted campaign list: Veteranen’s Velikie Luki based JG 51 campaign. Rebuilding single missions into a campaign “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” is a bit of a mouthful and…

Announcing my second IL-2 cinematic: Sturmovik

The IL-2 Sturmovik is a legendary aircraft of World War II and it was time that I produced a video about this aircraft. Armored and well armed, 36,183 IL-2 Sturmovik attack aircraft were produced during World War II. Stalin declared it “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and demanded factory managers…

Supersonic over the Las Vegas strip in DCS 2.1

I decided to take a little tour over Nevada in DCS 2.1 with my Mirage 2000C and it looks pretty stunning! With the update of DCS 2.0 alpha to DCS 2.1 alpha, the folks at Eagle Dynamics are continuing to update their game engine with the ultimate goal of unifying both DCS World 1.5 and…