Community Me262 video roundup

IL-2: Great Battle Series’ Me262 has certainly gotten some attention since its release early this week and I thought it’d be fun to round-up some of the fun or informative videos that are out there for your YouTube viewing pleasure. Let’s check them out! From training to impressions to combat There’s a ton of Me262…

Community video round-up spring 2019

If there’s one thing that I’m constantly surprised and impressed at, it’s the sheer volume and creativity of the flight sim community in creating new and exciting gameplay and cinematic videos. They showcase great gameplay and teamwork, fun and silly moments, epic compilations and brilliant displays of creativity. Here’s a round-up of some of my…

Checking out the X-Plane 11 demo!

While the content of the Stormbirds blog will always be focused on some of the combat flight sim experiences out there such as DCS World and IL-2: Great Battles Series, many of you know that I like to check out other experiences from time to time as well. With my upcoming trip to Flight Sim-Expo…

Second KOTA squad event write-up

Last weekend, Knights of the Air hosted their second squadron event and I was fortunately able to make the time for that and enjoy some more time on that IL-2 multiplayer server. I wanted to highlight a few moments and share some screenshots. Teamwork! One of the best things about flight sim multiplayer is the…

KOTA to host second multiplayer event

Last weekend I was able to participate in a multiplayer event on the Knights of the Air server featuring about a half dozen squadrons all participating in a coordinated effort along with non-squadron players. This weekend KOTA is going to have their second multiplayer event and if a team based multiplayer scenario sounds like something…

Catching the three wire in DCS: F-14 Tomcat

I’ve been putting the DCS: F-14 Tomcat through its paces in the last few days slowly working through navigation, weapon systems, and flying this mighty beast of a fighter. I feel like I can do most of that with no problem except for one thing: Carrier landings. They cause me, and I suspect many of…

Jasta5 throws final Rise of Flight “Bloody April” campaign

Rise of Flight and Flying Circus based virtual squadron Jasta_5 has for the last 9 years held a virtual campaign based around the events of “Bloody April” and the 1917 offensive near Arras. This year they are hosting their last Rise of Flight based event while the group slowly transitions over to Flying Circus. Last…

The Flying Circus Furball now a regular Sunday event

Fast becoming a fixture in the Flying Circus community is the newly named ‘Flying Circus Furball’ which has, for many of the last several weekends, been a way for fans of the title to get into some very active multiplayer dogfight sessions. Now, the event is becoming a regular Sunday fixture. Weekly dogfight event Community…

First video round-up of 2019

There are so many talented video creators out there producing great gameplay and cinematic videos for DCS, IL-2 and other series that I like to round up some of the best that I’ve seen over the last few months and share them with you. Let’s have a look at some of the best that I’ve…