Chasing the snowstorm: Snow and ice in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Last week’s big sim update for Microsoft Flight Simulator brought in some key changes. VR was the big headlining feature but for everyone else there were other things to look into including a big change to live weather – real world snow and ice modeling. I wanted to see for myself to see if this…

Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams 2020 is on now

It’s Day 1 of the Virtual Festival Of Aerobatic Teams 2020 and it’s streaming now on Twitch TV. Let’s have a look! Virtual airshow If you missed out on a real airshow this year, maybe a virtual show will help! Virtual Airshow Group is an alliance of virtual airshow events and Virtual Festival of Aerobatic…

Search and rescue on the DCS SAR server

DCS World has proven itself to be flexible and capable of supporting a wide array of mission types. There’s the conventional CAP, strike, CAS and interception missions but what about something less combat oriented – enter the DCS SAR server where civilian operations involving helicopters and search and objective based search and rescue missions are…

Star Wars Squadrons first impressions from a flight simmer

Last night I had a few hours with the new Star Wars Squadrons game from EA and I thought I would write a bit about my experiences with the title from the perspective of a flight simmer. I’ve found quite a bit of crossover between the more serious side of flight simming and people who…

Looking for DCS: Syria missions? Check this pack out!

DCS: Syria is out and my initial review of the map was fun to put together, however, the new map is still definitely lacking in content to enjoy it with. A few missions from Eagle Dynamics and third parties is underway or already in but if you’re looking for more I have a recommendation. Syria…

First flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator

It’s been just a few days but I’ve had my first flights in the public release version of Microsoft Flight Simulator checking out both the multiplayer and single player experience and I thought I would share my experiences. Checking out Billy Bishop (CYTZ) and the Toronto Area I wanted my first flight to be in…

Wags takes us on a tour of DCS: Syria’s Incirlik and Adana

Incirlik Air Base and the nearby city of Adana are the subjects of the latest DCS: Syria map coverage coming from Matt Wagner and Eagle Dynamics and from third party developer Ugra Media. In addition to an interesting tour of this section of the map, we get two additional teases for future content. Let’s have…

Flight Journal: RAAF in action in Desert Wings – Tobruk

This is my second flight journal flying with the pre-release version of Team Fusion Simulations IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – TOBRUK. This time I’m recounting my experiences with the second mission of the RAAF ‘Desert Hawks’ campaign flying the P-40B/Tomahawk Mark II into combat. Pre-release disclaimer As with my first post, this was written with…

First impressions on VSkyLab’s Cabri G2 helicopter

I don’t do much helicopter content on Stormbirds and that’s largely because flying them have mostly eluded me when I have gone to try. In DCS World I have the DCS: Mi-8TV2 which is an impressive module for that sim with plenty to like about it, but me getting that helicopter under control has been…