Landing the MiG-29 with the new PFM

One of the quirks of the new MiG-29 PFM that Eagle Dynamics released to DCS World 2.5 beta during the week was that the nose wheel can cause quite a bounce on landing. Such a bounce that you can end up damaging the aircraft or even becoming airborne again. We don’t know if this is…

Bomber intercepts near Moscow in IL-2’s Career Mode

I’ve been playing Career mode since the release of 3.001 and most of my experiences have been focused on the Kuban 1943 spring, summer and fall campaigns, however, I’m now fighting my way through a Soviet fighter pilot Career defending Moscow and it has some of the most dramatic bomber interception missions I’ve flown yet….

Flying DCS’ new Hornet mini-campaign

Content continues to expand the scope of experience available for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and as much as people are interested in seeing the radar issues be further improved, I’m also encouraged to see that Eagle Dynamics is making sure we have the opportunity to fly the Hornet in more than just a few training…

September DCS and IL-2 YouTube roundup

So much great video content is out there for both DCS and the IL-2 series and I wanted to draw attention to some of the best examples of both gameplay and cinematic video clips for your viewing enjoyment. Check these videos out! From the intense cinematic to the fun gameplay Let’s start with the intense….

Battling it out on Hoggit’s DCS: Georgia at War server

“Uzi 9-2, Fox 3!” Followed by a second “Uzi 9-2, Fox 3!” and then a triumphant “Splash one bandit!” That was my night tonight on Hoggit’s excellent Georgia at War server that they have setup on DCS World. This newbie friendly server is relatively new on the DCS multiplayer scene but they have an excellent…

IL-2 Career Mode: RIP Lukyan Bykov

One of the things that IL-2’s Career Mode was supposed to do is make you feel more connected to the life of your virtual pilots. Yesterday, my fictional (of course) Russian fighter pilot flying with 812 IAP named “Lukyan Bykov” died in combat and I have to admit – I’m feeling a bit of a…

There’s an unmarked airfield on the IL-2 Kuban map

A post on the IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad Facebook group alerted me to yet another Easter Egg. This time the secret is located on the IL-2: Battle of Kuban map and its one that has been hiding in plain sight for all this time. Can you find it? If you like hunting for treasure there’s…

Tutorials on BFM that may help you out

BFM or basic flight maneuvers are the bread and butter of air combat situations that apply to aircraft from all eras. Different techniques and tactics are required depending on the aircraft involved but everything can essentially be boiled down to the BFM. There’s a great series of tutorials that you should check out before flying…

Tank Crew and Flying Circus video roundup

I’m waiting on some extra funding before I jump into Tank Crew and Flying Circus Vol 1 but there’s tons of YouTube content that has been coming out in the last few days and I wanted to share some of the highlights to give you a sense of what these two new titles in the…

First mission with DCS: F/A-18C’s Eastern Friendship campaign

The first campaign for the DCS: F/A-18C is out and its a brilliant four mission mini-campaign by SEDLO available on the Eagle Dynamics user files area of their website. This fictional campaign puts you in the cockpit of a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 in the skies over Georgia as a complex geopolitical situation takes…