Virtual Festival Of Aerobatic Teams 2019 is on!

Looking for something flight sim related to watch this weekend? The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams (VFAT) 2019 is now streaming on Twitch.TV and it includes a wide variety of some very talented virtual aerobatic performers done in an airshow format. Now streaming A full two day slate of virtual aerobatic teams is now streaming…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte multiplayer experiences on Combat Box

I said at the beginning of the year that I wanted to participate in more multiplayer experiences and I wanted to write more about the multiplayer scene for IL-2 and DCS World. I’ve started doing that more and more and I wanted to bring a little more of that gameplay experience to the blog with…

Flying the Mi-8 for the first time

I feel like a newbie all over again as I’ve now taken my first steps into piloting a virtual helicopter. The DCS: Mi-8 MTV2 Magnificent Eight is a beast of a Russian transport helicopter that can sling some impressive loads and back up any situation with a ton of firepower. This is my first experience…

Screenshots from tonight’s Thursday Night Fly-in

Tonight was the weekly Thursday Night Fly-in hosted by the Jasta5 server and put on thanks to the organization of US103 and JG1. There was plenty of multiplayer action going on with 20-30 or more players on the server for several hours of flying. I flew some solo flights tonight mostly doing light ground attack…

Multiplayer fun on Flying Circus’ JG1 server!

With the release of the Arras map and the full compliment of aircraft now available, Flying Circus is closing in on release and things are picking up for multiplayer. Last night I joined a few fellow pilots as we flew on the FC JG1 server. It was fun, joyful even, to take to the skies…

Flying the U-2VS on IL-2’s Combat Box server!

Flew a couple of missions last night on a server that I haven’t had a chance to check out yet: Combat Box. This new, North American based server, has been running for several months now with a special emphasis on late war aircraft compared to some of the other IL-2 servers out there. So, what…

‘Cruising’ in X-Plane 11 cinematic

When I got home tonight I didn’t think that I would be making a cinematic video much less publishing one and sharing it on YouTube but… why not. This is the very short story behind my latest cinematic – Cruising. Video editing learning opportunity Today I learned about an editing suite called DaVinici Resolve 16….

Success and failure on IL-2’s Tactical Air War

In contrast to my recent F/A-18C flying on DCS’s Georgia-at-War server, my recent flights on the IL-2 Tactical Air War server have gone much better. Recent team-up with indie developer Jon Coughlin (check out his Roger Meatball flight sim project) on TAW netted us some great flying and one of my best dive-bomb attacks I’ve…