Virtual Festival of Aerobatic teams 2018 is on!

Tune your computer to Twitch.TV for the Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams (VFAT) 2018 which is now underway and will be through this weekend. A (virtual) airshow Just like a real airshow, VFAT features multiple performers and aerobatics groups all flying on the DCS World platform. There are virtual versions of the Patrouille Suisse, Thunderbirds,…

Get the most out of the P-47D-28 in IL-2

In recent days the new P-47D-28 has been, in my opinion, unfairly maligned for being “slow” and I’ve seen comments about it not being fast enough or not reaching its modeled speeds. I’m not entirely sure but I think a good portion of this is because the P-47 is one of the more complex aircraft…

P-47 gameplay roundup (updated)

I’ve been talking about the P-47 almost non-stop (I promise to do some early impressions on the three other aircraft we’ve got very soon) and I’m not the only one. The usual array of YouTubers have been posting videos and flying the P-47 online and streaming the experience or posting it after-action and I thought…

What I’m flying right now

It’s getting darker and colder outside and that means a little more time inside and a little more time with a couple of my favourite sims. This is what I’m flying right now. Repeat of Ten Days of Autumn Back in March when IL-2 3.001 came out there were notes about how Ten Days of…

Some thoughts on the DCS: AV-8B

Recently I’ve heard a lot of people lamenting the DCS: AV-8B Harrier. It’s an aircraft that seems to provoke some ire among some fans of the series and its a type that has been at least one piece of a lightning rod for some of the various controversies that have arisen recently. It’s not perfect…

Video combines awesome DCS gameplay featuring SRS, r/WingmanFinder

Spudknocker has some great tutorial as well as gameplay videos on his YouTube channel but the latest one is a great example of what a DCS multiplayer scenario can be featuring realistic communications using SRS, a large scenario on Persian Gulf with long ranges, and ,at the core of it, some great teamplay! It’s shows…

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….