Remembering on this November 11

At 11:11 am on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after four years of nearly continuous combat. World War I would claim the lives of much of a generation and leave parts of Europe (and elsewhere) visibly scarred. It is on this 100th anniversary of the ending of World War…

Visiting Airshow London 2018

A bit off topic for the blog but not by too much. Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Airshow London 2018 located in London, Ontario, Canada (not that other London). This was my third year in a row that I’ve visited the show and I wanted to share a few of the photos…

Visit to the Great War Flying Museum

I recently had the opportunity to pay a visit to an aviation museum that I have never been to before and it was such a positive experience that I wanted to share on the blog. I’ve tagged this as an off topic post but I hope this will be of some interest to fans of…

Top Gun 2 breaks cover as Tom Cruise teases sequel

Tom Cruise, who needs no introduction as Maverick in the 1986 hit movie Top Gun, teased the long awaited sequel today with a post on Instagram featuring his helmet from the original movie with a F/A-18F Super Hornet in the background. Flight sim enthusiasts reacted across multiple communities with nearly unanimous excitement! Feel the need…

Battlefield 1 adds new air superiority mode

EA’s World War I themed shooter Battlefield 1 is nearing the end of its release cycle and the latest DLC pack is set to include a revisit of an old favourite game mode – Air Superiority. Shooter tuned for air combat Battlefield 1 isn’t a flight sim but I do play it quite a bit…

We remember

November 11 marks Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in Commonwealth nations around the world and Veterans Day in the United States. The sentiment is the essentially the same: To remember and pay respects to our veterans both living and dead, young and old. Though on this blog I often speak of the aerial battles of…

Star Citizen impresses with new technology

Today I go a little off-topic by talking about Star Citizen and how I think its showcasing some future flight sim technology that I hope to see in future iterations of the flight sims we fly now. What is Star Citizen? Some of you may have legitimately never heard of Star Citizen or glossed it…

Restored IL-2 flies at MAKS 2017 airshow

Of 36,183 Ilyushin IL-2s built during World War II, very few survive to this day and two have been restored to flying condition. The second IL-2 to be restored to flying condition is now flying in Russia and IL-2 the flight sim even got a small mention in the coverage! Returned to flight Some warbirds…

Dunkirk shows off more of its air to air scenes

Christopher Nolan, perhaps best known for his work with The Dark Knight Batman trilogy and the award winning Inception, has turned his sights towards making a gritty realistic World War II movie featuring an interesting part of the war not typically covered – Dunkirk. Trailer two shows off much more of the movie including some…

Happy Holidays

I want to wish everyone out there a Happy Holidays! If you log in to IL-2 over the next little while there will be a Christmas tree hiding away in the corner of the hangar. More extravagantly, in War Thunder there are Christmas trees, lights, decorations, fireworks, and presents strewn all about the hangar landscape….