Review of the Carenado YMF-5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Carenado’s latest release into the Microsoft Flight Simulator store is one that caught my eye almost immediately. The Waco YMF-5 is a classic biplane design that dates back to the 1930’s and the golden age of aviation. With so many modern types in Flight Simulator, putting a classic aircraft and a biplane at that in…

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka full review

Sometimes taking the greatest risks lead to the greatest reward. I think this is the maxim that the 1C Game Studios team was thinking about when they decided to try something different and put a historical tank simulator in a flight sim. Creating Tank Crew was a bold move but it also invites a lot…

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…

The best integrated DCS World experience you can have

Every few weeks I see someone ask about what aircraft module and scenery package they should buy for DCS World. Ready to make the jump to full fidelity combat flight sim, many are uncertain on which module they should buy. In the decision making process, the type of aircraft, the way they want to fly,…

Carenado PA-44 Seminole for Flight Simulator full review

There’s a new twin engine prop aircraft available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace and it’s Carenado’s Piper PA-44 Seminole! This easy to fly trainer became popular in the 1970’s and 80’s and its now available for Flight Simulator fans to fly around as well. Let’s have a look! A bit of history The Piper…

DCS F-14A mini-review

Queue up Kenny Loggins in your cassette tape player and get ready to take a ride to the danger zone because Heatblur has taken the wrapper off the F-14A for DCS World. This is the first of a couple of A model Tomcat’s coming to DCS World and it’s time to check in on the…

The sweet spot? How Bf109G-6 Late fits into IL-2: Great Battles

Yesterday patch 4.503 was released for the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series. With it, the release of the Bf109G-6 Late. This model of Bf109 fills in a gap in the 109 series that helps cover the time that is being covered by Battle of Normandy and it represents the second aircraft to be released for…

Checking out the C-47 in IL-2

The last patch for IL-2: Great Battles brought us the C-47A Skytrain. This military focused derivative of the famous DC-3 airliner saw extensive use in WWII with its most iconic role being that of the transport that delivered Allied airborne troops in the hours before the storming of the beaches during Operation Overlord. Now that…

The review of IL-2’s Hurricane Mark II

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series finally has a Hurricane it can call its own. This brand new Collector Plane in the series adds some variety to some previously released scenarios and adds a great deal of versatility and customization for virtual pilots flying the aircraft. Now that we have this aircraft in the series,…

Lots of fun! First impressions of the Hurricane

I’ve had a few hours with the new Hurricane Mark II, an IL-2 Great Battles Collector Plane, and I wanted to share some of my first impressions of the aircraft in my flights to date. Turning fight fun It’s hard for me not to jump to the conclusion with this aircraft because the impression it…