Full review of the Churchill Mark IV Collector Vehicle

It’s been a while since I wrote about Tank Crew but here I am doing a review of the most recent Collector Vehicle release. The Churchill Mark IV is the first British tank to join the series, a couple of unique features, and it leaves me with a bit of a question. Read on to…

Full review of the DCS: MB-339

Third party developer IndiaFoxtEcho is travelling down a now familiar path offering up a high-fidelity trainer jet for DCS World. Modeling the Aermacchi MB-339 jet trainer and light attack aircraft, this module release comes packed with features. But with so many jet trainers already available for DCS World, does this one stand out above the…

Flight Journal and mini-review of the Beaver in a flight from Tofino

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 40th Anniversary update came packed with new airplanes and one of them was one that I just had to check out. I did that by doing a little flight from Tofino to Courtenay both located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. This is a mini-review of the airplane…

VFR fun machine? The SWS RV-14 full review!

SimWork Studios have made a bit of a name for themselves in the Microsoft Flight Simulator marketplace. Their excellent Kodiak 100 immediately caught my attention and I wrote a review about it not too long ago. That impressed me so much that I also bought their Van’s RV-14 and I’ve put quite a bit of…

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy full review

The English Channel glistens in the morning sun as a flight of four RAF Typhoons, taking off from their English countryside airbase, cruise towards an assigned target. Rockets hang from the wings and cannons are the ready. Then, without warning, a FW190 streaks through the formation an air battle erupts. This is the kind of…

A look at DCS World 2.8

As point releases go, DCS World 2.8 brings in some nice new features and refinements but it doesn’t jump out at you the way DCS World 2.7’s new clouds might have. That doesn’t mean that what we’ve got now isn’t a couple of steps forward in most ways and so I thought I’d write a…

X-Plane 12 early access review

Laminar Research have unleashed the latest version of X-Plane into the public spotlight. Sporting new features, enhancements from the previous version, and a relatively substantial overhaul of some of the core features, X-Plane 12 brings a lot to the table. But is it everything that we hoped for? That might depend on what features are…

Sim Works Studio’s Kodiak 100 for MSFS full review

Modern construction, a glass cockpit, and a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop engine combined with short field performance, multi-role versatility, and a really cool name. Daher’s Kodiak 100 is a modern day bushplane with power and attitude. Sim Works Studios sought to bring that aircraft to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator and after several…

IL-2 aircraft review: Gotha G.V and Handley-Page O/400

This one is a double feature review as I have a look at Flying Circus Vol. 2’s Gotha G.V and Handley Page O/400 heavy bombers. Both aircraft are remarkably similar in their performance and overall configuration but they are not carbon copies and come with their own unique quirks as well. Let’s have a look!…