Revisiting the DCS: JF-17 in 2021

Now more than a year out from release, Deka Ironwork Simulations’ JF-17 Thunder for DCS World has gained a lot of fans and seen a few tweaks since it was released. As the second in my my new series focused on revisiting DCS World modules, I wanted to make sure that I put some attention…

Aerobask Phenom 300 for X-Plane 11 full review

There are just 12 business jets in the X-Plane.org store. It’s one of the most under-serviced aspects of aviation in the X-Plane 11 sim and there are precious few options for those who want a sleek and stylish modern business jet. X-Plane developer Aerobask seems set to change that with the release of their second…

shadeX for X-Plane 11 quick review

Let me be direct for a moment. Default X-Plane looks drab and dull and no amount of indications that the grey overtones over the sim are “realistic” will convince me that the real world looks that way. It certainly doesn’t to my eyes. This is a sim that needs a little help to punch up…

IndiaFoxTecho’s T-45C Goshawk for Flight Simulator full review

There are a growing number of modern and historical military aircraft being added to Microsoft Flight Simulator all the time. One developer, IndiaFoxTecho (together with MILVIZ), has taken a more serious approach than some of the other options on the market so far and has focused on military trainer aircraft. First they came out with…

First impressions of the Aerobask Phenom 300

It has been a while since an X-Plane aircraft release has captured my attention but when Aerobask announced that they were doing a new business jet and releasing it ahead of their highly anticipated Falcon 8X project, I immediately took note. Now that the Phenom 300 is out, what’s it like and what are my…

Back on the rails: A look at Train Sim World 2!

Last year I wrote an article about Train Sim World, a sim that I had picked up and was having some fun with when I wasn’t flying a flight simulator. Recently I’ve had some hardware issues that had me looking for non-flying sims to play and I jumped right back into Train Sim World with…

Review of the Spitfire IX from Flying Iron Simulations for MSFS

The first of the warbirds are arriving in Microsoft Flight Simulator and Flying Iron Simulations’ Spitfire IX is the first payware warbird to be released for the sim. Being first doesn’t always mean being the best, but from outside appearances it looks like Flying Iron Simulations have put their prior warbird expertise in other simulations…

Reviewing the IL-2: Battle of Normandy Fw190A-6

Last week, a new Fw190 was released for the IL-2 Great Battles series. It’s another check on the list for aircraft in development for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. I am talking of course of the Fw190A-6. This variant of the famous Focke-Wulf fighter design fills in a gap between two other significant versions. What does…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown full review

Aircraft packing hundreds of missiles, an almost endless supply of bad guys to shoot at, and over the top plot lines. Ace Combat is, in most ways, the antithesis of the serious modern air combat simulator that I normally write about on this blog, however, the series has also captured the imaginations of both the…

Revisiting the DCS: AV-8B in 2021

The launch of RAZBAM’s AV-8B NA Harrier II for DCS World back in October of 2017 happened much closer to the start of what has become a growing wave of third-party developers aimed at bringing high-fidelity aircraft to DCS World. The module has seen its share of up and down moments through it’s history and…