Aerobask DA50 RG full review for X-Plane 11

Whenever Aerobask makes a new aircraft for X-Plane, I pay attention. They have made some excellent aircraft over the last few years offering a mix of features, capabilities, while offering beautiful visuals and great sounds. They often hit a sweet spot between price, performance and simulation level. They give us not quite study level options…

Having a look at PAWD Seward airport for MSFS

Sometimes having custom airport scenery can really help to make the experience. In both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight simulator, custom scenery can elevate the an airport experiences to new levels making it fun to visit and take in the character of the airport. The newest airport in Orbx’s scenery store for Microsoft Flight Simulator is…

VKB Gladiator NXT review part one: Unboxing and setup

I’m very excited to bring you part one of a three part series reviewing VKB-Sim’s Gladiator NXT. This review is going to include a look at the Gladiator NXT grip and base as well as the NXT GNX ….. combination. Part one will focus on unboxing and setting up the whole system. Part two will…

Aerobatic fun? Reviewing Big Radials’ Nieuport 17!

Microsoft Flight Simulator holds appeal to a wide range of sim pilots. From the hardcore tubeliner pilots to general aviation, historical aviation, and even some aerobatics pilots. There’s a bit for everyone. So when Big Radials came along with a Nieuport 17 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, I was intrigued to see where it would fit…

Flying in style! The MSFS Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing review

Last week, Asobo and Carenado released the first aircraft in their new ‘Famous Flyers’ series. Available on the marketplace for $14.99 USD, I decided to check out this new release and see what it was all about. Here is my review! A bit of history Introduced in 1933, the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing was intended…

Carenado C170 full review

I started writing this review of the Carenado Cessna C170B back in August of 2021. I’d only spent a few days with the tail dragging Cessna when Sim Update 5 came out and thus began a long and difficult journey of trying to fix my MSFS install. Fast forward to March of 2022 and the…

Orbx TrueEarth Balearic Islands review

Following up from my Orbx TrueEarth Canary Islands review, I wanted to do a review of the Balearic Islands for X-Plane 11. These three islands in the Mediterranean have lots of details and make for a great destination. So, let’s have a look! Orbx TrueEarth in 2022 If you missed my review of the Canary…

First impressions of the HPG H135

The H135 by Hype Performance Group (HPG) is a freeware helicopter available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It’s been on my list to check out for a long time and I finally had a chance to do a couple of flights with it. Here are my first impressions. It’s free? Hype Performance Group have two helicopters…

Orbx TrueEarth Canary Islands review

Orbx’s TrueEarth Canary Islands for X-Plane 11 has been out for a while but it has not received the kind of buzz that earlier TrueEarth releases have. I set out to check out this scenery pack for myself by flying a series of flights from island to island checking out the scenery along the way….

First impressions of Tiny Combat Arena

I can’t help cheer for the underdog and so when news came out that Why485’s Tiny Combat Arena was finally coming to Steam I couldn’t have been happier. Created by a single person, Tiny Combat Arena is a flight sim that combines serious flight simulation aspects together with a simple art style and interface. And…