Reviewing Flying Circus Vol 2’s Bréguet 14.B2

Flying Circus Vol 2’s newest aircraft is the Bréguet 14.B2 and this French designed bomber and reconnaissance aircraft is well worth a look. What’s it like to fly and how does it operate in combat? I have a look! A bit of history A bit of history usually helps understand the aircraft itself and that…

MSFS Game of the Year edition’s Pilatus PC-6 first impressions

Another aircraft that arrived with the recent with the Game of the Year edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Pilatus PC-6 Porter. This STOL aircraft is suitable for both passenger and utility purposes and you can fly this aircraft out of just about anywhere. It’s also free so if you already have any version…

First impressions of MSFS’s F/A-18E Super Hornet

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a big fan of the F/A-18 Hornet and that I’ve spent a lot of time flying the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet in that sim. So, when news came that the Asobo team were bringing the F/A-18E Super Hornet to Microsoft Flight Simulator, I was very excited to…

A look at IL-2’s new Advanced Quick Mission system

IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles most recent patch has brought a significant new feature to the sim and for single player virtual pilots, this feature is likely to have attracted a fair bit of attention. Now that the new system is available, I want to dig into the features, talk about what it offers, and see…

Full review of Aerobask’s DA62 for X-Plane 11

I really enjoy GA aircraft flight simming and I tend to get drawn into flying some of the more interesting types available. Yes, there’s plenty of Cessna 152 and 172s to fly around and a good number of Piper PA-24, PA-30, and PA-44 available to fly in X-Plane but I always find myself drawn to…

Checking out the Forrestal-class carrier in DCS

If you haven’t heard, DCS World has a new aircraft carrier in the form of the USS Forrestal. This carrier is the first CATOBAR style carrier in DCS World that hasn’t originated from first part developer Eagle Dynamics and was instead developed by third party developer Heatblur as part of the DCS: F-14 development. Let’s…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Pfalz D.XII

Underappreciated in real life, I set out to see if the Pfalz D.XII would be a type that could escape from the same shadow of its real life counterpart faced. A high performance fighter by the end of World War I standards, does the the Pfalz D.XII have the ability to compete with the very…

DCS: Mosquito first impression review

I’ve spent a few hours with the DCS: Mosquito now doing the tutorials, flying the aircraft, and doing what the Mossie does best – swooping down low and attacking Axis ships, vehicles, and trains while looking the part the whole time! These are my first impressions of the DCS: Mosquito. The ‘Wooden Wonder’ De Haviland’s…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s SPAD VII (150hp)

The 150 horsepower version of the SPAD VII is now out thanks to update 4.603 and it comes packing with some nice features as well as filling an interesting gap in the aircraft list for Flying Circus. Let’s have a look at this new aircraft, how it handles, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and…

Intense and action packed. My full review of ‘Steel Birds’ for IL-2!

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series has a small but growing collection of paid Scripted Campaigns covering a variety of aircraft and battles. One major aircraft type has been left out so far and that’s the Fw190. But that is no more! Alexander =BlackSix= Timoshkov’s latest ‘Steel Birds’ campaign puts us into the thick of…