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…

Star Wars Squadrons 2021 review

I’ve been watching Star Wars movies and TV shows, reading books and consuming all things Star Wars since I was very young. I was hooked when the first Star Wars games came out that let me experience the fantasy of flying an X-Wing. I played X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, and enjoyed everything…

IL-2 ‘Wind of Fury’ campaign review

It may have slipped past, unnoticed in the patch notes, but I want to make sure to get some attention for a very fun Scripted Campaign for IL-2 Battle of Bodenplatte. ‘Wind of Fury’ is a free Scripted Campaign featuring the Tempest Mark V and after completing a play through I can say that it’s…

Review of the Carenado YMF-5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator (updated)

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…