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…

Revisiting the M-2000C in 2022

I like to revisit DCS World modules and review them again after a long time has past. These aircraft are rarely fixed in one place as developers revisit them again and again developing them to a higher standard each time. This time I want to take my recent experiences in RAZBAM’s M-2000C and look at…

Review of IL-2: Battle of Normandy’s P-51B Mustang

When I was very young, I had two plastic airplane models. These were the kind suitable for a 3-year-old to fly around the house without causing too much trouble and those models were rough approximations of the Spitfire and Mustr. As a result, I knew what P-51 Mustang was before I was 4-years old. It…

A review of the Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38 and GAZ-MM 72-K

I’m doing something a little different with this review. This is a combined review of the GAZ-MM 72-K and Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38 as the two Collector Vehicles on sale for IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles Series are very similar in their overall experience and what I have to say about one mostly applies to the…

Aerobask Lancair Legacy RG full review

Regular readers surely know that one of my favourite X-Plane developers is Aerobask. They have created a variety of aircraft from the excellent freeware DR401 to the superb Phenom 300. Last year they released an interesting little experimental aircraft, the Lancair Legacy RG, that I picked up a few weeks ago. Now, after spending some…

First impressions of the CowanSim 222B for X-Plane 11

I’ve been flying helicopters a lot more in 2021 and when a sale came up on a recommended module, I decided that I should jump on it and give it a try. These are my first impressions of the CowanSim 222B. Luxury and medical transport Based on the Bell 222B helicopter, CowanSim sells two different…

IL-2 Great Battles new clouds aren’t just a visual update

This year has been the year of the cloud in flight simulation. To be more accurate, it started back in 2019 when Microsoft Flight Simulator was first revealed and their new ray marched clouds blew us all away with their impressive visuals. Since then, we’ve seen everyone else aim to keep up with plugins for…