A fresh coat of paint

When I started the Stormbirds.blog four years ago I did some basic work to make sure that it looked good in the template it was using. Since then I’ve stuck to what I know and tried not to alter the format very much. That said, it’s 2020 and a fresh coat of paint is a…

Stormbirds turns four!

On April 4, 2016 I started this blog as a fun diversion to practice my writing and it has grown and lead me to so much more in that time. I missed the birthday of Stormbirds.blog by several days, however, I’m making up for it by posting now. Last year has been by far the…

Happy New Year and thanks to you all!

As the sun sets on 2019 and rises on the year 2020 I want to wish everyone a very happy new year and best wishes for 2020. I think 2020 will be a great year in flight simulation with the launch of new content from the IL-2 and DCS World series, changes and upgrades for…

Happy Holidays!

I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, a happy Chanukah, and best wishes to all during this festive time of the year. May your stockings and gifts bring you some fun sim or aviation themed goodies and I wish you peace and happiness to you and your families! Christmas themes in-sim In the…

IL-2: Battle of Normandy announced!

1C Game Studios has revealed their next big IL-2: Great Battles Series title in the form of IL-2: Battle of Normandy. This western front themed title is directly complementary with the just released IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and brings the series up to two western front themed expansions for the series. There are plenty of…

Quick Takes video series experiment

I’m trying a new type of video series on my YouTube channel called the “Stormbird Quick Takes” where I capture a short clip of gameplay from a recent flight in DCS, IL-2 or any other sim I might be checking out and put that together into a very short cinematic. I’ve got two clips to…

Stormbirds is on Twitter

Going into Flight-Sim Expo 2019 I decided that it was time to expand the blog into other social media platforms. I’m not sure what my WiFi situation is going to be like this weekend but I thought that it might be a useful way to try and do quick updates while I’m on the show…

Stormbirds flies to Flight-Sim Expo 2019

Some exciting news! I’m taking the blog on a jet to Orlando Florida for Flight-Sim Expo 2019! It’s been in the works for a few weeks now and I’m now all booked and set to go. There’s a lot going on at the expo and I’m hoping to bring some of the show experience to…

Stormbirds turns three!

It’s almost unbelievable to me that I started the Stormbirds blog three years ago today. The goal was a simple blog that let me write a little about one of my favourite hobbies and share some of the latest flight sim news with a few readers. Stormbirds has grown quite a bit since then and…

Thank you everyone for a great 2018

With less than 24 hours left in 2018 I wanted to write a quick note of thanks to everyone out there reading the Stormbirds Flight Sim blog. This year has been an exciting one for all of us who are fans of flight simulation and especially for fans of the IL-2 and DCS World series…