A DCS World story in the face of adversity

This is going to be a different story than the typical news or editorials that I post here on Stormbirds.blog. Life can be stressful. A lot of sim pilots, myself included, really appreciate the power that sims have to take you out of reality for a little while and into something that is engrossing, challenging…

MSFS hotfix incoming, plus great places to fly

A new Flight Simulator developer update is out and with it is some new information on a hotfix incoming sometime today which should fix some problems. Also, the team has released a fun list of great places you can go flying if you’re looking for inspiration. So let’s have a look! Get ready for a…

Thanks for watching my webinar!

I wanted to write a brief note of thanks to everyone who came toCombat Flight Sim webinar tomorrow! (Updated) check out my webinar with Evan from the Flight Sim Association. As Evan noted during the introduction, I had about a day and a half to bring that presentation together and Evan and I were still…

IL-2 Steel Birds campaign coming soon, plus new AQM details!

We have new details on a new Scripted Campaign for single player pilots coming to IL-2: Great Battles later this summer as well as new details on the AQM or Advanced Quick Mission builder and a new look at the UK paratrooper for Battle of Normandy. Let’s have a look! Steel Birds Good news for…

Flight Journal: Helicopter adventures on the Rotorheads server

A couple of weeks ago I went on the Rotorheads server together with a few others and we got to grips with a new server that, after spending only a couple of hours on, I think is really worth a look. Especially if you’ve recently gotten into helicopters and are looking for a place to…

FlightSimExpo 2021 exhibitor list is up!

FlightSimExpo tends to attract plenty of well known companies from around the world of flight simulation and this 2021 hybrid in person and online event is the same with the list of sponsors and exhibitors just released yesterday. Let’s have a look at who is coming! From hardware to software developers A wide variety of…

Flight sim news round-up for June 19th

Another week has passed by and as usual there’s a few news stories that I haven’t had a chance to write about yet so here they are all rounded up. Orbx offers Iceland mesh for free A nice little surprise for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans as Orbx offers their Iceland Mesh product for free. This…

Heatblur talks Bounce, Burble and Orbits with DCS: F-14

DCS World third party developer Heatblur posted an update today talking about some updates that have come out with today’s open beta patch for the DCS: F-14. The headline? Bounce, Burble and Orbits! Let’s learn what that is all about. Bounce? Burble? Orbit? So what is Heatblur talking about and what have they added to…

PMDG announce DC-6 release date for MSFS

PMDG is one of the better known airliner makers for FSX and X-Plane and any time they announce a product or a release, it’s big news and this one is relatively big. PMDG have announced the date of their DC-6 airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator and it’s soon! Here’s what we know! Coming June 18!…