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!…

Dual Matt Wagner tutorials cover new DCS: Mi-24 and F-16 features

We’ve got two new tutorial videos from Eagle Dynamics Matt Wagner. The latest videos are tutorials on how to operate unguided weapons on the Mi-24 and a new tutorial on how to use the JDAM on the F-16. We also get a mini-status update from Matt on the F-16 so it’s worth watching for that…

Day eight! Final day of Sturmovikfest

We’re on the last day of Sturmovikfest 2021 and were going out in style today with some fun wrap-up events and a couple more things to look forward to soon as well. Here’s what you can expect! Wrapping things up Let’s start with the last events on the schedule and that kicks off today at…

Sturmovikfest day five!

It’s day five of Sturmovikfest and we’re closing in on the finale happening this weekend. Tonight, the scheduled fly-in is on the Jasta5 Flugpark server. Every Thursday (and Sunday), Flying Circus virtual squadrons and individuals hop in on this server to engage in some fun WWI air combat action. The server has seen numbers go…

Sturmovikfest day three and a recap of day two

It’s day three of Sturmovikfest as the festival continues on through to next weekend. The festival always has a bit of a lull through the week but there are still opportunities to check out new things through the week. Here’s what’s happening as well as a recap of yesterday. Advance and Secure and then on…

Are you an IL-2 skin artist? Check out the new air racing skin contest

Combat Box and Haluters Skin Downloader are working together to offer an air racing skin contest. Think you have a good air racing skin? Check out this contest and win some prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Skin contest Here’s the announcement as it was posted to the Combat Box server announcements: Calling…

It’s not just you, there are performance issues with MSFS Update 3

Advancements in software do not always travel forward in a linear fashion. Sometimes they take two steps forward and a step back as new features come in adding much needed functionality but occasionally breaking something else. That’s very true right now with Microsoft Flight Simulator as it has become clear that Update 3 has caused…

Flight Simulator Sim Update 3 is out!

Released early yesterday, Microsoft Flight Simulator has received Sim Update 3 which is the latest in a series of feature updates and bug fixes. Here are some highlights and details contained within the latest update. Bugs fixed, features added Here are some of the highlights from the latest update: Kenmore, Emerald Gold, Global Freightways, Orbit,…