Visit to the Great War Flying Museum

I recently had the opportunity to pay a visit to an aviation museum that I have never been to before and it was such a positive experience that I wanted to share on the blog. I’ve tagged this as an off topic post but I hope this will be of some interest to fans of…

Community rallies to support Grim Reaper’s ‘Cap’ during illness

For the last year I have immensely enjoyed the DCS focused videos of the fictional mercenaries for hire ‘Grim Reapers‘ squadron with all of their multiplayer co-operative antics. It is with troubling news that we’ve learned that Grim Reapers leader Jonathan “Cap” Terrell has taken ill with cancer. A community rallies to help In darker…

DCS: Yak-52 released, AMRAAM comes to F/A-18C

Eagle Dynamics has officially released the DCS: Yak-52 trainer and aerobatics aircraft into DCS World. The latest Beta patch also introduces the AIM-120B AMRAAM to the DCS: F/A-18C module for the first time. Let’s have a look at both! Yak-52 released The Yakovlev Yak-52 aerobatic trainer is now available in DCS World 2.5 beta release…

1CGS shows off their P-47D-28 for Battle of Bodenplatte

The almighty “Jug” makes its first appearance in the third generation of the IL-2 series with the P-47D-28 Thunderbolt U.S. Army Air Force fighter and fighter-bomber now in engine and currently being tested and developed for future release. Summer development As with many developer studios that are constantly developing, there’s usually a lull in development…

Frooglesim covers IL-2

Popular YouTuber Frooglesim who normally covers updates in the civil flight sim world on a weekly basis has done a nearly 30 minute long video showcasing IL-2 to followers of his channel. It’s great exposure for the IL-2 series but its also a great way to see one of my favourite sims in a new…

Unnoticed new content in IL-2’s 3.005 patch: Missions!

Earlier versions of IL-2 shipped with their own small collection of single missions that were really nice, hand scripted, single player experiences. IL-2: Battle of Kuban didn’t launch with any but it seemed to be ok given how big of a deal things like the Career mode and the excellent Sea Dragons scripted campaign were….

News on DCS: Yak-52, more on F/A-18C roadmap, other news

Some new details are  coming out about two of the priority modules in Eagle Dynamics DCS: World Roadmap. The DCS: Yak-52 and the DCS: F/A-18C and this week’s DCS World Weekend News update has plenty on both including an interesting behind the scenes video on the audio recording of the Yak-52. There’s also been some…

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen flash sale!

Heatblur made a surprise announcement that their DCS: AJS-37 Viggen module is now available on sale for 60% off the regular price knocking the module down to $23.99. That’s probably the cheapest I’ve seen this module. Supersonic on the deck The AJS-37 Cold War era variant of the famous Swedish jet fighter. The AJS-37 version…

Detailing IL-2’s Patch 3.005 hotfixes

I don’t normally cover every hotfix release for IL-2 (or DCS for that matter) but this has been a big patch and there’s some significant items in the latest hotfixes as well as some clues towards future development that I thought were noteworthy. Let’s break down the latest! A list of updates Patch 3.005 for…