Putting the CF-18 through it’s paces

It may not be a “CF-18” but it is so close to what the RCAF operates in modern times that I couldn’t wait to set myself up in the Hornet for a series of aerobatics that you might see at an airshow – albeit without the precision, experience, or finesse that the real guys show….

‘A Storm in the Sky’ IL-2 cinematic

I’m very pleased to present a few months worth of effort putting together a cinematic video that I wanted to represent as much of the IL-2: Battle of Kuban experience as I could possibly cram into a single video. ‘A Storm in the Sky’ comes from hours of editing 317 different clips comprising 21.3 GB…

Deka Ironworks and Leatherneck Simulations update

It’s been a little while but we have some updates from two third party DCS developers and I thought I should share the latest on what they are doing. MiG-21 issues fixed, new features, and Christen Eagle II update If you own the DCS: MiG-21 and Persian Gulf, you may have tried to enjoy the…

Deeper partnership between Belsimtek and Eagle Dynamics

DCS World Weekend News may have passed people by this week as everyone is probably busy being face down in the cockpit of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module that was released this week into early access. But if you do manage to pry yourself away from the Hornet for a few minutes, there’s a small…

Updates on Flying Circus, Tank Crew, P-38, Odessa map

There was no IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte dev diary this week but we do have some new insights on a few difference pieces of news so I thought I would go through the updates that we’ve got over the last several days. Slow updates but promising ones coming soon The 1CGS team continues to work…

Top Gun 2 breaks cover as Tom Cruise teases sequel

Tom Cruise, who needs no introduction as Maverick in the 1986 hit movie Top Gun, teased the long awaited sequel today with a post on Instagram featuring his helmet from the original movie with a F/A-18F Super Hornet in the background. Flight sim enthusiasts reacted across multiple communities with nearly unanimous excitement! Feel the need…

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet launched!

It’s been a busy and exciting day for DCS World fans as the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module was officially released into early access. I’ve flown it for just a few minutes so I could get some screenshots for this story and that’s about it. First hour impressions I won’t even call this my first impressions…

DCS: F/A-18C arrives today, what to expect

If all goes according to plan, the Hornet will be coming out sometime today for DCS World 2.5 beta and that means a whole lot more Hornet to talk about. Here’s a really quick look at some related stuff around what we’re getting, what is yet to come, and a few other cool things. This…

Spitfire: Bodenplatte ground attacker!

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte comes with mostly a fighter line-up, however, nearly all of them will have ground attack capabilities as was the case for the late 1944/1945 time period. One fighter rarely associated with ground attack is the Spitfire although it was certainly used in this role and in some cases fairly extensively. This…

New DCS: Flaming Cliffs 4 info and an editorial

It’s only been 4 days since I speculated on what Flaming Cliffs 4 might end up being and my wishful thinking probably got carried away a little bit with the potential for this release to open the door to some new aircraft options. A much more realistic reality has been presented by DCS Community Manager…

DCS: Persian Gulf first impressions

It’s been a busy week for combat flight simulators and that means my time with the latest in content has been limited. I have had a chance to explore a few pieces of the Persian Gulf map and that means I have some screenshots and a chance to write-up my first impressions. Welcome to the…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban is still coming to Steam

I generally tell people to buy directly from the IL-2 website whenever possible but there are good reasons to use Steam and the Steam store to buy content for IL-2. Battle of Kuban has now been released for a few months now but it isn’t yet on Steam. We know why and have some more…