Flight Journal: SoCal touring up to Santa Barbara

One of my most recent flights in Flight Simulator was with the new Carenado YMF-5 bi-plane. This is a new build aircraft based on the original F-series bi-planes of the 1930’s and while the Carenado version isn’t without it’s flaws, it does make for a pretty good sightseeing airplane. So I took it on a…

Just Flight’s new video for PA-28R Arrow III for Flight Simulator

Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III is not new territory for the creators at this veteran third party aircraft maker. The PA-28 Arrow III has shown up in a variety of sims previously and each time Just Flight has been given high marks for their attention to detail in all respects. They have been working hard…

Chuck updates DCS: UH-1H guide

Chuck’s Guides has released his first guide for 2021 and this time its the venerable DCS: UH-1H Iroquois (everyone calls it the “Huey”). Here’s what’s changed. Improved, lengthier guide Writing on twitter a few days ago, Chuck let everyone know what was changing in the guide. In short, it’s a total overhaul of the old…

FlyByWire is set to make a big splash this year for MSFS A320neo, A380

Mod team turned developer, FlyByWire has released their first Q&A series for 2021 along with screenshots of their planned Airbus A380 project that the team is now also tackling. The group has added regular Q&A sessions, a vibrant Discord community, and is consistently at or near the top of the list among Flight Simulator fans…

DCS: F/A-18 to get shared target designation system

If you’ve ever been flying the F/A-18C in a group in DCS and wanted to know what targets everyone was shooting at, your hopes have been answered! TXDSG is coming to the Hornet in the next patch and it will have applications for both air and ground targets. This new video from Matt Wagner shows…

Review of the Carenado YMF-5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Carenado’s latest release into the Microsoft Flight Simulator store is one that caught my eye almost immediately. The Waco YMF-5 is a classic biplane design that dates back to the 1930’s and the golden age of aviation. With so many modern types in Flight Simulator, putting a classic aircraft and a biplane at that in…

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka full review

Sometimes taking the greatest risks lead to the greatest reward. I think this is the maxim that the 1C Game Studios team was thinking about when they decided to try something different and put a historical tank simulator in a flight sim. Creating Tank Crew was a bold move but it also invites a lot…

DCS Channel Map, Win 7 support, and big changes coming in 2.7

This year is set to ring in some big changes for DCS World and the first signs of that progress, first detailed in their 2021 roadmap, are already starting to arrive. This DCS World Weekend News update has been focused on some key news including the big changes coming for DCS World 2.7, news that…

Spikes on the terrain, A320 FBW and a third party check-up for MSFS

This week’s update from Asobo Studios on the state of Microsoft Flight Simulator was a relatively small one but it did have some interesting pieces of information that I thought should be shared and some fascinating updates. Not included this week was the planned Feature Update which was intended to give us a look at…