IL-2 aircraft review: Ju88C-6: niche attack bomber

Battle of Normandy has incorporated in a lesser-known variant of the famous Ju88 bomber into its aircraft mix. This heavy fighter variant comes with a different role, different armament options, and a unique niche to fill out in the IL-2 series’ collection of World War II aircraft. This is my review of the Ju88C-6. A…

Review of MSFS’s Beechcraft 18: History in flight

Microsoft, Asobo and Carenado have come together to produce another Marketplace airplane for Microsoft Flight Simulator and this one is a good one. Local Legend #4 is a simulation of the classic and legendary Beechcraft Model 18 and the moment it was announced I knew I had to check it out. After putting in some…

IL-2 aircraft review: The magnificent Mosquito!

Dubbed the ‘Wooden Wonder’ thanks to its unique construction, the Mosquito proved to be a capable multi-role aircraft during its wartime service. It is nothing short of yet another classic and legendary World War II aircraft and now, it’s here in IL-2: Battle of Normandy! How does this aircraft stack up versus its reputation and…

Aerobask DA50 RG full review for X-Plane 11

Whenever Aerobask makes a new aircraft for X-Plane, I pay attention. They have made some excellent aircraft over the last few years offering a mix of features, capabilities, while offering beautiful visuals and great sounds. They often hit a sweet spot between price, performance and simulation level. They give us not quite study level options…

Aerobatic fun? Reviewing Big Radials’ Nieuport 17!

Microsoft Flight Simulator holds appeal to a wide range of sim pilots. From the hardcore tubeliner pilots to general aviation, historical aviation, and even some aerobatics pilots. There’s a bit for everyone. So when Big Radials came along with a Nieuport 17 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, I was intrigued to see where it would fit…

Flying in style! The MSFS Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing review

Last week, Asobo and Carenado released the first aircraft in their new ‘Famous Flyers’ series. Available on the marketplace for $14.99 USD, I decided to check out this new release and see what it was all about. Here is my review! A bit of history Introduced in 1933, the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing was intended…

Revisiting the M-2000C in 2022

I like to revisit DCS World modules and review them again after a long time has past. These aircraft are rarely fixed in one place as developers revisit them again and again developing them to a higher standard each time. This time I want to take my recent experiences in RAZBAM’s M-2000C and look at…

Review of IL-2: Battle of Normandy’s P-51B Mustang

When I was very young, I had two plastic airplane models. These were the kind suitable for a 3-year-old to fly around the house without causing too much trouble and those models were rough approximations of the Spitfire and Mustr. As a result, I knew what P-51 Mustang was before I was 4-years old. It…

Aerobask Lancair Legacy RG full review

Regular readers surely know that one of my favourite X-Plane developers is Aerobask. They have created a variety of aircraft from the excellent freeware DR401 to the superb Phenom 300. Last year they released an interesting little experimental aircraft, the Lancair Legacy RG, that I picked up a few weeks ago. Now, after spending some…