Revisiting the DCS: JF-17 in 2021

Now more than a year out from release, Deka Ironwork Simulations’ JF-17 Thunder for DCS World has gained a lot of fans and seen a few tweaks since it was released. As the second in my my new series focused on revisiting DCS World modules, I wanted to make sure that I put some attention…

IndiaFoxTecho’s T-45C Goshawk for Flight Simulator full review

There are a growing number of modern and historical military aircraft being added to Microsoft Flight Simulator all the time. One developer, IndiaFoxTecho (together with MILVIZ), has taken a more serious approach than some of the other options on the market so far and has focused on military trainer aircraft. First they came out with…

Review of the Spitfire IX from Flying Iron Simulations for MSFS

The first of the warbirds are arriving in Microsoft Flight Simulator and Flying Iron Simulations’ Spitfire IX is the first payware warbird to be released for the sim. Being first doesn’t always mean being the best, but from outside appearances it looks like Flying Iron Simulations have put their prior warbird expertise in other simulations…

Carenado PA-44 Seminole for Flight Simulator full review

There’s a new twin engine prop aircraft available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace and it’s Carenado’s Piper PA-44 Seminole! This easy to fly trainer became popular in the 1970’s and 80’s and its now available for Flight Simulator fans to fly around as well. Let’s have a look! A bit of history The Piper…

The review of IL-2’s Hurricane Mark II

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series finally has a Hurricane it can call its own. This brand new Collector Plane in the series adds some variety to some previously released scenarios and adds a great deal of versatility and customization for virtual pilots flying the aircraft. Now that we have this aircraft in the series,…

Carenado M20R for Flight Simulator full review

Being first out of the gate has its advantages and right now there are just three aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. The most recent entrant to the Marketplace is the Mooney M20R by prolific flight sim aircraft developer Carenado and this is my review. A bit of history The Mooney M20 family has…

Microsoft Flight Simulator full review

In the annals of simulation history, few titles command a legacy and presence that Microsoft’s long running Flight Simulator series has enjoyed. The original released in 1982 and that was followed by a long line of simulators that pushed the abilities of each successful PC generation. Now, after a long hiatus between 2006 when Flight…

Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

Reviewing the P-38 in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte

The P-38 Lightning is one of the most unique fighters of WWII in appearance. It comes to IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte as one of two engine aircraft in the set and is loaded with plenty of firepower options. The P-38 played a significant role in Europe almost up until the end of the war but…

Reviewing Bodenplatte’s P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is a legendary fighter of WWII well known for its exploits in the skies over Europe and those of the Pacific. This legendary fighter has returned to the IL-2 series in patch 3.201 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. How does the P-51D-15 Mustang measure up? Let’s have a look! A brief history…