Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s SPAD VII (150hp)

The 150 horsepower version of the SPAD VII is now out thanks to update 4.603 and it comes packing with some nice features as well as filling an interesting gap in the aircraft list for Flying Circus. Let’s have a look at this new aircraft, how it handles, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Airco DH.4

The Airco DH.4 is a larger, single engine reconnaissance and bomber aircraft and is one of three new aircraft released in the 4.603 update for IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles. It is part of the Flying Circus Vol 2 aircraft set and it comes with some interesting performance attributes that I wouldn’t have automatically assumed that…

Bush plane fun! Reviewing the Asobo Studios Aviat Husky A-1C

Flying into and out of austere airfields, river banks, and snow covered glaciers are just some of the kinds of flying that you can do with Asobo’s new Aviat Husky A-1C. This is every inch a robust and capable bush plane in purpose and in use. Now that it has been recreated for our enjoyment…

Full review of Big Radials’ P-40B for MSFS

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been flying the P-40B from Big Radials. This simulation of the famous Curtiss fighter is the first for this company but likely not the last as the developers there are aiming to specialize on warbirds and plan on bringing a good number of them to Flight Simulator. After…

A full review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Fokker D.VIII

Flying Circus Vol 2’s aircraft set is slowly starting to grow and the second addition to the line-up is the last Fokker fighter of WWI – the D.VIII. This unique looking plane for the period has some really interesting attributes and adds some variety to the skies over the western front. This is my full…

Typhoon Mark IB for Battle of Normandy full review

IL-2: Great Battles latest WWII aircraft type is the Hawker Typhoon Mark IB. This well armed fighter fills a gap in the Allied tactical fighter force and brings us one step closer to the completion of the IL-2: Battle of Normandy expansion in the series. What’s this aircraft like, how does it perform in combat…

Top Rudder 103 Solo review for Flight Simulator

Asobo Studios have released the first post launch aircraft into the Microsoft Flight Simulator marketplace and they have done it with a new aircraft type for the sim – an ultralight. The Top Rudder 103 Solo is a tiny aircraft with a small engine, an exposed airframe, and almost nothing separating your virtual pilot from…

Flying Circus Nieuport N.28 full review

The first aircraft from Flying Circus Vol 2 has arrived and it brings with it hope, expectations, new sim technology and a few concerns and debates left over from the Rise of Flight days. That’s a lot to cram into a review but I’m going to try! Let’s have a look at the Nieuport 28!…

Battle of Normandy’s Spitfire XIV full review

I’ve been patiently waiting for a combat flight simulator to do a Spitfire XIV for a couple of decades. The last time I flew one was in Aces Over Europe by Dynamix in 1993. For some of you, the last time you flew an XIV may have been in European Air War by Microprose in…

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…