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…

Full review of Torquesim’s BN-2B Islander

There’s a new aircraft in my X-Plane 11 hangar. The first that I’ve bought in a long time primarily because I wanted to see what the compatibility situation would be like as the sim transitions away from X-Plane 11 and into X-Plane 12. Torquesim has provided added certainty by saying that any upgrades to X-Plane…

Full review of Aerobask’s DA62 for X-Plane 11

I really enjoy GA aircraft flight simming and I tend to get drawn into flying some of the more interesting types available. Yes, there’s plenty of Cessna 152 and 172s to fly around and a good number of Piper PA-24, PA-30, and PA-44 available to fly in X-Plane but I always find myself drawn to…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Pfalz D.XII

Underappreciated in real life, I set out to see if the Pfalz D.XII would be a type that could escape from the same shadow of its real life counterpart faced. A high performance fighter by the end of World War I standards, does the the Pfalz D.XII have the ability to compete with the very…

DCS: Mosquito first impression review

I’ve spent a few hours with the DCS: Mosquito now doing the tutorials, flying the aircraft, and doing what the Mossie does best – swooping down low and attacking Axis ships, vehicles, and trains while looking the part the whole time! These are my first impressions of the DCS: Mosquito. The ‘Wooden Wonder’ De Haviland’s…

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…