Flight Journal: Short flight near Palermo

Not having a ton of time available, I did manage to get in a short flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator with the new Italy World Update. Taking my trusty M20R up for a short tour I got a chance to see Palermo, examine some of the new terrain details and photogrammetry and do a landing…

Carenado PC-12 updates

Early in the month, Carenado revealed some screenshots of their next Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft: the Pilatus PC-12. Those screenshots showed the exterior exclusively so this time around we’re getting a good look at what appears to be a nearly finished interior. Let’s have a look! Cockpit images The cockpit images confirm that this is…

Microsoft releases MSFS Update 9 plus Famous Flyer #2

It’s a big day for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans as Update 9 has arrived packed full of new features and fixes. It’s also the launch day for Famous Flyer #2: the Granville Brothers Gee Bee Model Z and Model R-2. Let’s dig into the news! Sim Update 9 Introducing new features and bug fixing a…

Carenado reveals PC-12 is their next MSFS project

Working their way through their extensive catalogue of aircraft that they have produced for other sims, Carenado has just unveiled the exterior model work on a Pilatus PC-12 that they are bringing to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Let’s have a look! Flexible turboprop The PC-12 is a interesting aircraft and one that offers a fair bit…

Flight Journal: Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast in the PA44

Now that Microsoft Flight Simulator is working for me again, I’m enjoying every minute of time that I can spend with it and I have some more flights that I’ve done recently that I want to share with everyone. The first is this very fun two stage cross country that I did with Carenado’s PA44…

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…

Flight Journal: Boston to Providence in the Staggerwing was the plan…

Now that I’ve been back flying in Microsoft Flight Simulator I’ve had a pent up interest in flying to different places all around the world. One of the shorter routes that I’ve wanted to fly was Boston to Providence (mirroring the same essential route in Train Sim World 2). And the perfect aircraft to test…

Carenado C170 full review

I started writing this review of the Carenado Cessna C170B back in August of 2021. I’d only spent a few days with the tail dragging Cessna when Sim Update 5 came out and thus began a long and difficult journey of trying to fix my MSFS install. Fast forward to March of 2022 and the…

Flight Journal: Destination Gold Coast

I’ve recently returned to Microsoft Flight Simulator with a new PC and a new World Update to check out. I decided I wanted to do a few things with this new journey. First, I wanted to make use of the first third party aircraft I purchased for the sim, the Carenado Mooney M20R. Second, I…

Carenado’s Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing comes to MSFS

Famous Flyer #1 has released and its Carenado’s Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. This is a 1930’s era biplane with an interesting negative staggerwing design. Let’s have a look! Available today The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is the first of the Famous Flyers series to be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It comes from well known…