For virtual combat pilot training, check out Requiem’s Discord

You may have used the Air Combat Tutorial Library to learn how to get a leg up on your combat flying in IL-2 or maybe even to brush up on some basic flying techniques. Now Requiem, the creator of ACTL, has launched his own Discord community centered around helping virtual pilots get up to speed…

Flight sim pilots come together in solidarity

I’m always impressed by the level of solidarity that the flight sim community can show and none more than in difficult times. Last week I wrote a post about the ITAF Italian Fighters squadron coming together to do some aerobatics to show solidarity among their members. I thought it was a great idea and I…

Check out szelljr’s incredible Flying Circus skins

The flight sim community constantly astounds me when it comes to the sheer variety of talents out there. So many of you contribute with your thoughts, your ideas, your videos, screenshots, writing and more – for someone like szelljr, its the visual art that translates historical photos and references into some true pieces of art….

The mystery of why Red wins more missions than Blue in IL-2 multiplayer

The Wings of Liberty server is a popular one with IL-2 multiplayer pilots attracting relatively large numbers of players on a regular basis. In my experience it is the most consistently filled server available. Attracting large numbers of players, a wide variety of skills, and hosting hundreds of matches a month keeps things pretty exciting…

IL-2 release 2.006 release imminent

IL-2’s Producer, Jason Williams, took to the forums this eveningtook to the forums this evening to talk about the upcoming 2.006 release. The team is working hard to make the update happen around December 15 if all goes well, however, the road may be a slightly bumpy one. Jason wrote: This particular update has been…

I’m nearly back

I was unexpectedly away with a minor medical issue that prevented me from doing updates. All is well but recovery can be frustratingly long at times! I’m still on the mend so I’ll keep this short but over the last week there’s been a new Dev Update on the progress with DX11, a Halloween sale…

Flight simmers are a different kind of fan

I’ve maintained for some time that a flight sim fan is a different kind of gaming fan than your average gamer. Gamers are a diverse group and so it would be unwise to generalize too much. That said, I think its important to recognize that our flight sim community has a few special features that…