New DCS: F/A-18C feature for HMD alignment

Those looking for the most depth out of their DCS: F/A-18C experience will like this new feature and new video from Matt Wagner on the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. You’ll now have the opportunity to align the HMD. HMD alignment procedure Chalk this one up to extreme realism. If you wanted to align your HMD before,…

Matt Wagner goes into detail on DCS: F/A-18C’s AA radar

A new video by Eagle Dynamics Matt Wagner provides an in-depth tutorial on all of the uses and functions of the DCS: F/A-18C’s air-to-air radar. It’s what you might consider ‘required reading’ for Hornet pilots looking to get the most out of the module and the tutorial provides all kinds of details that, even I…

Flight Journal: Fun with DCS Liberation campaign multiplayer

You may have heard of DCS Liberation campaign before. I’ve written an article or two before about this third party dynamic campaign and mission generator for DCS World. Until recently, however, I hadn’t had the opportunity to try it in multiplayer but over the last couple of weeks I have and it’s been an incredible…

Thoughts on Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Top Gun F/A-18 announcement

We learned yesterday that Microsoft and Paramount are going to be doing a little cross promotion that involves Top Gun Maverick and Microsoft Flight Simulator which will bring us an F/A-18E Super Hornet to the sim. Free! That’s a really cool promotion and one that all MSFS pilots will be able to take advantage of….

I was interviewed by Skyward Flight Media!

Normally my role is to do the interviewing. Over the course of Stormbirds.blog’s five years I’ve interviewed a number of people around the community (and more are to come) but today the role of interviewer was reversed as Santiago “Cubeboy” Cuberos interviewed me for Skyward Flight Media. Stormbirds centre stage Normally, I’m reporting about the…

Hornet, Marianas, Black Shark 3 round out DCS update

There’s quite a few items on the DCS World Weekend News Update this week and they focus on three key module updates for the sim including significant updates for DCS: F/A-18C, DCS: Marianas Islands, and DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 3. Hornet updates on the way Eagle Dynamics reports that later in May, an update for…

News round-up for May 8, 2021

Good morning everyone! Here’s a news round-up from around the flight sim community for May 8, 2021. These are news items that I’ve collected through the week that may not have made for a full news article. Red Star updates us on MiG-17 project We’ve heard a lot from Red Star Simulations recently on their…

DCS World AGM-84H SLAM-ER preview video available

One of the few remaining weapon systems still coming to DCS: F/A-18C is the AGM-84H SLAM-ER. This is an enhanced version of the AGM-84 SLAM with extended range and the ability to cruise to targets via multiple programmable waypoints. Matt Wagner’s latest video release walks us through how to make use of this weapon. SLAM-ER…