Doing some actual flying, other random thoughts

Things have been so busy both in real life and with all of the new patches, features, and aircraft coming to both IL-2 and DCS that it’s been a while since I did any real flying. Tonight probably only partially qualifies but it was at least reassuring that I still knew what I was doing….

DCS: F-14 is only on beta for now

For those of you excited about the DCS: F-14 release but are on the stable build of DCS, you’ll need to wait a little longer for the public release to catch up. What does that mean and how can you switch? Here’s some information that you might find useful. Stable vs Beta DCS World has…

DCS: F-14 is here! Kick the tires and light the fires!

After years of waiting and what seems like an eternity between the unveiling last fall and now… Heatblur and Eagle Dynamics have released the DCS: F-14B Tomcat into Early Access on the DCS World beta release. It’s an exciting day for a lot of fans of DCS World and of the F-14 Tomcat! Iconic fighter…

It’s wall-to-wall Tomcat coverage here

Never has there been more excitement, hype, jokes, memes, nostalgia, or outright mania associated with a DCS release that I can remember in the history of the series than there has been with Heatblur’s F-14 Tomcat. With release now a little less than 48-hours out… excitement is high and the pitch is fevered. More content…

DCS: MiG-19 first impressions

I’ve been putting off writing my first impressions piece on the DCS: MiG-19 for a while but I don’t want to wait too much longer. It’s been just over a week since the launch of the DCS: MiG-19 into DCS World and there are some big questions that I’d like to answer in this first…

Heatblur’s F-14 launch video is out

We still have a few days to go until the DCS: F-14 launches but in the meantime we have this gorgeous launch video featuring the DCS: F-14, with music by Meteor, and plenty of cinematic goodness. This is War The launch trailer is titled ‘This is War’ and there’s not much left for me to…

Leatherneck announces F-8 Crusader, F4U progress

Taking on the responsibility of supporting the DCS: MiG-21bis and building the sometimes maligned Christen Eagle II aerobatic bi-plane, Leatherneck had been fairly silent about their progress on other products but we now know that their team is taking on a new challenge – at least that’s what their Facebook page is reporting today. Also…

Eagle Dynamics new ‘loyalty program’

For years, Eagle Dynamics has offered a ‘Bonus points’ system where each purchase of a module would net you a small number of dollars that you could apply to future purchases. The system was not without some confusing exceptions and it seems that Eagle Dynamics has decided to replace the system altogether. ED Miles replaces…

F-14 early access features revealed, new LANTIRN images

We’re getting a fairly close to feature complete launch on the F-14B when it arrives next week but that doesn’t meant that Heatblur isn’t done building content around their big launch on the F-14 Tomcat. We now have a solid idea of what’s coming next. What’s not coming in early access A module as big…