Flight Journal: LAX to SFO in the A320neo

One of the goals I set out to accomplish this year was to spend more time with Microsoft Flight Simulator’s airliners. I want to eventually do a few long-haul routes as a kind of ultimate test in both the sim and my skills flying airliners. I decided to get that process started with a much…

Flying the Mi-8 for the first time

I feel like a newbie all over again as I’ve now taken my first steps into piloting a virtual helicopter. The DCS: Mi-8 MTV2 Magnificent Eight is a beast of a Russian transport helicopter that can sling some impressive loads and back up any situation with a ton of firepower. This is my first experience…

Getting to know X-Plane 11 from the cockpit of the SF50

During the recent Steam sale I picked up Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11 as I expand into the realm of the civil aviation flight simulation. X-Plane has had a good reputation over the year’s and the latest updates seem to have caught the wider attention of the flight sim community so I wanted to really see…

First flights in the DCS: MiG-21bis!

Leatherneck Simulation’s DCS: MiG-21bis is not a new aircraft to DCS World but it is a new aircraft to my hangar and this summer sale I decided to buy this 1960s era interceptor and see what all of the fuss is about. So, what is the MiG-21bis like and what really is all of the…