First impressions of IL-2’s new P-47D-22

The first IL-2: Battle of Normandy aircraft is here and it comes in the form of the classic ‘Razorback’ P-47D-22 Thunderbolt. Not only that but this new version of the P-47 has added some features and a revamped flight model for the already available P-47D-28. Here are some of my first impressions of the P-47D-22…

DCS: P-51D first flights and mini-review

I almost forgot to check out the DCS: P-51D Mustang as its free (starting yesterday and ending today) to fly. I’ve flown the TF-51D and now I’m jumping over to the combat capable version of the Mustang and here are my thoughts so far along with my usual suggestion for guides on getting started with…

An auspicious start! Early impressions of DCS: JF-17 Thunder

Deka Ironwork Simulations DCS: JF-17 is the newest full fidelity DCS World module and now that I’ve had a chance to check out this early access module, I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts on the module. What follows are my impressions of where the module is right now as well as where I…

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…

First impressions of the DCS: F-5E

The DCS World Autumn Sale is on and I was intent on picking up a new aircraft for my DCS World hangar. This time I decided it was time to get the DCS: F-5E Tiger II and after a very quick process I was now the owner of a 50% off F-5! I’ve had some…

Roundup: DCS: F-16C video tutorials, first impressions

With the DCS: F-16C now out for several days, I thought it’d be helpful to round-up all of the videos coming from the community for DCS World’s newest jet. Since it’s release, there have been video tutorials, first impressions and even some reviews (or something resembling one) from all across the community. Here’s some of…

First impressions of Flying Circus’ new Arras map

Plenty of attention is on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte now with the latest patch coming out and bringing with it four aircraft and the new Rhineland map. But that shouldn’t overshadow another momentous occasion for IL-2’s World War I oriented Flying Circus Vol 1 as the Arras map has also arrived. Here are some of…

The DCS: F-16C Viper is here! Early impressions!

Eagle Dynamics has taken the wrapper off of the DCS: F-16C Viper and the newest modern jet module for DCS World has officially arrived in the virtual skies. Read on for some of my early impressions and coverage from around the flight sim community. The Viper in context Since production began in 1976, over 4,600…

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 impressions of the Me262 at FS Expo 2019

I’m very pleased to be able to offer some of my first impressions of 1CGS’ IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Me262 being flyable for the very first time by the public this weekend at Flight Sim Expo 2019 in Orlando Florida. What a ride it is! The big picture b First, flying the 262 is completely…