Flight Journal: WWI piloting is risky business

I get excited when, on Thursday nights, the Jasta5 Flugpark server fill with WWI flight sim enthusiasts. These classic aircraft battles are a world unto their own and that can make it extremely fun to participate. This Flight Journal episode seeks to highlight the fun in the challenge but also in defeat as things don’t…

Flight Journal: DCS P-47 on Storm of War

Checking out some DCS WWII action these days and I wanted to share a sortie from a few days ago that I flew with Requiem from the Air Combat Tutorial Library. We took the DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt out onto the Storm of War server flying a rather long transit over the channel and into a…

Flight Journal: Typhoon strikes on Combat Box

For years I’ve been dreaming of having the Hawker Typhoon make an appearance in a WWII combat flight sim. War Thunder has two variants but it wasn’t fully satisfying to me and so when news that IL-2: Battle of Normandy was bringing the British fighter to the sim, I was overjoyed. Recently I’ve been flying…

Flight Journal: Combat action on Cold War server

Most recently, I’ve spent a bit of time in the DCS Cold War server and flying an aircraft that I’m always impressed with when I come back to it – the DCS: AJS-37 Viggen. Here’s a bit of a recap of my flying with it recently. Cold War popularity? DCS’ focus seems to be focused…

Flight Journal: Back in the Warthog

One of my goals for the summer was to get back to flying the DCS: A-10C II and really learn it this time. After the last couple of weeks, I’m now well on my way towards completing that goal and taking the aircraft into a multiplayer combat server. Here’s a bit about the learning process…

Flight Journal: P-47 flight success!

I feel like the P-47 gets a little bit of a bad rap amongst sim pilots. It’s not a dogfighter and it doesn’t do well on its own in those low altitude turn fight contests that so many scenarios end up dealing with, however, when flown in a team, a group of P-47’s can be…

Microsoft Flight Simulator UK Tour Part 2: Scotland

This is part two of my UK tour of Microsoft Flight Simulator using World Update 3 for the sim. My goal is to explore some landmarks and check out the sights and scenery of Scotland in this part of the tour. If you missed part one, be sure to check that out as well as…

Microsoft Flight Simulator UK Tour Part 1: England & Wales

With World Update 3, Asobo Studio brought some added details, new landmarks and photogrammetry, and updated satellite and height mapping to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Although I had to delay my tour around these locations because of performance problems, the issues have been resolved and I’ve now completed my tour of England and a…

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…