Flight Journal: Last X-Plane 11 cross country journey

With X-Plane 12 now out and my time with X-Plane 11 likely coming to a close in a swift fashion, I decided I should do one last cross country trek in X-Plane 11. One last fly around before moving on to the next generation. Let’s have a look! A tour of TrueEarth Washington I wanted…

Flight Journal: Touring Maui in MSFS

One of the best things about Microsoft Flight Simulator is the sense that you’re going somewhere or that you’ve been somewhere. High resolution streaming ortho imagery from across the planet, AI generated autogen, photogrammetry, and some high quality third party scenery can come together to give you a unique simulated flying experience. In this flight…

Flight Journal: There and back again in Alaska

I done a couple of fun flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator recently taking to the skies in Alaska checking out some new scenery and putting in some more time behind the controls of SWS’ excellent Kodiak 100. This is also yet another break from my cross country tour of the US which I hope to…

Flight Journal: Cutting through the Cajon Pass!

I’m back up in the air with SWS’ Kodiak 100 doing another flight. This time it’s in the SoCal region flying through the infamous Cajon Pass and into a very interesting airport. Here’s the whole story! Van Nuys takeoff I decided to start at KVNY Van Nuys Airport. This is an Orbx scenery that is…

Flight Journal: Journey across the United States part one

The concept for this journal came at me all at once. I was excited about the release of Local Legend #4 – the Beechcraft Model 18 and I was also interested to see what the United States was looking like with World Update X: USA. This second world update for the United States further improves…

Flight Journal: First multiplayer sortie in the Mosquito

With the release of the Mosquito for IL-2 Battle of Normandy, I was anxious to get a little Mosquito time as quickly as possible. I hopped into Combat Box last night to do a quick flight and managed a mostly successful mission. Here’s the story. The plan and the takeoff The scenario that was playing…

Flight Journal: Short flight near Palermo

Not having a ton of time available, I did manage to get in a short flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator with the new Italy World Update. Taking my trusty M20R up for a short tour I got a chance to see Palermo, examine some of the new terrain details and photogrammetry and do a landing…

Flight Journal: First impressions of the DA50 RG

This is a two-for-one article where I do one of my Flight Journal pieces while also giving my first impressions of the brand new DA50 RG from Aerobask. Released just yesterday, the new general aviation aircraft is a great cross country cruiser so that’s what I decided I would do in some familiar territory. Let’s…