Flight Journal: Taking to the skies in the PMDG 737 part one

One of my 2023 goals has been to finally learn an airliner. I had a pretty good run with the default A320neo that came with Microsoft Flight simulator in a cross Canada challenge. But now I want to take it a bit further and learn a high fidelity version. I’ve just plonked down some cash…

Flight Journal: Teamwork on Rotorheads with the Black Shark 3

I was on popular DCS World PvE helicopter server ‘Rotorheads’ today with friend and flight sim developer Jon (developer of Roger Meatball and working on some other exciting projects these days) to put our helicopter skills to good use tackling the enemy forces with our combined efforts. Teamwork, firepower, some close calls, and unfortunate events…

Flight Journal: Mossies on the Rhine

Ever since the Mosquito came out for IL-2: Battle of Normandy, I’ve wanted to take it out on a daring low level strike with friends on one of the multiplayer servers. Schedules and other circumstances had combined to make that impossible until several days ago when we finally had the opportunity. It was everything I…

Flight Journal: Flying the C-47 online!

This next journal is going to document a couple of things from a recent flight. First, I wanted to showcase the kinds of flights that you can have online with the C-47 in IL-2 Great Battles. Second, I wanted to show off that it is possible to conduct these flights without loss thanks to a…

Flight Journal: A C-47 in the night skies over D-Day

When 1C Game Studios announced that the C-47A Collector Plane would be coming to the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series, the thing that I immediately sprung to mind was the parachute drop scene from the HBO Band of Brothers series. Now that it has arrived, I wanted to simulate that flight and it was very…

Flight Journal: Back in the Viggen

This journal entry is less about a specific flight or mission and more of a general overview of what I’ve been flying recently. After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back in the cockpit of more DCS World aircraft again and I thought I’d return in style with the DCS: AJS-37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations….

Flight Journal: Miami to Barbados in the XP12 Phenom 300

It’s been a long time since I did a longer flight and so after a little bit of planning and some interest in doing the flight I decided to embark on a new adventure. With the recently updated to X-Plane 12 standard Aerobask Phenom 300, I decided to put this favourite of mine to the…

Flight Journal and mini-review of the Beaver in a flight from Tofino

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 40th Anniversary update came packed with new airplanes and one of them was one that I just had to check out. I did that by doing a little flight from Tofino to Courtenay both located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. This is a mini-review of the airplane…

Flight Journal: MSFS Cessna 195 from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara

I couldn’t resist. Art deco style Cessna from the early 1950’s, made by Carenado, and sold at a good price on the Marketplace meant that I just had to pick it up. A review will be forthcoming but in the meantime I wanted to document a fun flight that I undertook with the aircraft. Let’s…

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…